So I finally found a place to buy a 4.5 console, more expensive than most, but all I could find. Should be able to get it in November at the latest, but now I just heard about the new upgraded 3DS and I'm on the fence. On one hand, it has more power so it will get exclusives that I will most likely want to play. On the other hand, definitely not compatible with gateway, which I need because I'm an european and we've already lost out on Rune Factory 4 and some Atlus published tittles, both big reasons why I want the 3DS in the first place. Believe me, I'd love to buy them like I did in the DS days, but Nintento won't let me. And my financial situation does not justify me buying another 3DS in the future, so I either buy one now and regret later due to the exclusives or hold off for the new 3DS and regret it later when region locking screws me over. Neither are attractive choices. I know no one of has a crystal ball that sees the future, we can't know if the new 3DS will ever get hacked or if it will even have any worthwhile exclusives (DSI and the Gameboy Advance SP never did after all), but I just want to hear some honest opinions of this matter, since I am very confused and have no one else to talk about this. What are your feelings on the new 3DS? Are you worried at all, don't care, or can buy it just for the exclusive tittles you may want? I'd ideally hold off until the end of next year to make my decision, see which developers would jump on the exclusive tittles or not, but by then it will be nigh impossible to find a 4.5 3DS that isn't used and costs a fortune, hence my decision in making this thread. I have some hopes most of my favorite publishers won't jump on the ship and that gamefreaks will make the pokemon series available to everyone, but one never knows.