I was asking to see if anyone could help me decide, to start, the only real reason I wanted one was cause Xenoblade Chronicles 3d Works on it. When nintendo announced the update for wii u before with the Wii mode gamepad compatibility, i was excited to hear about it, until i found out it only displays the game on screen, and every time i use the homebrew in wii mode, i can just look at the screen but still need to use wii motes and such, just touching the screen to see "wii u game pad cannot be used in this mode" i only wish i could play Xenoblade chronicles using the gamepad as well as other emulators and homebrew. I still want one, but not having it for so long due to finacial reasons (Can't find console discounted enough) I'm not sure, The better 3d screen, the enhanced controls with clearly mimic the circle pad pro or wii u game pad, and better performance all sound okay, the micro sd card exception along with having to unlock the thing covering it as opposed to the open door of the previous models were kinda bad. But i guess just having a bigger sd card with homebrew for ftp file transfer could be bit okay for that, and i'll finally have Xenoblade 3d anywhere (even bathroom time) instead of just tv limit. To be honest the only reason is to save me some money, im not rich so i would need to think carefully. If i could play xenoblade chronicles on the wii u game pad with contoller inputs out of just viewing it and using classic controller, i probably would wait for another reason to get the New 3DS like a new game. But is also long term for future releases, i dont notice many New 3ds exclusive games compared to the existing ones. So any guidnce would be nice. UPDATE: I bought one for $172.99 that meets all requirements and a free carying case and free game. Nice bonus! Please lock or remove as not necessary anymore, sorry for any inconvience.