In the recent post about Nintendo's woes a user (thatdutchguy) suggested that the 3DS was "the only good thing Nintendo has done in the past 10 years." Hyperbole aside, it made me wonder if that was possibly true.
I do not own a 3DS (my cheap 2DS is doing me just fine), but I'll take for granted that it is an excellent console. But it is the predecessor of a pretty excellent handheld . . . the original DS (in all of its variants). So here is my question, if we take away some of the improvements that occur just because the 3DS is newer than the DS (better screen, on-line, etc.) is the 3DS in its current state actually better than the older DS?
I'm sure there are 3DS lovers that are going to jump all over this, and that is fine. Again, I come to this out of a place of ignorance, but also remembering how great my old DS was.