If we’re talking design, I’m going with the DS, I really like the clean look of the lite/dsi/dsi XL. The lack of an analog stick makes them look nice and tidy. The battery life is pretty amazing as, though the 3DS XL is no slouch in that departement, either.
I guess I’ve played more DS games, and I really like the way the constraints of that system tended to focus games, and kept them way different from console games, but it is cool to see beautful graphics on the 3DS.
Oh. And The World ends with You was on the DS. Favorite handheld game ever.
I think the deliberations were less cutthroat than before. Which is fine, and not wholly unexpected. Good discussions, thought, I thought. Super interesting to hear Alex, that dude really served as a level head through the entire thing. Good going, duders. :)