Gamers vote Nintendo DS as the console they would most like to see a modern comeback


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If you could see the return of any classic video game console, what would you choose?

This was the question posed to 1,000 UK players in a recent Hyperoptic study, all in an attempt to see which system has the highest nostalgia value. At the top of the votes is Nintendo’s DS, followed closely by PlayStation and PlayStation 2.

In this case, we’d say the DS is actually a pretty solid choice – not just because of its large library of games, but because it’s arguably one of the less likely consoles to receive a re-release. Classic Edition ”or even a digital version of Virtual Console service. Many DS games just wouldn’t be the same without the console’s dual-screen setup, so an official re-release would be the only real way to enjoy it again today.

Here are the full results of the Hyperoptic study:

Console

% of players who want the console to come back / modernize

The average price players are willing to pay

Nintendo DS

61.0%

£ 150.82

Playstation 1

60.6%

£ 159.16

Playstation 2

57.9%

£ 167.53

Mega Drive SEGA

57.0%

£ 146.45

Nintendo Game Boy

56.8%

£ 141.15

The Commodore 64 gaming system

53.5%

£ 162.80

Nintendo 64

53.0%

£ 153.92

Nintendo Game Boy Color

52.3%

£ 154.64

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

51.8%

£ 160.62

Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

51.2%

£ 162.60

Respondents were also asked to rate games they would like to see a modern comeback. Some of these are already available on current systems in their original form, so we’re assuming fans are hoping for modernized remakes:

Game

% of players who would like to see the game return / modernize

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

38.0%

Super Mario Kart 64 (1997)

33.4%

Space Invaders (1978)

28.3%

Tetris (1984)

25.8%

Super Mario Bros (1985)

25.3%

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)

24.3%

Donkey Kong (1981)

21.4%

Crash Bandicoot (1996)

20.3%

Tekken (1990)

13.0%

The Legend of Zelda (1986)

12.8%

Do you agree that the Nintendo DS is the console that deserves a modern comeback? Which system would you choose? Pull in the comments below.


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