With the Nintendo 3DS having been on sale since February of 2011, goo Ranking decided it was a good time to ask their monitor panel why they hadn’t bought a Nintendo 3DS.
Between the 20th and 22nd of April 2011 1,110 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 16.2% in their twenties, 27.4% in their thirties, 26.4% in their forties, 9.3% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. Also note that naturally those who had already bought a 3DS would not have answered the question.
My reason for not upgrading is that I haven’t even got round to playing the Nintendo DS we have lying around the house…
Q: Why haven’t you bought a Nintendo 3DS? (Sample size=1,110)
Rank Score 1 Too expensive, waiting for the price to come down 100 2 I’m satisfied with my DS, DSi 60.6 3 Worried about eye strain 41.2 4 I’d probably get motion sickness 39.4 5 Wasn’t much software available at launch 24.6 6 Will buy once a game I want is released, eg Pokemon, Zelda, Love Plus 18.5 7 I’m satisfied with my mobile phone, smartphone games 11.1 8 I’m satisfied with my Sony Playstation Portable 10.8 9 Battery life seems poor 8.0 10 Too heavy to be bothered carrying around 7.1 11 Can’t use Gameboy Advance cartridges 5.5 12 Not out in a colour I want 4.9 13 Can’t use Gameboy cartridges 4.3 14 I’m saving up for a Sony Next Generation Portable (NGP) 3.7 15 Want to get one with a bigger screen 3.1 16 Can’t move my DSi points across 2.8 17 Buttons look difficult to use 2.2 18 No Famicon/NES virtual console 1.8 19= Scaled-up DS games are ugly to look at 1.5 19= Friends didn’t buy, so I’m waiting until they do 1.5