The main reason why people whine whenever Nintendo releases a new console and games that are compatible only with the new console and not the ten old ones people already have: MONEY.
If you can afford to buy a new console every year and keep up with Nintendo’s upgrade pace, good for you. Not everyone can do that. And not everyone is able to get excited over a new console because before they see “amazing new console with even more enjoyable gaming experience and functions” they see: “fuck, that’s gonna cost me big money”.
Also with these “new version exclusive games” people really need to evaluate if these games are worth paying for the new console as well. Is the game something you really, really need.
The reason I’m no thrilled about this New 3DS is simply that I most likely won’t be able to afford it, at least not right as it’s being released. It takes me time to save up enough money for a console and when I finally have saved up enough money, Nintendo announces a new console six months later.
I’m sure that as a console it will be better and offers better gaming experiences which is really great. If my financial situation was any better I might be less “whiney” about it.
However, I still feel like Nintendo consoles become outdated faster than necessary. A console lasts for several years and you can still keep playing the old games but with all these new releases a Nintendo console only serves you for a couple of years. Then if you want to get the new games you need to upgrade.
If you’re already planning to buy a new 3DS or 3DSXL or something, it’s very convenient with this New 3DS coming and pretty much the ideal situation and I can understand your excitement. I don’t know why you should even feel bad about upgrading if you can. I mean, you’ll get the new console but you’re still gonna be able to play the old games with your old console.
tl:dr I’m sure people are excited for new consoles but what they’re not so excited about is that it is going to cost them more money.