I think it depends. If you do not travel alot, I cannot understand the need for a handheld. However, I travel 4 days a week, and it's invaluable. Planes, airports, taxi rides, and on busses, it proves to be an incredible asset. Combined with ps+? Wonderful deal! I traded in my 3ds, and have not looked back. All the old school games alongside newer ones like Limbo, which is free! How can you go wrong?