Now that the excitement has died down a bit after yesterday's Smash Bros Direct, I wondered after all the discussions we've had, which version people are going to be getting, and why.
I think I'll be getting both, for two reasons -
1, because we have a 2DS, a 3DS and a Wii U in our family, and all three consoles get a lot of usage on a daily basis.
2, I'm intrigued by something Sakurai was reported to have said back in 2011 about SSB 4
What Sakurai hopes to do is have the 3DS version of Smash Bros. allow players to build up their character through battle and rewards, then take their custom character to the Wii U version to face off against everyone... Iwata summed it the basic idea nicely: players would spend time on the 3DS version, building up their character and collecting stuff, then show off their skills on the Wii U version. Source
This idea could still be on the cards according to the Smash Bros Direct
"...And of course there are going to be elements that link the 3DS and Wii U versions, but I'll tell you about all that at a later date" (03:38)
"This is one of the elements you can use to customise your game: custom movesets.... Customising moves will bring a lot of nuance to the fighters. We'll be telling you much more about this in the future." (30:38 - 30:50)
So, if you are planning on getting SSB, which version will you be getting, and why?