I have a Wii that doesn't work either. Since I couldn't copy my data on an SD card, I had to start over my town when I got a new Wii, losing two houses that had all debts paid off and a fountain. I'll get back there, eventually...
Animal Crossing games have always been better on a handheld in my opinion! The 3ds one look flipping awesome! I like how there are multiple shops and you can customize your house. And since the 3ds is all about wireless connection then it will be full of multil-player fun!
I hope in Animal Crossing 3DS they don't have any weed or grass deterioration. -_- Can't wait to play it, though. I've played Wild World and City Folk. Got back into City Folk around February, but am starting to get out of it.
I spent roughly 2 hours a few days ago trying to catch a Coelacanth with no prevail, however in the process I caught a bunch of rare and expensive fish, so still benefitted.
Today, it was raining again so I thought i'd give it another shot, and to my surprise I caught a bunch of rare fish in a row and a Coelacanth right after, all in the space of 15 minutes. Talk about lucky!
I "borrowed" my sister's copy of Wild World and made a new character. She doesn't play it anymore, so I just got rid of her fruity house design and made it into a beach/gym place. Plan on making a nightclub house soon. I also have a problem of cutting down alot of trees, and then planting more. You will also find an abundance of fruit littered on the ground.
I can't bring myself to restart City Folk. I lost all the Golden Furniture, my Cupid Bench, my Wildflower Floor, and a couple other pieces of DLC furniture when my Wii stopped playing discs. It's too depressing.