Animal Crossing. DS or Gamecube?

I’ve never played an Animal Crossing game, but as it seems to be one of the much acclaimed Nintendo franchises, I’m interest in seeing what’s it all about. If you have played both, which version would you consider the “definite” one, DS or Gamecube? I guess I could just wait for the inevitable Wii version, but I’m assuming both of the older AC games can be found pretty cheap nowadays.

I like the portability of the DS version.

Never played the GC one.

The Wi-Fi is nice for that “have friends over” stuff, not sure how that stuff worked.

Ds version. The only advantage the GC version has is that it includes some old NES games that you can unlock.