After having to cut the 3DS’ price tag by $80 barely six months after its launch, its not too hard to believe that Nintendo is willing to take its latest handheld back to the drawing board to get it up to par with the Big N’s previous portables. Cue the rumors! 01net is reporting a major redesign coming to the 3DS: including a reduced focus on 3D, a second analog stick, and perhaps even a re-branding under a new name.
The French website (which also reported correctly on the Wii U, and not so much on the PS Vita) states the additional analog stick would be available via a $10 peripheral rather than built into the device. We have nothing remotely resembling confirmation for these claims, but the 3DS has been anything but a traditional Nintendo handheld. And with the reports of a special, pre-TGS 3DS meeting scheduled by Nintendo, the stage is set for a major news day.
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