I understand nintendo is really supporting the 3DS fans or whatnot,but from a consumers perspective,it is really a shame and it seems very unprofessional for them to release a broken 3DS at launch and fixing this late ?What about the millions of consumers that have already bought the 3DS ?They need to understand not everyone can buy 2 or 3 handheld systems on a weekly basis and i didnt expect this atrocity from nintendo,well at least do your homework next time nintendo.
@jinilthedon I beg to differ. I purchased a normal 3DS, and it was very much not "broken", thank you very much. It was perfectly fine. I traded it in for the larger model, and it is a great improvement. However I know many people who still have their original 3DS and they have no problems with it at all. The XL is not a "fix" for a "broken" handheld, it is a different iteration for people with different needs.
@jinilthedon New models are released all the time.... how many psp models have there been? ds? gameboy? Try to name a portable that HASN'T had an upgrade. I purchased 3ds within the month after launch and I'm fine with this being released. I obviously thought the 3ds was worth what I payed for it or else I wouldn't have (payed for it). I certainly wouldn't call foul on Nintendo for doing what is practically the inevitable.
@jinilthedonReally? What nintendo handheld doesn't have a better version release? The Gameboy had the Pocket and Color, The Advance had the SP and Micro, the DS had the Lite, DSI, and DSIXL. There's probably at least two more 3DS' till the next release. Oh and the VirtualBoy isn't a handheld so don't try defending it. Always expect these things from Nintendo, your mind is misleading you, they aren't that amazing.