So, a new 3DS model will be coming out that has a C-pad to replace need for second add-on analog. Okay, fine, people have been wanting that. Hell, it even has Amiibo support. Cool. And it has 3D that's viewable from any angle... all right. big improvements. BUT, apparently it also comes with an enhanced CPU, and games are already in development that can't be played on the previous 3DS models. Let me repeat, games designed for the new 3DS will ONLY work with the New 3DS, an example.
They're making Xenoblade Chronicles for 3DS and it can only be played on the "New 3DS" because of the new enhanced CPU that will be in it, and not on any of the 3DS models that have been around since launch. Right now, that's one game, but don't be fooled, there will be more. Someone's comment I saw said that several games were announced already but I'm not sure what those are.
**** YOU NINTENDO!!
I mean why bother making a 3DS with so slight an upgrade to CPU, but an upgrade that allows for those games to only run on new hardware and not old hardware. Why not just make an entirely new handheld?