First things first… this is a RUMOR. And a HUGE one. Quite honestly, this sounds ridiculous to me and I don’t believe it. Having said that, the source is the French site 01net and they were spot on with their Wii U rumors and apparently on some PlayStation Vita rumors as well. So because of their track record, I thought I’d post this here, but of course… take this with a massive grain of salt.
01net is claiming their source says Nintendo is working on an attachment for the 3DS that will bring a second Circle Pad to the system for approximately $10. How this will work is beyond me, but that’s what they’re claiming. They are also saying that Nintendo is working on a new 3DS that will “radically tone down the whole 3D angle”, involve a new design, and probably will a new name as well. Again, I find this very hard to believe… but I only post rumors from sites with a track record of being right, not just some random junk, so who knows.
01net will be discussing Wii U tomorrow, so perhaps we’ll get more rumors about that then as well. All I know is… things are going to be very interesting in the coming months/years.
Note: The above image is a mockup. Also, this article originally stated the new handheld would be without 3D, but I then looked at the English version of the article (I was previously using Google Translate) and they said they will “radically tone down” the 3D, so it appears the 3D may not be gone entirely. I have updated the article to reflect that change.