Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has stated the company is currently focused on the 3DS's eventual successor, rather than any potential revision or alternate iteration.
"I really feel like I'm satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it's the best for this generation," Miyamoto said in response about a recent report about a 3DS XL, and whether Nintendo were planning something along those lines.
Miyamoto feels there is plenty more that can be done with the 3DS's current hardware and software compatibilities as well as advancing 3D gaming in general. When asked about the option of including a second Circle Pad in future 3DS models, Miyamoto believes the system's gyroscope is the option which accommodates that need.
Incremental revisions of Nintendo's handhelds have long been an expectation and reality for long-time fans. Since the original Gameboy there has been several upgrades, revisions, re-colours, alternate iterations and so on; the Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Micro to the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL, are a few examples. Time will tell whether or not Miyamoto's focus on a successor or the rumours prove true or not.
"What we're thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld."
By Nathan Misa- Writer Bio