Rumor: 3DS Redesign Coming

This comes just before Nintendo’s recently announced conference precluding TGS. September 13th, that is. Traditionally, Nintendo has used these conferences to announce new games or new hardware in their gaming lineup, and the rumored redesign of the 3DS fits into the fray.

According to 01net, the new redesign will sport an add-on second analog stick that will cost $10 and that the price drop to $170 was to clear out old stock to make room for the new SKU coming in. If true, the second iteration would be early indeed; The DS Lite redesign came well over a year after the phat version was released.