Rumor: Nintendo Working On 3DS Lite

Japan's Nikkei Trendy have reported that Nintendo is hard at work on a 3DS Lite, complete with a slimmer form factor and increased battery life. No official word from Nintendo, so don't take this as an "announcement", but it's a safe bet that something like this is in the cards. After the 3DS Lite, there will be a 3DSi and a 3DSi XL, and a 3DSi5XLT that's created specifically to cater to America's obesity problem.

But really, just a thinner system and more battery life? Where's the cream filling right circle pad? Or is Nintendo going to make a Circle Pad Pro Attachement Lite to go with this system?

I'm all for new hardware, and I'm not opposed to buying a newer 3DS when it hits retail, but I'm gonna need more than just battery life and a slightly reduced size.

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