I have already resolved myself to purchase a 3DS XL because there are enough titles I want for the handheld to warrant it. I also understand that Nintendo is and will be swamped with the release of the Wii U, but I fear that as a result the lineup of titles for the 3DS for the holiday season is extremely bare, particularly with the announcement that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate has been delayed to 2013:
Aug 19 – New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Sept 17 – FIFA Soccer 13 (3DS)
Oct 28 – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS)
Nov 6 – Rayman Origins (3DS)
Nov 11 – Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nov 18 – Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion (3DS)
These aren't all of the 3DS titles, but none of other ones matter all that much. And I'm already being kind putting New Super Mario Bros. 2 on that list even though it's coming out this weekend as well as putting FIFA Soccer 13 and Rayman Origins (a port of a game a year ago) there too.
Now, this could change with the announcement of the release dates for Scribblenauts Unlimited and Luigi Mansion: Dark Moon; that is, if they will even be within the holiday season.
Anything on that list that you're interested in getting?