For those of us who have purchased Nintendo's latest and greatest in handheld goodness, it's been a bit of a rough ride. Games haven't been tremendously spectacular (though in fairness, it is early in the system's life, and there are some worthwhile titles out there), and my Mii Plaza has been conspicuously vacant, on account of the fact that "no one else in Minneapolis seems to own a g** d*** 3DS." So alas, my digital sidekick sits atop his throne of sorrow, kept company only by his legions of cats who, to add insult to injury, only pay him any heed with an advance payment of Play Coins.
What a loser.
Well saddle up cowboy, because the kids across the pond are planning a pre-TGS conference to reveal some new goodies for the 3DS. There have been whisperings that Nintendo is considering a hardware revision for the handheld - word is that this may include a second analog stick; first-gen 3DS owners would have to purchase an attachment - though the same whispering tell tales not of a new SKU, but rather an emphasis on upcoming games. Presumably this will be something to induce pants-wetting throes of excitement from Nintendo fanfolk (now that I own a 3DS, I feel entitled to make such jokes), though information is far from solid, so I would take anything you read with a grain of salt.
Nintendo has announced that they will stream the conference on September 13th. Viewers are encouraged to visit Nintendo's 3DS Conference webpage on the day of the event for further details. Unfortunately the site is in Japanese, but there is a Ustream logo at the bottom of the page, so hopefully this will be a relatively simple affair. Should you find yourself assaulted with a dizzying array of Japanese characters (with no link in sight), I recommend visiting andriasang on the 13th, which is a profoundly helpful site for we of the Anglophone persuasion.