The news that the 3DS isn’t doing as stellar as Nintendo wanted shouldn’t be too surprising at this point. Followed by a $80 price drop with a 20 game compensation to anyone who bought the 3DS early, the latest news is that Nintendo is trying a complete overhaul of the 3DS to appeal to more people. Coming from the french gaming site 01net, the major update to the 3DS is the addition of a second analog stick, ideal for porting games from previous generations, along with a lessened focus on 3D as a gimmick and a new name (2DS?) The second analog controller would be part of the new model however it could also be sold separately as a peripheral to the existing 3DS model (just like Wii Motion Plus). The source also explained that this was one of the reasons for the large 3DS price cut, as it allowed Nintendo to build interest in the system and to get rid of old stock. Obviously this is still in the rumour stages so not much can be said right now other than that Nintendo has a press conference Sepbember 13th but keep in mind that 01net also correctly predicted the announcements of the WiiU and the PSVita before E3.