Looks like we've got another 3DS coming.
Source: IGNNintendo has revealed redesigned models of the 3DS and 3DS XL featuring an additional directional button and trigger, along with NFC support.Referred to simply as the "New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL", the refreshed handheld models purport to feature an improved screen enabling the 3D effects to be viewed from more angles than before.
There's no news when we'll see them on these shores, but a Japanese release is expected first. As an additional quirk, a new range of face plates will be released for the handhelds, much like the ones you can get for mobile phones. Ones shown off include Mario and Animal Crossing.
Finally, a new 3DS firmware update should crop up soon, bringing with it the ability to change your devices theme. Classic Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds are the only ones seen so far.
I've gotta say, if the C button is above the X then that is a pretty piss poor way to implement dual analog control. I wonder if these will be ready for the release of the Pokemon games coming out this year.