Figures Nintendo announces this a week before I planned to pick up a DSiXL. Ah well, ain't stopping me. I need an upgrade now.
I am not a fan of 3D at all. It's been a icky gimmick for like 40 years now. Nintendo ain't going to change it. And yeah, the gimmick won't be fully realized. Hell, I'd be surprised if it was even used much at all in its first year. Wii Motion Plus all over again. But yeah, I think it would be hilarious if Ninty was purposely shoving this out to fool the competition into thinking they got the next big thing.
A control stick only may be a problem. 2D platformers aren't going to be so hot with just that. And by control stick, they most likely mean a nub like on the PSP. Which I am not a fan of.
I'm sure the mainstream titles will be cool and all, so long as the new Zelda isn't [tornado fang]ing touch screen only. It's just that what little I know isn't exciting me. We'll see if that changes in a few months.