Amidst anecdotal reports that 3DS sales have picked up on the heels of Nintendo's drastic price cut, the company has confirmed talk it will hold a 3DS-focused event just prior to the opening of Tokyo Game Show.
The Wall Street Journal reports the event will take place in Japan on September 13, but it isn't clear what Nintendo intends to announce or show. It may just be a showcase of its holiday lineup, but as Vita launch details should come out of TGS, they may want to make a bigger splash.
Rumors have been swirling the past few days about a potential 3DS redesign that includes a second analog stick, but as I have no way of verifying them, so please take 'em with a massive grain of salt.
A redesign that drastic already? I don't buy it, though a battery bump certainly couldn't hurt. Then again, maybe Nintendo wants a full reset.
Nintendo regularly holds a fall event in Japan where it shows off new games and makes announcements. Launch details for the 3DS were revealed during a similar event last September.