Really, this is beyond even my comprehension of experimenting and figuring out what works, and what does not. The concept is sane, but the design, which lacks the clamshell that we’re all used to, doesn’t make sense.
Nintendo is going to produce and sell a 2D version of the 3DS, called the 2DS, as soon as they receive FCC authorization in the United States. Priced as a budget portable games console at $129, it can play all DS and 3DS games, just in 2D format only. It also includes wi-fi, multiplayer games, and the Nintendo eShop.
In the meantime, there’s no definite launch date.