Earlier this month, respected Japanese newspaper the Nikkei ran a story, which stated that Nintendo was going to reveal a new 3DS at E3. It was supposed to have a 4.3-inch screen, and there was speculation that the portable would have a second thumbstick.
Nintendo called the report "speculation" and incorrect, and Nintendo did not reveal a new 3DS at the E3 gaming expo.
When website IGN asked Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto about the Nikkei report, the game creator replied, "I really feel like I'm satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it's the best for this generation."
Continuing, Miyamoto added, "What we're thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld."
While Miyamoto stressed that more can be done with the 3DS hardware, don't get your hopes up for a revised 3DS anytime soon. And the next generation of portable hardware is years away...