On June 6 (in the US, June 7 elsewhere), the Nintendo 3DS is getting a system update to stabilize the system and add the 3DS Shop. According to Nintendo, Ridge Racer 3D owners "may experience a disruption in their gameplay experience under certain conditions".
Remember when game machines used to have street dates? China doesn't.
It is impossible to fairly judge the Nintendo 3DS, the next hot thing from the people who brought us the Wii, until you see it in person.
That is, if you live in Japan. Nintendo is rolling out its Nintendo World 2011 next year in Chiba, Japan. The Kyoto-based company has a list of titles that will be playable for those over six. You're over six, right?