The game company might also try to boost its ailing portable business by offering a new device next year.
Company tells CNET that a right thumbstick add-on will be released, though details about the attachment itself are currently undisclosed.
The addition is reportedly shown off in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.
Users can pop their iOS 7-based device into the controller and then lock it into place, creating a more traditional controller.
The device adds a right thumbstick to the 3DS portable in order to extend what developers can do with their games.
The new game device will come with a 4.88-inch display on top and a 4.18-inch screen on the bottom. Wait, what? It's bigger, but there's just one thumbstick?
Rumors are pouring in that the Nintendo 3DS is set for a serious redesign.
Nintendo's suddenly strong sales last month are the result of a price cut that dropped the handheld game player from $249 to $169.
The game company says it will offer an update that month, as well as two major titles--Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
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