So we know that the 3DS XL is coming in mid-August (NA release), and that With that being said, this only gives Nintendo about three and a half months after the 3DS XL's release to launch the Wii U. Am I the only one slightly bothered by this? In the case of Nintendo fans (some of which would want to get both systems, obviously at launch), that's quite a lot to pay in just 3.5 months. I would sell my current 3DS to help me pay for the 3DS XL, but unfortunately I'll need both systems in my hands at the same time in order to transfer all my eShop games and ambassador rewards, due to Nintendo's ingenuity and inability to create some cloud system or account (no, not Club Nintendo), which would allow me to wipe everything off my old system, have an on-line backup, and simply transfer that to my new system. Seeing as this isn't possible, I will have to keep my current 3DS until after I've gotten my 3DS XL, by which the price (at least for a secondhand) would be way lower. Personally, my only way to reasonably escape this: Warning: Spoilers inside! Due to my success in school, my parents decided I can have a gift (without much of a price limitation, realistically speaking of course). I pretty much have to get it this month, because if I save it for later, it'll simply be combined with my birthday gift (my birthday is in summer), which obviously would not be nearly as beneficial to me. As a way to avoid that, I can ask my parents for an Amazon preorder of the 3DS XL as soon as it's available, so that would cover my success reward. Then on my birthday I can get a Wii U, problem solved. No 3DS selling required. Warning: Spoilers inside! I obviously have to give it to my parents for even giving my a reward for doing well in my studies in the first place. Honestly, success is the perfect reward for doing well, and I don't need any more than that (though I really wouldn't mind). Ignoring my very silly and immature rant in the spoiler, what do you guys think of Nintendo's decision? Is this affecting you in any way? Feel free to share opinions.