Maybe the 3DS revision is NOT just around the corner. The unveiling of the Vita's battery life (3 to 5 hours) makes me wonder how much COULD they improve the battery life on 3DS without making it substantially larger ? It's not like the 3DS contains a shitty battery; obviously the 3D and next-gen horsepower takes it's toll. I wouldn't think they would release a revision without implementing a stronger battery. I also don't think it's in the best interest of Nintendo to fracture the developers into 1 and 2 analog camps. None of these 2 analog games will require the 2nd analog. This differs from certain games requiring the Wii Motionplus dongle (or require it for spotlight features.) I mean, a 2nd analog for camera control unnecessary with the perfectly capable touchscreen available. I do recognize there are many great games that have a double analog gameplay focus, but such creative use can be replicated with the touch screen. My crazy unlikely prediction for the eventual next 3DS model, they will axe the touchscreen and DS support, and have the 2nd analog and an unimproved battery.