It's been said pretty often around this forum that the 3DS won't have a redesign. I disagree. 1. Second analog stick. By releasing the Circle Pad Pro, Nintendo acknowledged that there was a problem with the current 3DS layout. The Circle Pad Pro is a unique accessory tailor-made for the 3DS. When Nintendo eventually releases a 3DS revision, they would have to make yet another accessory to fit the form-factor of said revision. Unless you expect Nintendo to release multiple versions of this accessory to suit each 3DS model, it's simply not happening. It's been said that there is also no space to add the second analog stick. Right now with the current form-factor, I would have to agree that there's no space. It isn't a lost cause, though. We may see a die-shrink that allows it to fit within the current design but even if that doesn't happen, they could always increase the size of the system. There's nothing forcing them to stick with the current form-factor. 2. L1/R2 buttons. The Circle Pad Pro contains an extra set of triggers. Naysayers have been saying that adding it to the system would bring about too much bulk. While they could simply increase the size of the system, they could also implement Classic Controller L/R triggers. That would work just fine. 3. I think it's obvious that the screen's viewing angle isn't the greatest. There have been recent advancements in 3D screen technology with an increased viewing angle. It would be absurd to think that Nintendo wouldn't add those screens in a 3DS revision. That would help extinguish most of the hate for the screen. 4. Let's face it, the 3DS's battery life is shit. It's pretty much a guarantee that Nintendo will at least attempt to improve it in a redesign. Nintendo has released a redesign for pretty much every hand-held system. There's absolutely nothing stopping them from continuing the pattern now.