If the 3ds was in a 2d only state it would have access to more vram, 384KB to be exact. Not that much but its something. And of course it would be twice as quick processing wise. You would be able to make some pretty nice visuals with that added power. Better visuals in this day and age is something you can't ignore. And lets be honest the 3d effect doesn't look that nice during gameplay. I understand the 3d gimmick is a great selling point and how Nintendo won't drop it easily, but they dropped motion controls with the Wii so at least there is some hope. I'm going to say there won't be a serious game to come out in 2d only until all the 3d hype dies down, Which I'll guess will be in a year or 2. THE FULL POWER OF THE 3DS well not really but this is in 640x480 resolution so it wouldn't be that crazy to say a 3ds game could look something like this.