A few days ago Nintendo announced the new 90% bigger 3DS XL. Shocking was that even with it's larger size, the thing still doesn't have a built in second circle pad. Well Nintendo says fear not, it's all party of the plan as before the end of the year you'll be able to pick up the Circle Pad XL add on to make your jumbo sized 3DS even more jumbo sized.
The previous circle pad add-on for the regular 3DS was met with much hate from the gaming world for being both ugly, and physical proof that Nintendo hadn't really put enough thought into the design of the system before it's launch. Nintendo has since repeatedly insisted that a redesign of the device was not in the cards, until the XL was announced. If it isn't obvious by now that Nintendo has lost touch with what gamers want, well.. now it is, I guess.
Source: Weekly Famitsu