3DS XL, Vita Slim... It's all the bloody same: a cache in on all the wealthier imbeciles who prefer t' buy the newest thing solely for the fun of wasting money on the newest toy. It's an idiotic business practice that gets it's profits from idiots. ... Or people with plenty'a money t' waste. Those qualities do tend to go hand in hand quite often though.
Time spent for moronic R&D of this sort is better spent on somethin' else that actually matters to the sensible, average gamer. 'Specially if the first thing they're thinkin' 'bout after the release of the product, is what to ****in' replace it with less than a year from then.