My Nintendo News reported that Scott Moffitt (executive vice president of sales and marketing!!) had an interview at E3 with the website iDigitalTimes, at the end of the interview they said:
"The New 3DS (the non-XL version) has not been made available in North America, and in turn the removable faceplates that allow gamers to customize their New 3DS."
Mr. Moffitt replied:
“With Nintendo, every market and every region makes their own choice of what their hardware lineup ought to be for their market and makes the best guess they can for what will satisfy the needs of gamers in that market,” Moffitt said. “So I’ll never say never, but if we see a consumer need for that and fill out our portfolio of hardware offerings on the portable side we will consider bringing them in. But right now our lineup, we believe, satisfies the needs of the widest variety of gamers in our territory.”I'm happy he said, that he wouldn't say the console will NEVER come to NA, but he made it perfectly clear the N3DSXL is the perfect handheld console for our region and market at this time.
Game on and Keep it Rehl!