I have personally put in close to 200 hours already with mine on Zelda, Starfox and SF4 alone, and it 's easily my favorite handheld. The 3D effect really adds to games in a way that 3D movies cannot IMHO.
ToysRUs sell the 3DS.
note that 3ds was released in the us/europe 2 months after japanese release indicating they have overstocked surplus/sale lowers than predicted within it's domestic market, while in the past, they had to stagger/delay release ( esp in europe) due overdemand of their previous generation
note that the target market - causal/non traditional gamer (females, kids and elderly/middge age) seems to be not interested in the 3ds as they cater for more than 70% of sale during the ds era, they seem also can not really differentiate/don't seem bothered with this current generation, i doubt that 3d ver of nintendogs/how to smile sim will improve this sitution, however, 3d pokemon will improve sales and demand
Mario Kart will also probably be a big system seller come Christmas.
3DS price cut by almost a third as Nintendo reports loss | Technology | guardian.co.uk
on the other hand, a severe price cut may increase sales and allow decent number of user base before the ps vita (psp2) is introduced in autumn 2011, if they can reach sizable 10 mil ( currently 4.3mil according to wiki) then they will have a sizable user base by the time ps vita has been released.
first adopters may feel a like a slap in the face now that it's cheaper by almost a third, at least microsoft gave free games and a joypad ( to early adopters) when they did a price cut for the original xbox by almost 100 quid ( US$150) way back in 2001
also note zelda/mario is really for not hardcore gamers, ask the non traditional/casual gamers if they can name the titles of the top of their heads.
however, animal crossing, metroid and pikmin are, but these titles would not be named by the non traditional/casual gamers (ask a hundred females, kids (presume under 12's) and elderly/middge age), i bet you none of them can names these titles