The price drop is tempting...but a 3 hour battery? I don't know.
I am not sure where this whole 3 hour battery crap is coming from. I fully charged my system yesterday after I bought it as youy are supposed to do for anything like a ds, cell phone, psp, etc. Once it was fully charged I did all my setup, played some games, updated the system, and watched Stan Helsing via netflix <while I played some COD black ops on my 360> and it did NOT kill my batter, and that was easily 5 hours of usage.
I honestly think alot of this battery issue comes from people not understanding how these types of devices and their battery charging are supposed to be done. Furthermore, If you really are concerned about the battery not lasting long enough for you, at Best Buy I saw the Nyko battery add-on kit, which has both the battery and charging dock for 14.99. Kind of odd since just the battery was 19.99, but still, thats a very viable option for anyone concerned.
So far I am happy with my 3ds. For what is going to be an eventual 170.00 purchase <once I get my refund in 2 weeks time that is;)> this has been a worthwhile purchase.