This makes the choice super easy but damn. Unless they plan on releasing the regular version during the holiday season. Maybe there are to many original 3DS systems out there in stores and they want to wait for them to sell more.
Wasn't gonna get it anyway, the faceplates situation is lame though. So weird that in 2015 we're still getting significantly different console hardware releases across nations. Isn't the 2DS only in the west too?