Would they be complaining less if it wasn't called a 3DS? Maybe that makes it seem less like the new console it actually is. Or have they forgotten that new consoles are a thing? Granted, the original Game Boy and original DS lasted almost a decade, but the DS came out just three years after the GBA, which came out just three years after the GBC.
Reminds me of this:
(this one is ridiculously quiet; you might need to literally put your ear up against your speaker)
At least the first one acknowledges that there's more than one SNES game, but the second one sounds almost exactly like the people saying "Why do I have to buy a new 3DS just to play Xenoblade?"
But I mean I can understand those people back then not getting it, referring to the SNES as a new version of an NES rather than a new console, being at the beginning of modern gaming history. But in 2014, we've seen enough consoles to know that this is a thing that happens.