Whoa, this is amazing! One of the best fanarts I've seen of him.
You should buy a 3DS not for him but because the whole game is really good! Opinions differ but for me it was the best game in the series so far and I really enjoyed playing it. You could wait for the 2DS though. Yes it looks like a slab with DS screens and controls but it's a lot cheaper.
I bought the 3DS day one for its crazy high price just because I wanted to get animal crossing Took them like two years to get it to me, so I sorta lost my zeal for it somewhat, but it's still a good game! Really fun, laid back, and the best Animal crossing game so far. I think that if you havent gotten a 3DS yet, you should either get one used, or wait for the 2DS which is gonna be a cheaper version of the 3DS, that doesnt have 3D.