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Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro - $25 Through Official Nintendo Store


#31 gldoorii  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

N00b question: what games can you actually use the dual analog on. I presume Monster Hunter 3. Anything else?

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I think Resident Evil: Revelations, too.

#32 Link2999   Demon Lord CAGiversary!   2018 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

N00b question: what games can you actually use the dual analog on. I presume Monster Hunter 3. Anything else?

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Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts, and Kid Icarus are the main ones that use it, there's a few others but nothing notable.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

this is the motion plus all over again. it should have heen with the 3ds at the start as two analiog sticks is a no brainer
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#34 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   3241 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

this is the motion plus all over again. it should have heen with the 3ds at the start as two analiog sticks is a no brainer


Agreed. Not sure what Nintendo was thinking when they designed this handheld, but they really bungled it badly. Building the whole thing around the 3D gimmick was another huge mistake.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts, and Kid Icarus are the main ones that use it, there's a few others but nothing notable.


Unfortunately Kid Icarus doesn't use it in the way everyone would want.

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#36 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11376 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Agreed. Not sure what Nintendo was thinking when they designed this handheld, but they really bungled it badly. Building the whole thing around the 3D gimmick was another huge mistake.


i totally agree about the 3d thing too. besides games like starfox the 3d doesnt really add much to the games at all. i do want to get another one in the future but ill wait it out as i think both 3ds models are still really overpriced, especially compaired to what the vita can do (cant wait for the ps4 integration of the vita).
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#37 fujishig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   795 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been out for a couple of weeks already.

The original 3DS Circle Pad Pro that I have is pretty big. I shudder to think how big the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro is.


It's obviously bigger because the console is bigger but in an odd way it feels less bulky than the original one.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

It's obviously bigger because the console is bigger but in an odd way it feels less bulky than the original one.


hows the grip of these pads anyway ?
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#39 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21690 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

Agreed. Not sure what Nintendo was thinking when they designed this handheld, but they really bungled it badly. Building the whole thing around the 3D gimmick was another huge mistake.


Yes. Their plan was for the Vita to outsell the 3DS and they clearly flubbed it. In fact they also planned to not have two 3DS games, one at #1 and another at #4, in video game sales at amazon, and they flubbed that completely too. They also completely botched their attempt to have anything at all Vita show up in the top 100.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

Yes. Their plan was for the Vita to outsell the 3DS and they clearly flubbed it. In fact they also planned to not have two 3DS games, one at #1 and another at #4, in video game sales at amazon, and they flubbed that completely too. They also completely botched their attempt to have anything at all Vita show up in the top 100.


he was talking about the system its self. no matter how the 3ds is selling he felt that the design wasnt good and i happen to agree. the thing that the 3ds really going is a 80$ price cut shortly after its launch which showed that nintendo knew it was overpriced. i would much rather pay 250$ for a vita than for a 3ds thats for sure lol. both handhelds will live side by side in harmony in the end anyway
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#41 canvasch   El Chi Po CAGiversary!   1507 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

i love my ds.... i don't see the point yet in getting the 3ds... yet.... i've had the ds since near launch and upgraded to the ds lite.. personally i think it's one of the best consoles ever made with tons of amazing games........ i've been waiting for the 3ds to get some good titles but haven't seen enough to justify the price....
for my style of gameplay... i don't see a point in getting a vita or even a psp.....

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#42 takotchi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

God, NOA sucks. I imported this for the same price ages ago. It's not even that great; it has a weird narrowing on the right side under the analog pad that makes the system asymmetric and uncomfortable.

#43 takotchi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

Lazy design choice? You mean how the original 3DS and XL were designed to begin with? Nintendo was dopey for not designing the 3DS symmetrically with dual analog nubs to begin with. Thank goodness they didn't botch the Wii U Gamepad the same way they botched the 3DS/XL. Still hoping for a 3DS2 that includes this second analog nub standard.


The Wii U pad isn't perfect either. Lack of analog triggers is a mystery.

#44 fujishig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   795 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

Speaking of monster hunter and vita sales... Did Nintendo just pay capcom a ton of money to keep the series off of vita? Because you have a portable console with two sticks natively, with a predecessor that was saved by the series, and I'm really surprised a vita version isn't out yet to spark sales.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Speaking of monster hunter and vita sales... Did Nintendo just pay capcom a ton of money to keep the series off of vita? Because you have a portable console with two sticks natively, with a predecessor that was saved by the series, and I'm really surprised a vita version isn't out yet to spark sales.


i think its just for monster hunter 3 as sony has had the other monster hunter games on their consoles
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#46 Blackheart521   CAG in Training CAG in Training   10 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

i think its just for monster hunter 3 as sony has had the other monster hunter games on their consoles


Monster Hunter 4 is also going to be on 3DS when it comes out

#47 ColdfireTrilogy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   31 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

I believe Ninty is paying, has paid, to keep the MH series on its lineup for at least one gen of it because it tends to sell consoles like hot cakes over in JP. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if we see a Vita MH game after MH4 if not a revised and updated edition of MH4 on the Vita a year or so later like they did with monster hunter 3 and the Wii/WiiU/3DS versions. Theres too much money to be had to keep it under one companys umbrella for long, thats all im saying. That being said, cant wait for my circle pad, i have a sneaking feeling ill be playing quite a few more hours of MH once it rolls in :D

#48 MrSneis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

Arrghhh. I totally just paid $33 shipped from Japan a few weeks ago.
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#49 Bubbakja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

I'm a big guy and the reviews on amazon lead to hope that I won't cramp anymore when playing for longer than 10minutes !

#50 Sion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:19 AM

Might actually pick up a 3DS XL now that this is finally out over here. Tired of sending my old 3DS in for dead pixel problems every couple of months, hoping I have better luck with this one.

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#51 ColdBrew   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   106 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:11 AM

The Wii U pad isn't perfect either. Lack of analog triggers is a mystery.


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#52 Kyanos   Big Kitty CAGiversary!   811 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

Received mine today, there was no battery included even though the instructions say otherwise.

#53 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   326 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

Received mine today, there was no battery included even though the instructions say otherwise.


I got two and they didn't even come with a box. I wasn't going to open one but they just came in a little non-sealed plastic bag.

#54 Kyanos   Big Kitty CAGiversary!   811 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:15 AM

I got two and they didn't even come with a box. I wasn't going to open one but they just came in a little non-sealed plastic bag.


Yeah, I'm not worried about the box, just annoyed that the instructions specifically say a battery is included and there isn't one.

#55 jousley   10yr Member of CAG! CAGiversary!   1606 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:16 AM

I got two and they didn't even come with a box. I wasn't going to open one but they just came in a little non-sealed plastic bag.


Wanna sell that extra one?

#56 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   326 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:17 AM

Wanna sell that extra one?


Not really. Especially not for a loss.

#57 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5553 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:03 AM

Wanna sell that extra one?


Just order one for $25 and problem solved.

#58 ArrrCee   Blobbity Blob! CAGiversary!   512 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:33 AM

I ordered one just in case, as I read Nintendo does not have plans to bring this retail.

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#59 Bubbakja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

It's bliss ! It makes the system so much nicer to hold. I just got mine today.

#60 karyadi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   884 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:44 AM

It's bliss ! It makes the system so much nicer to hold. I just got mine today.


This, the XL doesn't feel like a flat awkward weighted clunky device you HAVE to drag around anymore. The grip is nice to have because there is wrist support so game play feels much better.