AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Nintendo to give 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro treatment

updated 08:38 am EDT, Thu June 28, 2012

Nintendo Circle Pad Pro coming for 3DS later this year

Following the 3DS XL unveiling last week, a number of commentators were quick to criticize the console for omitting a second analog stick. A report emanating from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has confirmed that Nintendo will release a Circle Pad Pro for the larger console as it did for the original 3DS. Although only a handful of gaming titles support the second analog stick, its inclusion opens up the potential for more complex gaming.

One of the long-standing criticisms of the original Sony PSP was its lack of a second analog joystick. This made FPS and third-person shooters awkward affairs for games interested in playing those genres on the go. The PS Vita, a direct competitor with the Nintendo 3DS has incorporated in the main design of the device and coupled with its graphics capabilities makes FPS and third-person shooters on the go a reality.

Although Nintendo addresses a somewhat different gaming market to the PS Vita, the addition of the odd-looking accessory for the 3DS is something of an admission that it should have incorporated one from the beginning. A similar accessory on the larger 3DS XL is likely to make the accessory something that only adults will be capable of holding. [via Kotaku]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented