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Nuvendil said:
curl-6 said:

There was no analogue Pad Pro or analogue nub added with the DS Lite/DSi or anything though, because it simply wasn't as big a drawback as it was for 3DS.

But this discussion is all beside the point anyway.

DS aside, 3DS on its own merits is bad hardware.

 I mean, that's kind of Nintendo's design ethos for pure handhelds.  They were all built on affordable, already-dated tech.  The Lynx, Game Gear, PSP, Vita, all were superior, more premium tech.  

I don't mean it was bad as in outdated processing tech, more that the design was bad in terms of having just one analogue stick, focusing on a gimmick that nobody ended up wanting, and having a worse screen than the PSP that launched 6 years earlier.