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    Not only is this peripheral going to be cheap, but there have been many comments about this feeling really nice to use. Resident Evil: Revelations and Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater are going to be some of the first games to use the Circle Pad Pro, so there is a lot of incentive to own it right off the bat. Most of you will probably just purchase it with one of these games. Many people have talked about how it looks out of place, how they like the current configuration, why should they have to buy this extra thing so early in the 3DS life span, etc.

Fine do not buy it, but you may be missing out! One bad thing that I will say about it is that you have to unscrew it to deal with the battery that last 480 hours. Can't we find a way to charge this somehow? I took apart enough faulty controllers in the 64 days, I do not want to be doing this again.

In case you want to know some other games coming out this next quarter for the 3DS here you go:

Pro Evolution Soccer--Konami--January
Resident Evil: Revelations--Capcom--February 7
Circle Pad Pro peripheral--Nintendo--February 7
Tales of the Abyss--Namco Bandai--February 14
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games--Sega--February 14
Tekken 3D Prime Edition--Namco Bandai--February
NCIS: The Video Game--Ubisoft--March 6
Horses 3D--Ubisoft--March 6
Kid Icarus: Uprising--Nintendo--March 23
Nicktoons MLB 3D--2K Play--March
Crush3D--Sega--Q1
Funky Barn--Ubisoft--Q1
Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater--Konami--Q1
Rayman Origins--Ubisoft--Q1

 

 

Lastly I would like to leave you with this preview/review from IGN on the Circle Pad Pro.

 

 

A Closer Look at Our Imported Circle Pad Pro


Here are a few things you should know about the Circle Pad Pro, presented in handy bullet point form:

  • The device is just as awkward looking as you might expect. The good news, however, is that it's relatively light and actually feels moderately decent in your hands.

  • Gripping the expanded 3DS to play games is trickier. Your impulse is to rest the bottom of the expansion at the base of the palm of your hand. Depending on your hand size, this will force you to awkwardly angle your fingers to reach the L/R and ZL/ZR buttons. It hurts. It sucks. I ended up shifting the system higher in my hand, allowing for better access to the shoulder buttons.

  • Reaching the four face buttons (ABXY) isn't difficult but is slightly more cumbersome than it ought to be. The distance is just outside what I'd consider reasonable. Most genres won't be impacted by this, though I could see some more timing-based games impacted.

  • The 3DS fixes into the Pro shell simply through rubber grips along the inside of the cradle. There are no fasteners or clasps, though you shouldn't worry about the system being loose - it's a very, very snug fit.

  • The headphone jack is exposed, but the cart slot is not. If you want to change games, you'll have to remove the shell.

  • Infrared communication is used between the Pro and the 3DS itself. Not that this is a huge issue, but there you go.

  • One of the bigger issues I have with the Pro, aside from its ridiculous aesthetic, is that the feel of the two Circle Pads is different. The pad on your system does not have the same movement resistance that its counterpart has. I've tested a couple Pros now, and have seen the expansion-based device feel both more resistant and more fluid. It's hard to say if that was a result of frequent use or variation in manufacturing. Regardless, it's a bit annoying.


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    no



    I am not sure.

    RE: Revelations will be bundled with that thing, so it might go for a good price, but it really depends on the benefits for this very game, because it might be the only one worth buying that uses the peripheral. If RE:R can be played reasonably well without that thing, then I am not going to buy the bundle (which is likely).



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    wasn't gonna buy it if it was 50 cents.. I dont need it.




    As silly as this may be, but all the talk about the second slide pad keeps me from buying a 3DS. It's hard to resist Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 (which I will of course play eventually), but right now there are a few Wii and DS games I want to play. And with the downsides of first gen 3DS (low battery life, one slide pad) I think I'll hold out a few more months.
    Nintendo have themselves to blame, DSi was one iteration too many (and a pointless one). Now I just don't believe them when they say no revamped 3DS is coming soon.



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    No, but I'll but the inevitable next 3ds sku with a built in extra circle pad.



               

    OneTwoThree said:
    As silly as this may be, but all the talk about the second slide pad keeps me from buying a 3DS. It's hard to resist Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 (which I will of course play eventually), but right now there are a few Wii and DS games I want to play. And with the downsides of first gen 3DS (low battery life, one slide pad) I think I'll hold out a few more months.
    Nintendo have themselves to blame, DSi was one iteration too many (and a pointless one). Now I just don't believe them when they say no revamped 3DS is coming soon.

    Its sad, it truely is. I'm in the same boat, I was this close to buying the 3DS multiple times (especially the Zelda Edition) but didn't because I just have this feeling deep down that they will release a new iteration of the 3DS with a circle pad built in, bigger screen, better 3D viewing and longer battery life very soon.

    Its just like how the DS lite was infinitely better than the original DS. Plus this whole slide pad seems like Nintendo giving the early adopters a chance to upgrade to a new control scheme which will probably become mandatory (atleast in 3rd party games) come next iteration. Its just their way of not completely showing their consumers a middle finger, but its still very close.



     

    OneTwoThree said:
    As silly as this may be, but all the talk about the second slide pad keeps me from buying a 3DS. It's hard to resist Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 (which I will of course play eventually), but right now there are a few Wii and DS games I want to play. And with the downsides of first gen 3DS (low battery life, one slide pad) I think I'll hold out a few more months.
    Nintendo have themselves to blame, DSi was one iteration too many (and a pointless one). Now I just don't believe them when they say no revamped 3DS is coming soon.

    I'm actually in the same boat as you.  I will wait for now even though I'm dying to play Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. 



    No , seems useless to me, i can play the games fine without a second analog, i never complained about PSP not having a second analog , so there is no need to change that here.



    Nothx. I am waiting for keyboard/mouse attachment.