Nintendo 3DS XL? Is Nintendo trolling?

"Woke up to the news this morning of a 3DS revision. My excitement quickly turned to "huh?" Does Nintendo even listen to it's audience anymore?"

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MoreConsole2215d ago

Nintendo stopped listening a long long time ago.

kikizoo2214d ago

..same crap, just bigger ;)

ok, some nice games..

MaxXAttaxX2214d ago

I was hoping for a "Lite" version. You know, thinner, less bulky, sleeker version. Kinda like what they did with the original DS and DS Lite.
But they did the opposite instead. I'm ok with bigger screens, but not if it means a MUCH bigger system.

LiamIRL822215d ago

I can't wait to get my hands on this. Everyone drones on about a second circle pad. GET OVER IT!

user54670072214d ago

"Everyone drones on about a second circle pad"

...because thats what we wanted as consumers.

Nintendo didn't listen and ignored us, it's not something you get over especialy when we've been asking for one since the PSV was shown off.

omarzy2214d ago

17 million sales so far sy that consumers are perfectly fine with one circle pad. They cannot make a second analog stick because 17 million people have the original 3ds so how would they play games that require 2 circle pads? every article about the 3ds XL, and nobody seems to bring this issue up.

user54670072214d ago



Sales Sales Sale...blah blah blah

As a gamer...I don't give a crap about sales

omarzy2214d ago

well it not so much the sales as it is that many 3ds owners have the original as i said. if the added another circle pad, then developers would have 2 diferent 3ds consoles, and would have to abandon one audience to use the 2 pads on one, or not use 2 pads, and the ones with 2 pads will feel like it is a waste.

SteamFrostedEgg2214d ago


You are correct. I don't think they understood what you were saying.

The 3DS XL is not a new handheld, it is another iteration with minor changes. Another analogue pad is a massive addition to control...

victorGma212214d ago

Yes, you don't give a crap about sales, but if people is buying it, it's because they think the 3DS is enough for them.

I don't feel the need for a second analog, really.

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Muffins12232214d ago

Aah even the 2nd generation of 3D'S fall short of the psp vita's features and hardware,pathetic.Maybe next gen hardware MIGHT be as good as the psps vita for you Nintendo fanboy..

Y_51502214d ago

Well you calling a PSvita "psp vita" bothered me little, but Nintendo is now already thinking about the next generation handheld, so then we will see two control sticks or circle pads. Unfortunately the circle pad pro is most likely just going to be a option for some games kinda like Wii Motion Plus.

Mounce2214d ago

Because the amount of 'droning' at Sony wasn't a hint enough that Handhelds without 2 circle pads wasn't evident enough that consumers wanted 2 circle pads. Hint hint, this wasn't exclusive to Sony-consumers.

Nintendo 'drones' like you who bend over and take it up the ass and buy everything Nintendo makes as if everything they touch becomes gold are one of the reasons why they get away with doing some of the dumbest decisions in marketing ever amongst their random gimmicky-but-are-called-innova tive tactics.

Ben_Grimm2214d ago

The 3DS hottest selling portable right now in the top 5 hardware sales of the world and you're saying the consumers were disappointed?

I believe only the Sony psp fans wanted a second analog, the DS guys were doing fine with its huge library of games.

klecser2214d ago

Agreed. Everyone is quick to tout the "second analogue" line as if gaming without a second analogue is impossible.

People also don't need to think about the technical challenges here, so they just don't. How do you make the 100+ existing games for the 3DS compatible with a new dual stick model? Do you re-contract with all of those companies to work on patches? At what cost? Do you honestly think that devs will spend resources and do it for FREE just out of the kindness of their hearts?

Gamers think with their hearts, not their brains. What is "best" for you is not necessarily financially responsible for a company. Some things in life are not as simple as "I want it, so do it".

user54670072214d ago

Only PSP fans......

I don't have a PSP or a PSV and I wanted a second circle pad. Mostly because with the new handheld gen it was an obvious thing to add but they didn't.

It would allow many developers to add more exciting features to 3DS games in the future.

"The 3DS hottest selling portable right now in the top 5 hardware sales of the world and you're saying the consumers were disappointed?"

Considering the whole circle pad thing started after Sonys E3 when they showed off the PSV and announced it's price months after the 3DS came out... no wonder a lot of people bought it, because they never saw the PSV and it's second analouge stick. Why do you think people were p*ssed off at the price Nintendo gave the 3DS after they saw that Sony gave the PSV the same launch price and it could more.

supraking9512214d ago

this is why I'll never buy a 3DS and play the games i want to play like Resident Evil Revelations and Kingdom Hearts 3D, add a second circle pad and I'll consider. I'll just wait for the PS Vita ports of those games instead

VanillaBear2214d ago

Oh look at the Nintendo fanboys trying to justify another Nintendo EPIC you guys ever accept when Nintendo do something wrong. No wonder they get away with this kind of stuff because people just take it like a b*tch.

3DS Price, 3DS lack of launch games, ignoring their fans, still in bed with the casuals, Wii U E3 2011, Wii U E3 the 3DS XL WITHOUT the second circle pad, COME ON.

BrutallyBlunt2214d ago

Nintendo dropped the price quickly on the 3DS, does that mean everyone justified the original price? Think please. The system has sold very well so far so obviously they are doing something right. Don't like it don't buy it, simple. No use in acting like you can do a better job while sitting at home doing nothing.

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