"The Circle Pad is slightly different as well. I checked out about 10 different XLs before I was convinced that the Circle Pad is slightly looser than the original. I say that positively, as it feels easier to maneuver with my thumb. The Home, Start, and Select buttons have always had mixed impressions and I believe they have actually gotten worse. While they are raised and look more like traditional buttons, they are actually softer to the press and don’t click as well. Without a nice click, they just don’t feel as responsive as the ones we have now.", writes NintendoWorldReport.