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Submitted by HolyOrangeCows 1528d ago | opinion piece

3DS Repeats One of the PSP's Major Mistakes

Mere minutes ago, Nintendo announced their latest handheld gaming device; The 3DS. It bolsters better graphics, 3D viewing without the need for glasses, the ability to take 3D digital pictures, a control stick (analog stick), wide support from developers, and more. However, it makes a major mistake that Sony made with their PlayStation Portable. (E3, Nintendo, Nintendo DS)

tunaks1  +   1528d ago
?
theres no need for a second analog, there F'in touchscreen
qface64  +   1528d ago
they ADDED a analog stick which the DS never had so adding something csn't really be called a mistake right

i mean id rather take 1 analog stick over none at all like previous DS's
MAiKU  +   1528d ago
so would it be a mistake if there was no analog stick at all? hahaha
HolyOrangeCows  +   1528d ago
I'm still excited for the 3DS, but I think they made a mistake by putting the D+pad and analog stick on the same side.

@1
That's not the point. The analog stick should be on the other side.
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The Great Melon  +   1528d ago
Actually the analog on the left makes more sense in this case. That will likely become the primary form of movement now, not the dpad. Look at its position.
Otheros00  +   1528d ago
They should totally add another analogue stick. The psp proves that 2 analogue stick is needed for certain games.
Baka-akaB  +   1528d ago
?? the psp didnt have touch screen , nor the upcoming gyro features .

Did you guys even bother playing a DS ? Metroid didnt need extra analogs
etownone  +   1528d ago
Metriod was horrible on the DS cause of the controls.
bad example.

Maybe now with the extra analog I might go back and try it again if I decide to get the 3DS
MegaPowa  +   1528d ago
@eto
Well thats based on your opinion many other people enjoyed the controls which is most likely one of the reasons nintendo choose this type of set up with the 3ds
SpoonyRedMage  +   1528d ago
Gyro and Stylus compensate for that input, it's not needed.
etownone  +   1528d ago
Exactly, I think that's why the analog stick is on the upper left side.

But still... The could have easily added another anolog.
goodfellas27  +   1528d ago
You don't need a extra analog stick! you got the stylus!
kewlkat007  +   1528d ago
Finally an Analog, I've been clammering for this for years
That small D-PAD starts to hurt playing JRPGs for long hours.

D-Pad/Analog/Stylist input....umm what else is missing?

Whats the resolution of the screen?
ReBurn  +   1528d ago
I wouldn't say that they added the slide pad to the wrong place. To me it would be awkward to have the analog stick on the other side. Two would have been cool, but unnecessary since there's a touch screen. A flick of the stylus could achieve the camera control that the blogger talks about.
TheFaggot_  +   1528d ago
Wrong man.
If the slide pad was in the right side, you wouldnt be able to use the stylus unless you're lefty.
The DS relies on the stylus to aim the camera, while the PSP used the right buttons.
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Gago  +   1528d ago
it doesn't need another stick
like the DS, it will never have any good fps games that require it

95% of the game will only need 1 stick to play
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kesvalk  +   1528d ago
how do you claw in this setup?

well, they could use the motion sensor to move the camera to left and right...
eagle21  +   1528d ago
I'm sure nintendo put it there for a good purpose... :)
meganick  +   1528d ago
It's not on the wrong side. An analog stick/pad should always be on the left by default. That's how you control characters/objects in three dimensions, like in the Mario and Zelda games.
I'll admit though, it wouldn't have hurt to add a second stick on the right for FPS games, and to control cameras, etc.
Argento-Nox  +   1528d ago
Does anyone know the format Nintendo is using for the 3DS? Is it basically larger capacity DS cartridges?

I've been waiting for an Icarus announcement for a while, great to see it's on the 3DS =). I'm not exactly excited over the other announcements, since they're just older games with 3D support. Icarus was definitely the selling point for me, I'm going with the aqua green 3DS =).
Swamp7hing  +   1528d ago
Damn, the thing has a gyro, motion sensor, touchscreen, shoulder buttons, face buttons, a dpad, cameras, a mic, and an analog stick. What else do you want? There's MORE then enough options for successful input.
lizard81288  +   1528d ago
Monstarr said...
Wtf they have a touch pad for aiming FPS will pwn on this machine

i hope the analog stick isn't bad. i heard the PSP's is
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