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oh ok i see the difference *squints* i think
well the slide pad is a different color btw does anyone know when this conference thing starts?
No second analog added. I am disappoint, Nintendo.
did any of their games need one?
Good idea, darth; let's not look into the future at all.
i'm still baffled at the choice of one analog stick, after people have been ripping the PSP apart for the last few years over not having two analogs. it doesn't make any sense that they'd only include one. also, i don't think i've read a single article on the 3ds that calls the single analog into question, which baffles me further.
and a touch pad? That's a bit of overkill. Especially for a company that has prided itself lately on having less complicated controls for it's devices. The 3DS will be fine with one I think.
ive never figured out how to hold a ds correctly, its so awkward to use the touch screen and d pad at the same time.
It does take a bit of practice, mostly the touchscreen for me is used as an alternate means to control my games, when I'm lazy in DQIX I use it all the time lol.
"Two analog sticks and a touch pad? That's a bit of overkill" A gyroscope, accelerometer, 3D....that's a GIMMICK overkill. Two analogs and a touchscreen would be the ultimate in control.
i can see how in a modern (western) 1st or 3rd person game the analog could be movement and the touch screen w/ stylus could be used for looking around, i just feel like it'd be really awkward to hold it like that, and it'd be hard to access anything on the right side while you're using your right hand for the touch screen. i'm not one to say that every game needs to have the same control scheme, but those analog sticks can't be too expensive, and at least having the option for dual analog would open up a lot of possibilities. anyway, im not saying it's gonna ruin all the games or anything (i love my psp and it's done fine with just one analog), you'd just think that after such rampant criticism of the psp that they'd have thrown a second cheap analog on there. but dual analog or not, the 3ds has really piqued my interest, and a decidedly more hardcore lineup of titles piques it even further. i doubt i'll buy one at launch but i could easily see myself getting one once the price comes down, assuming the quality of games is high.
It's because people like to nitpick on the PSP when in actuality it's a great handheld. I completely agree that the 3DS should have been given a second analog. I seriously hope the PSP2 has two analogs. I'd like to see a PSP2 that's basically a Dualshock with a screen.
Left handed people like me are getting the Shaft! How are we supposed to play with the analog stick AND the stylus at the same time. I can't hold a pen with the right hand.
@mistajeff The inclusion of the touch pad makes the need for a second analog stick null. Pick up a copy of CoD or Metroid on the DS for an example- except that the 3DS will use the analog stick in place of the d-pad/abxy buttons for movement- you simply slide around using the stylus to look around like a mini-mouse. @blumatt Wrong. The right stick is most often and efficiently used for camera-type controls and leaving it out means that your vision is restricted to your direction of movement (or simple variations thereof). I always thought that if Sony wanted to keep the PSP to one stick, it should have been placed on the right side to allow for divergent and simultaneous control (i.e. of character and camera) with the d-pad and stick- placing them on the same side obviously removed this possibility @colonel179 100% agree- WTF! Like I said, the DS gives the ability to use either the d-pad or abxy for movement wheres it seems the 3DS will have a less ambidextrous interface. Oh well, I just saved 300 dollars for writing sinstra, non dextra ...or maybe they will release a 3DS(L)- Lefty edition! I'd dig that.
That would be awesome. It'd look weird, but totally functional. Too bad is very unlikely to happen
one analog is fine but i never undertood why they juswt didnt put it on the right side you can play7 dual stick shooters on a dpad anolog combo hell it wouldve solve a lot of the psp problems but like someone about said metroid was great and every other shooter was fine on the ds so itll be a good system
Its dumb how they did not put a second analog stick.
I'm looking forward to the color selection for the device. The orange one shown at E3 is dead sexy.
What? that's not new. That's the same 3DS from E3.
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