Thebluepencil wrote:Instead of 'the boat' it will be 'the aircraft carrier'
FatFace83 wrote:Its pretty obvious as to why they didn't add a second circle pad... That will be for the next redesigned 3DS. Nintendo are trying to claw back some of those many millions they have lost.
Heistt wrote:There's 2 reasons why this move was made.
1) Even if they wanted to include it built-in with the XL, they wouldn't be able to. Games that utilize the CPP check whatever is plugged on the IR port (the CPP goes there), seeing as how nothing is plugged there, games with CPP support wouldn't be playable using the built-in second stick.
2) To avoid alienating the fanbase. Those who bought an old 3DS would feel cheated. Even if Nintendo forces devs to make dual-pads an optional control scheme, people would still feel bothered seeing as how the patient people who waited are now playing ''superiorly''. CPP also has absolutely zero marketing other than being mentioned in demos and games' option menu, it's mostly to please devs. And even if CPP were marketed to hell and back, people would still have to spend extra money on the peripheral that's used optionally on like 6 games so it would be no different than buying an XL with dual circle pads.
Of course, this is all damage control based on the stupid, STUPID mistake that Nintendo made by not making 2 circlepads/analog sticks for the original 3DS.
donsanedrin wrote:There, truly, is no excuse for this.
Developers would have trouble doing blah blah blah.............I don't care. Nintendo had already changed the hardware significantly during the DSi launch.
Adding MORE functions is never a bad thing. They even had a competitive reason for adding it, as it would take away another feature from the Vita and put another nail in the coffin.
We now have to cover up the IR port in order to get a second stick, we now have to fork over another $20 if we choose to pay for this new hardware iteration that is already $30 more expensive than the original 3DS.
Please don't make excuses for this. It just looks bad.
Nintendo had a legitimate opportunity to stop the vast majority of criticisms for their newest handheld, and they are just tripping themselves up.
2 circle pads isnt possible. Games are programmed to look for the second circle pad thought the ir port.
Would it benefit? Sure, but it's also not missing anything by not having it. Having it built in would've been a huge **** YOU to everyone who had a 3DS and CPP already.