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Official: Nintendo gives U.S. release date for Circle Pad Pro

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Dec 2011 21:17 User comments (2)

Official: Nintendo gives U.S. release date for Circle Pad Pro After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally given an official U.S. release date for its 3DS Circle Pad Pro peripheral.
Starting on February 7th, the accessory will sell for $20. Somewhat surprisingly, Gamestop will be the exclusive retailer for the device, suggesting Nintendo may not be expecting large sales.

There are only a few games currently compatible with the extra nub that the Circle Pad brings, and those include Monster Hunter Tri G, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater, and Resident Evil Revelations.

Last week, Nintendo announced that its Circle Pad Pro would require a AAA battery, much to the dismay of gamers. This week however, those concerns have mainly been put to bed, as it appears the peripheral will work for 480 hours of gameplay on one single battery, giving most casual gamers a year or so before they need to go out an replace the battery, which can cost as low as $1 for a 2-pack.

So far, the Circle Pad has been released in Japan to lackluster sales.

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2 user comments

114.12.2011 21:52

What did they expect, it's something that should have been implemented on the original 3DS. Presuming sales can continue to climb for the unit, eventually I see them making a 3DS-XL with dual analog, so hardly anyone is or should bother with this attachment. (Not to forget to mention that this is the worlds ugliest handheld attachment ever.)

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216.12.2011 21:51

Originally posted by Mysttic:
What did they expect, it's something that should have been implemented on the original 3DS. Presuming sales can continue to climb for the unit, eventually I see them making a 3DS-XL with dual analog, so hardly anyone is or should bother with this attachment. (Not to forget to mention that this is the worlds ugliest handheld attachment ever.)
Gee, look at how huge that damn thing is! Well at least the price is about right even if it does look ridiculous.

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