That Horrible 3DS Analog Stick Rumor Is Coming True

#201 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1241 posts) -

This can't be coming to America...

#202 Posted by TenStoryMother (85 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Nintendo seems to be run by old Sega execs...

Thank you kind forum poster! For today, you have made me laugh, out-loud, in a crowded place. Well played...well played, indeed.

#203 Posted by Seraphim84 (415 posts) -

Between this, the price drop, and the supposed redesign, it's becoming pretty apparent that this thing will fail. Not only because of a lack of sales/interest, but also because of the bad movies Nintendo's making in an effort to save their product.

#204 Posted by Juicebox (485 posts) -

Wow makes me wonder what monstrosities The Vita will bring.

#205 Posted by confideration (442 posts) -

I don't think this is a Nintendo peripheral. But. It's not beyond them to do this shit as we have seen with memory expansion modules, and motion "plus", obviously.

Just start coding a Mario game for iOS, Nintendo. You've lost.

#206 Posted by DougCL (218 posts) -

the 3DS seems like a joke at this point, every single feature is a bad case of "too little, too late". i think sony needs to look long and hard at EVERYTHING nintendo has done, because if they can avoid a shit show like the 3DS launch and not tell their early adopters to fuck themselves once a month or so, this could really be the big chance they needed to really get in and dominate the handheld market like they wish they did with the PSP. they clearly have the superior hardware, time will tell about the rest.

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#207 Posted by LEGITLakers (30 posts) -

This deeply saddens me. I have been a proud ambassador of the 3ds since June and despite the bad sales and lack of games I still had faith that this would turn out to be a wildly successful system in the long-run. This add-on greatly disappoints me and is causing me to question my faith. But who knows if it will even be necessary. Hopefully this will be like that Guitar Hero add-on for the DS and only be used for this one game/series.

#208 Posted by Ichibum (3 posts) -

This would make sense for an April Fools...
#209 Posted by LEGITLakers (30 posts) -

@jabbertrack: Playing actual games on iOS is still a completely horrible experience. Anything with controls more advanced than Tiny Wings or Cut The Rope is an absolute joke. Good luck having a fun Mario game on a system with no physical controls. Well I guess you could buy those suction cup add-ons if you so desire.

#210 Posted by Oginam (447 posts) -

Nintendo: Putting the "Fuck your wallet" in peripheral since forever and a day.

#211 Posted by the_r0n1n_named_47 (158 posts) -

what the heck is wrong with a handheld WITH a SECOND analog stick? granted this device is wierd and bulky in the pic but hey its better than having to spend another $170 on a new 3ds

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#212 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

OMG

EARLY JUDGEMENT

RIGHT HERE

RIGHT NOW

#213 Posted by AmericanNinja (157 posts) -

always knew the 3ds would fail

#214 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1877 posts) -

what the... seriously Nintendo?

#215 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

Did monkeys take over that company or something?

#216 Posted by 49th (2851 posts) -

What the fuck

#217 Posted by sate2801 (348 posts) -

I think Sega MD/Genesis just got a successor :o

#218 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (617 posts) -

It's like they're trying to provide Sony with all the ways NOT to do a handheld. Take notes, Sony, I have much interest in Vita thanks to Persona 4 the Golden, and I'd like a quality product... That's quality from the get-go.

#219 Posted by 617_jbug (350 posts) -

In Japan the 3DS has a crazy line up for the holidays (Mario Kart, Inzuma Eleven and Monster Hunter).

#220 Posted by RainVillain (483 posts) -

wtf if this makes me lose my nyko battery pak... fuck I might have to sell my 3DS for a Vita. what the hell Nintendo

#221 Posted by Hi_Voltg3 (57 posts) -

Now I can finally grip the thing properly with my giant hands!
#222 Posted by Evilsbane (4746 posts) -

Should have just put the damn 2nd stick where the ABYX buttons are and moved them down a bit, it would have been perfect, this just looks sloppy

#223 Posted by solidlife (885 posts) -

Yes nintendo because that is going to fit in my pocket.

#224 Posted by kollay (1943 posts) -

That's like a cancer on the 3DS.

#225 Posted by mrtroy (25 posts) -
@the_r0n1n_named_47 said:
what the heck is wrong with a handheld WITH a SECOND analog stick? granted this device is wierd and bulky in the pic but hey its better than having to spend another $170 on a new 3ds
Of course there is nothing wrong with a second analog stick.  The obvious problem is that they should have delayed the launch of the system and released the 3ds with one, rather than making early adopters buy this huge attachment.  
It also sucks because game developers may have to design games to work both with or without a second analog stick, whereas if they had launched with it then everyone would be developing with a second analog stick in mind.  And if every game starts requiring a second stick, I personally would find it annoying that my 3ds had to become so wierd and bulky.
#226 Edited by MackGyver (603 posts) -

Looks like a deformed handheld.
 
This also reminds me of previous handhelds that got a ton of add-ons that didn't make sense or look good either. R.I.P. Sega Game Gear.

#227 Edited by Kjellm87 (1722 posts) -

I think people overreact, as usual.

* Is there a marked for this thing?: If it is for Monster Hunter, I would say so.

* Is it greedy of Nintendo / Capcom?: Some would say yes, but those people should know that console marked is the some of the most brutal marked there is, and it ain't getting easier-

* Should the 3DS get a redesign or is it doomed?: No, after the price drop it sold very well and stock increased 10%. It sells now like the DS sold early on, and 1st party stuff have yet to arrive the next months.

* Should the 3DS have a second stick?: Wouldn't hurt, but in return it have the touch screen.

* Will phone gaming take over?: It has the potential, but if those developers turn their phone into a handheld, then what is the point? It's a great alternative for simpler games and smaller developers, good stuff.

Also a funny idea, could this thing become a WII-U controller?

#228 Posted by Chet_Rippo (238 posts) -

Guyz I know you like hardware so we made hardware for your hardware, so you have the potential to play more games that we will never get around to making

#229 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -

That thing looks...cancerous. I guess I'll wait for the inevitable 3DS re-release that has the second analog stick built in.

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#230 Posted by apoloimagod (117 posts) -

Nintendo has lost its touch... again.

#231 Posted by DrRandle (1206 posts) -

Maybe it's just a left hand stick for lefties! Please god let it just be a left hand stick for lefties....

#232 Edited by Pr1mus (3952 posts) -

Hopefully this ain't real...  everyone said one analog stick was a mistake for the psp and nintendo went on to make the same mistake 6 years later and now would fix it with this hulking monstrosity? what the fuck is this shit!

#233 Posted by Zippedbinders (1034 posts) -

Suddenly, 5 pages of complaints from people that don't own a 3DS. It looks funky, but seriously its a goddamn add on. Its no worse than the E-Reader.  
 
Oh wait, none of you got that either, and the GBA still did fine.  

#234 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -

Time to wait for the redesign, then.

#235 Posted by lord_canti (1522 posts) -

personally i think that the 3ds is too thin it gets uncomfortable in long sessions. but this seems like bad design things like the wireless switch and the game slot are blocked meaning that you will need to remove this thing to change games. it will split the user base will look ugly will take up even more space in my pockets than it already does ladys and gentlemen welcome to the 32X of Nintendo

#236 Posted by Raineko (431 posts) -

So what? How the fuck else you wanna play MH on that thing? 
I'm getting this shit.

#237 Posted by TheChadster789 (27 posts) -

Typical Nintendo behavior.

#238 Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -

As a 3DS owner and a Monster Hunter Tri fan, I think this control stick add on looks HIDEOUS. It makes the 3DS look more like the Atari Lynx.

#239 Posted by Kayrack (304 posts) -
@Zippedbinders said:
Suddenly, 5 pages of complaints from people that don't own a 3DS. It looks funky, but seriously its a goddamn add on. Its no worse than the E-Reader.   Oh wait, none of you got that either, and the GBA still did fine.  
hahaha very true, it seems like a lot of concern on how ugly it looks and if its only for monster hunter, how many people here are actually going to buy that...
#240 Posted by Munkippo (10 posts) -

Why does Nintendo hate me for buying a 3DS early?

#241 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

I'm guessing this will only be supported by like 3 titles just like Motion Plus and every other Nintendo add on.

#242 Posted by greatplainsbison (10 posts) -

What is happening to Nintendo?

#243 Posted by CodeTherion (42 posts) -

I really can't decide if this is desperation or developers just realizing that without that second analog stick your asking for trouble with a console that powerful. You can't restrain the power of the 3DS to touch screen manipulation.

#244 Posted by RampageAssassin (427 posts) -

Silliest thing ever ! Why didn't they just put two sticks on it in the first place. They had to be hearing all the hate on the PSP for the same thing !

#245 Posted by Bollard (5868 posts) -

BUT YOU CAN FUCKING PLAY MONSTER HUNTER WITH ONE ANALOGUE STICK YOU TARDS WHY OH WHY CAPCOM WHY. 
 
Just because people don't understand how to claw their hands across a console to use the dpad for viewing doesn't mean you have to make this turd. This better not become a real whole 3DS revision.

#246 Edited by dillinger (178 posts) -

Gah. I think there is an issue with Patrick (or anyone) posting news stories with their express negative or positive opinions explicitly known in the title, and throughout the article. When Jeff or someone does it, they're a little more professional, giving you the facts and then placing their opinion subtly at the bottom, allowing consumers to decide for themselves without any pre-disposition. Here people are coming in with a negative attitude already and it's just poor journalism all around.

That being said, I don't like this thing, but I also don't need to buy it, so what's the fucking big deal?

Edit:

By the way, no disrespect meant to Patrick or anyone else that does it. I just find it a little....sleezy. It's like how political media is always one sided one way or the other, and sway their viewers accordingly. This site is supposed to be neutral, man!

#247 Posted by Brendan (8167 posts) -

@Kjellm87 said:

* Should the 3DS get a redesign or is it doomed?: No, after the price drop it sold very well and stock increased 10%. It sells now like the DS sold early on, and 1st party stuff have yet to arrive the next months.

It's important to note that Nintendo is now losing money on each system sold because of the price drop. I'm not saying that they're doomed, but they're not in a much better place yet. I'm sure it will pick up when the 1st party hits come out.

#248 Posted by megalowho (980 posts) -

Oh god, it's even bigger than the stand that comes with the 3DS. I'm supposed to hold that in my hands, in a crowded subway train?

Poor design, and it shows a rare lack of confidence on Nintendo's part for what the draw/direction of this system is supposed to be.

#249 Posted by Tactless (92 posts) -

@lord_canti said:

personally i think that the 3ds is too thin it gets uncomfortable in long sessions. but this seems like bad design things like the wireless switch and the game slot are blocked meaning that you will need to remove this thing to change games. it will split the user base will look ugly will take up even more space in my pockets than it already does ladys and gentlemen welcome to the 32X of Nintendo

This

#250 Posted by Jackalol (64 posts) -

i'm pretty sure that this is a third party peripheral, and is only meant to be played for monster hunter and maybe one or two other games 
 
so, uh, why is everyone losing their shit over this?

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