Luckily for Nintendo it doesn't seem to matter how bad they screw something up they can just re-release a few games and be back on top.
That Horrible 3DS Analog Stick Rumor Is Coming True
Okay. Fuck it. That's it. I just can't do it anymore. I paid for your fucking 3DS that you have completely failed to make worth the money I paid so far, and now you're expecting me to buy an add-on for it. If you plan on making this dumb-ass, uncomfortable-looking thing a requirement for more games, or release a new system with it built in, and make my 3DS completely obsolete before you've even released any fucking games for it, then I'm done. I've let you kick me while I'm down over and over again, and told myself it's okay because you make great games, but this is too much. I can't be a Nintendo fanboy anymore. I'm hanging up my Mario hat. (Note that this is only the case if my current expensive-as-hell piece of hardware becomes obsolete. And releasing this awful add-on isn't going to mean my 3DS won't be made obsolete. Look at that thing. I'm supposed to hold that? Or carry it around with me? Or use something that rediculous on a bus? Here's hoping I can still play the games I want to without the stick.)
If this is real, it demonstrates Nintendo have spent the last year going from being visionaries to idiots, and pretty much deposits all the faith I had in them.
I actually feel that they'd already been at that point for a while. Ever since the SNES, they've been screwing up, first with the decision to go with carts instead of disks on the N64, then with the abortion that was the Gamecube's online suite, then with the Wii's total failure to do anything interesting beyond the novelty of waggle, then with the 3DS's abysmal launch lineup and poor post-launch support, then with the reveal of the Wii U (although some would argue, correctly, that it has potential, it's hard not to see it going the way of the Wii) and now finally with this absurd add-on. I've realized that lately, Nintendo has just been throwing ideas at a wall and seeing what sticks. It's great that they're willing to go out and try unique things, but it just doesn't work out when they have essentially no business acumen
Seams like I'm in minority here, but I think this is good. Why they didn't think of a second analog and a bunch of shoulder buttons before (PSV) is kinda strange, but I'll buy it, cause I guess it will be like $10-15, and you'll probably get one for free with some games. But they should strive towards getting it a bit smaller, it really looks big and bulky, and I don't know if you after this one can call the 3DS a portable system if they don't find a way to shrink it down a bit, cause my pockets isn't that big ^_^
I think this is just for that game, like the N64 and Saturn RAM expansion, the FFXI HDD, the DS rumble...
I do want a 3DS XL with a better battery life, bigger screen with 640x360 rez at least and OLED type. A second analog stick seems unnecessary I think, unless ports are involved, I always saw the touch screen as the second analog stick.
Typical gamer reaction. Especially considering this is probably a Capcom peripheral.
Typical Nintendo behavior.
But hey guys, keep at it. Nintendo being dumb again, like they were when they dominated the market and forced your "real console" to copycat.
@Cyrisaurus: Don't act like you know me. I don't have a problem with this right now. We know very little about the damn thing, I've heard rumors that it extends battery life, and I haven't even heard a price point yet. And yes it does look like it would be easier to hold. I have big fat hands, and the 3DS is not the most comfortable handheld ever for me, so the extra bulk can help me with holding it. So stop your damn preaching.
This would have made more sense if doing this as an add-on instead of including these things as standard features of the base 3DS unit had allowed Nintendo to debut the 3DS with a much lower price than they did. But somehow they still charged $249 for the base 3DS at launch, even without these things that one would think ought to be standard on a dedicated handheld platform.
It kind of makes you wonder why they didn't include a second analog stick in the first place anyway. Fair enough, most of the target audience is part of the casual crowd so most games will be simple enough to not use a second stick. But at least put one on the thing just incase. Plus it would have given developers more options when designing games too.
There are no words that could explain how upset i am with nintendo, so i won't try.
But one thing i will ask: Why was a second analog stick not put in the original design of the system?
I didn't buy a Wii, I won't buy a Wii U and I already regret buying the 3DS. Their games just aren't worth this.
am I the only one that likes this?
So what if Nintendo decided to beef up the 3ds when they saw it was the best decision.
Its gonna be like 20 bucks big whoop, I'm gonna buy it for my 3ds, and then probably buy the newer more awesome 3ds as well. I'm a Nintendo fan, sorrryyyyyyy.
3ds is a great system and its getting upgraded. how can that be a bad thing.
@BestUsernameEver as funny as that is it wouldn't be that far fetched for Nintendo sadlywell look at the gameboy color. Of course most of the add ons were strictly a bonus, but still, people would be walking around with a GBC connected to a third party rumble, with a light dongle and a magnify glass screen cover, that system got so ridiculous by all the little add ons you could get. But again, all of that wasn't integral to the gameplay, but yeah, same, i can see Nintendo launching something, or a couple things after a system release and expecting people to buy it with no question or regrets. I kinda doubt they would go as far as not include a DPad, but I think that illustrates Nintendos crazy business style right now.
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