At the moment, it’s possible to pick up the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL from Nintendo’s online store. In case you were hoping to pick it up in store though, keep hoping, since Nintendo has said that “There are no plans to sell this accessory at other retail locations at this time”. But again, there’s the online store.
Nintendo has finally made the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL available for preorder via their online store. It’s set for release on the 19th of April and will cost $19.99. You can find it here if you’re interested.
You can check after the break for more photos of the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL.
You can check after the break for some high-resolution pictures of the 3DS Xl Circle Pad Pro and its box art.
Nintendo’s official website has confirmed that the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL is coming to Japan on the 15th of November. Despite the extra bulk, early impressions say the updated hand-grip is more comfortable than the original, smaller version.
Nikkei has shared a series of photos that provide a closer look at the Circle Pad Pro for the 3DS XL, which can be found after the break. But while it may look bulky, Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has said that it’s “not half bad”, and:
…this new, larger Circle Pad Pro is that it feels compact, yet still usable. And more importantly, while Nintendo says the 3DS XL isn’t big enough for a second analog stick, the new Circle Pad Pro’s smart design gives hope that one day it could be.
And that’s coming from someone who hates the Wii U Pro Controller, which I think adds value to the praise.
A while ago, we received confirmation that the 3DS XL would receive its own Circle Pad Pro. You can see the first glimpse of that in the image above. Just to be absolutely clear, it’s the one on the left.