Nubageddon came and went, and Nintendo survived the impending doom, only to go on and reach great heights with the 3DS.
But one question remained -- would the Circle Pad Pro XL ever see a release outside of Japan? It appears as if the UK will finally get their answer, come March 22nd. Right now, there's no information on a US release.
Personally, seeing as how I upgraded from a regular 3DS to an XL, I'd love one. It's not by any means required, but I personally enjoyed the ability to use it in Snaker Eater 3D and Resident Evil Revelations.
3DS Circle Pad Pro XL Coming To The UK March 22nd [Nintendo Life]