Quantcast
Rumor: 3DS getting major overhaul, second circle pad - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Rumor: 3DS getting major overhaul, second circle pad


8:00 AM on 08.23.2011
Rumor: 3DS getting major overhaul, second circle pad photo



According to the rumor mill, Nintendo is in "turmoil" over what to do with the 3DS, and is planning something even more radical than the controversial price cut -- a complete physical overhaul. 

Gossip suggests that a future peripheral for the 3DS will add a second circular control pad. Allegedly, Nintendo regrets having just one circular pad, a decision that came as a result of rushing the hardware to beat Sony's PlayStation Vita. 

Additionally, an all-new model of the 3DS is said to be prepping for a 2012 launch -- and it will "radically tone down" the emphasis on 3D gaming. It's suggested that the next iteration of the 3DS could be entirely rebranded, featuring a new name that hides the 3D feature like a son who has shamed the family. 

This report comes from French site 01Net, the same site that has correctly posted several hardware rumors in the past, so there might be some meat on these ribs. If the rumors are true, it would only seem to cement what a horrible mess the entire 3DS has been. 

Nintendo, l'envers du décor [01Net, via Eurogamer, thanks de5gravity]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero photo
Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero
11:00 AM on 12.18.2014






3DS

11:00 AM on 12.16.2014
With the rights back in place, Dementium is coming to the 3DS

The Dementium series pushed the Nintendo DS to its limits, and reaped the rewards from a legion of fans that enjoyed the series for years. It's probably Renegade Kid's most known project, and now a new generation will be...more



5:00 PM on 12.15.2014
Club Nintendo adds Super Mario Kart, Kirby's Dream Land 3

The last three times I've written about Club Nintendo rewards, Kirby made his way onto the list. That trend continues today with the new set of game offers available until January 19, 2015: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U) - 200...more



3:00 PM on 12.15.2014
Felynes can dress up as Dante, Blanka, and Chun-Li in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

I'm no Monster Hunter player but I'm liking the cross-game costumes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Well, most of them. In line with today's Devil May Cry re-release news, Capcom has shown a Felyne outfit based on Dante. That...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more