Optimistic Store Accidentally Advertises 3DS XL With Nonexistent Second Circle Pad

Last Friday, GoNintendo posted the photo you see above (full version below), indicating that UK-based retail entertainment chain HMV was advertising a curious version of the Nintendo 3DS XL with a feature that doesn't exist: the much clamored-for second circle pad.

But Nintendo has already said that the 3DS XL would need to be much bigger to accomodate a second circle pad and still retain a decent battery life. The second circle pad, in addition to other misinformed details like screen size and a nonexistent extendable stylus, were the result of a poster made from an internet mock-up.

HMV responded to Eurogamer's inquiries on the matter, apologising for the mix up and stating that, "It's apparent this was just one particular store being a little over-enthusiastic - and the poster has been removed."

For those who still hope for a second circle pad, there's always the Circle Pad Pro.

HMV store advertises 3DS XL with second Circle Pad using internet mock-up [Eurogamer via GoNintendo]


Comments

    HEADS SHOULD ROLL, SHUT DOWN NINTENDO FOR SOMEONE MAKING A MISTAKE AND TELLING ME ABOUT A PRODUCT THAT ISN'T RELEASED YET AND BEING WRONG

      Heads should roll for not including a second stick lol.

        Okay, there is one very good reason why the 3DSXL does not have a second thumbstick already attached, and that's because it would greatly increase the number of games that actually use it, rendering the original 3DS obsolete without the add-on that's supposed to be optional. Maybe the 3DS should have had a second thumbstick to begin with, but I always found the Metroid Prime Hunters control scheme to be more natural and comfortable than anything on a console FPS, so I won't take "it removes the system's potential for FPS games" as an argument. For now, the Circle Pad Pro is a satisfying optional attachment, and the fact is that having two thumbsticks is cited as one of the things most casual gamers find the most intimidating about controllers, so its absence on the original is probably more marketing than anything else.

    that was a mockup that was floating around the internet... lol idiots...

    Actually looks like shit anyways!

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