The Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro is now being sold in North America. The device is priced at $19.99, adds a second Circle Pad and an extra set of shoulder buttons to the handheld console. For now, the only way to purchase the device is through Nintendo’s online store, as the company confirmed to Joystiq that it currently has no plans to sell the Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro at retail.

“There are no plans to sell this accessory at other retail locations at this time.”

-Nintendo representative



  1. Of course they don’t. Could you imagine if people saw this thing in the stores? They would literally run away in fear and scream like banshies!


  2. actually i think its good that there are no plans to sell them at retails because its more of a “do i need it?” and if there are not in demand because so few games use it and i know some will disagree with me but im right and all know it


  3. Well, I don’t think it’s really needed. Maybe for MGS3, but that’s about it. Kingdom Heart’s doesn’t benefit much from it either. I still don’t plan on getting one until I know for sure if ZL and ZR act as secondary L and R.


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