Hi there, It's been a very long time since I've made a hardware review but here we go! The Circle Pad Pro LL(XL in Western country's) is the latest add-on for the Nintendo 3DS XL. Until now, it has only seen a release in Japan, but thank god this add-on is region free! That is a plus for Nintendo!(Now make all the games region free and you have a lot of happy costumers.) But yeah Let's get to the point, how is it? It is great! First of all what's in the box? A Circle Pad Pro LL(XL), region free A Battery <3 A Japanese Manual A Japanese Club Nintendo Card Overall Impressions without using it It feels really sturdy of good build quality, I think it'll be a lot easier to play a few hours non-stop on my 3DS with this add-on. I kinda feels like the Wii U gamepad!(Lot of photo's incoming.) I compared both size and weight of the 3DS XL+CCP XL and Wii U gamepad. Here is the result: Weight: The 3DS XL+CPP LL is a tad heavier then the Wii U gamepad, the difference is only about 20 grams or so.(Wii U gamepad is about 500 grams.) Size: The most important question, how does it play? To answer that question, it feels great to play with it! It adds something awesome to your gaming experience. It only makes your 3DS a bit more bulky. Don't worry though, you'll get used to it! The Circel Pad itself feels really good, it feels like the 3DS's one. The R button is just an R button and the ZR and ZL button can be compared to ones of the Wii U Pro Controller and the Classic Controller Pro. Verdict Pro's: Second analogue stick for your XL console! It is rather cheap Good build quality They promise a long battery 2 extra button on the back ;o Cons: Adds some weight to your 3DS Makes your 3DS way less portable.(The XL wasn't that portable already.) Not out yet in Europe and the US. Thanks for reading my short review, I won't do a conclusion since I know most won't listen and everybody has his own opinion! Also I respect everybody's opinion, if serious.