new 3dsxl loose dpad?

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  1. lcleong
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    anyone has the same problem new 3dsxl loose dpad?

    something like this: ?

    is it a common problem or what?
     
  2. Joe88

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    my o3dsxl does the same thing
     
  3. Anfroid

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    My N3DS XL does that as well as both my other 3DS XL's.
    Also as a side note, I never noticed that the headphone slot was on the bottom left corner on the old XL's, always thought they were in the middle.
     
  4. thaikhoa

    thaikhoa GBAtemp Maniac

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    All my 3DS including OG3DS 3DSXL N3DS and N3DSXL do the same thing. Absolutely normal.
     
  5. yuyuyup

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    I've had original/xl/new xl. The original first 3DS (at least mine) had a SHIT AWFUL loose d-pad (really really really bad.) FLOATY-ass button, stuck to your thumb, I would consider it a disgrace from Nintendo. I can't believe they still manufacturer that trash.

    The New 3DS XL (at least mine) there is a little "play" in the d-pad, but I would consider it very similar and on par with dsi xl d-pad. I can't really tell in your video if it greatly differs from what mine looks like, but there is always a chance you have a different build (I can cite numerous unfortunate inconsistencies with Nintendo devices.)

    DSi XL had a clicky/mushy d-pad, it has a steeper "apex" than the GBA SP, so you need to put more movement in "rocking" the pad around. The GBA SP model has very "shallow" buttons rather than "mushy" style like SNES/GC/original GBA. So the GBA SP is much more sensitive that way, it boils down to personal preference

    original XL (at least mine) had a much improved d-pad, but still way more floaty than I would like. The New XL greatly improves this, and personally I'm fine with the New XL d-pad entirely.

    To keep going with the comparisons to classic d-pads, I compared the feel of the original NES d-pad, and the difference in play is the NES d-pad tends to "slide" (like the motion of the circle pad) instead of "rock" around and float, memories of a great controller but painful thumbs.

    the GC d-pad is really tight, I wonder what the NES and GC pads would still be as responsive if the corners/edges were smoothed down for comfort; would there be a major tactical and tactile sacrifice?
     
  6. mech

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    I can't belive I just sat and watch a 1+ minute video of a guy fondling a Dpad. I will never get that time back.
     
  7. Ra1d

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    It's not a problem, it's normal.
     
  8. lcleong
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    lol, that guy is not me btw, i just giving some most likely example that i found related to my new3dsxl situation right now
     
  9. mech

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    Lol I know, my Dpad is the same.
     
  10. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    You have a faulty device go ask a replacement ! ... Seriously, people tend to bitch too much over nothing.

    Pip'