I was just wondering if nintendo was going for cheaper alternatives in their 3DS systems. What is your opinion on this topic? I got many Nintendo systems, one could call me a fanboy... Anyway the first system hardware to disappoint me is the o3DS. I got one since the early days of its release and I did not use it like a crazy stress tester but in the last days my Dpad seems to be tearing off (atleast the coating is ripping off from one side) and now also the analog rubber went off (guess from thumb heat). By the way I always took good care of my system. Both parts seem to be of poor quality and its the first time I encountered things like this on a Nintendo system.Last time i repaired something from Nintendo was a couple of N64 Joysticks(Analogstick wear off, but this actually must happen because of the construction of it). Do you think alike? Is the n3DS of better quality and durablity?