[Rumour] 3DS relaunch next year w/ second analog + new name

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=441994

    Seems like good speculation although it might be 99% false. The site did leak Vita & Wii-U first so idk.
     
  2. Ben_j

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    Adding a removable joystick is technically impossible, as there is nothing to plug it to the 3DS...
     
  3. Nebz

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    I'm really not sure what to think.

    A new design? Different name? Oh boy....
    A $10 peripheral for current 3DS owners?

    I think imma just take this with a grain of salt for now. I can't wait until 20 other sites change up this bit of news for the worse.
     
  4. Clarky

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    sounds possible given past reputation, iwata has said that would only ship out re-modelled machines when they find the flaws of there current one, the idea of bringing a new model out withg a better battery and a new analouge stick sounds great but surely the people who already bopught a 3ds would feel mugged off?
     
  5. soulx

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    Fuck no.

    I don't want a redesign one year after I purchased the damn system.
     
  6. minoplis

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    Well, it's a weird rumor, but a 3DS hardware revision is kinda expected move from Nintendo to some people, if they manage to improve battery life it would be great already, I don't care that much about a second analog stick
     
  7. Wintrale

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    It was barely more than a year after the DS came out that the Lite did, too. If Nintendo repeat the cycle they had for the DS, we were going to get a 3DS Lite next year and a 3DSi in 2016 anyway.
     
  8. Fishaman P

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    It wouldn't be necessary... if the slide pad and d-pad could he used at the same time on current hardware.
     
  9. Schizoanalysis

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  10. BoxmanWTF

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    oh thats funny, I don't know ANY company who would screw over it supporters like that.
    Where these rumors come from, I don't know
     
  11. awssk8er

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    Not believing this. Shigeru said they considered adding a second one, but the gyroscope made it so they didn't need it.

    They will add it on their next (Fully new) handheld... but I don't believe they would add it to the 3DS.
     
  12. Snailface

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    Just kill me if this turns out to be true.
    I'm worried because the source of this rumor is trusted.

    Edit: Given the state of things, a panicked redesign is likely, but some sort of clip on nub seems far fetched.
     
  13. Kiaku

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    Was going to buy a 3DS sometime soon, but this rumor makes me think twice...
    I don't really think Nintendo would create a new design now, because how would former 3DS owners be able to transfer their purchases (and also their free games from the "ambassador program")? If they can't, there will be a huge uproar.
     
  14. Ikki

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    I call bullshit.

    Even though it would make the drastic price drop more reasonable.
     
  15. 1234turtles

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    This better stay a rumour.
     
  16. MSaki

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    heh not surprised if or if not true as it would be funny to see a 3dsv2 or 4ds
     
  17. Clarky

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    the ds came out in 2004, the lite came out in 2006, 2 years by my count. the ds lite was just a redesign which tidied up the flaws of the original design and the dsi i considered was more of an experiment.
     
  18. Snailface

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    In a pinch the 3DS motion control can substitute for the second circle pad. So that's the option first gen 3DSs will use probably.

    Knowing that makes the idea of a retrofitted circle pad seem even more ridiculous. (and how would you close the bloody thing?) [​IMG]
     
  19. machomuu

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    Knowing Nintendo, that's unlikely. That said, I'd be fine with it, but again, it's very unlikely.
     
  20. ZenZero

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    Really hope this isnt true, but the source scares me.