Nintendo Has No Plans for a 3DS Redesign

Nintendo Has No Plans for a 3DS Redesign

A Nintendo handheld console revision isn’t in the works? What in the sweet name of Miyamoto is going on here?!

Since its launch, the 3DS has been criticized for some of its more puzzling design features, but the loveable Shigeru Miyamoto is convinced that the current model is good enough for the time being. Miyamoto recently sat down and shared his thoughts with IGN.

“I really feel like I’m satisfied with the 3DS hardware as it is. I feel like it’s the best for this generation,”

Perhaps the noticeably lacking feature is that of a second circle pad, which seems like a glaring oversight given this day and age. Nintendo’s post-launch response to the missing circle pad resulted in one of the most laughable pieces of gaming technology in recent memory, so it seems like this feature would be at the top of Nintendo’s list to include in a console revision. However, Miyamoto’s response was simply that the system’s gyroscope makes up for the lack of any additional circle pads.

This all leaves me scratching my head seeing as how Nintendo is infamous for releasing multiple models of their handhelds over the system’s lifespan, so one would think that the 3DS would get the same treatment. Even if the 3DS doesn’t get a built-in second circle pad, the next obvious choice would be to increase the system’s size and release the 3DS XL.  Unfortunately, Miyamoto skirted that question by saying, “What we’re thinking about right now is probably going to be for a future generation of handheld.”

Source: IGN 

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