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Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro (Nintendo 3DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • New Right Circle Pad
  • New ZR and ZL Buttons as triggers on the shoulders
  • Uses 1x AAA battery
  • approx. battery-life: 480 hours
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  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B006J66CPG
  • Product Dimensions: 16.9 x 2.5 x 9.3 cm ; 277 g
  • Release Date: 27 Jan 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,873 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The Circle Pad Pro is a new accessory for Nintendo 3DS, designed to increase the way the player enjoys Nintendo 3DS software. It consists of a shell that the Nintendo 3DS slots into with an additional Circle Pad on the right-hand side (termed "Right Circle Pad" or "Circle Pad (R)") and three shoulder buttons; these are R Button and the new ZR and ZL Buttons.;The player uses his Circle Pad Pro by slotting his Nintendo 3DS console into the accessory; the console will then recognise the accessory via infrared transceiver.

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New Product, Sealed - Italian Edition

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks botched together but works well. 29 Jan 2012
By Ant
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Circle Pad Pro isn't too pretty to look at with its irregular shape, this being due to the designers having to work around access to the volume slider and earphone and charging sockets. To the rear of the controller there is an infra red transceiver which covers slightly less than half the controller's length and which blocks access to the stylus and cartridge slot. Overall the appearance is of something that has been botched together to fit around a device which wasn't initially intended to have such an attachment made for it. The asymmetry between the screens and circle pads doesn't look too nice though I find it doesn't affect game control.

The Control Pad Pro's battery compartment is fairly easy to open, it has a big wide screw head which can be undone with a coin so there is no need to hunt for one of those little Phillips screwdrivers that fall out of crackers.

It is much lighter than the 3DS though it does add weight as well as bulk and has been ergonomically designed with contours which I find comfortable to hold, it feels a little like holding an Xbox 360 controller, though without the handles resting in the palms.

There are three shoulder buttons on the controller, a R button above the right circle pad which functions the same as the one on the 3DS, this has been included to prevent an uncomfortable stretch to the 3DS's R button. In addition there are two extra shoulder buttons, ZL and ZR, and they are more comfortable to reach and use with the two circle pads than with the L and R buttons. The right circle pad feels to be the same quality as the 3DS's left pad and moves equally as smooth.

There is no on/off switch, the unit switches itself off after 5 minutes of inactivity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes MGS3D about 1000x better. 21 Feb 2013
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I bought this for around £10 and it was worth every penny. Bear in mind it doesn't work with many games at the time of this review (something like 8?), so if you're going to buy it, I'd recommend doing some research into that first.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for monster hunter 3 ultimate 29 Sep 2013
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found this affordable and easy to use. I have two games it is compatible with, resident evil revelations and monster hunter 3 ultimate. I found the normal controls available in resident evil to be more precise and easier to use in game (my personal opinion anyways) but were the circle pad really shines is for monster hunter. I have played monster hunter games on the psp, the wii and now the 3ds and i must admit the circle pad pro makes the 3ds version stand out as the best controls available and make the game the most enjoyable so far in the series. Simply put if you have monster hunter 3 ultimate for the 3ds you need this item.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars provides the option if you want it. 2 Feb 2012
By Fargus
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Just spent some time with this playing 4 hours straight in RAID mode on resident evil revelations, currently the only game that supports the peripheral.
Battery is easy enough to go in and out, it auto shuts off after 5 minutes of none use and the 3DS fits snuggly inside (least on mine it does)and i tipped it upside down with no sign of the 3DS coming out at all.
Comfort wise i found it perfectly fine to hold for the four hours i just played, with no cramping which i tend to get without the device.
Function wise it adds two extra buttons Zl and ZR that act as triggers and when you catch them right you can get a rapid action off with them so their responsive and solid. the duplicate R button seems to work well too.The circle pad itself feels slightly different to the one on the 3DS (looser) but after calibrating it and messing with the sensitivity options ingame (very fast) i found the right balance for me.Now resident evil is a great game, with or Without this peripheral so it is in no way essential to play the game.
However it does have it's advantages, once you get used to it(took me 20 minutes tbh) you can circle strafe, and land accurate shots on foes as you would in any modern FPS, it makes the game more about position and keeps up the hectic pace that RAID mode offers.In story mode it felt a little redundant apart from in boss encounters where the added maneuverability aids you very well.
The negatives are it cuts camera control from the touch screen (unusual to say the least as this would impact the 3DS in no way at all)and the stick doesn't duplicate this function.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Resident Evil Revelations. 3 Mar 2012
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A perfect accompaniment to Ressident Evil Revelations. Enhances gameplay significantly. Yes it's a bit ugly but considering the 3DS it has to fit around its Nintendo have done a good job and it's extremely comfortable for long periods of play. The 3DS fits into the controller and there is no fear it will ever fall out. Hopefully more games in future will utilise the extra controls but at the price I think this is a great addition to the 3DS (as long as you have Resident Evil)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-made accessory that shows promise 13 Feb 2012
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The Circle Pad Pro could have easily been awful, given the circumstances of its conception, and from first impressions it looks that way; it's a rather ugly, misshapen thing that only looks to add width and bulk to your unassuming 3DS.

Luckily, it performs it's intended function well. Having used it in tandem with RE: Revelations, I can happily say that it makes the game much faster and easier to control. Whilst the regular controls sans the Circle Pad are relatively well-adapted considering, the accessory makes things much easier and far more fun. There's no noticeable lag between the device and the console, and the design is rather more ergonomic that first impressions would have you think (although the size and button/pad placement shift do take a bit of getting used to initially). Build quality seems good, something that should be expected from Nintendo by this point, although it feels oddly hollow even with the battery in.

Should you buy it? If you're planning on getting Revelations, absolutely; it's worth the extra little bit of cash to get fully-formed controls. If you've no interest in RE, then there's little point in having it right now, so wait until a title comes out that is compatible (Kid Icarus, KH3D, Dynasty Warriors Vs.).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product
Published 3 days ago by martin horton
5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints
Great product, easy set up, excellent delivery speed
Published 12 days ago by Paul Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo 3da
This is a good devise and works well with what I wanted it for
Published 20 days ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Product.
The Circle Pad Pro, (and it's XL counterpart), are a great piece of kit adding a second analogue stick to the 3DS console. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. S. W. J. Bull
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential to easier camera control and comfortable grip!
The item was as described. Arrived quickly. The circle pad itself isn't made of the best quality material but it does the job perfectly especially if you play Monster Hunter 3 as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Natasha Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Gadget
bought this to play monster hunter 3 ultimate, its definatly a great thing to have with your 3ds definitely worth buying
Published 5 months ago by Voiden
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine product
This is ugly peace of plastic but... very helpful. Playing Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil it is required to have Circle Pad Pro! Read more
Published 7 months ago by speedy901990
5.0 out of 5 stars Good addon
Highly recomended for those who play Capcom games like Resident Evil Revelations or Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (and Monster Hunter 4 if you have a japanese 3DS)
Published 7 months ago by André Gonçalo Melo Cardoso
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I got this for my son,he loves it. Make sure to enable it in settings.... A well made good quality item.
Published 8 months ago by Caff
5.0 out of 5 stars Recomended.
I never got to test it out on a 3DS as mine is XL and it's my own fault for purchasing it and not paying attention to the name of the item but I did play around with the button and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kimberley Craigie
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