A Homespun Look at the 3DS Add-on Circle Pad

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The issue of Famitsu that introduces Nintendo's new add-on 3ds thumb pad is on sale in Japan. Don't live in Japan? Like Microsoft Paint? There is this.

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Kotaku Japan picked up a copy of the magazine, and using the images in Famitsu, recreated the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad. In the above image, Kotaku Japan wrote "slit". Charming handwriting!

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In the below image, next to the large circle it says triggers. In the middle is the "cover" or "フタ" that blocks the cartridge slot.

Illustration for article titled A Homespun Look at the 3DS Add-on Circle Pad

The drawing isn't perfect—cute, but not perfect. Nintendo will hopefully release official art. Until then, this homemade image from Kotaku Japan might make it easier to visualize the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad.

イラスト解説:ニンテンドー3DS拡張パッドはこうなってます [Kotaku Japan]


You can contact Brian Ashcraft, the author of this post, at bashcraft@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

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mrantimatter
mrantimatter

The fanboy response to this whole mess has been delicious. To them, not only does it look awesome, but it negates any advantage the psv may have had so we should all run out and buy 3ds's.