A lot of first time 3DS owners are feeling quite angry with Nintendo at the moment. It wasn’t enough for us to buy their new handheld, only for them to dramatically slash the price a few months later, and then offer us a few old games as compensation.
It’s the idea that we’ve paid Nintendo to essentially test a product for them, and the circle pad add on feels like something that should have been thoroughly implemented into the 3DS design before it launched. We’ve even got a pool going on in the office here, betting that Nintendo will unveil the proper design for the 3DS come E3 next year.
But the one company that isn’t in full angry mob, Activision, actually think that what Nintendo is doing, is a â€œSmart moveâ€.
In an interview with Industry Gamers, Activision publishing boss Eric Hirshberg praised Nintendo for the move.
â€œIt does make the hardware more relevant and compatible to the style of games we make. I don’t have anything to announce in relation to that, but I think it was a great move and it opens up that platform to more styles of games."
As bitter as most gamers feel about the mess that Nintendo has created, the idea of a second circle pad is a necessary one. In an industry dominated by action games that need quick reflexes and aiming abilities, a second circle pad could make games far more enjoyable, and open the doors for more developers to begin projects for the 3DS.
Recent pictures also show the device to be more ergonomically shaped, and to be honest, it’s something that would actually improve the 3DS handheld.
So, anyone up for a game Call of Duty: 3D Warfare?
Last Updated: September 14, 2011