Nintendo releases Circle Pad Pro XL in America
If you’re looking for a Circle Pad Pro XL to accompany your 3DS XL unit and live in North America you’ve been out of luck so far if you didn’t want to import.
Nintendo has changed that today as they’ve made the Circle Pad Pro XL available for only $20 on their online store. They say the accessory that makes games like Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Metal Gear easier to play will ship in just a few days.
Its odd that Nintendo didn’t want to make a bigger fuss about this add-on for the XL. The original Circle Pad Pro sold out for months after release but largely due to the releases of Snake Eater 3D and Resident Evil. It was also a GameStop exclusive.
Right now the only way you can get a CPP XL in America without importing is to buy it from Nintendo’s online store directly. Its better than nothing I suppose!
UPDATE: Nintendo of America has revealed that they have no plans to ship the Circle Pad Pro XL to retailers in America and will only sell it directly from their online store. This makes sense as there was probably not much demand for the original to begin with since almost no new games have used the accessory aside from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in a while.