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RUMOR: Right Analog Stick Attachment for 3DS, New Handheld (With Less 3D Emphasis) In 2012

RUMOR: Right Analog Stick Attachment for 3DS, New Handheld (With Less 3D Emphasis) In 2012

by Hassan AhmedAugust 22, 2011

First things first… this is a RUMOR. And a HUGE one. Quite honestly, this sounds ridiculous to me and I don’t believe it. Having said that, the source is the French site 01net and they were spot on with their Wii U rumors and apparently on some PlayStation Vita rumors as well. So because of their track record, I thought I’d post this here, but of course… take this with a massive grain of salt.

01net is claiming their source says Nintendo is working on an attachment for the 3DS that will bring a second Circle Pad to the system for approximately $10. How this will work is beyond me, but that’s what they’re claiming. They are also saying that Nintendo is working on a new 3DS that will “radically tone down the whole 3D angle”, involve a new design, and probably will a new name as well. Again, I find this very hard to believe… but I only post rumors from sites with a track record of being right, not just some random junk, so who knows.

01net will be discussing Wii U tomorrow, so perhaps we’ll get more rumors about that then as well. All I know is… things are going to be very interesting in the coming months/years.


Note: The above image is a mockup. Also, this article originally stated the new handheld would be without 3D, but I then looked at the English version of the article (I was previously using Google Translate) and they said they will “radically tone down” the 3D, so it appears the 3D may not be gone entirely. I have updated the article to reflect that change.

About The Author
Hassan Ahmed
In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan's philosophy is very simple: "fun". He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan's focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009. Hassan has been blogging for NintendoFuse since June 2008, and he enjoys being a part of this wonderful community. He hopes to provide you with the latest and greatest Nintendo news and rumors, as well as hands-on impressions, with as much detail as possible to benefit the fans and readers.
  • August 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wow it is obviously just copied from the other side. The shadow and angle are exactly the same just rotated. That is the the one on the right looks like it is at a weird angle.

    EDIT: Not to mention the color around the joy stick does not match the 3DS. Are people really that stupid to believe this?

    • August 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      The image is just a fun mockup to show a 3DS with two Circle Pads. There is no image of what 01net is referring to, as that is a separate attachment.

  • Anonymous
    August 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Rumor-mongering like this is irresponsible and poor journalism.

    • August 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      Again, these guys were spot on with their Wii U rumors, some of which nobody could have predicted. I don’t believe it, but they are more credible than most other sites.

  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I find this really hard to believe. Nintendo already took a lot of risks with the N3DS and it’ll be ridiculous if they make this “new handheld”; that will just infuriate costumers, and that’s too much of a risk.

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