Activision praises 3DS Circle Pad add-on

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 06:27 GMT By Matt Williams

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, has praised Nintendo’s decision to release an add-on for the 3DS to enable dual analogue control.

Officially called the Circle Pad attachment, Hirshberg has praised Nintendo’s decision, labelling it a “smart move” in an interview with IndustryGamers.

Although Hirshberg had no formal announcement to make in regards to the peripheral, he stated that it make the hardware “more relevant and compatible to the style of games we make.”

Further, Hirshberg claimed “it was a great move and it opens up that platform to more styles of games.”

Nintendo officially confirmed the attachment last week.

Thanks, EuroGamer.



  1. Zana

    Yeah, Activision knows a lot about smart moves.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    It would’ve been a smart move 12 months ago.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    It looks a bit clunky.

    If they don’t release a revised version of the console with the extra “circle” built in then I reckon Nintendo have lost the plot entirely.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. viralshag

    @3, That’s an understatement :P

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Freek

    Oh yeah, release a new console already. Right after you dropped the price massivly you are going to split your audiance and/or have everybody who bought it alrady be angry at you for basicly leaving them with a useless console?
    They can’t do that.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mojo

    now 3ds is completly messed up…
    i realy start to feel bad for nintendo. i mean as much as they have alienated the core, but they dont deserve this..

    #6 3 years ago
  7. viralshag

    @5, To be fair, Sony were not that far off doing the same thing. They dropped the price of their fat consoles and then a couple of months later they released the slim for close to the same price.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. mojo

    but the s&l didnt have a make or break thing that the fat didnt.
    i mean the addition of a second stick i wouldnt consider as “minor update”.

    btw with that addon the lower part of the 3ds (especialy in the pic above) weirdly reminds me of the game gear..

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    I was more going on the example of quickly released hardware versions rather than than actual comparison of any features.

    In the case of the PS3, the older versions have more features over the newer machines such as backwards compatibility.

    #9 3 years ago

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