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Topic: Loose D pad?

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rlemmon

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Hi guys. My d pads feels loose. If you grab ahold of it with your nails or fingertips it will move around up, down, left or right as a whole. In otherwords it seems like its to small for the plus shaped hole it sits in and kind of jiggles around in all alot. It is not at all tight like my wii remote d pads are.

Are they all this way or is it just mine? Thanks.

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komicturtle

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I kind have that same problem. It's a weird d-pad. Wish it was more like the DSi's and Wiimote. I suggest you contact Nintendo soon in case it gets worse. Better safe than sorry.

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Retro_on_theGo

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Mine's like that too. It feels weird using it. It came like that too.

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BAZ1307

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Haven't noticed this myself, but loose ones are the best IMO, as seen in the PS3 controller and PSP.

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Retro_on_theGo

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BAZ1307 wrote:

Haven't noticed this myself, but loose ones are the best IMO, as seen in the PS3 controller and PSP.

How does that improve the Dpad? The ones on ps3 aren't loose for me.

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TeeJay

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Mine is loose as well. I don't mind much, though. No idea why. O_O

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Moorpheel

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The one on the PSP is very loose... And even though i don't mind most of the time, there are times when the d-pad touches the wall of its "plus shaped hole" and makes a "squeee" sound. It's annoying.

The dpad on the 3DS moves a bit, but it wouldn't say its loose :P

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BAZ1307

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Retro_on_theGo wrote:

BAZ1307 wrote:

Haven't noticed this myself, but loose ones are the best IMO, as seen in the PS3 controller and PSP.

How does that improve the Dpad? The ones on ps3 aren't loose for me.

I just think it feels more comfortable and the looser the dpad is, the less clicky it is to press. Though all of the buttons on the 3DS are clicky so it wouldn't match. :3

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Mars

9. Posted:

I don't like the D-pad; for me, it's too small and doesn't feel the most comfortable. Based on my experience, this D-pad will only work adequately for RPGs or strategy games. Nevertheless, I'm hoping for a redesigned unit with a bigger or better designed D-pad.

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NFreak007

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Mine is quite loose but I really like it. Not because it's loose, but it seems much easier to hit diagonals than on the DSi and it seems to click down further, if that makes sense.

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TeeJay

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Mars wrote:

I don't like the D-pad; for me, it's too small and doesn't feel the most comfortable. Based on my experience, this D-pad will only work adequately for RPGs or strategy games. Nevertheless, I'm hoping for a redesigned unit with a bigger or better designed D-pad.

It also works extremely well for sidescrolling platformers.

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Mars

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@Tj92. Yes, your're right.

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BlackShyGuy

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While the d-pad does seem a little flimsy. Its the slide pad, analog stick or whatever you call it I'm worried about. I wonder how long it will last cause I dont wanna buy another 3DS within a year of the one I got at launch day. It's seems sturdy enough though but still...

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TeeJay

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It's very sturdy, I don't see a reason to worry about it wearing down anytime soon.

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