I hope they make that joystick thing durable.

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5 years ago#1
Imagine if Melee was ported over to the 3DS and we had a flimsy joystick, that would such disappointment. I don't wanna have to risk breaking my 3DS to play an awesome game.
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5 years ago#2
It seems to be as durable as the PSP's analog nub, which is more than good enough.
5 years ago#3

From: MetroidJunkie | Posted: 6/20/2010 5:56:01 AM | #002
It seems to be as durable as the PSP's analog nub, which is more than good enough.


Ya, I like the PSP's build design, those things were meant to last. I hope it's as good as that.
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5 years ago#4
There is a video of someone at E3 actually moving the slide pad, and I must say it looks smooth like butter.
5 years ago#5
I actually hope it's better than the first generation PSP's analog nubs. Not because they break... but because dust gets in the console regardless of whether or not you have a case, and then the joystick returns random extreme values that are hard to change by moving the joystick. So... my character ends up moving forward and to the left, even if I'm holding down and right...

So I periodically have to open my PSP to clean the damn thing, and if 3DS is anything like a DS Lite, they're a lot more tricky to mess around in.

I do LOVE the PSP though, just not that aspect of it...
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5 years ago#6
I just hope the L/R buttons are more durable this time. I broke/jammed all of the shoulder buttons on all 3 DS's I have owned. (Phat, Lite, and i) >:(
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5 years ago#7
dust gets in the console regardless of whether or not you have a case, and then the joystick returns random extreme values that are hard to change by moving the joystick.

Good thing the 3DS closes, right? Something the PSP can't do.
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5 years ago#8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl71b7PdGGM&feature=player_embedded

Around 1:25

Its in french but you can see and he says the joystick is very good

Even if its in french you don't need to understand, the rest of the video he shows the 3DS features close up its pretty interesting

At the end he shows that the 3DS can locate a target on a surface do do virtual reality stuff
5 years ago#9
Good thing the 3DS closes, right? Something the PSP can't do.

A good PSP case protects it about as well when you're not using it, and it's still a problem. It's not like dust can't get inside it while it's open.
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5 years ago#10
Everything ive seen written about the analog stick from gametrailers, ign and gamespot say that it is much more durable and reliable than the psp nub. But we're just going to have to wait to use it ourselves.
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