Why are the buttons uneven with the D-pad?

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5 years ago#1
Is anyone else worried that the X, Y, A, and B buttons not being even with the D-pad will make certain games very hard to play? Try holding your DS, and move your left hand down an inch, and see how awkward it is to hold?

I'm already a fan of the 3DS and plan on buying it on launch day, but this seems like something that might be a problem. Every other Nintendo handheld (or console controller) has had a symetric layout.
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5 years ago#2
We know. All we can do is wait.
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5 years ago#3
Because this is not the final design.
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5 years ago#4
^Really? but why did nintendo show off and build so many incompletes for E3?
5 years ago#5
Because they also showed us a such a non-final DS back then.
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5 years ago#6
But ABXY IS even with the analog stick, which will probably be the main control for games, not the D-Pad.
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5 years ago#7
I found a picture of that beta DS, altho not a big one:

http://www.legendarypokemon.net/images/consoles/ds_beta.png

Besides, i think they said they are still taking feedback for the 3DS its design.
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5 years ago#8
I 100% guarantee you that is not the final design. Even though since I'll prolly be using the analog slider most of the time anyway I think it's fine even as is. But I'm sure they will improve it so it's even better for launch day.
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5 years ago#9
Ok makes sense... so you think Nintendo has enough time to add another thumb pad? Not saying we need one but it would be cool.
5 years ago#10
I hope they switch D-Pad and Slider positions and add a second slider under ABXY.
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