Does 3DS XL have bigger D pad? Better feel?

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3 years ago#1
Hi all,

I got a 3DS for street fighter 4. The D pad is small and painful to use. I dont use the touch screens shortcuts. Great game and I would like to play it more. Does the XL have a bigger and better D pad? If it does, it would be an immediate buy for me.

Thanks!
3 years ago#2
The buttons are the same size, I think.
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3 years ago#3
The 3DS XL does have a better d-pad. it's well made won't chip off paint like the original since it's now made with a matte style finish :). i'm now able to play games like NSMB2, that SHOULD technically be played with a d-pad all the time, with peace of mind. i couldn't do this on my original 3DS since it felt like it was going to break on me all the time.

The actual d-pad on the XL is pretty much the same size as the one on the original but now thicker and tougher in quality which is what you would expect from a good quality d-pad :). i absolutly love it! :D.
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3 years ago#4
Why are you using a pad for a fighter? Eww.
3 years ago#5
Robot_Soopa posted...
Why are you using a pad for a fighter? Eww.


LoL!

Have you ever owned a SNES or a Sega Genesis and bought games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, World Heroes, Fatal Fury, etc, etc???. what do you think all of us were using at the time to move around and perform those special moves and such?.
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3 years ago#6
D pad is f***** fantastic. I'm sure you'll love it.
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3 years ago#7
90sRetroGaming posted...
LoL!

Have you ever owned a SNES or a Sega Genesis and bought games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, World Heroes, Fatal Fury, etc, etc???. what do you think all of us were using at the time to move around and perform those special moves and such?.


I have but sticks are still the superior choice if they are available. What do you think all of us were using at the arcades?
3 years ago#8
D-pad on 3DSXL is definately better,its not as resistant to pressing,concave in the center to allow you to slide your thumb on it to perform rotational input when playing fighting games such as SFIV 3D.
3 years ago#9
Robot_Soopa posted...
Why are you using a pad for a fighter? Eww.


^^^^ NOOB! Dpad is and always was better.
3 years ago#10
Robot_Soopa posted...
90sRetroGaming posted...
LoL!

Have you ever owned a SNES or a Sega Genesis and bought games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, World Heroes, Fatal Fury, etc, etc???. what do you think all of us were using at the time to move around and perform those special moves and such?.


I have but sticks are still the superior choice if they are available. What do you think all of us were using at the arcades?


Fair enough. those arcade sticks were the s***! :). man i miss my childhood at those arcades!. f*** :(.
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