Will the Circle Pad Pro XL help me play my XL without cramping?

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2 years ago#1
I just got an XL and it makes my hands cramp after 5 minutes or so of play. I think its due to the system not being as thick as a regular controller, the buttons being small and close together, and I really notice it when trying to use the L and R buttons when playing mario 3d land.

I have not played a game yet that uses the d-pad as i only bought the xl and luigis mansion but i assume that would be murder on my hands.
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2 years ago#2
I have the XL and use the CPPXL even with games that do not support it because it does make the system feel a bit more comfortable.I have big hands though.
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2 years ago#3
I'm hoping so. At the moment I just use the stand that came with Kid Icarus and rest it on my chest (I play handhelds lying down), because my hands would cramp if I had to hold the thing all the time.

But I'm hoping to find a CPP at my local store tomorrow, so I'll post back if I can.
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2 years ago#4
I used the CPP on the original 3DS and it feels very comfortable. I expect it's the same with the XL version
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2 years ago#5
it's comfortable for your left hand, but you have to curl your right hand around it quite far to reach the R button.
2 years ago#6
thedicemaster posted...
it's comfortable for your left hand, but you have to curl your right hand around it quite far to reach the R button.


The R button on the CPPXL is easily reachable and is as comfortable as the left R button.Are you talking about the regular CPP by chance because i never used it?
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2 years ago#7
I don't think the R button is easily reachable at ALL and I have big hands as well. It's extremely awkward to use and because of it I don't use it with games that don't support it. This would be easily solved if they would just allow the R button on the CPP to be used in all games (should be easy to implement).

TC I'd recommend this (http://www.amazon.com/DreamGEAR-Nintendo-3DS-XL-Comfort-Grip/dp/B008XHCLFO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1366927947&sr=8-5&keywords=3ds+grip) I had one for the regular 3DS and it was the best one that I tried. I had actually bought quite a few before I found one I liked.

Also, the XL CPP's aren't in stores yet as far as I know...
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2 years ago#8
From: abbeldydoo | #006
thedicemaster posted...
it's comfortable for your left hand, but you have to curl your right hand around it quite far to reach the R button.


The R button on the CPPXL is easily reachable and is as comfortable as the left R button.Are you talking about the regular CPP by chance because i never used it?

He's referring to how the R button of the CPP itself doesn't function if the game doesn't support the CPP, so you have to reach over that to hit the 3DS' R button.

And TC, I honestly don't find the CPP to increase comfort very much. It increases the thickness which is kind of nice, but it's still not very ergonomic or comfortable. I would recommend importing this grip:

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-3DS-00915
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2 years ago#9
JKSonic posted...
Also, the XL CPP's aren't in stores yet as far as I know...


They're available in the US, but you can only order them direct from Nintendo.
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2 years ago#10
aak57 posted...
From: abbeldydoo | #006
thedicemaster posted...
it's comfortable for your left hand, but you have to curl your right hand around it quite far to reach the R button.


The R button on the CPPXL is easily reachable and is as comfortable as the left R button.Are you talking about the regular CPP by chance because i never used it?

He's referring to how the R button of the CPP itself doesn't function if the game doesn't support the CPP, so you have to reach over that to hit the 3DS' R button.

And TC, I honestly don't find the CPP to increase comfort very much. It increases the thickness which is kind of nice, but it's still not very ergonomic or comfortable. I would recommend importing this grip:

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-3DS-00915


Oh,okay that makes sense.yeah,that would be a bit ackward but if a game relies on the L and R buttons a lot i don't use it.Most of the games i own i barely need to use the R button so keeping the CPPXL on on those games seem fine.
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