Can the 3DS slide pad handle gaming abuse for years and years?

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2 years ago#1
Or will it eventually need to be replaced? Is there a difference between the regular 3DS and XL slide pads in terms of quality?
2 years ago#2
by gaming abuse you mean these allegations?

http://www.destructoid.com/priest-sells-ds-forgets-there-s-child-porn-on-it-224340.phtml
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2 years ago#3
No gaming peripheral or controller can handle years and years of gaming abuse. Not even high end arcade parts. Solution? Don't abuse it and use it normally.
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2 years ago#4
my original 3DS circle pad is still great, and the system is over 2 years old now
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2 years ago#5
My circle pad on my old 3ds broke. The rubber came off, so I got a new 3ds, but the new circle pad doesn't feel as smooth.
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2 years ago#6
Bancario51 posted...
by gaming abuse you mean these allegations?

http://www.destructoid.com/priest-sells-ds-forgets-there-s-child-porn-on-it-224340.phtml


You have that bookmarked, don't you...
2 years ago#7
From: Bancario51 | Posted: 7/2/2013 8:25:16 PM | #002
by gaming abuse you mean these allegations?

http://www.destructoid.com/priest-sells-ds-forgets-there-s-child-porn-on-it-224340.phtml



XFD

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2 years ago#8
My original launch 3DS circle pad became junk within a year. Normal use.
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2 years ago#9
This is one of those things that has too many variables to give anything close to an accurate estimate as to how long a circle pad will last.

There is:
Overall build quality
Manufacturing errors
Frequency of use
Type of use
Usage patterns
Physical strength of the user
Flexibility of components
Accidental damage
Excessive rapid movement
Excessive improper use
etc...

Basically, it could last a few months or 20 years, there's just no way to tell.
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2 years ago#10
beebarb posted...
This is one of those things that has too many variables to give anything close to an accurate estimate as to how long a circle pad will last.

There is:
Overall build quality
Manufacturing errors
Frequency of use
Type of use
Usage patterns
Physical strength of the user
Flexibility of components
Accidental damage
Excessive rapid movement
Excessive improper use
etc...

Basically, it could last a few months or 20 years, there's just no way to tell.


Except, we're talking about gaming abuse, which is only two of those things.
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