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Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS Destroying Circle Pads


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There are few things worse than when your handheld gaming console breaks. It’s worse when the new hit game you picked up is causing it.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, released October 3rd, 2014 in North America, has reached nearly three million units sold worldwide and has received rave reviews from critics. It seems the game, known for its intense competitive multiplayer, is also leaving players with broken or completely destroyed Circle Pads. Although the majority of reports come from the original 3DS model, some 3DS XL’s have also been photographed with broken or destroyed Pads.

Thus far, Nintendo has not commented on the issue, leaving two real choices for Super Smash fans – play slower games or be ready to send in for a replacement.

Take a look at some of the damage:

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Are you a victim of broken Circle Pads? Do you think Nintendo should address this problem? Let us know in the Comments below!

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6 comments on “Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS Destroying Circle Pads

  1. Bix
    October 12, 2014

    Omigosh no….

    I don’t have Smash 3DS, but when I my R button stopped working on my DSi was the worst day of my life…

    • RedGuinness
      October 12, 2014

      Ugh, fortunately it’s not affecting anyone I know yet, but everytime I watch them play, I expect the worst to happen!

  2. redmetal3
    October 21, 2014

    Reminds me of when the Select button on my Game Boy Color broke back in the day. Good times.

    • RedGuinness
      October 21, 2014

      On the plus side, it’s not as bad as the palm burns that Mario Party used to give people…

      • redmetal3
        October 22, 2014

        Oh yeah, I remember getting blisters playing that game. Good thing they took that mechanic out of the sequels, huh?

      • RedGuinness
        October 22, 2014

        I’m not sure…by the time they took it out I had calluses on calluses and was winning every event lol

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