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Price: $28.90
Ships same-day (M-F) if ordered before 4PM EST
Item Number: CTR-A-ESKA
Publisher: Nintendo
Jan/UPC Code: 4902370519150
NCS Product Synopsis
Update: December 14, 2011
Preorders for the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad are shipping today. Who would want a Slide Pad? Anyone who wants to slot his 3DS into a plastic platform which adds a second analog controller to the 3DS and play an assortment of game software which utilizes the pad.  
Upcoming software titles which support the Slide Pad include:

» Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble (2012)
» Biohazard Revelations (Early 2012)
» Dynasty Warriors VS (2012)
» Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (TBA)
» Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (Winter 2011)
» Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G (December 10, 2011) Released

To be clear, none of the games that support the Slide Pad require the Slide Pad. However, game play is apparently improved when the second analog thumb pad is used. No physical port connection between the Nintendo 3DS and the Slide Pad is made when the 3DS is slotted into the accessory - the two devices communicate by way of infrared connectivity. Rubber molding on the inside of the Slide Pad's 3DS cavity ensure a tight grip but please note the Slide Pad covers the 3DS cartridge slot. Every time you wish to switch games, the 3DS must be lifted up and out of the Slide Pad. 

   Nintendo could probably manufacture a 3DS that integrates the Slide Pad in the future and call it the '3DS-SP' but for now, the ungainly platform that holds the Slide Pad will have to do. A single AAA battery powers the Slide Pad and add a bit of weight to the integrated unit. All preorders are shipping today and new orders are welcome. 
This document is ©NCSX 2011. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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