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Nintendo Announces Another GameStop Exclusive: The Circle Pad Pro

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Posted on December 13, 2011 AT 03:55pm

THE BUZZ: Recently, Nintendo of America announced that if you want to pick up the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles at retail, you’ll have to do it at GameStop. Well, it seems like that isn’t the only exclusive the retailer will be getting from Nintendo.

Today, it was revealed that the Circle Pad Pro—the attachment that adds a second analog pad to the 3DS—will also only be sold only through GameStop here in North America. The accessory will sell for $19.99 when it hits on February 7th of next year.

EGM’s TAKE: Pushing Xenoblade Chronicles as a GameStop exclusive was a little odd, but still somewhat understandable depending on how you looked at it. Making the Circle Pad Pro exclusive to only one retailer, however, makes little sense to me—especially when it’s a retailer that so many publishers rally against due to their used game sales.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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