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[Unanswered] About the 3DS Shoulder Buttons......
Old 04-18-2014, 10:02 AM
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I'm planning to get Kid Icarus Uprising and I was just wondering whether the shoulder buttons on the 3DS are well made or what? I heard people say they break easily and it'll wear out soon. What exactly do they mean by wearing out?
Old 04-18-2014, 10:40 AM
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On regular 3DS they're crap and die easily. Kid Icarus Uprising killed my original 3DS. They just stop working when dust gets inside, blowing in it helps for a while but it's only a temporary fix.

After that I bought a 3DS XL and they're great, nothing to complain.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:02 PM
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^so its not KI that actually killed your 3DS, it was all the dusts.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:22 PM
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I'm planning to get Kid Icarus Uprising and I was just wondering whether the shoulder buttons on the 3DS are well made or what? I heard people say they break easily and it'll wear out soon. What exactly do they mean by wearing out?
They don't break easily. I still have my original 3DS from early 2012 and the buttons still work flawlessly. And I play with my 3DS almost daily. Action games, RPG's, you name it.

However, they do wear out over time. It all depends on how hard you push them. Some players will push them with all their might while playing a game and that kind of pressure will take its toll eventually.

And BTW, the XL shoulder buttons also wear out. Same with the GBA or DS buttons. Same thing.

The key is not to put too much pressure on those buttons. Its like whenever a n00b plays on the Wii and thinks that they have to stand up and swing the wiimote with great force for the game to register the move. When in reality, they could've sat on their butt and slightly move the wiimote with their wrist and the game registers the move just as good if not better.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:58 PM
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^ It's a known fact that XL shoulder buttons are way more durable. OG's are terrible. There's even whole websites dedicated to how bad they are.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:48 PM
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I honestly haven't had any problems with the shoulder buttons... I've played the monoeye out of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and they're fine.

I'd say it would be completely the gamers fault if they break, because a lot of players just pound those things to death.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:32 PM
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^ It's a known fact that XL shoulder buttons are way more durable. OG's are terrible. There's even whole websites dedicated to how bad they are.
Naw. That's false. Its not a "fact".

The shoulder buttons on my OG 3DS are in perfect working condition after playing it EVERY DAY since early 2012.

My cousin also owns a OG 3DS (bought in 2011) and they still work flawlessly.

Like I said in my previous post, it all depends how badly you are using those buttons. If you press too hard, they will break.

It also happened with the GBA, DS and yes, even with the XL. And that is a fact.
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