HMV Advert Claims The 3DS XL Has Two Analog Sticks

[drop2]For some reason, one HMV branch appears to think that the Nintendo 3DS XL – out next week – will come with two analog sticks.

“Ideal for left handed players,” says the blurb, as seen in the image, and, amusingly, “better precision during gameplay.”

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That’s great, except that the Nintendo 3DS XL doesn’t have a second analog stick on the right – this looks like it’s a fan made mock-up taken from the internet.

Also, is that even an XL?

You can see the ad in more detail here.

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20 Comments

  1. This would explain I guess why my mate (who works at HMV) thought the new 3DS came with a second analogue stick. It took several links before he was convinced otherwise.

  2. I wonder how much they paid for this exclusive? I’m sure they’ll pay for it in some form soon…

  3. Finally two analog sticks…
    >buys
    >opens
    WHAT?!
    >Refund……
    >Charges Vita.

  4. Oh no! :O

    Ok, own up HMV – Who coulnd’t be bothered with the marketing & got the tea boy to scour the internetz for images of a 3DS XL eh?

    • Can’t really blame them, though. Who didn’t wish for a second analog stick? ; )

  5. HMV you dumbass. That is a normal DS that has been through a generous helping of photoshop. Surely someone who was putting this advert together knows something about the console.

  6. fact checking FTW. ^_^

  7. Epic Fail.

  8. Looks like HMV’s face just came into alignment with a generous helping of egg.

  9. HMV are so desperate for sales, so why not show a fake picture.

    • Um, credibity & not having to give refunds for false advertising perhaps?

      • well bait and switch is illegal

        just think the money you could make suing them over fraud..enough to buy a ps vita with Persona 4 Golden maybe

  10. I don’t think you could pay me to pick up the 3DS/XL. It’s just… horrible.

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