Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro can last 480 hours with one battery

The Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro extension dock comes out in Japan tomorrow. A lucky fellow was able to procure one early and discovered that the second Circle Pad attachment lasts for 480 hours on a single AAA battery.

That's great news for gamers who were worried about weak battery life from the extra attachment. Andriasang reports that there's just one little annoying factor: the battery compartment is bolted shut with a screw making battery replacement a pain in the butt. Who carries screwdrivers around with them?

Take a look at the 3DS Circle Pad Pro for yourself:

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In hindsight, it seems as if Nintendo should have included a second Circle Pad into the 3DS from the start, but from what we've been hearing on the Internet, the attachment might not be as awful as we might imagine.

Initial games to support the Circle Pad Pro in Japan will be: Monster Hunter 3 (tri) G Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble, Dynasty Warriors VS, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D and Resident Evil: Revelations.

Via Andriasang

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