Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Smash 3DS Won’t Support the Circle Pad Pro

Circle Pad Pro

Earlier this month it was revealed that Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS wouldn’t be supporting the Circle Pad Pro hardware attachment due to reasons unknown at the time. However, those reasons have now been revealed.

In a conversation with popular gaming magazine Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai explained that the Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro requires more power than you’d think, and Smash Bros. ends up taking a lot of it.

“Supporting the CCP requires the use of some of the CPU’s processing load. From the information received during the development of Kid Icarus: Uprising, this is a quite large load at around 5%. Kid Icarus: Uprising and Smash both use the maximum capability of the device, so we had to abandon the idea of CCP support. With the New 3DS, we were able to support the C-Stick as the processing power is increased and it is not a peripheral device.”

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has had a hardware problems with Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS either. Earlier this month it was revealed that the Ice Climbers (made up of Popo and Nana) wouldn’t be included in the game due to hardware capabilities.

This doesn’t mean that normal 3DS owners won’t be able to use Circle Pad hardware in the near future, though. If this issue becomes big enough Nintendo may end up releasing a new and more efficient model of the Circle Pad Pro for your playing pleasure.

Do you think this will put normal 3DS owners at a disadvantage when playing Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Famitsu Via: Gamnesia

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