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#1 Posted by jb_22vols (949 posts) -

My D-Pad is loose and wobbles around. It's still functional, but I remember my friend's being perfectly sturdy. I'm not sure if it's a common thing or if it's a big enough issue for me to take it back and get a new one.

#2 Posted by takspeed (223 posts) -
Well most of nintendo's portables are known for having wobbly d-pads (the DS lite, gameboy pocket, gameboy color..) but functions fine. I suggest if it affects your gameplay or just really gets on your nerves you should return it. I just tried mine and it does wobble a bit (not as much as the DSlite though )
#3 Posted by wraith-squad66 (1368 posts) -

its supposed to be slightly wobbly, thats the way they designed it.

#4 Posted by DealRogers (4583 posts) -

Mine has the same problem and also squeaks a lot, Street Fighter is killing it and my thumb, that D-Pad is just too small.

#5 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

The 3DS I tried at target d pad was sturdy and didn't squeak (though when you pressed on it it made a slight clicking sound just like my DSi and DS lite.)

#6 Posted by hydralisk86 (8580 posts) -
I would somehow get it replaced.
#7 Posted by jfrancis04 (531 posts) -

It's fine. Mine is the same way.

#8 Posted by gameofthering (10401 posts) -

Mine is just like the phat DS. It's not lose like the Lite.