While the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro add-on may not seem like an essential item, it does make certain games a lot easier to play.  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate benefits from it when it comes to looking at enemies and the twin stick shooter Nano Assault EX certainly feels more comfortable with it.

If you've had trouble finding one, relax because you're about to get some relief.  Nintendo has announced that the accessory is now available for purchase in its official shop for $19.99.  It appears that it's ready to ship right away, so you won't have to wait weeks for a backorder.

The Circle Pad Pro snaps easily onto your 3DS and interacts with a number of games, and we're certain even more will support it in the future.  Head over to the shop and pick it up now, because it is likely to be a hot item.