Why not move the select and start to where it is on the 3DS and XL? You know... RIGHT UNDER THE SCREEN WHERE IT MAKES SENSE! Then Nintendum could move the abyx buttons down and make the nub bigger or add actual circle pad.
I wonder if this is a finalized design? I guess it would have to be if it is coming out so soon in Japan. No chance for us to complain a bunch and convince Nintendo to put on a real second thumb pad thingy.
I feel like Moving the buttons would be too much cost for them. Right now the layout is pretty much identical to the 3DS. All they did was add the nub and change start and select. Moving the buttons down would change the shell too much and Nintendo is being lazy and wants to make more money. So, they are going to cheap out instead of making it actually good.
Edit: I bet that moving the start and select was their way of copping out. There're all like, "No, we can move the buttons down! See? Start and Select are in the way now!" Gamers be like, "Why did you move them in the first place?" The Response, " Oh? OH AHH! YOU ARE CORRECT GAMERS! BUT IT IS TOO LATE TO CHANGE NOW! SORRY! AHAHAHAHAHAH!
You have to be trolling or just... Jusus man. You hardly use those buttons. Unless you pause the game every 5 seconds, their placement does not matter. Having the nub increase in size benefits you more than the placement of the start and select buttons. If you disagree, you are just plain wrong. What I am saying is a fact not an opinion. Usually, I don't say crap like this to other people. Most people are entitled to their opinions, but you are just plain wrong if you disagree.
I'm sure they could have put in a second pad in there if they really wanted to. Nevertheless, they will probably wait until a true next Gen system to put it in. I hope they put it in, otherwise it will be a monumental fail.