3DS XL Circle Pad Pro on sale through Nintendo store, ships Apr. 19

Nintendo's North American online store is now selling the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro peripheral, which has been exclusive to Japan since late last year. Nintendo will start shipping the $20 add-on April 19.

We've contacted Nintendo to find out if this is exclusive to their online store or indicative of a full-on US retail launch. The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro is the second iteration of Nintendo's supplemental analog stick, following the original GameStop-exclusive Circle Pad Pro made available alongside Resident Evil: Revelations.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.