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Who is the Nintendo 2DS For?

IGN's Jose Otero and Brian Altano talk about Nintendo 2DS. Who is it for? What does it feel like? Check out their impressions.

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PlayStation_41003d ago

Seems like it wouldn't be very comfortable to hold

Donnieboi1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

I just had an idea: What if they are gearing up to eventually use the 3ds as a replacement for the Wii U pad in the future? I mean: why would it be I-pad shaped instead of the ability to fold it?

Edit: also, the problem is where will the second analog stick go? I can't see the analog attachment for 3ds fitting on the 2ds since it is a different shape.

PlayStation_41003d ago

I doubt that Nintendo have the technology right now to do that 3DS/WiiU thing, they are really behind when it comes to tech, but that's ok because it's Nintendo

darthv721003d ago

that is a trip of a system. Im getting one just to have because it looks so obscure that it could be a rarity at some point.

J_Joestar1003d ago

In theory it shouldn't be too difficult. The Wii U's controller doesn't really do much on it's own, just streams from the system itself.

There shouldn't be any technical limitation issues to the 3DS acting as a controller asides from the lack of a second analog.

mewhy321003d ago

it looks very uncomfortable to hold and I'm not sure what part of the market this device is for? The standard 3ds isn't that expensive and it folds up nicely. This device isn't that much less expensive and doesn't even fold. Not sure about this move.

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zeal0us1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

Tablet like shape
Cheaper price

Will it be a enough to stop the tablet&mobile gaming onslaught? Sadly I doubt it. The games are more expensive compared to mobile games. There isn't a decent selection of educational games. So parent more than likely would pick up a tablet or stuff like leapfrog instead.

SilentNegotiator1003d ago

According to Nintendo, it's for parents who need to buy TWO for two children. Saving them a total of $80.

While simultaneously getting a system that is doomed to have its screens scratched to hell because it doesn't freaking fold. And if you buy the cases for both of them, you're down to having saved about $40-$50 for having bought TWO of them.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1003d ago

Im pretty sure this will confuse some ppl. But its damn cheap. Its design idk why is just weird to me tho.

-Alpha1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

The ad was straightforward: It's 3DS without the 3D.

Surely there are parents and gamers who don't care about 3D, and don't want to pay the price. It's a cheap device that plays solid, highly rated portable games. Seems like a pretty easy way to cash in.

MasterCornholio1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

But why couldnt they do that with a clamshell design instead of this monstrosity?

How hard is it to remove the 3D from a 3DS screen and replace it with a normal one?

-Alpha1003d ago

^ Again, this really isn't marketed towards you or I.

I think it's clear that this is targeted towards a really young demographic, and there could be a number of reasons.

The most obvious to me is that kids would easily break a clam-shelled designed portable. I wouldn't trust a kid with my 3DS.

The design appeals to kids. Nintendo is smart. They know that kids these days play on mommy's ipads and iphones, and with Pokemon around the corner, a cheap 2DS is going to sell to those children.

dredgewalker1003d ago

@alpha
I have to agree that the 2ds form factor does make it more durable. But it's still so butt ugly! The DS lite was also durable even though it had the clamshell design. The 2DS would still look better if it just stayed with the clamshell design. Kids would also prefer that since they can put it in their pockets.

josephayal1003d ago

looks like a toy to me, sorry but i love my 3ds xl

zeal0us1003d ago

With a design like that more than likely this thing is tailored towards children.

dredgewalker1003d ago

Me too I'd never abandon my 3ds xl for this!

HyperBear1003d ago

Ohh how I love the Parody Kaz Hirai :D

"The Nintendo 2DS is perfect for people who found both opening the 3DS and turning off the 3D too difficult"

Williamson1003d ago

lol wtf?? this was pretty random! Didnt expect this at all.

SaxScrotumz1003d ago

Dude, I thought it was some kind of a joke.

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