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Analyst: Nintendo 2DS makes sense, admission that 3D was under-used

XMNR: IHS Director and analyst Piers Harding-Rolls sounded off on Nintendo's Wednesday announcement of the cheaper Nintendo 2DS. The new handheld makes sense in his opinion as it is aimed at younger gamers and will help the game company meet its shipment goals for the fiscal year.

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iamnsuperman1759d ago

Except how are normal people (your average joe) going to realise the 2DS plays games with a massive 3DS logo on the side. I understand a cheaper DS but surely 3DS lite or 3DS Slim or something else are better names than 2DS. This is going to be one hard to market handheld

Baka-akaB1759d ago (Edited 1759d ago )

Wont change a thing , many people dont even understand things like ds lite , DSi , 3dslite , xl and whatever . Doesnt prevent vendors frome explaining things to them for 15-20 mins and parents still buying it like crazy .

BullyMangler1759d ago

this new 2DS looks like its gonna take a diff grip of comfort when playing games on it, like a whole different machine compared with 3DS

3-4-51759d ago

We American's just need to Smarten up and use some common sense I guess.

SilentNegotiator1759d ago

Common sense has nothing to do with oddly named handhelds and consumer confusion. There's no "lack of common sense" aspect to a parent going up to the Nintendo system game case in Target and seeing DS XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS and being confused.

That said, Baka-akaB is right; it hasn't stopped 3DS from doing well.

JackOfAllBlades1759d ago

Next we'll have the 1DS and it will just be a block of wood with bottons and screens drawn on it

SilentNegotiator1759d ago

You've reached your limit on that joke, my friend.

Denethor_II1759d ago

Why would anyone make a console out of wood?

hollabox1759d ago (Edited 1759d ago )

Well you can't hate Nintendo for trying. I personally love 3D, all of my TVs and computer monitor is 3D. 3D is a nice feature watching/playing the right content.

Baka-akaB1759d ago (Edited 1759d ago )

it's not even remotely the same thing on 3ds and tires even its fans . unlike and much more so than on a monitor or tv .

In my case two things always pissed me off on 3ds ... region locking and that shoddy 3d that barely anyone uses , yet is an extra cost .

Still it's more interesting for teens and adults to just turn it off over the ugly 2ds.

hollabox1759d ago

I see your point, never played the 3Ds for long periods of time. Just an hour or 2 here and there. I purchased it for my nephew who comes over every once and awhile. From what I've played it was pretty cool, but never felt the need to buy one for myself. I guess I'm not the biggest portable gaming fan but if I ever wanted an portable gaming console it would probably be either the 3DS or Nvidia Shield.

Pillsbury11759d ago

Nintendo is trying to recapture the low cost tablet market with a budget 3ds. It needs to compete with low cost kindles and android tablets to stay relevant. Lowering the cost of the 3ds is a good move.

Stsonic1759d ago

How do I get a job as an analyst? As far as I can tell I just need to be able to talk loads of crap all day.

iamnsuperman1759d ago

They do other stuff like look at the market and advise companies and what to do and not do (complex math)..... This ("talk loads of crap") is the only interesting thing that gets reported about analysts

Misaka_x_Touma1759d ago

advise companies how to fail that is

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