Game developer and Gamasutra senior contributor Brandon Sheffield argues that while the 2DS could move a lot of units, it will be confusing for consumers and developers.
id rather get a used 3ds -_-
I wish they had made a 2DS with a normal design. I would have been on board with that at $130.
Wouldn't downgrading a 3DS make it a DS+ Its like getting a LED 3Dtv without the 3D, which would just make it a LEDtv.... kinda beats the soul purpose.
Games are the purpose, not a visual feature.
I jsut want to play some nintnedo games around the house it's a buy for me!! Still get to play that new sonic!! Don't want wiiU yet.
These will sell better when they are $100.
Meh. I'm happy with my Pikachu 3DS
Would make an sweet ass doorstop, I'll give it that much!
If this is priced right, then this could be huge for nintendo, now for their WiiU on the other hand... They might want to do a revision too as well? Maybe with a different name, since I can't tell you how many times people ask me if the Wii U is an addon for the wii.
There will no doubt be a few moms searching in vain for "2DS games". Nintendo needs to make it abundantly clear that this can play every 3DS and DS game.
Only an idiot or non gamer would get confused.
I see you've never worked a retail job. And I honestly don't see the big deal. The 3DS and WiiU both suffer from the same problem.
>People upset over a hardware variant aimed towards children (specifically) This makes me shake my head. Nintendo is playing their card in this "Budget Alternative" trend.
wish they would retrofit Gameboy advance bc into this baby, then i'd grab one asap!!
Why do people suddenly care about confusion ? Confusion has been there all along . Plenty people , parents mostly dont understands a thing among the multiple "DS" available . They just buy what they kids wants and get explanations they may or may still not get from clerks . Bottom line it will sell just fine as a cheaper version of the 3ds ... regardless of how ugly it is , and how confusing is the name
So everyone thinks the Xboz One is a retro fitted Xbox?
Did Apple have a hard time explaining the iPad mini?
Yeah, didn't think so
Nintendo just needs to put a big ass label that says "Plays 3DS games" and people will get the idea. It has 2D in the name, just need to put a little thought into it. If people buy things without looking at then there will be a problem, But I think a lot of people check to see what they're buying first
Nintendo will make money no matter what, which is the idea
In what world does "iPad to iPad Mini" compare to "DS to 3DS to 3DS XL to 2DS"?
DS to DS lite and XL not 3DS two different family
But you'll still find DS in cases at some stores. It's another confusion for customers.
you get the idea behind ipad mini though. here however the 2ds comes after 3ds, but its a 3ds . i can see the average consumer getting brainfucked. gamestop employees have some more explaining and dumbing down on their hands
2DS, brainchild of 2DipShits
I want to get one.
Looks like poop - i have the original 3ds but im thinking of upgrading to the 3ds xl.
So does that mean it's a 3DS without the fad 3d system on it? It doesn't state it in the article, but as it keeps saying it's a 3DS with one less dimension that is what i am assuming. If so, the 2DS is a tiny bit more appealing to me than the 3DS... 3D is a fad that died in the 70s and should have stayed dead, not invading our cinemas and homes in the 2000s for extortionate fees...
the most beautiful portable ever made
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