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Submitted by pat_11_5 1437d ago | opinion piece

Pokemon Black and White 2 will hurt the 3DS

So almost a year and a half into the 3DS' lifespan and Pokemon Black and White 2 is still coming out on the almost 8 year old DS?

Hey Nintendo, this doesn't make sense! (3DS, Nintendo DS, Pokemon Black and White 2)

pat_11_5  +   1438d ago
It may hurt the 3DS, but I'll still probably buy it.
pangitkqb  +   1438d ago
They should have made a 3DS version or something. It would do wonders for the system to have another heavy-hitter title.
trenso1  +   1437d ago
doesnt the 3ds play ds games?
xhedleyx  +   1438d ago
I bought a 3DS solely for a new 3D Pokemon game... I wish I didn't even buy one.

Way to screw me over again Nintendo.
browngamer41  +   1437d ago
Troll much? Hey I'm as perplexed as the next guy as to why Nintendo decided to put this on the old ds instead of the 3ds..but to say you wish you never bought your system? You know Nintendo will be bringing a new Pokemon game to 3ds ...just not this one-it'll probably be that Grey version or whatever people are always talking about(I don't know..I love Ninty but don't care for Pokemon)
Knight_Cid  +   1438d ago
no it will not

when fire emblem and drill zoer were on the gba after the ds launched

did that hurt it?

gamefreak didnt make a ds pokemon rpg until 2 years later. Did that hurt it?
ronin4life  +   1437d ago
hell, emerald released on gba after the ds launched (If memory serves me well enough...), and it took awhile for a ds pokemon to be released.
The ds did just fine, right? -_-;
Knight_Cid  +   1437d ago
what I see is alot of butthurt self entitlement
pat_11_5  +   1438d ago
I think the situation with the 3DS is a little different though. The future of dedicated handheld devices is sort of in jeopardy right now. So releasing arguably their most popular title on an older console?

That doesn’t really bode well for the future of the device. I get where you’re coming from though.
ronin4life  +   1437d ago
This is something they did with gbc-gba, and again with gba-ds.
It wouldn't make sense to abandon an entire install base at the drop of a hat without notice. Giving the old platform one last game is a fan abiding send off and a way to promote the current gen, by signaling that the old gen is officially over and it is time to move on.

Locking out the ds install base without this proper send off would hurt their fanbase, and maybe even turn away fans, not to mention they would be missing out on a great last chance huge install base market for software sales.
Relientk77  +   1438d ago
If they had this game for the 3DS, it would be another reason to buy the 3DS.
ronin4life  +   1437d ago
You can have a million reasons to do something and still not want or be able to do it.
waiting for the 3ds install base to come up some first will increase overall sales of software and hardware, and just casting away the current ds install base with no transition would be a waste and upset many fans. A final ds pokemon game now and a real numbered 3ds game later is the best possible move.
Jirachi  +   1438d ago
Will pokemon cause 3ds sales to skyrocket if it comes to 3ds? yes but the thing is that alot of people buying pokemon are parnets.

parents aren't gonna pay 179 for a 3ds because there child wants pokemon(yet)that means alot of people would be left out if pokemon is released as 3ds exclusive.

the other thing is this is not gen 6 or r/s remakes there most pokemon fans are waiting for those games to come out so they wouldn't buy this game anyways putting it ds means more people who aren't so picky about pokemon games exsist.
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pat_11_5  +   1437d ago
I think parents might be more inclined to purchase a newer console that's only 20 dollars more.
ronin4life  +   1437d ago
They aren't trying to sell more ds's, they are trying to take advantage of people who own a ds already.
and parents would likely buy a 3ds instead in your simulated predicament, which would also still drive p 3ds sales anyway.
tehpees3  +   1437d ago
No they won't. It just would have been beneficial to sales if they were on there. I'm sure they have plans for 3DS.

Jirachi your wrong. The demographic for Pokemon is all over the place and regardless of the price 3DS sales will still sky rocket. Nintendo's games have what you call a universal appeal in which they appeal to all sorts of people. From seasoned hardcore gamers of 20 - 30 to children of the age of 3. So no, its not specifically parents that would buy it.
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Titanz  +   1437d ago
Well said (Bubble vote added)
I think it has the benefit of selling more copies. The NDS consumer base is massive, and the 3DS owners have the BC option.
Jirachi  +   1437d ago
By alot i mean you see parents buying pokemon games for there kids all the time I'm not implying anything about them being the only group that buys pokemon,nor am i implying there the majority alot doesn't mean either of those things.
ThirstyforFanta  +   1437d ago
What the fuck do you guys want?
Nintendo actually cares about its costumers and instead of abandoning their old console like someone else did (coughSONYcough)they keep releasting games for it and supporting it so even people that can't afford to buy the new 3DS can have fun..
You should appreciate that not flame them wtf!
kingdavid  +   1437d ago
Well said. And its not like you cant play ds games on your 3ds..
Tonester925  +   1437d ago
WTF If you have PS2 games, shouldn't you have a PS2. Im just sayin'. And its been 6 YEARS since the PS3 released and 12 YEARS for the PS2. Time to move on to bigger and better things. YOU could stay in the past all you want.

PS. The original DS released in 2004, DS Lite in 2006, DSi in 2008, DS XL in 2009, 3DS in 2011.. So my guess 3DS EXTREME 2013!! Yeah I would love my customers too. "Buy our *NEW UPGRADED HANDHELD* and play the *SAME GAMES*" Great marketing!!
ThirstyforFanta  +   1437d ago
I assume you're 12 years old so I'm not even going to write a proper reply
Tonester925  +   1437d ago
It's alright. I know that you have nothing you to say. But that's fine.
Hicken  +   1437d ago
Sony abandoned what? When?

You mean like how the PS2 still got games even though the PS3 was around? Or how the PSP still gets games- and is still being made and even just recently had a new model come out- even though the Vita is here? Yeah, Sony NEVER supports their stuff by producing a system five years after its predecessor has hit the market. They should show support for their customers by ending the production of their old system as soon as the new one comes out.
axisofweevils  +   1437d ago
Knowing Nintendo they'll bundle the game with a special Pokemon edition 3DS anyway - best of all worlds.
Khordchange  +   1437d ago
idk what nintendo is thinking, such a dumb move
erasure242  +   1437d ago
Actually if you ask me its a very smart move... because it does not alienate those that still have not upgraded to a 3DS and it also makes those with a 3DS happy because it can PLAY on a 3DS system too...
yabhero  +   1437d ago
I'm going to pirate it on my Acekard 2i and play it on my 3DS...
I love Nintendo to death but I'm not spending another 35 bucks on another B/W without 3D GFX models, better online and more cartridge space.
I mean really if they can fit a whole region onto a 256MB DS card then they could have 4 bigger regions on a 4GB 3DS card...with other regions as 512MB DLC or avalible on the eShop...

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