Allisa James from DualShockers delves into Nintendo's plan for the 2DS and why it doesn't concern most gamers.
It sure isn't for me. It looks like absolute crap, but yeah, it's perfect for kids (like 99% of what Nintendo makes, mind you):
It's funny because the design is actually growing on me now for some reason XD And yeah, the 2DS would be perfect for my niece and nephew :)
Most of the people I know that play Zelda and Fire Emblem are far from kids.
The only people that don't really play Nintendo games are middle school boys that feel like they are being judged for liking things that aren'trated T or M. Most Nintendo players are actually older, more mature gamers that understand that Nintendo makes stellar games for everyone.
I completely agree with you. I think people overly obsessed with "mature games" vs. "kiddie games" are in serious denial about what they actually like. At the end of the day, we're all adults playing with toys and people need to accept that. Stop trying to defend your hobby with the knee-jerk response of "but I only play hardcore/mature/adult games" and enjoy what you like.
This thing looks like a horribly gone wrong Photoshop design turned into a reality.
i don't like the fact that it looks like a tombstone. not at all trying to imply that this is going to end nintendo's sales with the 2DS, it'll probably increase them but i just hate the way it looks like a tombstone.
That's absolutely fair. Anyone can disagree with the aesthetics of a console/portable. The only problem is when people actually get offended by the mere existence of the 2DS as if it affected them.
This is the real reason for all the 2ds hate. entry level PS VITA:$200 entry level 2DS/3DS:$130 32GB memory card:$70($270) 32GB class 10 sd card:$20-$40 ($160-$170) 1 game:$40($310) 1 game:$40($200-$210) after 2years on the market with 34million units sold, the is the point where the 3DS says ''it's been real'' to the PS VITA, and leaves it in it dust. the vita will more than likely struggle to reach even the sales numbers of the psp. the saddest part about the PS VITA story is it could probably be saved if sony released a entry level model that supports SDcards, and has the same screen as the psp-3000 with touch functions added, but sony is to stupid to do that.
Vita is priced right where it should be... memory cards are kinda high. 2DS is a wedged openface design for $129.99 when you can buy a first party refurbished 3DS with warranty for the same price. The idea of a cheaper 2D entry model is a great idea and that's a nice price but the design is just awful aesthetically. The openface design is also merely trading broken hinges for broken screens. I don't see how this would offer a large enough increase in durability.
What about tablets with the exact same open screen? No one complains about broken screens with those. And I do agree that the Vita itself has a pretty decent price but those memory cards are hideously expensive. It's literally the reason why I won't buy one right now.
@ajames347 Yes, for someone mature enough to handle properly it there shouldn't have any durability issues with either model. I'm not saying that it will be prone to breaking under normal circumstances but I have noticed a few people defending its design by saying the target market is small children. At that price I would be interested in it due to some of the exclusives but at the moment I don't see what else it really offers. (also there is the 1st party refurbished systems that currently have my interest instead of the 2DS) I took a gamble on the Vita and I am not regretting it as I had a feeling that it would be more integrated with the PS4 than the PSP was with the PS3. The 3DS has my interest for a few exclusives for just 3-4 games I can't justify paying full price.
the plans they have for the 2ds must be the same plans they have for the wii u currently. zero console sales lol. nintendo just keeps digging an even deeper hole.
The Wii U's (numerous) issues are completely separate from the 2DS. Nintendo knows exactly what they're doing with this portable model.
Nintendo always has and will have the best games
in other word, remakes
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