Nintendo immediately follows the HUGE launch success of their flagship platform with...
A couple questionable business decisions:(
1) A new 2DS???
Reggie just made a statement (probably cuz shareholders are like What is going on??)
In said statement he says 3DS outsells 2DS 9:1 and the reason is cuz people like the 3d function. So they make a clamshell 2DS?? That doesn't address the issue!
2) Nintendo discontinues the NES classic
This is a real head scratcher now. At first it was understandable if they needed to put all that production power into the Switch. But then they turn around and put it into the 2DS!?!?
WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST KEEP MAKING THE NES CLASSIC.
Consumers are absolutely chomping at the bit to get it still. It would have sold MILLIONS more easily.
Sometimes I think that the shot-callers at Nintendo need to be TURNED OUT. The game designers, engineers, and shareholders deserve better. If the production lines aren't an issue (as seen by the production going into the New 2DS) listen to your customers, double down on classic systems and sell compilation mini cartridges for NES and SNES mini consoles. You'd be surprised when that is a huge success. Now that the Switch is set in motion the Nintendo Game Machine par excellence will turn it into the next Wii as long as the bumbling Nintendo management doesn't waste their time with rediculous side projects.
2DS XL total make sense, point of 2DS XL is very obvious and simple, to offer cheaper alternative of New 3DS XL, it's basically New 3DS XL just without 3D and with $50 lover price point.
Actually most of people don't care at all about 3D feature in 3DS, but with 2DS compared to regular 3DS they cared about clamshell design.
And for info, Last FY year, 2DS had 20% of all 3DS sales in Japan, 30% in US, and 50% of sales of all 3DS sales in Europe.
Talking about NES Mini, they definitely could continue producing it, but they saying that NES Mini from start was product just for couple of quarters (most likly was just holiday season product beacuse Wii U was dead), and we already had rumor they are working on SNES Mini now.