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Are you getting a 2DS?

Yes 43 31.16%
 
No 95 68.84%
 
Total:138

.....why did CNN write an article about gamers disliking a system Nintendo has expressly said ISN'T MEANT FOR THEM.

And what's with all this "naming convention" nonsense? Did consumers have difficulties telling the PS2 and PS3 apart? Or the Xbox and Xbox 360? I mean, damn, if the reason why the Wii U isn't selling well is that it took the Wii brand name and just put a "U" at the end of it, then Xbox One and PS4 are in a hell of a lot of trouble given all those systems did was take there console's old names and change the number. My god, SO MANY GAMERS must have been confusing Playstion 2 with Playstion Portable! NO WONDER that system didn't do better.

Or maybe...just maybe....the Wii U isn't selling well due to combination of price, a complete lack of software, and vague advertising trying to sell a confusing second screen gimmick. You know, like how the 3DS. Remember when THAT wasn't selling well because of the name? Then low and behold, a price cut and several system sellers later, the damn thing is moving like gangbusters and everyone forgets about the doom and gloom.

So, could we please stop blaming names and start pointing out the typical shortcomings these systems had that normally result in slow sales? Like people with common sense? Please? I mean, yes, there are stories of some consumers mixing the systems up, but that happens. Consumers are stupid. We occasionally do stupid things when we are dealing in things we are uneducated with. I have certainly made my share of idiotic mistakes as a consumer. But if consumers didn't buy systems because they shared a brand name, then SEGA would have beaten the ever loving crap out of the PS2 with its Dreamcast and the Gameboy brand would have died with the Color.

As for the 2DS's name, Nintendo really only has to do two things: tell people it plays the latest Pokemon, and slap "plays all 3DS games" on the box and in all their advertising. It's not a particularly hard message to get out. In fact, I guarantee that the Pokemon X&Y commercials will use 2DS.
I can't believe this was a CNN article...



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BasilZero said:
think-man said:
Other than it looking "tacky" I think its a good idea. I even pre ordered one myself


WHOA WHOA WHOA

A Sonyite buying a Nintendo system!? That is unheard of!

 

 

lol jk, add me when I get my own 3DS *_*!

You really can't blame us for the jokes XD



Nintendo is very smart. They are going to release a cheaper handheld just before the release of new pokemon game. It will sell like hot cake. General people will hate it. But it will be popular and generate more money for nintendo.



daredevil.shark said:
Nintendo is very smart. They are going to release a cheaper handheld just before the release of new pokemon game. It will sell like hot cake. General people will hate it. But it will be popular and generate more money for nintendo.


funny thing is Vita needs something like this! But anyway its crazy how much i see rants and people talking bad about 2DS claiming they will never buy 1 and nintendo is going to lose so much money on it! OMG i could cry with laughter lmao

It's a DS and a 3DS all in one. It can play the games from two different versions of the DS. That's why they call it the 2DS.

I know that's bull but that's how I would explain it to dumb parents looking for 2DS games.



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i dont think its being made for the people that visit game forums or game websites i think its a cheaper way for parents to get there kids a handheld



nuckles87 said:
.....why did CNN write an article about gamers disliking a system Nintendo has expressly said ISN'T MEANT FOR THEM.

And what's with all this "naming convention" nonsense? Did consumers have difficulties telling the PS2 and PS3 apart? Or the Xbox and Xbox 360? I mean, damn, if the reason why the Wii U isn't selling well is that it took the Wii brand name and just put a "U" at the end of it, then Xbox One and PS4 are in a hell of a lot of trouble given all those systems did was take there console's old names and change the number. My god, SO MANY GAMERS must have been confusing Playstion 2 with Playstion Portable! NO WONDER that system didn't do better.

Or maybe...just maybe....the Wii U isn't selling well due to combination of price, a complete lack of software, and vague advertising trying to sell a confusing second screen gimmick. You know, like how the 3DS. Remember when THAT wasn't selling well because of the name? Then low and behold, a price cut and several system sellers later, the damn thing is moving like gangbusters and everyone forgets about the doom and gloom.

So, could we please stop blaming names and start pointing out the typical shortcomings these systems had that normally result in slow sales? Like people with common sense? Please? I mean, yes, there are stories of some consumers mixing the systems up, but that happens. Consumers are stupid. We occasionally do stupid things when we are dealing in things we are uneducated with. I have certainly made my share of idiotic mistakes as a consumer. But if consumers didn't buy systems because they shared a brand name, then SEGA would have beaten the ever loving crap out of the PS2 with its Dreamcast and the Gameboy brand would have died with the Color.

As for the 2DS's name, Nintendo really only has to do two things: tell people it plays the latest Pokemon, and slap "plays all 3DS games" on the box and in all their advertising. It's not a particularly hard message to get out. In fact, I guarantee that the Pokemon X&Y commercials will use 2DS.
I can't believe this was a CNN article...

It's actually all about the names.

Just the other day some ABC video called it the Wii and pronounced the 3DS and 2DS as 3D's and 2D's.



tbone51 said:
daredevil.shark said:
Nintendo is very smart. They are going to release a cheaper handheld just before the release of new pokemon game. It will sell like hot cake. General people will hate it. But it will be popular and generate more money for nintendo.


funny thing is Vita needs something like this! But anyway its crazy how much i see rants and people talking bad about 2DS claiming they will never buy 1 and nintendo is going to lose so much money on it! OMG i could cry with laughter lmao

Funny thing is that as a playstation fan I also prefer 3ds over vita. PS vita is great. But 3ds is better.



benao87 said:

You really can't blame us for the jokes XD


Just you women watch, I'll take a picture of my purchase and my games as well when I get them *_*



    

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I still dont see the problem with this. Designed for kids: yep. Cheaper: yep. Sell more handhelds: Heck yes. Since older gamers can still stick with their more expensive 3DS, I really dont see why it isnt a win-win situation for everyone.

Granted the lack of foldability is stupid.