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Are you getting a 2DS?

Yes 43 31.16%
 
No 95 68.84%
 
Total:138
fauzman said:
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.


people are fucking retarded. 2DS gives gamers an option, its not like nintendo said no more 3D games, you'll need to buy a 2DS to game now lol. TBH every single console/handheld should give us multiple sku, to see which better matches the consumer. People can be so ignorant >_

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I don't get it. What's not to get about it being a console meant for children? It seems like 'gamers' are only selectively hearing things.

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...

Thank you for this. I knew I wasn't the only one thinking this. That whole name-argument is a none-issue. If DS>3DS and Wii>WiiU are confusing, people are going to be crying in a corner when they are trying to comprehend XBox>Xbox360>XBoxOne.



More proof that most so-called forum goers have no idea what they're talking about, or about the market.

This isn't designed for us, it's designed for young children. I doubt the 2DS will have a branding issue, because it'll be clear enough I reckon.



 

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S.Peelman said:

I don't get it. What's not to get about it being a console meant for children? It seems like 'gamers' are only selectively hearing things.

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...

Thank you for this. I knew I wasn't the only one thinking this. That whole name-argument is a none-issue. If DS>3DS and Wii>WiiU are confusing, people are going to be crying in a corner when they are trying to comprehend XBox>Xbox360>XBoxOne.



more confusing name imo than WiiU would be Xbox1, i mean 1? They should of named it X180 lol

Whatever the mainstream gaming media (and by association, the hardcore) predict and how they preceive something, tends to be the exact opposite of how the console actually performs.. so I'd say this bodes well for the 2DS..



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Metallicube said:

Whatever the mainstream gaming media (and by association, the hardcore) predict and how they preceive something, tends to be the exact opposite of how the console actually performs.. so I'd say this bodes well for the 2DS..



haters + ignorant people cant tell this will be the best selling SKU in the US!

It just looks really uncomfortable to hold and ugly in general.



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Looks like a good option for kids and with Pokemon it will destroy everything XD
I don't understand the complaints, if you don't like it, don't buy it
However I'll wait until a Pokemon 3DS XL bundle



I don't understand how anyone could get mad at a cheap device made of nintendium, it's not like the 3ds was discontinued for it or something.



Stinky said:
I don't understand how anyone could get mad at a cheap device made of nintendium, it's not like the 3ds was discontinued for it or something.



exactly, stupid ass 3ds owners that think 2ds was suppose to be an upgrade! Nintendo stated 3ds xl was going to be the only upgrade model. Its smart for nintendo to give the consumer choice in their purchases!