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Old 08-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah... I don't get why they did this, besides $$$.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah... I don't get why they did this, besides $$$.
Monies is always good reason.

They're trying to gain sales with this cheaper version ($30 I think) while at the same time, avoiding cutting their own profit on the standard model further.
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Seems like its for kids. But I don't really understand it since you can just turn the 3D off anyway...
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They're trying to gain sales with this cheaper version ($30 I think) while at the same time, avoiding cutting their own profit on the standard model further.
Who wants to guuss this will flop like the Micro did?
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Great job on the naming as usual Nintendo.

"Where are the Nintendo 2DS games? I see 3DS games, but....???"

Should have just called it 3DS Basic or something similar.

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Now all we need to do is wait for the Wii U version that doesn't require that screen-controller and can just use a Wii mote. They could have a tagline like: "You are the controller." and call it the Wii UR.
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Maybe you should patient that. :P
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At least they had the sense to release this alongside Pokemon X and Y. That alone may sell 2DS systems. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the 2DS become popular among broke college students.
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It's true that nobody can do anything is this industry without a ton of criticism. I think it's nice that they released a model just for the little tykes. There are a lot of parents who would prefer their kids under 7 have this model, this is the one I would buy if I had a kid in the age range.

Anyway you look at it, it's not a bad thing, worst you can say is that it is useless to you.

Edit: inb4 Nintendrone

Just to even it out, Reggie talking about how the digital version of Hyrule Historia,(that comes packed in with the Wiiu/Wind Waker bundle) is supirior to the hard copy, was completely asinine. Is it sad I felt compelled to add that in?

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"there is a new 2ds being released. I'll probably get that cause it will be cheap."

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no hinges cant put in pocket/10

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The fact you can't fold it/has no hinges makes it a no buy from me. I could see small kids playing this though which makes sense. Little kids really wouldn't need to put it in their pockets because its not like they go out much lol. Most of the time playing their 2DS would probably be at home.
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The only reason it exists is to offer a lower price point by removing a key but expensive feature.

2DS = $129.99
3DS = $169.99
3DS XL = $199.99

I think the name and concept are good.

2 Problems - not pocket size. Marketing is misleading. They are advertising it as if they are offering some new and improved gadget. They are not. They need to be up front, this is ONLY for the very narrow market of people that can spend $130 but not $170.
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...this is ONLY for the very narrow market of people that can spend $130 but not $170.
And children ages 5-7, it's no coincidence that it's launching the same day as the new Pokemon X/Y.
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Why would kids prefer 2d over 3d?
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This is a strategy to sell more systems in the Pokemon day launch, and maybe to be more foward towards making games that use the 2DS as a controller (no bending means a more controllerish form). Pretty smart from Nintendo, even if it could still use a slight prize drop.

I did laugh when I heard the name though
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Nintendo recommends children 6 and under not use the 3D function.

Nintendo's 3DS Warning For Kids Under Six Years Old

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2 Problems - not pocket size. Marketing is misleading. They are advertising it as if they are offering some new and improved gadget. They are not. They need to be up front, this is ONLY for the very narrow market of people that can spend $130 but not $170.
If I didn't find Steve to be so sharp about it, I'd be up voting his posts. He's pretty right on the money when he says it's mostly being marketed to children; it's what all the ads indicate, as well.

I think it's mostly intended to appeal to parents of kids who may want a 3DS.

1. The price knock from $170 to $130 is probably to compete with some of Apple's mobile products. Getting your kid a new 2DS would feel cheaper than getting them some versions of the iPod Touch, which can go for about $175-180.

2. Kids have smaller clothing. Even folded up, I'm not sure they can just tuck the 3DS into their pockets.

3. Compared to the DS and 3DS, the 2DS seems more unbreakable. With the right amount of pressure, the foldable models probably wouldn't be all that hard to snap in half.

4. This is a really weak point, but it'd be harder to lose a 2DS, given its size.
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Why would kids prefer 2d over 3d?
Like Tails mentioned, any parents that heard that the 3ds could mess up their kids eyes, more than likely put the kibosh on the idea of getting one for them. Now the new model is safe for all ages, so the parents will be more inclined to buy one for the youngsters. Also asthetically, the thing does look to be built tonka tough.

Another reason they were able to cut the price is that the thing actually only has one screen.

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There must be something to this whole thing about the 3d hurting kids eyes and giving them headaches. I have no problem with other 3d but when I try to use it on 3ds it hurts my eyes. It also doesn't look right to me.
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There must be something to this whole thing about the 3d hurting kids eyes and giving them headaches. I have no problem with other 3d but when I try to use it on 3ds it hurts my eyes. It also doesn't look right to me.
It took me awhile to get used to it, and did give me a headache at first. Eventually I got used to it and now it's full blast all the time.

Also I have a friend who didn't use it, and I explained to him how a bit of perseverance helped me. He took my advice and now he's full blast all the time too.

It's definitely weird, it's kinda like those magic eye things that were popular in the mid-nineties, except looking for an extended period of time. Although a lot less extreme.


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Nintendo recommends children 6 and under not use the 3D function.

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Might be a pitch to get parents to buy it as their first system.
I get what you're saying man, but I dont see the 2ds surviving the first day. I just dont use the 3d mode of my 3ds anyways. Makes for blurry gameplay. Not to mention right now, I've only one 3ds game. The rest of my games are regular ds games.

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If I didn't find Steve to be so sharp about it, I'd be up voting his posts. He's pretty right on the money when he says it's mostly being marketed to children; it's what all the ads indicate, as well.

I think it's mostly intended to appeal to parents of kids who may want a 3DS.

1. The price knock from $170 to $130 is probably to compete with some of Apple's mobile products. Getting your kid a new 2DS would feel cheaper than getting them some versions of the iPod Touch, which can go for about $175-180.

2. Kids have smaller clothing. Even folded up, I'm not sure they can just tuck the 3DS into their pockets.

3. Compared to the DS and 3DS, the 2DS seems more unbreakable. With the right amount of pressure, the foldable models probably wouldn't be all that hard to snap in half.

4. This is a really weak point, but it'd be harder to lose a 2DS, given its size.
Honestly if you really try your best to care for your game system, especially if your parents help you, a 3ds shouldnt break so easily. I wager a child without even trying but just being excited could easily drop the 2ds and it'll break.

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I wager a child without even trying but just being excited could easily drop the 2ds and it'll break.
I'd take that wager.
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