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User avatar #7 - genericnickname (08/31/2013) [-]
*deep breath*

This is actually a great move by Nintendo.
The Wii-U and 3DS sales have not really been up to par. Even with the 3DS price cut and interesting games for both consoles, Nintendo just can't seem to pull the sales they want.
The Nintendo 2DS, at first glance, is probably the stupidest move made by Nintendo.
But it isn't.
The retail price is going to be $129.99. A very affordable price in comparison to the 3DS price. This console comes out October 12th, the exact same day Pokemon X and Y are released. Many fans of Pokemon don't own a 3DS because they can't afford it/Don't want to waste the money for one game. The 2DS will allow the fans to afford it, and be able to play the latest game.
Now look at the design. It's a 3DS flattened out to be a tablet, and it loses its 3D capabilities.
This will now appeal to parents of younger children. It has a more durable design then any other DS model. There is no hinge that can easily be broken by the child, and it looks like it can take a good fall. Definitely childproof, and a great way to let the next generation of gamers to be introduced. No headaches from 3D either!
And with the Wii-U price cut, Wii-U Legend of Zelda bundle, and new titles for the Wii-U and 3DS, Nintendo is in a great position for the holiday season.

TL;DR I applaud the move Nintendo is making here, they are making all the right moves for the upcoming holiday season.
#54 to #7 - anonymous (09/01/2013) [-]
If I didn't already own a 3DS I would definatly buy the 2DS, I never even turn the 3D on so..I wish this came out before the 3DS
#48 to #7 - anonymous (09/01/2013) [-]
>making right moves this holiday season
> Wii-u

wut
User avatar #51 to #48 - genericnickname (09/01/2013) [-]
Witty of you, considering the PS4 will be $100 more, while the Xbox One(If they even release before Christmas) will be $200 more expensive. And the Wii-U and 3DS have a lot of highly anticipated games coming for the fall/holiday season.

So yes, they are making the right moves.
#47 to #7 - rubyasshole (09/01/2013) [-]
The thing I never understood is "Why people find it expensive?". How can't someone buy a $200 console?

In Brazil (third world) a 3ds XL costs $500-$600 (over R$ 1,000.00) and people still buy it finding it a fair price. It also happens with computers and other products.
Like Macs, here it costs over $6,000.00 (over R$ 12,000.00) and people buy it! In USA it costs only $2,000.00, it's the average price here for a normal laptop.

I want to understand this "cultural value" a little better, please, explain

Also, sorry about my english hope I didn't look rude
User avatar #50 to #47 - genericnickname (09/01/2013) [-]
The excuse "can't afford" in first world countries nowadays tends to circulate around, "I have the money, but I don't want to spend it on that."
#52 to #50 - rubyasshole (09/01/2013) [-]
I see, it's curious, because I see a lot of people saying that can't buy a game console or a computer claiming that its price is very high (usually it is $400-$500). PS3 came out costing $900 here and people was "wow, too cheap, let's buy this shit".

Now, I'm guessing that poor people are most conducive to buy expensive stuff ):

Thank you for the explanation
User avatar #43 to #7 - gothdino (09/01/2013) [-]
That actually made sense. Have you considered a job as a sale rep, cause I'm sold.
User avatar #46 to #43 - genericnickname (09/01/2013) [-]
I have considered, and I used to have one.
#31 to #7 - manwithanopinion (09/01/2013) [-]
I love you and the fact that you thought about all of this logically.
#19 to #7 - thegoddamnantman ONLINE (08/31/2013) [-]
Also you forgot one thing - the absence of the 3D feature makes it more child friendly. The 3D actually hurt the sales of the 3DS because parents are scared of that little "children under 7 may have seizures if they decide to hit the 3D switch" warning.

Releasing this alongside pokemon X and Y games they are gonig to make an absolute killing.
Also to the people saying you can get a used 3DS for just as cheap - you are going to be able to get a used 2DS for even cheaper
User avatar #28 to #19 - genericnickname (09/01/2013) [-]
Nope, I covered the lack of 3D as well.
User avatar #21 to #19 - WtfStrawberries (08/31/2013) [-]
bought a used 3ds for $110.
Yeah, that was so much more than a 2ds, i think im losing out!
User avatar #22 to #21 - WtfStrawberries (08/31/2013) [-]
also, a used 2ds, in how long? the 3ds will be just as low.
#24 to #22 - thegoddamnantman ONLINE (09/01/2013) [-]
Also used 3DS's were on amazon not even a full week after it was released
#23 to #22 - thegoddamnantman ONLINE (09/01/2013) [-]
If a new 3ds is about $180 (just going by amazon), and you got it for $110, that is a 38% mark down. We can extrapolate that a used 2DS will have roughly the same mark down, leaving it at around $80. That's pretty good
User avatar #25 to #23 - WtfStrawberries (09/01/2013) [-]
well, considering i really just bought my 3ds a couple weeks ago, not really.
Itll take atleast a few months for the 2ds to get that low. I mean, look at the XL, it was released a year ago and you can buy it used for around 160-170, which isn't that much less than new. Don't expect it to be that low automatically after release.
And by then, the 3ds will go down as well. Actually think about the way things work without assuming first.
User avatar #26 to #25 - WtfStrawberries (09/01/2013) [-]
Not to mention, the 3ds has been out for 2 and a half years. for a "38% markdown" woudnt it be safe to assume that itd take well over a year for the 2ds to get there?
#18 to #7 - papastalin ONLINE (08/31/2013) [-]
I bought a used but practically new 3ds for only $120. Works perfectly fine, good condition, and has many benefits over the 2ds (e.g. can actually carry it in your pocket and has good 3d effect at least for some games like Fire Emblem Awakening) and is still a lower price. Imo smart shopping for a 3ds is better than getting a 2ds.

Also, while the lack of a hinge might make it seem child proof the screen seems much more vulnerable since it is always exposed. You might be right in this regard though as I don't know just how sturdy these things are supposed to be.
User avatar #8 to #7 - precision (08/31/2013) [-]
Makes sense, but I plan on using my 3DS (when I get one) for transport use only, when I'm moving, and the 2DS isn't really that good for easy transport, like, pockets.
#20 to #8 - thegoddamnantman ONLINE (08/31/2013) [-]
They dropped the clam-shell design not only to make it more durable, but also to drop the price as this DS actually only has one screen, divided by the plastic cover.
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