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Complaints on 2DS? Why?

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Why all the complaints on the 2DS?


1. The size? You can't put it in your pockets?
- NOT EVERYBODY PUT THEIR GAME CONSOLES/HANDHELDS IN THEIR POCKETS.

Seriously, I never put my DS in my pockets when I'm moving from place to place. Do you know how easy it is for thieves to slip your wallet/money/keys/handhelds out of your pockets within less than a second without you realizing it? I am NOT risking that.

I'm almost always at places with loads of people, so I always put it in my bag for safety reasons, and therefore, the size and shape of the 2DS isn't a problem since I'll carry it in my bag anyways. (Before you ask, I never leave the house without a bag.)


2. Not a clamshell?
- IT DOESN'T HAVE HINGES, SO IT DOESN'T SNAP IN TWO.

There are cases where the handheld could slip out of your hands, drop to the floor, you threw it out of rage, or somehow someone else broke it. The 2DS design prevents the device from getting snapped in two.


3. Looks hella uncomfortable?
- DID YOU EVEN TRY PLAYING WITH IT?

First of all, I doubt Nintendo would ever design something hella uncomfortable for their consumers world-wide.

Until someone actually posts a lengthy description on how the 2DS is actually extremely uncomfortable and that it might bring horrible side-effects to the wrist/hand/finger joints and/or muscles and thus children must have restrictions when playing with the 2DS, I am not commenting on this.

However, Nintendo did say they designed it for entry-level - which means, they must have taken child gamers into account, and therefore, designed it so it wouldn't be uncomfortable when held by a child.


4. Just turn off the 3D feature of the 3DS
- NOT EVERYONE HAS A 3DS

How many times have I got to say THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE THE 3DS?


5. 40$ isn't that much of a deal
- IT IS. JUST THINK OF ALL THE THINGS YOU COULD DO WITH 40$.

It's not as if you can just pick up 40$ from the ground on a random day. 40$ IS big deal, especially considering this is a brand product gaming device.




Also, for those who talk about used 3DS:
If it's the choice between a used 3DS and a new 2DS, at the exact same price, I'm choosing the new 2DS. It has better merits if you don't care about the 3D features, and in exchange for one unnecessary feature, you get a brand new product - how is that not good?

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  1. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
    1. Jacket pockets how far are we both from the equator

    2. The fold ability is hell convenient yo

    3. Original nes controller, original classic controller

    4. Give you that one

    5. How much are you going to play it honestly a lot considering the time it's problem worth it. I make zero money. I understand wanting money.

    Shape is not a merit now?

    I wouldn't comment if it weren't for the fact that we just talked about it two seconds ago so it feels targeting.

    We're still cool though.
  2. Kyriaki's Avatar
    @Wyvernphlare; This isn't targeting. I'm stating the facts on how much advantages it has than disadvantages. What people see as disadvantages are actually the 2DS selling point.

    Shape/design is also an important factor in marketing. It's just that other features come first than that.

    My country hasn't decided to import the 2DS yet, so I'm pretty mad at all the complaints when people can have such a nice handheld in their local gaming store within a few months when I'm probably going to have to order it overseas...
  3. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
    one "feels" two shape is important when there's motion controls
  4. Chief KazamiNator's Avatar
    Defend it all you like, it won't take away the fact that it won't last long on the market. It's a bad gimmick, just like the Virtual Boy was (not comparing the two by any means).
    I see the 2DS as a downgrade more than anything. Look how it foiled the pattern.

    Game Boy > Game Boy Color (introduced color on handhelds)
    Game Boy Advance > Game Boy Advance SP (introduced an LED backlight and rechargeable battery)
    Nintendo DS/DS Lite > Nintendo DSi (introduced pictures, video, other features)
    3DS > 2DS (takes the 3D capability away)

    What's wrong with this picture?
  5. Jdog1020's Avatar
    1. I can agree with that.
    2. My 3DS snapped in two, so I had to replace it, so that is definitely good, but I don't imagine most 3DSes snapping, so it might be overlooked.
    3. I think it looks uncomfortable, but we don't know how it feels yet.
    4. Definitely have to give you that.
    5. I think its cheap in comparison to the 3DS now, so I bet there might be some buyers just because of its price.

    I agree with the majority of these points, but I don't like the look of it. It just seems a bit redundant to me. However, it is good for the child gamers, because the 3D might hurt their eyes, and the smaller size makes it easier for them to hold. Besides, when I hold a Game Boy Color, it feels so small in my hands. I bet the 2DS will be around that size, because I don't know much yet. Overall, I wouldn't get it, but I think it will be beneficial for children. And Nintendo gets more pots of gold. The gamer world is mostly at peace.
  6. The Outrage's Avatar
    1. The size? You can't put it in your pockets?
    - NOT EVERYBODY PUT THEIR GAME CONSOLES/HANDHELDS IN THEIR POCKETS.
    Not exactly a counter argument when you go from a system that you can choose to put in your pocket or not, to something that doesn't give that option. And jacket pockets have zippers.

    I'm also kind of concerned about the control stick/slider thingy being exposed like that.

    2. Not a clamshell?
    - IT DOESN'T HAVE HINGES, SO IT DOESN'T SNAP IN TWO.

    There are cases where the handheld could slip out of your hands, drop to the floor, you threw it out of rage, or somehow someone else broke it. The 2DS design prevents the device from getting snapped in two.
    That's fair, but you did just go from a point where "I'm far too careful to put it in my pocket, so you people who want to should just suck it up and play safe" to "Hey, you're reckless and you might drop it on the floor or throw it out of rage".

    Just as you say that you never put your 3DS in your pocket as an argument, I could easily say "I have never dropped my DS". This argument would have made more sense if you pointed out its marketed to children.

    Everything else, I could agree with.


    @Chief KazamiNator;
    Defend it all you like, it won't take away the fact that it won't last long on the market. It's a bad gimmick, just like the Virtual Boy was (not comparing the two by any means).
    I see the 2DS as a downgrade more than anything. Look how it foiled the pattern.

    Game Boy > Game Boy Color (introduced color on handhelds)
    Game Boy Advance > Game Boy Advance SP (introduced an LED backlight and rechargeable battery)
    Nintendo DS/DS Lite > Nintendo DSi (introduced pictures, video, other features)
    3DS > 2DS (takes the 3D capability away)

    What's wrong with this picture?
    They perfected it the first time and are now making a more economical version for those who cannot afford a 3DS and a game (and the price cut for the 2DS is enough for just that), while keeping their promise that they aren't going to continually release new models that render their older models obsolete like Apple does.

    Really, if there's something wrong with a company analyzing its market and releasing models that cater to all their market's specific needs rather than making older models obsolete every few months, then I'd re-evaluate your definition of "wrong"

    You say you "the 2DS as a downgrade more than anything" so your perception there is accurate, that's exactly what it is. But the accuracy stops there because you assume it was "made to be better". It wasn't. Nintendo has stated they are not going to make any of their models obsolete. It was made to cater to a different demographic, namely children under 7 who should not use 3D and who may be a bit reckless when it comes to handling their systems, or the Nintendo fans who don't really have that much income and may not care that its ugly.
    Updated 29th August 2013 at 10:07 PM by The Outrage

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