Re: Nintendo Ushers In New Revolution of 2D Gaming: 2DS Reve
Gamer Greg wrote:
I was ready to laugh at this as a rumor, but low and behold I went to Nintendo.com (USA) and saw it shown right smack on the front page.
Wow, umm, that's not very portable system there Nintendo. Also, I see no mention of "Streetpass" available on it either. One last note is the missing information regarding the battery life. If it's a significant upgrade, may consider it, but likely not since it's not portable.
It does have StreetPass. It has all the same features as a regular 3DS. Instead of closing the system (since you obviously can't anymore), there's a sleep mode slider at the bottom of the system. As for battery, I'm hearing it's slightly better than the regular 3DS but not as good as the 3DS XL.
My thoughts are that it seems like an interesting system and the price point is good... BUT WHY THE HECK ARE YOU EVEN DOING THIS NINTENDO?! Okay okay, they're doing it for the money. This thing will sell great at this price I'm sure, especially for kids. But talk about major brand confusion. So now a 2DS can play DS and 3DS games, and 3DS plays the same because there aren't any 2DS games, but a DS can only play DS games and not 2DS or 3DS games. If people own a 2DS... they're going to be buying games whose boxes say 3DS on them. That immediately should tell you this whole naming scheme and idea is stupid.
Instead they should have kept the 3D functionality and went with this redesign, which may still have saved some costs. I think the product will do well and it makes sense from a business standpoint... but from a marketing perspective, this is terrible. I will definitely not be getting one, I can't do without the 3D feature and I like my 3DS XL.