Lol. I don't get the whole 2DS system they're coming out with. I mean, I have a slightly older 3DS model that has a slider to change the depth of the 3D and even go to 2D. I normally keep it on 2D because 3D makes me sick to my stomach.
First off, ALL 3DS' have that depth slider. Second off, lets look at some logic here. Ok, lets change the design of the 3DS into something new, something that we can get away with practically the same hardware and software without losing much, if anything. Oh look, if you open up the regular sized 3DS, we can make that solid, shift some buttons around, and make that good. All of sudden, it looks totally different. Now, lets try to nail down the part of the market that was fear mongered by the "don't use 3d for kids under the ages of 7" bit. Alright, lets remove the 3D. All of a sudden, we have a player that LOOKS new, FEELS new, allows people that were afraid of the 3D to look a little more seriously into it. But we're missing something. Here's an idea, lets make it 40 dollars cheaper than the current base 3DS model. And then what's a good time to release it? How about the day of the launch of one of the most anticipated games on the 3DS to date. Now, logically, those people that were on the fence about getting a 3DS, but wanted Pokemon, or say the new Zelda coming out, can get the console, along with a brand new game (40 dollars), for the same price of getting a base model 3DS without any games.
tl;dr it makes a TON of business sense without requiring too much change
Wow. Did something crawl up your ass and is now rotting? Maybe you need to clean that out. Or perhaps you're hungry and need a Snickers?
First off, I was not aware of all 3DS' to have a depth slider. I am not a big gamer like you are. Business wise the 2DS yes, makes sense. But when thinking about it using common logic it doesn't. At least to me.
Secondly, how the fuck do you say tl;dr when you fucking wrote it?
No, I haven't because I don't think it matters to use it after you yourself have written something. It's like saying either you didn't go back through to make sure what you did write makes sense grammatically or that no one else should read it because of your comment's length.
It just doesn't to me. Why would I want to spend $130 (roughly) on a handheld gaming system when I already have a former model with the same capability? The only time I put down that kind of money is when I need bras, maintenance on my vehicle, and my student loans.
Lol, it's meant as more of a "if you're too lazy to read this, here's a quick summary."
As for you yourself buying it. Nintendo isn't marketing this as a 3DS replacement. They're not marketing it as an upgrade. They're marketing this specifically to the people that are on the fence about a getting a 3DS, but needed a little more of a nudge to get one.
The screen was already a bit small... making it even smaller would've led to zero sales and it being the red headed step child of the 3DS family (See GameBoy Micro in North America). And have you messed around with 2DS yet? I've been able to. It surprisingly WORKS. And it works WELL.
Jayoshi36Featured By OwnerOct 9, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure the screen was the same size as a regular 3DS. (or at least from the sources I read) And the 3DS screen is actually pretty large relative to other DS systems, (especially the top screen) so it can be made smaller. What I meant by "changed the stuff on it around" was that the microphone and cameras are in different places, as well as the left and right buttons.
Also, wouldn't the lack of folding make a sales loss as well? Besides, another problem with the micro was bad backwards compatibility, not just being tiny.
The 3DS' screens are larger than previous DS', but not overly so. And yea, the 2DS has the same size screen as the regular 3DS.
As for loss of sales. Personally, I don't think they're going to see a loss of sales. Everyone that I've told about the 2DS where I work (Toys R Us, yaaay -_-) has been really interested in it, despite the lack of folding. It's still a DS, despite not folding. Plus, that 40 dollar cheaper price tag kind of makes up for it in my opinion.