LOL! This....was...good. Ugly?....U bet your ass. Awkward?...maybe. Cheap? Yes. It's cheap, even adults will buy it.
I fully understand the premise and don't blame Nintendo for making it. I just don't understand the control locations. It seems like it would be horrible to use the d-pad and the buttons at the same time. Why not have the buttons located midway vertically between the stick and the d-pad?
He actually has a point in resistence of the 2ds vs younger kids. I do not like it as a console but a 3ds in an 8 years old hand wouldnt last long...or not??
My favorite about this entire show is when they give female voices to clearly male users and visa versa
meh... $30 cheaper, and your getting a brick with no 3D. I don't love the 3D feature, but should have lowered the price down to something like $99. Maybe then parents would consider getting their kids 2DS over a 3DS.
You should make a special Feedbackula for the "Greatest game series of the decade" voting going on... lots of ludicrous comments!
I want more great games for the 3DS before a new DS comes out. Fire Emblem: Awakening was amazing, new Mario and Luigi looks good, plus we've got Ocarina of Time 3DS, all the virtual console games, and a handful of others. Sadly though, the selection of great (or even good) 3DS titles is so small. Why would people buy this when there's hardly anything worth playing?
How big a market is there really for the 2DS? It's not as useful as a netbook or a mid-range laptop now, and it costs about the same, so why would parents get this for their kids? Honestly, get them a laptop or a tablet instead and a full size console, it makes more economical sense.
The thing is people, is that it's not meant for us. It meant for kids that are around 12 and under.
1- Kids 7 and under shouldn't use the 3D because it can damage their eyes. Also, there are people out there that can't even see/use the 3D. So, Nintendo makes one without the option, that's also cheaper. That makes sense.
2- KIDS BREAK SHIT! It make perfect sense to remove the hinges for the device, because kids are very likely to break the DS at the hinges. I work gaming retail, and you would be surprised how many families bring their consoles back for replacement because of this problem.
Is the console ugly? Yes, but it's also very functional for what it's intended for. Stop complaining, and if you don't like it, don't buy it. GOOD DAY!
lol, Nintendo needs to get a COD game on it, maybe all the kids will play on that instead of the proper ones!
I disagree with you Johnny, i think everyones right, if it's for kids or not, why change the design of the ds surely it's cheap enough now to make a ds play 3ds games aswel, the design is clunky and i don't think you can compare it to a gameboy either, it looks worse than that to hold, surely the point of these handhelds is to play on the go or when you travel and on holiday for kids cso surely it would of made sense to make it just like the ds.
People complaining that the 2DS exist are like 40 year old men complaining that the Bratz dolls are a lame toy.
I have absolutely no interest myself in the 2DS. However, I know at least 3 kids in my family who'd love one of these, and (*Game of Thrones voice engaged*) Christmas is coming.
@Razer361 says who? The 2DS can play all the games that's in the 3DS library as well as many from the DS selection. The only things are a) I don't believe that this system is compatible with the Circle Pad Pro, so that added level of control is out; and b) would YOU want to play Monster Hunter on this thing?
@JonahMalikiDav Isn't it supposed to represent a young teenagers voice?
@Warsilver +1 on this magnificent idea.
During the first two rounds I tried to reason with some users, then I realized this was the internet...
@ZombicidalMan , That's debatable, but I think that Feedbackula just covered the reason that parents would: the next Pokémon is only for the 3DS, and if their kid doesn't have a 3DS already then they can get the 2DS and the game for about the same price as the 3DS by itself. It's simple economics.
@chazy035 All fanboys are a little insane.
@jpnelson82 That really makes sense for road trips right, full size console or a laptop are not all that PORTABLE.
@FireVixen This isn't complaining, per se, but rather constructive criticism. While I do think that you do have some valid points, they aren't without some minor flaws.
1-Your point about the 3D function hurting the eyes of kids 7 and under makes for a strong argument. While I can't say whether that's true or not, the fact is that the 3DS has parental controls that allow them to prevent the 3D function from activating. Of course, that's assuming that the parent even bothers activating said parental lock, Sadly, I don't personally feel that a mere $30 price drop is worth that small consignment, but that's debatable.
2- I whole heartedly agree with this statement. Unfortunately, the way kids break things most often is by dropping them, often while they're playing with them. And while the first thing to go may be the hinge, the next thing in that situation would be the screen. And because this thing can't close, those screens are now completely unprotected. So unless the 2DS screens are now made with Gorilla Glass (and I'm not sure how the touch screen tech would work with that), I'd still be leery of placing this in a little kid's hands.
So, that's my opinion, feel free of agree or disagree. While I do think it is ugly, that is not the reason I would not buy it for a kid of any age.
@Ranols Oh come on now..... no one Loved the Virtual Boy
@lxf12 I don't think that it's normal 3D, it's the 3D without glasses. It's very odd to look at.
@MAXAM999 probably just need to refresh your screen, I'm looking at your comment now and I see your "likes" just fine
P.S. I'm not one of your 3
@CrazyOldCracker @Ranols I can't say I "loved" it, but I did really like it. While it wasn't too portable, and you had to set it on a tabletop to use it, and not too many games came out for it before it was discontinued, and I seem to recall that it was AC powered only. Despite all that, I did love the few games I got on it. I keep hoping that they'll release those on the Virtual Console for the 3DS.