GS News - Wii U price cut, 2DS announced and PS4 has POWER
Nintendo have introduced their interesting looking $130 2DS, the Wii U will get a price cut down to $300 and lead architect says PS4 will take 3-4 years to exhibit its true power.
by Edmond Tran and by Jess McDonell on
call me old, but i'm certain that Sony have used that same pitch for every playstation launch so far "it'll take at least x amount of years to get the best out of it" except this time its not to make excuses that they had another awkward architecture to code for.. oh wait, did he say architecture??....
I'm a big fan of the clam shell design, I like the ability to close my handheld. The 2DS does indeed seem much larger than a handheld I would normally want to purchase. That being said, eventually I will be getting something that can play 3DS games. The 2DS is currently the one I would get, since I am not interested in the stereoscopic aspect of the 3DS. Ultimately, I think the concept of the 2DS (having a cheaper, non-3D compatible device capable of playing the 3DS lineup) is a good idea, I'll probably wait to see if they release a different model of it though.
I may buy it just for the hell of it....its a conversation piece....Hey, I am playing Super MArio on a Cheese Wedge!
at first i laughed too, but then i remembered my son is trying to save for a 3ds - we (i) have one, which i had to replace the microphone ribbon cable on because it got a microtear from all the hinge opening and shutting. then my son scratched the screen and now he's not allowed it any more :/ so he can't play his 3ds games which he only played in 2d anyway cos 3d hurt his eyes. so there definitely might be a niche for a cheaper thing like the 2ds even if it does look silly.
It's a Nintendo Brick, so it has ruggedness value, but sadly the hardcore gamers that would have paved the way for its popular adoption already took out a loan for the 3DS XL.
that's the best looking paperweight I've seen in a while ....well that's if you have any paper to weigh down .....and the wind isnt blowing at 2 MPH ....
I think the Ninten-toast is good for its target audience(8 year olds according to Nintendo) and i firmly believe Sony when they say we're not going to be getting the most out of the PS4 for 3-4 years, you only need to look at games this generation such as Uncharted 1, then compare that to the 2011 title Uncharted 3, or 2013's The Last Of Us. This logic applies to every generation though, in the PS2 era you couldn't compare the original Devil May Cry(2001 i believe) to God Of War 2(2007), its just the nature of the beast. That said, Sony has made the PS4 as easy as the PS1 to make games for, so i expect us to reach peak performance alot quicker this time. AND I CAN'T WAIT! :-)
If you ask me the gamecube had a handful of great titles, but even then they were slipping into the general shitiness that nintendo has become... Sad.
Nintendo as the Undertaker says....Rest In Peace
Although I look forward to playing Super Mario Bros on PlayStation 4
You know what, Im just going to buy it to just have it sit next to me and wake me up from that hilarious design, Now just shape the Vita like a 4 leaf clover and I'll be even more happy. Or a throwing disc.
For the past few days I heard jokes about a 2ds from a friend. I didn't pay too much attention to it because I was pre-occupied by other shit. But holy shit its real and I just have to say WHAT THE FUCK. I spent the few 60 seconds typing this through the intro commercial but WHAT THE FUCK I MEAN WHAT?!??! It looks like a wedge of cheese D8
I always like the models that folded shut for sure. It really helps protect the screen. However a year or so down the road they will probably make one that folds. This is how nintendo tends to make money.... unfortunately.
in 3-4 years we'll have ddr4 and 1-2 generations above of directx and maybe other tech. So GG sony!By the time u reach full potential of ps4 it wont matter!
3-4 yrs? no that is pure bull. it wont take more than 2 yrs to see titles that tap its true potential
The lack of a clamshell means to protect the screen you're going to have to buy Nintendo's carry pouch which they will probably sell for $30-40, costing you about the same price as a 3DS. They win in the end.
I'm a Nintendo fan through and through. I've had way more fun out of my 3DS and Wii U then any other console I own (I own them all btw)...that being said...I think the 2DS is utter garbage and I'm shocked they would even CONSIDER doing something so atrocious.
Okay I can't take it anymore....your TSHIRTS are way too cool.....where do you get those excellent designs....I'm a large......hand them over!! Haha!
You really can't hate Nin for doing this. They make their main console cheaper for the holidays and release a handheld that targets a market that neither of the other console makers have even considered - they are going to make a killing cash wise -- too bad their game library can attract more older serious gamers in the same quantities.
@LeMeAtOm did you ever play uncharted 1 and compare it too uncharted 3?
@LatinproX lol good one
@LatinproX LOL Im 26 for god sake, why did this comment make me laugh so hard?
@LatinproX Jess Gone Wild, wild with gaming news!
@barkingschnitzl Yeah, that Resident Evil remake is the greatest remake of all time.
@bluespire1 You suck. I hope this never happens. Nintendo still needs to be around as a company so we don't just have the same crap from Microsoft and Sony that we always get. Hate all this negativity against Nintendo.
@exxces_4 technically we already have ddr5
@inso-maniac it's pure marketing. people need to see they get better with the years, instead of staying the same.
"targets a market that neither of the other console makers have even considered"
The target audience for the 2DS are people who want a 3DS without the 3D capabilities. After all, why pay extra for a feature you won't use? The 2DS allows Nintendo to make a cheaper model of their handheld (it's cheaper to manufacture), and it allows customers to essentially buy a cheaper 3DS.
Can we all stop pretending that only kids are going to buy this. We know that people of all ages will get one. And we know that the 3D caused problems for people of all ages, not just kids. Claiming this is only for kids, in an attempt to protect young, developing eyes and nothing else, is ridiculous.
@jlenoconel Suck it ...Unfortunately Nintendo will still be around some fools like u will be around to pay 300.00 dollars and pay for an antiquated system when for 100.00 more the PlayStation 4 will dazzle with its amazing hardware specs
on 11/115/2013 Next gen begins and if u are smart but ur not jump aboard
@jlenoconel Sony, ''the same crap''? Get out from under that rock, out of all three companies Sony provides more fresh IP than Nintendo and Microsoft combined and doubled. Sorry, but this had to be said. I'm no Nintendo hater, i play their games almost daily but what you just said is a load of CRAP!
@bluespire1 @jlenoconel I won't be buying a PS4 if it ends up being full of the same crappy first person shooters like the last generation. What's the point when I have a PS3 and 360 for that? If the Wii U starts doing OK, I will be getting one over the other two. If not, I might just stick to PC gaming.
Have you taken a look at pretty much all the next gen games coming out? Let's be brutally honest here. 98% of those PS4 and X1 games are either FPS or Third Person Shooters.
And they say Nintendo doesn't like to take risks!? Yea ok! What YOU just said was a load of crap
Nintendo also said that a price-drop isn't the answer for the Wii U.
Two weeks later look what happened.
Also, check out the ad for the 2DS. There are 3 adults and only 1 kid playing the 2DS. If the target audience was "8-and-younger" ONLY, they would only show 8-and-younger kids playing it.