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.

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    2DS = Too Dumb Shit!


    Is anyone else only here to appreciate Jess's beauty? =P


    fuck 2DS... vita and 3DS XL ftw!


    Gaming News Ultiiiiimate lol


    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??....


    @LeMeAtOm did you ever play uncharted 1 and compare it too uncharted 3?


    How about Jesse`s G spot news for a better name? It will definitely get more hits, LOL!!


    @LatinproX LOL Im 26 for god sake, why did this comment make me laugh so hard?


    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.


    Again sony is creating same pattern, PS3 took so time before it reach it's true potential


    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.


    I thought it was an april fools joke then I realized that its august


    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! :-)


    Hold off a month after 2DS releases for the 2DS-XL to release. :I


    "MEH" > WiiU > 2DS


    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


    @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.


    @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


    @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.


    @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!


    @PosiTVEMinD355 @Swinny14 @jlenoconel i so want to see diablo in 1st person... or as a shooter... deep down looks great for a shooter too... and gran turismo needed a twist, of course it'd look great as a shooter!! and fifa! who doesnt like to play fifa in 1st person!!


    @PosiTVEMinD355 @Swinny14 @jlenoconel of course nintendo takes risks, mario not only gets coins but stars too. link has a new bow and donkey Kong has camera angles. those are big risks, back in my time in zelda 2 link didnt have a bow!! and mario only had one kind of star!! outragous right?!?


    @Swinny14 @jlenoconel Fresh IP's??

    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


    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!


    @ZombieGuy78 @exxces_4 if you are refering to gddr5 than that's completely different from ddr3/4. Right now ddr4 is in testing and it seems they had succes with implementing it in x86 arhitecture.


    3-4 yrs? no that is pure bull. it wont take more than 2 yrs to see titles that tap its true potential


    @inso-maniac it's pure marketing. people need to see they get better with the years, instead of staying the same.


    What's myspace?


    They cudda made a fucking effort with the art on the Wii U console for that special edition.


    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!


    I have an idea. Why don't they cut the WiiU price to US$0! That'll be a hit...


    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.



    "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.


    @Scorpion1813 @deafwing ... really, so why did Nintendo go on record saying that it was targeted for "8 and younger" ... I'm lost. I know English is not my first language but c'mon man - how am I reading that wrong?


    @Scorpion1813 @deafwing I don't own a 3DS, but there are some games I want to play, so I'm probably getting a 2DS. I'm my opinion pretty much everything is better about it. I don't have to pay for unwanted 3D, get better ergonomics and a better price.

    2DS > 3DS



    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.


    i love looking at that girl!


    Goood , now i am more convinced on buying PS4 + Vita and enjoy the next three years while Devs are giving us better games along the way .


    I feel Nintendo is slowly drowning


    @zeusbark I think Nintendo is doing fine as of right now, but the reason of concern is that they are not making too much profit as earlier. They are probably going to sell well with the 3ds line, and even the Wii U will do ok, but I can not imagine it doing better than the ps4.


    funny how the full potential of the PS4 will be realised in 3 or 4 years, yet there are some eggs that think the PS3 has nowhere reached its max powers yet, makes me laugh these so called "techies" while i the PS3 is not on its last legs, i'm pretty sure it doesn't get any better then what we've seen already


    @DWalker131 Agreed. Especially with the shift to x86 architecture there's now no longer an incentive to push the boundaries of PS3 games when most of the big games from here on out will be ported from next- gen consoles.


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    Anyone of those?!

    Otherwise I second the motion for GSpot - It works perfectly GSpot - Gamespot, Jess Mcdonnell, Plus who wouldn't click on a show called Gspot with a little icon of Jess smiling pretty for us?! Instant Gold


    I'm thinking Dr Sexy Jess' Gaming News.

    She must be a dr coz after a daily dose of her i feel so good!


    Call me a child (I'm 23 for what it's worth) but I'm getting both the 2DS and Wii U when the price drop comes into effect. 2DS with Pokemon and Fire Emblem shouldn't cost more than £160 and the Wii U Wind Waker bundle should be roughly £200. Around £360 for the lot is value for money in my eyes. I never take my DSi XL out with me anyway (would get weird looks considering I'm practically a grown man playing games that people think are for 8 year olds).

    Then next year once both PS4 and X1 have been reviewed to death I can make an informed purchase and get the one most practical for my needs. Win-win as far as I'm concerned. Good call by Nintendo (although I shudder to think what kind of loss they're making on the Wii U now).


    @u1tradt 23 is a grown man....I was out on my own at 23. But thw WiiU and 2DS is more about casual gamer vs hardcore....Vita...if you do more casual gaming ..2ds is better for you.


    @scurran007 @u1tradt I'd definitely be classed under 'hardcore' gamer. I think the fact that I'm a grown man playing the likes of Pokemon puts me in that category. Once you delve into it you soon realise there's much more to it than cute monsters.

    In general terms, yes they do represent 'casual vs hardcore' to a certain extent. But there's a lot more for hardcore gamers to sink their teeth into on 3DS than you seem to be aware of. Along with the DS library I'd even say 2DS offers more for the hardcore gamer than does the Vita.


    @93ChevyNut @u1tradt To play 3DS games?


    The New Name should be the G-SPOT ;) LOL


    @WarHead2011 innunendo... :) (please note I misspelled that on purpose)


    The 2DS sure is ugly, but I think I'll get it, it makes sense for me to do so, I want to play Pokemon X/Y, I don't want to play them in 3D and it's cheaper.


    GS tell me how you really feel, lol. Nintendo go the way of Sega and just make games for the other consoles..


    The only problem with the 2DS is the shape: it isn't very compact, and thus not very portable. And it doesn't look very comfortable to hold.

    Other than that, it get's rid of the 3D capabilities nobody used and thus makes it cheap to both manufacture and buy. It can also play all DS and 3DS games, so you're not missing out if you don't have one of those already. And you don't have to waste money buying a Wii U in order to play Nintendo games.

    To be honest, I never even considered buying a 3DS because I don't waste money on expensive gimmicks that I'm never going to use (thus I didn't buy a Wii or a Wii U either). The 2DS does away with that useless 3D gimmick, however, the design of it just sucks: It's very impractical, bulky, and looks like it's going to give kids carpal tunnel before they hit their teenage years.


    @Scorpion1813 Looks can be deceiving. Nintendo have a good reputation when it comes to ergonomics. There have been no complaints about the size of the Wii U controller, in fact most reviews have praised how lightweight it is and that it is surprisingly suitable for extended gaming sessions.

    And for them to come out with this (which is aimed at kids) do you honestly think they didn't factor in the consideration of weight before shipping the console? It's not in Nintendo's psyche to make such an obvious oversight, as a matter of fact it's not in Japan's psyche to be that inconsiderate and inefficient. They would be forced to commit seppuku if kids started complaining that it's too heavy for them.

    Not to mention the fact that 3DS hardware is pretty lightweight to begin with. Both literally and technically speaking.



    Just for the record, I never said it was heavy. But it certainly does look uncomfortable.

    As for not being portable, I was referring to the shape and size of it. Try fitting that thing in your pocket. You'd need a backpack to carry it. Or carry it in your hands all day, thus being "impractical".


    @Scorpion1813 @u1tradt i want a bloody 3ds. i mean, with vampire motives and stuff. gotta be cooler tan the pink one, right?



    "what else are you implying when you state that it will give kids carpal tunnel?"

    That it looks bulky and uncomfortable, the things I actually said in the first place. I'm not making any hidden implications, and I don't have any hidden agendas. I say what I mean.

    As for the rest of your comment, you just come off as a fanboy that can't take critisism for something you enjoy. Don't you get it: I was actually defending the 2DS where other people were slamming it as pointless and useless?! I was giving credit where it was due. And I was stating my opinion about what I personally feel is wrong with it. I'm not trying to justify not buying one, if anything I'm justifying other people actually getting one. Whether I'm getting one or not is irrelevant.

    Don't agree with me? Fair enough. But to tell me my views are wrong and "irrelevant" just because you refuse to accept them is pathetic. What's also pathetic is that I'm trying to have a friendly discussion, and someone just has to come along and start making accussations and questioning my intentions.

    And no, this is not aimed specifically for kids only. There are people on this site that are in their 20's or older that have already stated they want one. Heck, I'm even considering getting one. Not to mention the ads showing adults using a 2DS. If it was kids-only, then you'd only see kids using them in the ads.

    "You want a foldable 3DS that will fit into your pocket? Go buy it, they still sell the bloody thing."

    As I've already said, I don't spend money on expensive gimmicks. Why buy a 3DS when I can get a 2DS that's cheaper, and doesn't come with a gimmick that I, and many other people, won't use.

    "This is aimed at a different type of customer. And you can be sure they will sell like hot cakes between October and January."

    It's aimed at people who don't want 3D. The 3DS comes with 2D capabilities, but you still have to pay for the 3D capabilities. I hope it does sell well. I'm never said it won't. You're not reading my comments properly are you? I think you're letting your emotions get in the way of your better judgement. You're being too defensive for your own good.


    @Scorpion1813 @u1tradt You never said it was heavy but what else are you implying when you state that it will give kids carpal tunnel? Come on dude.

    And I doubt a 3DS could even fit into a 10 year old's pocket. They carry backpacks quite a lot anyway even outside of school (especially 5-10 year olds) so it's perfectly practical for the people it's aimed at.

    Just because you're not going to get it doesn't make it an instant failure. I know you're looking for ways to justify why you're not getting it (hence all the silly criticism) but accept it for what it is.

    You want a foldable 3DS that will fit into your pocket? Go buy it, they still sell the bloody thing. This is aimed at a different type of customer. And you can be sure they will sell like hot cakes between October and January. Your opinion is completely irrelevant.


    @Scorpion1813 Yea, I really think things like this are just for kids anyway, most people don't have the time to play handheld video games once you surpass puberty. Nintendo only seems to be trying to sell to families and children these days. I would love to play Zelda but their systems just kinda suck overall


    @UNCStriker88 @Scorpion1813 People don't have time for handhelds? You must not be in college, cause I can count a good amount of 'em on any given day. Hell, I just did one hour ago.


    @chipwithdip @UNCStriker88 @Scorpion1813 im 34 and i travel a lot, i carry my vita everywhere. i just gaved my mom a 3ds too. she's 60. and she already got past resident evil revelations. maybe they are not too much for kids. maybe, i don't know, they are for anyone. but what the hell do i know, i've just played for 30 years.



    I too would love to play Zelda games, but there is no way I'm buying a console for one game / game series.

    I think Nintendo would sell a lot more copies of their games if they were multiplatform. The fact that both their games and their console are losing money, and nobody is interested in the gimmicks anymore - they really need to change the way they do things.

    Going multiplat is their best option and most people know it. Even if the Ninendo fanboys refuse to admit it.


    Here is the thing I love most about console wars.. fanboys.. GS is full of them. Most of you fanboys need to go out and get a real job, that way you can afford to buy multiple systems. 300$ is not expensive. If you find that to be too much, you need to not be buying games and out looking for a better or second job. As far as the WiiU, it has some great titles you will not play anywhere else, so if you dont get it, you will be missing out. I am primary a PC gamer, so I am not a Nintendo fanboy, but the two games I finished this month were SR4 on the PC and Pikimin 3 on the WiiU.. both I had a ton of fun with. There is nothing wrong with the power of the WiiU.. it is designed to play the type of games Ninttendo makes, and it looks damn good doing it. It does not want to be a PS4 or Xbone.


    @fyrflash1969 so... there actually not-fanboys/girls/kids playing pikimin? who having a real job plays pikimin?


    @fyrflash1969 Honestly, I have trouble keeping up with the whole dual screen thing, you have to utilize your ADD to keep up


    New t-shirts please. ;)


    If you have ever seen younger kids break off the top screen of a 3DS, you will understand the design. It is a good idea. It is not for everyone, but I can see why this would be great for some families.


    Why not utilize PS4 power immediately? Can't understand that shit developers is pulling now days. Of course you use all the hardware power available to you. What's point of new hardware if you don't?`

    But of course he was just trolling and speak all the things he doesn't know anything about.


    @snaketus I remember the PS3 coming out with Ridge Racer, lol. Does anybody even remember that game?


    @vegasdan30 @snaketus of course! it's the demo that you can buy in psvita, it comes with 3 cars, and you buy/download the resting 60 cars



    You don't seem to get the point.

    It's not about being able to use all the power, it's about being able to use all the power well.

    Look at games on the PS2 when it first game out, and then look at games towards the end of it's life, such as FFX. Same with current-gen launch titles and games like GTAV.

    Heck, just look at the difference between Oblivion and Skyrim.

    Devs are able to pull more out of the hardware once they become familiar with it and build an engine that can take full advantage of it. At the start of a consoles life, devs are still using engines from previous-gen.


    @Scorpion1813 @snaketus on the other hand, ps4 and xbone are both built on x86 instead of some custom architecture so the territory should be explored by now ?! im confused why it should take 4 years to perfect games on what is essentially a PC...


    @Scorpion1813 @Fraesh besides, it's marketing. if GTA8 looks just the same as GTA7, what's the selling point besides "new and improved gameplay" it sound better if they sell it as "new and improved graphics and new and un-proved gameplay"



    Well it usually takes double that amount of time to get the most out of a console. I think their announcement was to imply it's going to be easier, and won't take as long for devs to utilise it fully.

    It's still not exactly a PC, and they will still require console dev kits in order to make games for the consoles. Porting will be a lot easier between both consoles and PC as their architecture is so similar. So there's no excuse for exclusives unless you're Microsoft / Sony (or the game is PC only).


    Wow , Wii U down to 300$. Thats a super deal , i cant wait!! Wait .. 300$ for Wii U and 399$ for PS4 ...

    Roflonator Nintendo


    @AzatiS How much cheaper can a 1-year-old next gen console be before you finally stop comparing the price to the PS4. It's not like the thing's a wooden box.


    yeah i got a better name, GS hotspots! shorter and to the point :) (meaning you just say the initials)



    "GS News" is easier and faster to say than "GSHS" or "GS Hot spots".

    And more practical if you ask me.


    This Jess girl is so... dull. Not camera friendly.


    @edviges yea, she's alright. I mean these girls do get the job partly because of their looks, so they could do a little better. Of course, the guys can be dorky or fat and nobody cares. Sad but true.



    The sad thing is that no matter how good looking or ugly the woman is that appears on GS shows, poeple will always comment about their looks. While it's true that nobody mentions anything about how the guys look, it's not just the good-looking women that get singled out.

    Why do the girls have to "do better"? The male journalists aren't automatically any better just because they are male. I've seen worse male journalists, but the females get singled out because of their looks, and have to "try harder" just to be considered at the same level. It's bullshit.

    There's a gender issue where there really shouldn't even be an issue in the first place. Gamespot isn't a modelling agency or dating site. We're all gamers, and we're all here for the games - so can we please just talk about the games.


    @Scorpion1813 @vegasdan30 i like the way jess talks, and i like her jokes. ima big fan of reality check too, and he's a guy, so why's the point? if the person makes you feel comfortable listening or watching a show it doesnt matter if it's a she or a he. even if it's an it.. and nope, i don't like carolyn voice just the same i don't like the "mexican" music at feedbackula.



    A lot of people would beg to differ. Some people come here just for her. Whether it's because they fancy her or because they are genuinely entertained in a none-creepy stalker way unlike the others.

    To be honest, despite already being up-to-date with what's happening on Gamespot, I still come here for the entertainment value, and to have discussions regarding said news.

    But hey, if she doesn't do it for you then fair enough. That's your prerogative.


    @edviges shut up shes hot!!! I can watch her all day :)


    I'll just say that I'm happy with my Wii U basic model for it's color. That's right, I said it's COLOR. I purposely passed up the deluxe model on launch day because I thought the white one looked loads better than the black one. The bickering over hard drive space is just silly. I bought a 1 TB USB Hard Drive for $69 and never looked back. I have 25 games to date, 33 if you count virtual games. Of all the games I own, only 6 are on disc. I'm never going to understand why everyone makes such a big deal about the storage when the problem is VERY EASY to solve. Both models can be connected to two 2TB USB hard drives simultaneously for a grand total of 4 TB of storage!! And data can be swapped between each drive. What more could you want?

    Anyhow, it kinda makes me sad to see the white model being phased out. But at the same time, I'm glad that I got one. Because those of us who own one not only have the coolest looking color now, but it's our little piece of collectable history to show that we were here in the beginning supporting a very good system that has a very undeserving bad rap.

    And Jess is HOT. <3


    It..... doesn't.............fold.....WHY!!!!



    When these are released I bet there will be memes where people have snapped it in half and butchered it back together with door hinges or something.