Nintendo Trims $50 Off Wii U Deluxe Console, Announces 2DS Handheld for $130

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spectrex

I think most comments made so far are from people that are only thinking about themselves.

Looks like a low cost alternative that can still play the new 3DS only games. Not everyone can pay they premium prices that gamers will pay. For a family of four it can get quite expensive when both children want game and don't like to share or the other option of they want to play together. Try buying portable for two children, then try buying two copies of the game so they can both play. It all adds up very fast.

My guess is the price will drop very fast on this unit. I'm guessing an easy $99 on sale.

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ZX9RDan89

Well said. However, I foresee a lot of scratched and broken screens since this doesn't have a folding screen.

Dan
My Opinion Doesn't Matter.

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lindethier

What the hell is up with the 2DS? I thought it was a joke at first. A DS that doesn't fold looks silly, without that portability you will lose the ability to toss it in your pocket, not to mention losing the 3D functionality...

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lifeboat

I'm waiting for the 1DS to come out.

Two dimensions is just one too many for me!

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gmvolk

Personally, 4ds is the way to go. I want to be able to play games that have not been invented yet.

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ohsnaps1104

There are no words in the entire English language to describe the vast idiocy at Nintendo these days. They used to be good at making consoles, The Gameboy, SNES, even the Gamecube was fairly decent. What happened to the Nintendo I once knew?

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jedisamurai

Anyone interested in buying a 3DS that's broken? It won't fold and close and it's 3D doesn't work. Oh wait! That's the 2DS!

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misterz100

Urrg The Wii U is probably the only Nintendo console I have hesitated to get, I waiting for winning titles, the game pad pro makes me feel more inclined to purchase it, the tablet thing is a turn off.

2DS? Good idea. Doesn't fold... wtf. not a good Idea.

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Caboose

Use the Tablet controller before making final judgement.

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vrmlbasic

The 2DS really doesn't fold?!

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weasel85

Really? The 2DS? So you can pay for playing a game in 3D and then never get the chance to do so?

I'm sure there will be plenty of people that go for that sort of thing, and it's almost positively a super effective way to move hardware, but... still seems a bit off.

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AFDozerman

I honestly like the concept behind the Wii U and the fact that the cpu is powerpc. They just need to up the specs and get some better Dev support on it. The POWER and powerpc architectures are intrinsically more efficient than X86, and would put them at the forefront of the console specs war, although ii am unsure about the status of smallscale development on these architectures.

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Bucket_Monster

I was actually planning on getting a Wii U, especially once the Wind Waker bundle came out. I just really have little interest in PS4 and Xbox One. I'll just upgrade my GPU and play the "next gen" games on my PC. Yeah there will be exclusives I'll miss, but I think I might get a PS4 a long time down the road, maybe once it has a price drop or a new model or something.

People complain about the tablet controller but I actually like it (minus the fact it seems bulky and slightly awkward to hold). But the remote play feature with the tablet is pretty cool. Like playing a handheld. I hope sales pick up and more games come to it. Original games though, I don't care about multiplats.

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Caboose

I bought my Wii U in the spring. Picked up the ZombiU Deluxe bundle. Absolutely LOVE the system. Picked up Pikmin 3 a couple weeks ago, finished it in a week. The system produces some amazing visuals, and hopefully will only get better.

I do agree that the tablet controller can be a little bulky, but that "off TV" mode is great. It's how I finished Pikmin 3 so quickly!

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PCWolf

That stupid Tablet Style Controller is what killed the Wii U along with Dismal 3rd party support.

Nails on the Wii U Coffin also include:
Comes with 1 Touch Controller, & kids will be fighting over it.
Replacement Touch Controllers not sold in stores.
Touch Controllers expensive to replace.

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AFDozerman

Yeah, I guess the way it looks can scare some people when they first see it. Thinking back, it may have been better for them to release a controller app for the various tablets.

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AFDozerman

Yeah, I guess the way it looks can scare some people when they first see it. Thinking back, it may have been better for them to release a controller app for the various tablets.

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Caboose

Have you used it? What about it do you hate?

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Dextar

Only coming with one controller is what killed it for me. My kids already fight over the one Kindle we have and only one video game controller is no bueno.

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Caboose

It also supports the Wiimote, and then there's the "GamePad Pro" as well. The Wii U has 3 (4 if you include Wiimote addons) different control modes.

Almost all game systems only come with 1 controller in the box. Hell, if you get a Deluxe set, you get both the "Tablet" controller as well as the "GamePad Pro".

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Paper Jam

But can you get (or use) two tablet controllers with the Wii U? With kids it's not about everyone getting to play, but who gets the "cool" toy. If only one child gets the tablet, then all the other children feel like they are missing out.

And for my part, the U looks cool, and the ability to play just on the tablet is a brilliant idea. But third party support is really what is going to make or break this console. Nintendo has a long history of not playing nice with others.

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Caboose

NES and SNES had HUGE libraries of 3rd party games.

And I remember reading somewhere that Nintendo has been working on support for 2 of the tablet controllers.