2D Only Model Of 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by T-hug, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    I didn't preorder or buy a 3DS as I felt the price was to high atm.
    After reading all the complaints of headaches, eye strain and fatigue it got me thinking, why don't Nintendo release a 2D model for like £150?
    I would definitely buy one! The trade price of the parts that make up the 3DS are estimated to be around $70, so there would still be a good profit for Ninty in a 2D only model.

    This way I still get to play the new games without a risk to my health.

    Anyone else think this would be a good move for Nintendo?
    Would you buy a 2D only model?

    Look at all the complaints already from twitter:


    UPDATE: http://www.maxconsole.net/content.php?4531...plaints-roll-in

    It's obviously a wide spread problem.
  2. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    They won't do it because the gimmick would be lost. The 3D makes sales, not just pretty updated graphics.
  3. NoOneDies

    NoOneDies GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    United States
    You can always turn off 3D
  4. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    This too. Just always leave the 3D slider off. Bam, no 3D.
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
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    The price of the parts is not the total price, since there's labor, and they have to make up R&D and marketing and crap.

    This isn't like the DSi, where you'd gain features in exchange for losing something that wasn't being made any more (backwards compatibility with GBA games), 3D is it's main selling point, and games will be made for years to come focusing on 3D.
  6. iMythD

    iMythD Advanced Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    Adjust the 3D slider Pl0x.
  7. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Unlike replacing a hard drive in a computer system with a high capacity one, the 3D display is more or less integrated into the system as a whole.
  8. Quanno

    Quanno GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 29, 2008
    I would buy one if they did, I can't see the 3D so that's useless for me.

    Too bad it won't happen.
  9. AlanJohn

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    Even if there are complaints, that doesn't mean that you will get them too. It depends from the person thats playing and for how long. I never had complaints with 3D. Since I like to watch 3D movies.
  10. Midna

    Midna Banned

    Apr 13, 2008
    Me too. I have love 3D movies and had no issues with the 3DS' 3D. Life's good.

    Don't take other people's impressions to heart until you try it yourself. People will shout complaints to the rooftops, and people will listen. People love bad news. Those with no problems have little reason to be telling everyone.
  11. Oceanborn712

    Oceanborn712 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Gambia, The
    The 3DS screen itself is worth only a few bucks, there's no way the 3D-less 3DS would cost more than 10$ less than the complete one. And then there's an additional product to advertise for Nintendo and/or people not buying it because they're confused. Also, what would you call the 3D-less 3DS? 2DS? Sounds like an older model. 3DS 2D Edition? lol [​IMG]
  12. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 3, 2007
    It's all about adjusting the 3D to match your eyes ^^
  13. Seraph

    Seraph GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 6, 2007
    United States
    A bunch of twitter posts from people that don't even own a 3DS and probably didn't spend that much time to adjust/turn off the 3D isn't "widespread" (especially when there'll be 2.5mil units floating around). That being said, I would definitely buy a "2DS" (since they wouldn't be able to call it 3DS) if it was a cheaper model. But as others have said, the screen isn't like an HDD. You'd have to allocate a number of 2D units and a number of 3D units. Then there's the possibility of one cutting into the sales of the other.
  14. benno300

    benno300 GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 18, 2010
    LG lol
  15. redsmas

    redsmas GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2008
    But the point is they don't need to release a 2d version because the 3d can be switched off, I leave mine switched off all the time.
  16. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

    Aug 18, 2008
    Not a bad idea if you can't see in 3D/out of both eyes or the 3D gives you migraines easily. You don't want to have to pay for useless features (to you) especially if the feature is what bumps up the price a lot.

    But what about those that cannot see 3D and won't buy the 3DS because of that? They are only a minority, but I'm sure it doesn't cost a lot of money to not put in the 3D components, print a different box and market it differently.
  17. bigpaws

    bigpaws Cat with da Big Paws!

    Nov 22, 2009
    United States
    Nintendo World
    they never have released an alternate version of their hardware, inferior to the previous.
    there is no wii without motion controls.
    there was no ds with one screen.

    sure the user has the choice to not use the main features of a device but they exist.
    there are games like ssbb for wii
    there are some games that dont use the second screen much, like mariokart
    dont use 3d if you dont want it
  18. rashef

    rashef GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 7, 2006
    Keep in mind setting the slider to 0 Does not turn 3D off, it just sets it so that you can't see it. If you really want to turn it off there's a menu option for that. And while at it you might decrease backlight strenght to increase your battery life even further.
  19. Donald Serrot

    Donald Serrot GBAtemp Fan

    May 11, 2009
    United States
    Nintendo has always stated the 3D will never be required. If you don't like it it's as simple as turning the effect off. There you go, 2D version of a 3DS. It's as simple as that.
  20. megawalk

    megawalk The Legendary SRW Addict

    Jun 14, 2008
    it got me thinking...what happens if i am drunk and play with 3d ?
    i wonder...