Why does 2DS exist again?

Iwata also briefly touched upon the Wii U GamePad—the problem to which Nintendo have yet to figure out a solution. The GamePad is part of what makes the Wii U as expensive as it is, but with few games that make really good use of it, it isn’t enough of a selling point for consumers.

Addressing the issue of the GamePad’s appeal, Iwata stated: “At the Corporate Management Policy Briefing this January, I explained that the company would prioritize making and proposing Wii U software titles that can only be made possible with the Wii U GamePad

Any time I read anything about Nintendo, I keep asking “Why”? Why do they continue to make devices that aren’t fully utilized or supported for the long haul? Why do they continue to make games using specific peripheral functions that no one wants to use? Why even bother trying to utilize the Gamepad when people don’t like it?

A better question is why does the 2DS exist at all? The 2DS was made as a cheaper alternative for anyone who didn’t want to be pigeon held by the costly 3D that they were never going to use. This was an attempt to make the device affordable. With 3DS sales declining year by year, this was the best way to go. Something that benefitted customers.

Why the fuck are you bothering to make software with the intent of showing off hardware value!? Are you out of your goddamn minds!? People want games to be FUN! Chaining the games to a specific peripheral with Amma knows what bullshit you can cram into it is not fun. Nintendo isn’t looking to benefit customers with the Pii U, and it shows. They’re going to make the games in order to get investors off their backs. A smarter alternative would be making a Pii U without the gamepad unless they would be taking huge losses from doing so. If that’s the case, Nntendo roped themselves into a corner and have no choice but to continue bullshitting people until their Nintard copout “money reserves” bleed dry.

Consumers don’t care about whether a game takes advantage of the hardware. If Nintendo hasn’t learned this in the last 30 years of being in business, I don’t know what the hell will. Going into the Pii U has been a mistake from the start. No one knew what was going on with this console. Most thought it was just an add-on. If the public was confused about Pii U, there was no hope for it to ever gain momentum. “What the hell is it” is a red flag. This misguided quest for innovation has got to stop.

Perhaps Iwata needs to be fired. I can’t see how a CEO could go this far without realizing how stupid these plans are.

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