Feb 3rd, 2014


Since it was announced last August, the 2DS has sold 2.1 million systems. Meant to be more friendly to a younger audience than the normal Nintendo 3DS, it doesn’t feature the DS family’s normal clam shell design, since the hinges can be broken by children accidentally. Additionally, the new handheld console doesn’t play Nintendo 3DS games in 3D. 

For comparison the 3DS has shipped 42.7 million units while the DS family has shipped 154 million units in total. The Wii U on the other hand has sold 5.8 million units, 2.41 million in of those sales being the last nine months alone. These poor sales are part of what factored into Iwata and Myiamoto’s descision take temporary pay cuts.

What do you think of this? Do any of you have a 2DS, or know anyone who does? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: Nintendo]

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  • That’s really good when you remember all the negative comments about it.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      You also have to keep in mind that this didn’t even release in Japan.

  • Ducked

    I own the red/black 2DS and I love it! It’s very comfortable in my hands, and certainly holds its value.

  • alex toschi

    That’s 2 million more than I thought it would. Haha just kidding, I think it’s a good idea. I definitely am going to pick it up down the road since the 2DS will probably last a lot longer since it doesn’t have that clam shell hinge.

  • Viktor Araujo

    I was going to get one, but the screen size and colors of the 3DS XL Legendary Gold Edition got me first.

    I still think 2DS is a good idea and holds its value, though.

  • Jack5221

    A friend of mine ended up buying a 2DS because he simply did not care for playing games in 3D, and he wanted Pokemon Y. While this was targeted to a younger audience it doesn’t surprise if people bought this instead of a 3DS as way to save money.

    • triplegamer3K .

      I would really just buy a 3ds regular at a pawnshop.I’m going to pick on up for $80. 🙂

  • Assassinated23

    You would think that would be the number sold since it’s release, not its announcement.

  • NintendoNoob

    Stupid idea they said *chuckles*
    I’d beg to differ

  • YayGs

    That just goes to show that there is indeed a market for it. Even if it ends up only selling a small fraction of what the 3DS sells over it’s lifetime, it’s still a lot a people who’d be glad it was released.

  • ETeach

    That’s actually kind of surprising. I wrote it off as the “Wii Mini” of handhelds, but it’s nice to see some people are getting use out of it.

  • Jayden

    I have a 2DS!

    • NyallJodhan

      Bought one for my 5 year old girl and my wife this Christmas last. Very good devices and very entertaining, given the amount of use they have seen.

  • Leo

    It proves a point. The current mainstream trend is on simpler devices like the 2DS, Ipads, smartphones, etc. Its a clear sign that the traditional console market is on the wane and the gaming industry will have to adapt in order to survive, this is also the feel from the latest investors meeting regarding the plans for the future of Nintendo console/handheld division.

  • The Clockwork Being

    And people thought this would fail…