If current 3DS owners look at the 2DS and think “Wow, that thing
is dumb and I don’t want it,” I don’t think Nintendo much cares
about that. The point is getting a different group of people
into the DS ecosystem. Nintendo could drop the 3DS price by a
few dollars, but it’s a much better idea to redesign the whole
thing and ditch the elements that keep the price high and the
Good piece, but it only justifies the 2DS as a stopgap. Nintendo’s problem is not about where the proverbial puck is at this moment; it’s where the puck is going to be in the next few years.