Introducing The Nintendo 2DEES... That Is A Mistake This Time

Introducing The Nintendo 2DEES... That IS a Mistake This Time

Watching this clip of ABC News in the US reporting on the 2DS, I am honestly surprised that I've never heard someone mistakenly refer to the 3DS as 'three-dees'. Sure, it's wrong, but I can kind of see why someone would mispronounce it that way! Same goes for the 2DS.

Observe:

But beyond that, this clip perfectly sums up Nintendo's current naming problem. Not only is the 2DS a tad confusing as a name for a console (I suspect we'll continue to see bumbles like the one in the clip, if not worse), but the Wii U and Wii continue to be confusing for people too (you catch the anchor referring to the Wii U as the Wii, right?) — this is true even though Nintendo seems to be convinced the name isn't part of the Wii U's problem, sales-wise.

Regardless, good job spotting this, ElectricBlanketFire.

ABC: Nintendo releasing "2 Dees". Plays same games as "3 Dees". Cuts price of "Wii" [neoGAF]


Comments

    I really can't see how somebody can make that mistake. Did they think that the "S" was signifying a plural? It honestly doesn't make any sense.

    Naming confusion and poor product communication strikes again.

    "Dees motherf***ing Dees! Rosie Perez!"
    Good morning

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