So the 3DS is a "gimmick", yet the Vita isn't a "gimmick"?

#1NytroxidePosted 7/20/2011 1:56:02 PM
The Vita has a touchscreen and a touchpad, six-axis motion sensing, a front and rear camera, etc.

The 3DS has 3D with no glasses, a touchscreen, a gyroscope, a camera, etc.

Yet the 3DS gets the "gimmick" label?
#2AdmiralLoknarPosted 7/20/2011 1:57:37 PM
That's correct
#3OmegaZero633Posted 7/20/2011 1:57:55 PM
People are referring to the 3D itself as a gimmick.
The 3DS itself is not, in my opinion. Neither is the Vita.
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#4Apeman1813Posted 7/20/2011 1:58:30 PM
Yup, sounds right.
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#5SoulofweeweePosted 7/20/2011 1:58:43 PM
The 3D aspect is a gimmick. But it works well and I enjoy playing with it.
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#6Lord_BariothPosted 7/20/2011 1:58:46 PM
You aren't even trying, are you?

The 3D "feature" does nothing but force devs to expend extra effort on something that most people have gotten over at this point and leave off. So yes, it's not only a gimmick, but a negative one at that.
#7McMarblesPosted 7/20/2011 2:01:26 PM
Lord_Barioth posted...
You aren't even trying, are you?

The 3D "feature" does nothing but force devs to expend extra effort on something that most people have gotten over at this point and leave off. So yes, it's not only a gimmick, but a negative one at that.


Unlike such VITAL features as motion sensing and rear touchscreens. *eyeroll*
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#8Speedmaster1225Posted 7/20/2011 2:03:27 PM
I guess in this case the Wii U controller isn't a gimmick as well.
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#9pokemaster999Posted 7/20/2011 2:03:46 PM
Lord_Barioth posted...

The 3D "feature" does nothing but force devs to expend extra effort on something that most people have gotten over at this point and leave off. So yes, it's not only a gimmick, but a negative one at that.


Except the for fact that Nintendo specifically told developers not to use 3D if the game would be better without it.
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#10SShredder565Posted 7/20/2011 2:05:01 PM
Didn't you know? Having a completely optional bonus 3D feature renders the entire system a gimmick automatically.

What's funny is that Sony has been the one pressing their 3D TV's everywhere.. The ads were everywhere at the FIFA World Cup. Even though they didn't put it on their next gaming system, the Vita, Sony pushes that gimmick as much or more than Nintendo does.. just not in gaming.

Not saying 3D is a good or bad thing for either company. I don't believe 3D gaming is a "gimmick", but I don't think it should be a selling point of the 3DS (although Nintendo thinks so).