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Yahoo Don't Know What The 3DS And Wii U Are

Yawhat?

Yahoo is hardly a bastion of well researched journalism, and their latest video from ABC discussing the new 2DS and Wii U price cut show just that. Or should that be 2Dees and Wii?

Yes, it seems as though – as you’re able to see in the video below – that they think the newly announced 2DS is named “two dees” and that it will play the same games as “the three dees” with lower resolution graphics, where in fact it’s named 2-D-S and will play the same games, with identical graphics as the 3-D-S, just without the 3D, hence the name.

They go on to say that the Wii is getting a price cut rather than the Wii U – either they’re just mixed up or reporting something several years later. Perhaps there are mixed messages about Nintendo’s naming systems?

This isn’t sending a very good mainstream message out for Nintendo – you can bet Yahoo get a lot more views than an article on this very site would.

Nevertheless, we can have a bit of a laugh about it.

Source: NeoGAF

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11 Comments
  1. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I can never understand this kind of thing. Surely SOMEONE at Yahoo must be into gaming enough to spot this, especially someone who, presumably, does their tech articles.
    It’s just embarrassing.

    Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 17:46.
  2. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Looks like they are pulling it. Suddenly won’t play

    Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 17:50.
    • Blair Inglis
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      Nope, still works for me!

      Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 18:05.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      And me!

      Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 18:13.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        My bad. Didn’t like my ad-blocker

        Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 18:17.
  3. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    No wonder some folk think the Wii U is some sort of add on for the Wii.

    Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 18:14.
  4. 2ofclubs
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Morons, simple as that.

    Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 18:17.
  5. Erroneus
    Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
    Since: May 2009

    So Nintendo are launching a new console and calling it Wii One? That’s a winner :>

    Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 19:00.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Don’t be silly, it’s called the Eggs Box Four… Isn’t it?

      Comment posted on 29/08/2013 at 20:09.
  6. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Stupid oversights obviously by Yahoo but in their defence some the names given to Nintendo hardware ever since the days of robust and instantly recognisable titles like GameBoy Advance or Nintendo Gamecube have been hurriedly chucked together during a quick fag break in the office car park!

    Comment posted on 30/08/2013 at 09:22.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    It could be worse. I mean, they could publish one paragraph about a game that tells you nothing about the game then pass it off as a review. I mean, what kind of outlet does that? Oh yeah ,the Daily Mail. But how on earth did they confuse 2DS for 2Ds? Did no-one bother to check it? Wait, it’s yahoo, so they didn’t bother checking it.

    Comment posted on 30/08/2013 at 12:03.

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