Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Aug 2013 20:47 UTC

The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.

Curiously enough, the 2DS actually has only one screen - it's divided in two by the casing. The entire screen is touch-capable, but the top screen is covered by plastic so you can't touch it there. Like the Wii U's controller, this thing just looks weird and unwieldily, and while the price is nice, I doubt it will turn Nintendo's fortunes around.

Imagine a phone and/or tablet designed and built by Nintendo, with a proper integrated gamepad, capable of output to external displays, with access to Nintendo's entire back catalog of games - from the NES, through the Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo64, GameCube, DS, and Wii (if compatible with non-motion controls). Of course, new games can be published as well.

Nintendo should not be making yet another device to carry aside from your phone. They should be making a phone.

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RE: No...
by umccullough on Wed 28th Aug 2013 22:38 UTC in reply to "No..."
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Nintendo is the only company that still at least attempts to stick to its original goals and not go off the deep end mixing gaming with every other form of entertainment in every way possible like Microsoft and Sony have.

I guess that's why you can't surf the internet and watch Netflix with a Wii eh?

Last time I checked, my kids' DSi and 3DS both had wifi and internet surfing - in addition to a camera and SD card slot.

Edit: oh, and peer 2 peer chat

Edited 2013-08-28 22:40 UTC

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