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

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: Comment by Drumhellar
by Kivada on Thu 29th Aug 2013 01:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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I always though the dual screens was a bad choice since it's a damn gaming handheld, make it one touch scree, then you lower the price and increase the battery life. 90% of the time the 2nd screen isn't used for anything you wouldn't see in the pause menu of a single screen gaming device.

It's yet again a case of over thinking it, games are what sells consoles, not gimmicks.

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