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[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by galvanash on Thu 29th Aug 2013 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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No, Sony and Microsoft are the ones shooting off their own feet with all the crap they pull with their networks with all of the advertising and letting the price of games sky rocket especially while the game devs nickel and dime the customers with DLC.

Advertising, game pricing, and DLC have nothing to do with my argument. I agree with you that Sony and Microsoft (and game developers) are shooting themselves in the foot with those things... They are not shooting themselves in the foot with offering Netflix, HBO Go, social network integration, etc.

They can't really compete with computer gaming for once now that Steam, GOG, Desura and the rest put up sales of excellent games for as little as $2.50 fairly regularly.

That's funny... That is roughly the same price as most games on Android and the Apple App Store. You are making my point for me. Try selling physical media for $2.50... That won't work, so now you have to sell digitally - so now you need an internet connection.

Once you are selling digital media and your device has an internet connection, how do you explain to your customers they can't have netflix and instagram because your device is "only for gaming"...?

How is "PCs are better than consoles" an argument against convergence devices for gaming when PCs are in point of fact the ultimate convergence device? If the only thing your PC ran was Steam, I'm pretty sure you would think it sucked...

Edited 2013-08-29 02:23 UTC

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