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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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:15 UTC
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this thing just looks weird and unwieldily

As has been pointed out in a picture, it's smaller than the 3DS (openned up). It's true that it won't fit into my pocket like the 3DS would, but it also doesn't have a hinge thit will break and become floppy like it did on my DS lite. I think that's a trade off I'm willing to make. Also, I'm not worried about scratches. My Game Boy Color from 12 years ago still doesn't have any scratches.

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

This device is for 3 - 7 year olds. They don't have a phone.

Also, aren't phones, like, $600, and tablets around $300? A 2DS at $130 is significantly cheaper.

For the first time in a long time I'm seriously considering purchasing one, but I haven't had enough time to play video games recently to justify the price. :/

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