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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Fact: You have an axe to grind with me because you have some strange love affair with the N64, as showcased by you screen name alone.

Fact: Microsoft stopped making the original Xbox controller and released a smaller version because most people did not like the massively over sized controller they launched with.

I've already rattled off my console history elsewhere in this forum so I won't do it again, but there is absolutely no apologizing for the N64's terrible controller, especially when they had a winning design with the SNES controller, one they used to make a retrofit version of the NES controller, well they did the whole console, but didn't like the top loading NES as much as the old unreliable.

And yeah, a butthurt fanboi is how you've been acting just because you can't accept that someone else thinks that the N64 controller was a bad design.

Think about it, why is it nobody tried to clone it outside of knockoff controllers for the N64 when there are TONS of clones of Sony's controllers and I even remember seeing adapters to use the Dualshock2 with the Xbox.

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