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: I do like Nintendo
by Yoko_T on Thu 29th Aug 2013 21:24 UTC in reply to "I do like Nintendo"
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Those of us old enough to have used consumer electronics for quite some time know that all in one devices are always cheaper & of lesser quality. This is still true today. A high quality receiver and speakers are still better than a soundstick attached to the TV directly. A high quality stand alone CD player with receiver and speakers is still better than an iPod attached to a portable speaker.

Also if something with a all in one device breaks, you're screwed especially if it can't be/costs too much to get fixed.

Don't know how many people are stuck with a combo TV/DVD set where the DVD player on it isn't working for one reason or another.

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