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Submitted by Lavalamp 317d ago | news

Nintendo 2DS Has One Big Screen Divided by Plastic

Nintendo has revealed that its newly-announced 2DS has one large screen divided by a piece of plastic rather than two separate displays. (3DS, Nintendo)

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lastofgen  +   317d ago
I'll stick with getting a 3ds xl this coming fall.
I don't mind the 3d portion of it being taken out, but come on...you can't even fold it??!
MattyG  +   317d ago
It doesn't fold so that kids (who the 2DS is targeted at) won't snap the hinges. It makes it sturdier.
4logpc  +   317d ago
Except now both screen are out 24/7.

sounds like a much worse alternative.
MattyG  +   317d ago
@4logpc I'm pretty sure it comes with that protective pouch they've been showing in their press pictures. And when it isn't in the pouch, what's worse, a missing top screen or a scratched screen?
4logpc  +   317d ago
I would doubt it comes with the pouch.

They will sell it for $9.99

Having an exposed screen means it is much more likely to be punctured or stepped on.
scissor_runner  +   317d ago
So this is how they are going to get the gamepad price down? I wonder if it is the same size.... smart if so.
Bhuahahaha  +   317d ago
yeah better get xl if you got a budget for it

2ds screen isnt large as the xl
ShadowL9  +   317d ago
They should have just made so the screen is totally visible so when something is split between the two it actually lines up
CaptainPunch  +   317d ago
I agree, too bad Nintendo is stuck in the 90s.
kirbyu  +   317d ago
I'm having a hard time picturing that.
sincitysir1  +   317d ago
they should have made it rollable so i could smack my kid with it when he was bad. positive reinforcemtn
4logpc  +   317d ago
Still waiting for a 3ds lite with a great battery and thin form factor...

safe to say its never coming after the 2ds.
The_Truth_24_7  +   317d ago
Next, Nintendo will release a Wii u without the game pad.
AWBrawler  +   317d ago
would defeat the purpose of a wii u and render most games unplayable. removing 3D doesn't effect how games are played
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The_Truth_24_7  +   317d ago
Game pad doesn't improve gameplay so remove it.
AWBrawler  +   317d ago
splintercell begs to differ. as does scribblenauts, monsterhunter, zombiu, and Nintendo Land.
AbortMission  +   317d ago
Lmao Splinter cell? The version that has sub-HD textures and runs below 30FPS?
dcj0524  +   317d ago
What does sub-hd textures and 30fps have to do with the use of the gamepad? You're comment makes no sense sir.
AWBrawler  +   317d ago
miiverse would be a chore to use without the gamepad. you'd have to have some kind of on screen keyboard that you navigate via the analog sticks. long posts would suck
Pillsbury1  +   317d ago
I remember the gameboys where some of the sturdiest handhelds around. Without the hinges there is no chance of it being snapped in half.

Also if the screen is one big screen why didnt they just make the touch portion the same size as the top screen??
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CaptainPunch  +   317d ago
Because Nintendo is stupid
AKR  +   317d ago
For some reason - the bottom touch screen has always been smaller. Don't know why they want it like that. Probably might suck more battery power, I dunno.
kirbyu  +   317d ago
Probably the same reason they made the bottom screen smaller in the first place.
kirbyu  +   317d ago
So that's why it isn't clamshell.

Now an answer to why the circle pad and buttons are so high would be nice.
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meganick  +   317d ago
So your fingers aren't too far away from the L and R buttons.
Iltapalanyymi  +   316d ago
I laughed so hard when i saw a thread about this on /v/

http://imageupload.co.uk/fi...
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