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Nintendo 2DS Actually Has a Number of Advantages Over 3DS

GenGAME writes: "Ever since Nintendo introduced the DS Lite – and really even further back than that, to the days of the original DS and Game Boy Advance SP – handheld gamers have grown kind of used to “clamshell” designs with their fancy hinged screens. I’m not too surprised that one of the common reactions I’ve seen to the newly-announced 2DS, which ditches this design for a “slate”-like form factor, is “why would anyone want this?” I was a little skeptical at first, too.

"However, the more I look at the 2DS – the more I think about the more brick-like design, the form factor, and the decision to back away from the 3D effect – the more I like it. It just makes sense, given the goals Nintendo is hoping to achieve."

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Misaka_x_Touma1571d ago

like what being a piece of bread.

legendoflex1571d ago

- Not giving me atrocious cramps when I hold it
- Having an adequately usable D-pad
- Better Start/Select button placement
- Probably being more like the indestructible Game Boy in terms of durability

Misaka_x_Touma1571d ago

Not foldable - Screen Gets EXPOSE

Hicken1571d ago

-Lacks portability.
-Design is atrocious.
-Still missing a second stick.
-Screens always exposed(credit to Misaka).
-Diminishes impact of 3DS(credit to SynGamer http://n4g.com/comments/red...
-Another naming fail on Nintendo's part will create misconceptions within the masses.

Kydawg1571d ago

Yeah I don't like the fact that I have to worry about accidentally putting it in the toaster in the morning.

swice1571d ago

It doesn't have 3D. I don't want it.

My little sister does want it though

josephayal1571d ago

folks, The N2D is the future

kirbyu1571d ago (Edited 1571d ago )

I just decided I'd rather get a 2DS than a 3DS XL. I may miss the 3D, but it doesn't last long before I can't even see it anymore, so, maybe I won't.

Plus, the 2DS comes in red and white, which is a color combo for the handheld I've wanted for a long time.