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Nintendo 2DS hands-on: surprisingly not the worst thing ever | Polygon

Polygon: "Nintendo's budget-friendly new handheld, the Nintendo 2DS, made its publicly playable debut on the first day of PAX Prime. We took Nintendo's portable curiosity for a spin and found that, despite its bulk, it's actually quite comfortable to use. However, some of the cost-cutting measures have their drawbacks." (3DS)

Donnieboi  +   893d ago
It looks pretty good in that dude's hands in the pic. Not too big looking at all (unless that guy is the size of the Hulk)
Donnieboi  +   893d ago
Yep this article shows it is a little more compact (but being able to fold it is still better for your pocket of course, and to protect screen from getting scratched by your door keys)

http://n4g.com/news/1344182...
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TheFutureIsBlue  +   892d ago
Idk. I put my fingers on top of my 3DS where the shoulder buttons would be if it was a 2DS and it was very uncomfortable. Granted it could be smaller, but seeing that this is aimed at a younger audience could mean trouble with finger reach. Guess we will see.
DA_SHREDDER  +   892d ago
The fact its different and cheaper will make it sell like hot cakes, like it already has been. Incredible move Nintendo.
TekoIie  +   893d ago
Circle pad placement looks a bit more comfortable. I get a little strain from using it for a while on the 3DS XL. I gots long fingers :/

2DS's main market is clearly kids with the lower price and what appears to be a more durable design.
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from the beach  +   893d ago
Tacky headline but nice overview of the system.
Donnieboi  +   893d ago
How is it tacky?
user7402931  +   893d ago
keeping my 3ds and vita, but for those on a budget, its nice.
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johny5  +   892d ago
does this have better battery life (4-5hrs) then the 3ds on average and I know it's supposed to be cheaper but did they decrease the quality of the screen like color, contrast?
TekoIie  +   892d ago
I think they've compromised on the speakers. Dont take that as fact but Im sure I read it ;)

You can actually see in the picture. There's only one speaker rather than the usual two so I think it true.
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