Nintendo 2DS - Introduction (YouTube)

Introducing... 2DS!

-- $129.99
-- Releasing October 12 (same release date as Pokemon X/Y)
-- Uses a Slate design as opposed to a Clamshell design.
-- 3D features are removed.
-- Other than that, retains all other 3DS functionality.
-- Like the 3DS, plays all 3DS and most DS games.

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jcnba282271d ago

God forbid Nintendo designs another handheld to appeal more to the younger generation!... While I don't like the look of it I still think it's a great idea.

Shadowsteal2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

I'll take 3! jk

Look guys obviously we don't see the appeal in it because we're already holding a 3ds or an xl.

They're marketing this to younger children, to let them be able to play 3ds games without breaking the bank. I'm not sure why they couldn't have it fold, yes I can see how it would make it more durable but the 3ds and the xl have great build quality. The 3ds albeit has better durability due to the metal like body.

The pricing is arguable. Dsi I believe is $100 new, for $30 more you get the ability to play 3ds games. It should be $100 but the reason its not is because the Dsi/Dsixl is still being sold at retailers. The moment those end production, I can guarantee they'll start selling the 2ds for $100.

Shad0wRunner2271d ago

Yep. Nintendo has become VERY lame. Theyre not even trying anymore.


GenericNameHere2271d ago

How you gonna put this in your pocket? Look at the size of that thing!

Anyways, remember the Gameboy Micro? Did that get as much hate as the 2DS is getting now? Or did everyone like the Micro? (Didn't follow gaming news back then)

jcnba282271d ago

Not much was said about the Micro because the original DS launched around the same time.

GenericNameHere2271d ago

Ahh I see. I personally have seen only 2 people owning a GB Micro in person. One was my cousin, and another a friend from middle school. I was dumbfounded when I first saw it. Was it a new thing? What games did it have? I played it for a bit, and it was kinda cool playing FireRed on that really small screen. Although, I did play it when I was a kid, I don't remember exactly how small it was. Maybe it would be too small for my hands now?

Indo2271d ago

I don't see the point in the 2DS. Removed all the key features that made 3DS great and not really making a steep enough price cut to justify the purchase. Bad move even though its key purpose would be for kids around 7 years of age. I would hate to receive this as a Christmas gift, being stiffed a 3DS haha.

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