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New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Subway Diet » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:34 pm

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013- ... ld-console
Nintendo has announced a new version of the 3DS handheld console that plays all 3DS and DS games in 2D.

The Nintendo 2DS, part of the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles, is designed specifically for anyone looking for a more affordable entry point into 3DS gaming.

In the US it will be available in red or blue for $129.99 from 12th October, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y comes out. Nintendo of Europe doesn't set the price of hardware in the UK. Look for shop prices to go live very soon.

The Nintendo 2DS plays the entire library of packaged and downloadable games for Nintendo 3DS only in 2D, and features a fixed, slate-type form factor.


As hideous as it looks... I'm interested.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Medicine Man » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:48 pm

It looks like a door stop.

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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby eVoL » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:52 pm

It doesnt fold? The best feature of the DS line and they took *that* away?
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Mantis » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:53 pm

Good idea, looks utterly horrendous though.

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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Adalaar » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:54 pm

Yeah you can fold and put it in your pocket that looks awkward.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby DjchunKfunK » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:53 pm

I would be on board if you could fold it. Clearly aimed at the child market though with the bright colours round the sides.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Mantis » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Bloody terrible name too.

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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Quietman » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:08 pm

Probably aimed at those kids who can't use the 3DS for more than 10 seconds on 3D mode because it melts their eyes.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Raid » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:20 pm

It looks like it'd be slightly nicer to hold, but also too big to be a real portable.

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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Papa Lazarou » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:48 pm

Without a fold the screen layout simply doesn't make any sense. But no doubt removing the hinge saves them boatload of money.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby eVoL » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:57 pm

It looks built to survive an atomic blast so perfect for kids.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Papa Lazarou » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:56 pm

Any improvement in ruggedness due to no moving parts is countered by having two exposed screens...
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby eVoL » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:44 am

The GBA says screw you as chainsaws and neutron bombs fail to scratch it.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:13 am

Apparently the 2DS is just one large screen rather than two smaller ones as this made it cheaper to manufacture. That explains why no bend. This also means that both screens are touch sensitive, but the top one is covered in a thin layer of plastic to protect it, so it can't be used as a touch screen.
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Re: New - Nintendo 2DS! (really)

Postby Medicine Man » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:27 am

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... 2ds-review

The lack of 3D, child-friendly design and low price point all suggest that the 2DS isn't aimed at seasoned players or current 3DS owners - it's an entry-level product that allows many younger gamers to get their Pokémon fix just in time for Christmas. From a technical viewpoint there are definitely elements which disappoint - the resistive screen feels outdated, the mono speaker doesn't do justice to the excellent audio witnessed in many 3DS titles and battery life isn't as good as we'd like - but these shortcomings need to be balanced against the lower price, rugged design and intended audience.

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