The Nintendo 2DS
by, 28th August 2013 at 11:32 AM (444 Views)
Wow. No sooner than I finally get my hands on a 3DS (that was just two days ago), I hear that Nintendo's releasing this 2DS thing. It's essentially a 3DS without the 3D. This really did seem like a joke at first, and I imagine it still does to a lot of people.
However, upon thinking more about it, I think this might actually be a pretty good move by Nintendo. The 3D wasn't exactly a selling feature in the first place, especially with all the resulting headaches. On top of that, the system's being sold for a relatively inexpensive $130. Making the console more affordable by cutting out an unnecessary feature might lead to a lot more profit for Nintendo; until now, I thought the task of saving the 3DS would be left to games like Pokémon X and Y.
Oh, and the 2DS is being released on the same day as X and Y, XD. This will certainly make for a nice Christmas combo gift.
Pretty much the one thing I don't like about the 2DS is the fact that it isn't two-piece. I guess it's to make a more tablet-like feel, but I still don't like it. I like being able to close my 3DS, reducing the surface area and making it less likely to be knocked around. Also good for protecting the screens. Why they removed that part is beyond me.
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