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    Introducing the 2DS

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/...ource=facebook

    Nintendo announced the 2DS today, a new entry-level handheld system. The 2DS will be available for $129.99 on October 12th (the same day as Pokemon X and Y) and features a slate-like design rather than the clamshell seen on DS and 3DS models.
    The 2DS is fully compatible with all 3DS and DS games but does not include the ability to display games in 3D. It still features all the functionality of 3DS (WiFi, local multiplayer, etc.) and can be put to sleep using a slider that replicates closing the clamshell on a standard 3DS. WiFi can still be turned off, though it’s done via controls in the software rather than with a physical switch.

    “Imagine a standard 3DS laid all the way flat, and with the depth slider all the way down,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explained to IGN. “Everything else is there in the system.”
    The 2DS will launch in red and blue models to start and will be sold alongside the standard 3DS (still available for $169.99) and 3DS XL ($199.99). It will include a 4GB SD card and uses the same power source as 3DS and DSi. It also includes two cameras on the back side, so AR games still function and players can still take 3D photos -- they simply can’t be displayed on the 2DS, but are still viewable in full 3D if transferred to 3DS. The 2DS only includes one speaker, which plays mono sound, but features full stereo via its headphone jack.
    According to Fils-Aime, the idea for the 2DS came from wanting to appeal to younger consumers, as the standard 3DS is aimed at players age seven and up.

    Imagine a standard 3DS laid all the way flat, and with the depth slider all the way down. Everything else is there in the system.


    “We’re always thinking about what we can do that’s new, unique, different, and brings more people into this category that we love,” Fils-Aime said. “And so with the Nintendo 3DS, we were clear to parents that, ‘hey, we recommend that your children be seven and older to utilize this device.’ So clearly that creates an opportunity for five-year-olds, six-year-olds, that first-time handheld gaming consumer."
    "We’ve always been thinking about, 'how do we approach that as one target?'" he continued. "And that certainly helped spur the idea of the Nintendo 2DS. Let’s have the consumer have access to all of these great games – Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing – but do it in a 2D capability with a device that has a dramatically lower price point. That’s just an example of how we’re always thinking about, ‘how do we get more people playing games? How do we get more people playing Nintendo games?’”
    Keep checking back to IGN for more on the 2DS as we approach its October launch.

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    This is perhaps one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. Who thought ditching the clamshell was a good idea? And why would they just flat out remove the 3DS? That was the whole damn selling point of the original unit, though I personally always felt it was dumb.

    It's like some fischerprice tablet abomination.


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    There are so many things wrong with this that I don't even want to try.

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    Rumor has it, it's designed this way for toddlers to get into gaming. Thats what I heard when I watched an IGN vid on this thing. No moveable parts to break, no 3d screen to hurt kids eyes, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    Rumor has it, it's designed this way for toddlers to get into gaming. Thats what I heard when I watched an IGN vid on this thing. No moveable parts to break, no 3d screen to hurt kids eyes, etc

    Exactly.

    Again, a product not aimed at hardcore or adults, but rather targeted ( as they say in the article) to be an entry level handheld.

    I think my kids (twins, aged 5) will love these

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    Even my inner 8 year old is laughing hysterically, on the floor, rolling around, with a kitty staring at him like 'What's that funny?'

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    I love the 3DS XL personally but considering you can turn the 3D off on either model, there was no point in them introducing the 2DS.

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    The $#@!...

    Nintendo you bring out a new 3DS design basically and you still don't put a second analog, even with all that space? What is wrong with you?

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    The 3D on the 3DS makes me feel sick so I won't miss it and like the idea for a cheaper unit but why change the design? If it looked exactly like the XL then it'd be much better.
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    It looks like a Sony Tablet (the first ones) to me, but thicker.

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    Still why,

    Why not sooner or bring the 3DS out and the 2DS at the same time and aim one for kids and thee other to older kids and that way

    The backlash over the 3DS being harmful, might not have occurred at all
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    It's actually a decent thing for a toddler. No reason to dismiss this release really. Nice move in my opinion. No 3d, no breaking of the clamshell, etc. Nice. My kids would have loved this 8 years ago...




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    The sight of that thing hurts my eyes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by avecha View Post
    The sight of that thing hurts my eyes.
    Give it to a four year old, and it'd be amazing.




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    Silly meme there lol.

    I wanna see this in person, and actually use the handheld. I have a three year old niece that we won't let touch the six DS systems we have lol. This might be the one for her.




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    Quote Originally Posted by robvandam111 View Post
    They should of had it come out on Friday, Sept 13th and then did the 2DS Axe action and had people all dressed up as Jason from the Friday the 13th movies all carrying the 2DS Axes.

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    It's a rip off, even though it is for younger kids.

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    It's not really a big deal to be honest. I remember the same thing with the Gameboy Advance and then they brought the Micro.

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