They announced the Nintendo 2DS today. It's out on October 12, it's entry-level (meaning cheap - $130), it plays all 3DS and DS games but has no 3D functionality, and it's one solid piece (meaning no hinges - it doesn't fold up). From the pictures, it looks... kind of awkward and ugly. Both Joystiq and Penny Arcade Report felt the need to mention "this is not a joke" so I will too: this is not a joke.
Mario Party: Island Tour and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds are both coming out on November 22.
Are they thinking of making something like a tablet in the near future? Because that is what this object reminded me of. Also, forty dollars isn’t enough of a price cut to tempt anybody to buy this small ugly thing.
Originally posted by OliverThe 2DS is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen in ages. If the 3D is such a big problem, turn it off.
Its easy to find 3DS systems on sale - just go for that instead.
Oh, and forget this system if you haven't played Phantom Hourglass. :-(
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Actually if they had this version a couple years ago I would have considered it for my son instead of the others. No hinges, means harder for little kids to break it. No 3D to worry about password protecting. When the original 3DS came out we bought it and then realized it's bad for kids under seven to view 3D, so this would be easier in those cases.
I picked up GTA Advance today and am actually very pleased. While it doesn't invoke the same 3D principals that make the PS2 games to great, it does very well with what limitations it was given on the GBA. Complaints and Congrats: