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What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« on: August 30, 2013, 06:51:53 pm »
I have been gone at camp for a while, and I decided to read the front page of yahoo to get a not so helpful sense of what happened while I was gone and I found this: the Nintendo 2DS no, it isn't a typo.



What are your thoughts on it?
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 06:55:16 pm »
erm, what the heck, who would want to buy that next to the 3DS >.<

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Re: Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 06:55:51 pm »
Imho it's a DSi+better resolution+bigger top screen-hinges. I'm not a fan, but then again it IS targeted mainly towards a younger audience.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 06:56:43 pm »
Is that just a 3DS with it's 3D screen replaced by a 2D one? Isn't technology meant to get better over time, not worse?
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 06:57:06 pm »
Seems like Nintendo has been prolonging their work on Flipnote Studio 3d. My brother can't wait for it and constantly talks about it, I'm personally waiting for Zelda Wind Waker HD, and Zelda A Link Between Worlds.(I think that is what it is called)
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 07:23:08 pm »
So it's a 3ds without 3d ? If it's a lot cheaper then I'm actually interested. Maybe it could even be modded in a full 3ds who knows ?
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 07:27:29 pm »
I would only be interested if it was significantly cheaper...
Isn't technology meant to get better over time, not worse?
I remember when Nintendo just decided to drop gamecube support for the wii, market it as "Family edition" and keep it THE SAME PRICE *facepalm*  sadly my my parents were stupid enough to get me one of those "family edition" models for christmas :_(
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 07:40:46 pm »
Apparently it will be $129.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 07:41:46 pm »
Roboman, that is a sad story indeed.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 07:41:58 pm »
so as much as a calculator :P

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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 07:45:16 pm »
Yeah I guess it's like how TI released several models of the 83+.

Nintendo targets the whole family and thought restricting the 3DS to the 7+ because 3D is stupid, so they made an entry-level one for those who can't buy the 3DS for the 3D feature or just hates it and always disables it. Well they tried to please everyone.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 08:29:37 pm »
The 2DS actually looks really nice to use and play. If they made a version with a 3D screen, I definitely might get it. The only problem with it is that the normal 3DS can fit in a pocket, while the 2DS is stuck in the "open" position.

EDIT: So I wouldn't definitely buy it, but it would be an option.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 08:46:19 pm »
Yeah i think its because they are worried about the 3D health warnings for youngsters (even though you can turn it off).

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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 10:01:45 pm »
I'm guessing there'll an intended audience and an actual audience:

Intended: kids - no hinges to break and no eye-aching 3d
Actual: college students - lower price :P

They look pretty slick anyways. Good luck fitting it in a pocket tho.
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Re: What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 2DS?
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 10:24:01 pm »
Yeah i think its because they are worried about the 3D health warnings for youngsters (even though you can turn it off).

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I didn't thought about that actually. It might actually make sense, but now that you mention it, I think another issue is that the way the old DS and 3DS models are designed, if a kid gets very frustrated at a game then throw the 2DS on the wall, it has no chance to break in half or something.

I personally don't see the point for me, though, especially that it won't even fit in my pocket and I can disable 3D (which I only use when necessary) on the 3DS. I guess it's a good thing for people who wants a cheaper alternative that can still run 3DS games, but then this might render certain games not playable at 100% (such as the optical illusions in Super Mario 3D Land).

It is entirely possible that the 3D got underused, though, and that Nintendo is on the verge of switching to a single screen handheld like the Wii U gamepad (inb4 Nintendo 1DS). It is also possible that the Wii U and 3DS sales were lagging and Nintendo needed some excuse to rack in some extra cash. However, the the likes-dislikes ratio on the official Youtube video rivals Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black videos, so it's clear that it hasn't been well-received so far.

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Imho it's a DSi+better resolution+bigger top screen-hinges. I'm not a fan, but then again it IS targeted mainly towards a younger audience.
The difference, though, is that the DSi cannot play 3DS games at all. To be honest, though, I think the next handheld is better off with no 3D. The 3D is too annoying to be useable, because you need to be perfectly aligned with the 3DS (distance-wise) to ensure that the 3D will even work.
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