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Old August 28th, 2013 (7:36 AM).
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Today, Nintendo announced the 2DS which will be released on the same day as X and Y, 12th October.

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Old August 28th, 2013 (7:37 AM).
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Looks like a failed Tablet, or what the nintendo DS was going to originally be until they all got of the effects of meth and fired the guy for the design.

In a nutshell, only stupid people would buy this.

(IT'S NOT EVEN PORTABLE)
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It looks absolutely useless. It's not portable, and it can't even fold shut. They have a pouch for it, but what can that do? I think Nintendo is starting to go downhill now.
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I think it's one nice attempt from Nintendo that they decide to bring in non-3D version of 3DS in form of 2DS, since maybe Nintendo figured some child would activate 3D mode by accident because of their curiosity. And for some reason 2DS reminds me of Wii U's controller but bigger, which sadly is unlike 3DS and DS's fold-to-open handheld, which is why I favored them more than 2DS.

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Basically a pocket extender, in my eyes. Will probably still sell millions because it's a DS and kids will ask their parents and their parents will say yes because it's cheaper.

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I think it's one nice attempt from Nintendo that they decide to bring in non-3D version of 3DS in form of 2DS, since maybe Nintendo figured some child would activate 3D mode by accident because of their curiosity. And for some reason 2DS reminds me of Wii U's controller but bigger, which sadly is unlike 3DS and DS was (the fold-to-open handheld), which I favored from these lines.
Don't forget the 3DS has parental locks to prevent 3D from even turning on, regardless where the slider is.

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Old August 28th, 2013 (7:53 AM).
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I've just had the biggest PSP GO flashback of my life. Seriously, what the hell is this thing?

If you have a young child playing on a 3ds just turn the 3D off using the parental controls. I will say that it is nice to see a 3DS without crap L and R keys.
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I like the idea--I love the idea. I have never really used the 3D setting on my 3DS because it's a pointless battery waste and it washes out the colours when you use it. So I'd consider myself the prime target for something like this but... it's so bulky since it doesn't close. :/ I've even got a purse so it's not like carrying something that size is a big deal for me but the design is so gross.

I'm gonna be really upset if they start pushing this and neglect to continue releasing colours here. :( I want my hot pink NA 3DS already!

I'd buy one of these if it were region-free but alas...
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I can see why they made it and there certainly is a market for it, but they've gone about it in completely the wrong way. It's so bulky and doesn't look at all comfortable to hold, and it doesn't even look particularly pleasant. The idea of having a non-3D 3DS is perfectly suited for a lot of people who are looking for a cheaper way to play the 3DS games without having to bother with the 3D, but was this the way to do it...? I'd say no. I certainly won't be buying one, at least.
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Even if it's way cheaper than the other 3Ds system , I'm still set on getting an XL instead. It's not really attractive look and I prefer a system that can fold cause it's easier to find in a pocket. A non-folding system only looks aesthetically pleasing on a system with one screen. This looks like a freaking door stopper.

It's being marketed towards children under 7 (or people who get motion sickness from the 3D) and I can see it selling well in that target audience. The system is safe for their eyes, bulky so likely durable so if they toss it around (like what a lot of kids at that age do with electronics/other things) it won't break, and cheap enough for many parents to be willing to buy it for them. But I don't seeing most other people not in that demographic getting it unless they can't afford a normal 3DS or XL.
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Ugh. The 2DS is......ugly. It looks too stiff and bulky and doesn't have the flexibility of the DS and the 3DS's clamshell cover. Having to hold the device upright all the time in a stiff position makes it look so uncomfortable. I mean, a 2DS is all fine and well and marketable, but why make its design that way?! I think people who dislike 3D graphics would probably just go ahead and buy the 3DS anyways after looking at that...thing. Ugh.
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I feel like this will be like the PSP Go, a huge flop. Why not just buy a regular 3DS and turn on the 2D function?

Yes, people with money issues would buy this, but would they prefer having this over a 3DS? I don't think so. It's too bulky and I don't even think it could fit into certain pockets. I don't know if it was necessary to make it that huge, but the design is just horrible ;~;
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It's horrible, pointless and made for little kids who want a new cheap console to play Pokémon.

On the other hand, I may be replacing my DSi with this for the purposes of trading with self. But only after the third game comes.


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What I want to know is why the system isn't even portable.. that was a major mistake from Nintendo there if you ask me.
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http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new/

From what I understand, this system will aim towards people who will appreciate it's lower pricing @ $129.99. Which, you know, I can understand that, but, I don't understand why they have to completely change the design, when they can just pust the 3Ds on a lower price. @__@ Honestly, to me, according to them, they're saying that the 3Ds might be too expensive (even though it's kinda not). :x

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What I want to know is why the system isn't even portable.. that was a major mistake from Nintendo there if you ask me.
The 3DS XL isn't exactly portable either in my opinion. I like to put my 3DS in a pocket as my clothes usually have big pockets. Not to say the 3DS XL is bad; it's probably a better experience than the 3DS.

They really should just release a 3DS lite now, I'm sick of waiting as my 3DS has lots of wear and tear.

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I'm so disappointed by that. I mean the 2DS isn't a bad idea but the design is so bulk and ugly. It isn't even portable. What's the meaning of having a console for kids if they can't even go with it wherever they want? If they desperately wanted to make money, why not remove the 3D function in a 3DS console and make a cheaper version of it?
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At least it comes with a charger, unlike European XLs

Seriously though, the design is horrible.

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I hate the design but it's obviously one that's meant for little kids and casual gamers so I don't think it's a bad move at all actually.

Lower income families can buy a much more durable system for less money. What's not strong about that?
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I honestly don't mind it. I like the design (please don't kill me) and I do think it's a good idea on Nintendo's part.
It's pretty much a 3DS made for children; no 3D images, no hinges to snap, and a big bulky design.
It's releasing on Pokemon X & Y's release date too... which is also proof of Nintendo's plan. Releasing a very kid-friendly gaming console, with kid-friendly games, at adult-affordable prices in time for the holiday season of 2013 is definitely an ingenious idea.


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So this is what happens when you get a 3DS and squish it down to essentially one little rectangular brick.

This will probably go down well with younger children whose parents might not want to get the slightly more expensive 3DS and might be concerned about it's sturdiness. This is the kid proof 3DS!

I don't think it'll be comfortable playing on that for probably more than 30 mins when your hands will be tired playing a game like Mario Kart 7.
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I'd like a sleeker design, more of an actual tablet, like say, a Kindle Fire or something, but it's not that bad. It's a $40 cheaper 32DS, so if you don't like the 3D, it's the same thing really. Not getting one, though.
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Lower income families can buy a much more durable system for less money. What's not strong about that?
It's only $40 cheaper than the normal 3DS. If it was about $89 then I feel it would be different. When the 3DS is already fairly affordable, releasing this seems to be pointless.
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If I didn't already have a 3DS I'd look into one getting one of these. I never use the 3D function on my XL so something that removes said function while making the system cheaper doesn't seem too bad. Looks a bit sturdier, too! If my 8 year old brother were to get his hands on a 3DS I'm sure he'd rip the top half off within a few months, haha.

Just curious about how it feels like to hold it because from the image it looks quite uncomfortable. Read otherwise, though.

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