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Old October 28th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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So, has anyone gotten this product yet - the Nintendo 2DS, said to be available now? If so, what are your impressions of it, and do you prefer this, over the Nintendo 3DS? I myself haven't gotten it because my Nintendo 3DS works perfectly fine, and I'd stick more towards the XL anyway, but... maybe someday?

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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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I wanted to point you on this Thread to already exist:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=307588
But since you're a Moderator, that wouldn't work, anyway.

I only have a Development 2DS, I won't get a Retail 2DS, because even though I like the 2DS, I still like the 3DS much better.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I wanted to point you on this Thread to already exist:
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=307588
But since you're a Moderator, that wouldn't work, anyway.

I only have a Development 2DS, I won't get a Retail 2DS, because even though I like the 2DS, I still like the 3DS much better.
Er, that thread is already more than a month old, I'm afraid. D: Hence why I made this new one now~

I'm not sure how the 2DS plays, but, I hear that supposedly the lack of the closable case feature is a little... grinding?
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Well, it's never good to take a Handheld fully exposed with you.
I almost destroyed my PS Vita Screen, because of this, and fortunately, it still looks as new.

The Nintendo 2DS (sorry for the last Post, I went against Nintendo's Glossary by using "2DS" and "3DS" without "Nintendo"), plays pretty well, it's good they made the Shoulder Buttons accessible for small and big hands, because otherwise, it'd have the same problem as I have with the Nintendo 3DS XL: The 'I can't hold it'-problem.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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I only have a Development 2DS, I won't get a Retail 2DS
What's the difference?

I probably won't get the 2DS unless I can get a good buck for my 3DS, as the 3D on it is useless anyway and I spent that extra ~$150 for nothing too great. 3DS games don't even offer all that much 3D playtime, and what playtime there is is typically blinding.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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It's a world of differences, actually.
The most important thing is, a Development Nintendo 2DS doesn't run any commercial games, only Debug games (yes, that includes Alpha, Beta, RC, GM, Dev Build, whatever you want to add).
Also, a Development Nintendo 2DS comes with a flashable Firmware, I can even remove the whole HOME Menu, if I would like to.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:36 AM
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I'm pretty much like Ante rn. The 2DS is probably worth buying since I can't afford a 3DS rn...unless ebay has some that are like.. less than $150 used then I'll go for it. I mean, it has some 3DS capabilities and screen size doesn't really matter. So why do I need to shell out the extra $100 just to get 3D?

And yeah...the closing capability is what's really grinding me, but it's still a console. xD
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Old October 28th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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I know a few people with a 2DS, and I have tried one myself a few times. I honestly don't see why people hate on it so much. It's very comfortable in your hand, it's sturdy and it's great for those people who don't like 3D as it slashes off a huge chunk of money.

People usually attacking it are the ones who haven't really had a good play with it. The removing of the hinge isn't much of a defect, the system is still comfy and easy to use. The thing that I have noticed is that people don't mind it doesn't close, they just mind there aren't that many cases to carry it in.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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I, unfortunately, won't be getting a 2DS. I have a 3DS already. ): I've gotten it last year in June, I think (or was it July?). I don't utilize the 3D function all that much, though, because whenever I play games with it, I always end up getting eye strain. If they had released the 2DS sooner, then I definitely would have bought that instead. It would've saved me some money. 2DS does look a little bulky, but personally, I don't have any problem with that. I guess the bulkiness makes it a little more sturdy, giving it the chance to endure a few drops? One thing they could have done though, is make the shell a bit more flat. And instead of having two screens, maybe they could've had one, big screen, sort of like a tablet.

If I ever do plan to get a 2DS, then I'll probably get the one in black. The red 2DS does look nice, but the black is less likely to get dirty.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:21 PM
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I plan on getting a 2DS since I like the design and I wouldn't mind trying something new. I also dislike the 3D it hurts my eyes and makes it look trippy (I know just turn it off).
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:12 AM
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It doesn't have a 3D effect - which is a gimmick, except for on the 3DS.

You can't fold it. You also can't adjust the screens.

It is 90% brick. I aint carrying that thing.

The 3DS XL already can't fit in your pocket - why make something even harder to fit in the pocket?

How easy do you think it is the hold something that heavy, and use a stylus properly? Very difficult.

It's cheaper, but not cheap enough.

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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:06 AM
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This is a brick! Maybe I'll buy my grandmother this to fill in the hole in her fence, or for something to keep the door from slamming. xD

I agree with Rezilla, about everything! Why not have a comfy, light, nice 3Ds XL which has a slick design, not something you could use to throw in a window, teehee. c:
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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:13 AM
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It's cheaper, but not cheap enough.
Surprise!
What you're talking about, is a Portable Gaming-only Device, not a set of paper.

It's not expensive neither, because it's not some kind of All-in-One Media Centre, which requires an Ultra-HD 3D Internet Plasma LED TV, and 230 Volt Power Source.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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it's not some kind of All-in-One Media Centre, which requires an Ultra-HD 3D Internet Plasma LED TV, and 230 Volt Power Source.
Exactly, so WHY would ANYONE want it? That stuff is standard now! :O
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Because Nintendo is not a general-electronics kind of company? Making phones would a) force them to dedicate a huge amount of resources to, you know, developing a phone and b) would cause the videogaming part to be brushed aside as an extra feature, as most phone companies do, because what people need for their daily lives (and want to work as best as possible) is a phone, not a videogame console. And, you know, Nintendo's strongest part is making games, not phones or even electronics in general. Sure, they do make consoles, but that's not even close to a multimedia thing. And anyway, what sells millions, what are recognized as some of the best ever in their field, are their videogames. Moving to all-in-ones would cause that advantage to get lost amidst all the other functions. Even Sony, a gigantic electronics company, feels the need to have separate phone and portable console brands.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Even Sony, a gigantic electronics company, feels the need to have separate phone and portable console brands.
Well... new Xperias already use console based games =)

As for the thread... I'm actually thinking of buying it if its price drops even more...
I'm sure I won't ever use the 3D feature (cause 3D is ugly) so 2DS might be just enough for me...
But it's still not that much cheaper than regular 3DS.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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This is... odd. I'm entirely mystified at what the intent or purpose of this might be. It looks as though it may never support a Circle Pad Pro, so as a CPP user I have no reason to even consider it anyway. Oh, and after several design iterations, the current generation of Nintendo handhelds all still have their power switches in that stupid position. I do like the positioning of Start and Select though; still, they should've done that with the original 3DS.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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If you already have a 3DS, I wouldn't bother with the 2DS. However, if you are without either then I would go with the 2DS. It's cheaper 129.99 in comparison to 199.99 and can withstand a drop better than the 3DS [great for kids or clumsy individuals]. Though, because it doesn't fold, you'll need a screen protector. It also is without the 3D feature but if you have glasses like me, the 3D tends to hurt my eyes almost instantly, then it is something that will not be missed.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I don't personally own a Nintendo 2DS, I have a 3DS XL; but my roommate recently picked one up and I have had the chance to use it. Here are the Pros and Cons as I see them.

Pros:
•Cheaper than the 3DS, making it a good alternative for people who think the 3DS and 3DS XL are too pricy
•Pretty durable; the lack of a hinge (a structural weak point in the other closing systems) makes this system much more durable.
•Good for younger children because of durability and lower price tag (?)
•Graphics still look fine
•A good choice for people who just want to play their favorite games and could care less about 3D
•Comfortable in hands of all sizes (even my hands, and I have BIG hands)

Cons:

•Doesn't Close (though the screen is made of scratch resistant glass, the same kind you can get for eyeglasses)
•Pretty bulky, hard to fit in pockets
•A case is almost a necessity if you plan on traveling with it
•No 3D function (if you like 3D, this is bad. If you could care less, then its not a con)
•Exposed Screens (pretty tough though.)
•Design isn't that appealing

TL;DR: This is a great system for younger children (5-8 years old?) because it is more durable and not as expensive as the 3DS XL and 3DS. The lack of a hinge for closing screens, however, is a deal breaker for me because I travel with my Nintendo DS (the 1st, fat looking one) and 3DS XL. It isn't very portable and a case is a necessity if you want to take this with you without risking damaging the screens. All in all, it's not the worst system but if you can afford to pay the difference, I would say the 3DS and 3DS XL are much better options, especially for gamers over the age of 10.
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I'm actually genuinely interested. How many people even carry their 3DS in their pockets? I know zero people who do this, and yet it's one of the big "downpoints" everyone raises. Who has that much room in their pockets to begin with after you add your wallet and phone?

I really don't see how it's such a bad console. I don't know anyone disappointed in what it provides them for that price. (Not to mention, back when I puchased a new Gameboy Colour, it was 80-90, and a new GBA went for around 120)
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Old October 30th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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I carry my 3DS XL in my backpack, which I carry with me everywhere except fancy dinners and dates. I have a lot of stuff in my backpack that can scratch screens and my old DS's casing is pretty scratched up (I honestly don't care though, as long as the system still works I could give a rat's arse about a few scratches on the paint) but the 2DS is too much of a risk for someone like me to be able to drop into their bag and go.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 07:33 PM
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I haven't purchased it because I already own a 2DS but I think it is a better product than everyone is giving it credit for. I think that the 2DS would be ideal for gamers that one want to play one specific game such as Pokemon or Mario Kart, or gamers that don't play game much. Tbh if I already didn't have the 3DS, I would consider purchasing the 2DS just because it is cheaper.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I think is was a smart move. I'm not getting one, but it was a good idea since so many people aren't bothered with the 3D. Means they can play Pokémon for cheaper :D And other awesome 3DS games.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 03:06 AM
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The only benefit I see from this is the reduced price. If people don't like the 3D option, you know there's a way to turn it off right?

But yeah, I guess it's fine since it's cheaper. To be honest, if the 2DS had the hinge close/open feature like the 3DS, I'd rather buy this one. 3D setting bugs my eyes most of the time anyway.

Oh, and also. Why the hell did Nintendo decide to make this instead of just marketing an official capture card for all the DS series? They'd make more out of those considering people are already buying the damn card for $250-500$ which is almost a budget pc rig at full price, jesus.
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If you don't have a 3DS, get a 2DS. if you have a 3DS, don't get the 2DS. It's that simple.
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