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Old 08-28-13, 03:58 PM
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I'm torn. Our 6 year old loves to play Animal Crossing on my wife's 3DS XL, and she keeps the 3D off all the time anyways. We just hate to lose being able to close it to protect the screens. If there were something that would flip over it to cover them when not in use, it would be perfect.
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Old 08-28-13, 04:06 PM
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Like this, perhaps?

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Old 08-28-13, 04:09 PM
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I love how gamers go crazy over the dumbest things. Nintendo isn't holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy it.
Exactly. Be happy : It's the very first Nintendo handheld redesign (and there have been a LOT of them) that doesn't make you at all make you jealous or want to trade your current model in for the new one. That's alright in my book.
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No, hands are middle to top, look at the button and pad placements.
You're right, although that puts the touch screen below the main controls, which may end up being awkward in its own way.
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Old 08-28-13, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
I love how gamers go crazy over the dumbest things. Nintendo isn't holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy it. The person that said it's gonna flop i think Nintendo probably did market research/ surveys to see how many people feel the 3-D is an important feature to have and how many parents complained their younger kids can't play it. Nintendo see's a group sizeable enough to make this a profitable sku.
Well, I think if Nintendo has shown anything in the past year or so, it's that they never release something capable of flopping.

I know what you're saying, though... most of us ridiculed the DS and 3DS as well (and to be perfectly honest, both the 3d and to a lesser extent, the dual screen were unneeded... the software was key).

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Exactly. Be happy : It's the very first Nintendo handheld redesign (and there have been a LOT of them) that doesn't make you at all make you jealous or want to trade your current model in for the new one. That's alright in my book.
I didn't really see the point in the DSi, personally.
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Old 08-28-13, 05:01 PM
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Curiously, the 2DS is even more of a tablet-style system than it appears at first glance, as it actually features a single large screen in its center, not two separate ones. As one of their cost-cutting design measures, Nintendo reduced the number of screens in the system from two to one, and the appearance of separate screens is merely simulated by the way the case masks out the extraneous portions. This means the entire screen is by necessity a touchscreen, with the upper screen protected by a layer of plastic that sits above it.
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Old 08-28-13, 05:03 PM
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Well that explains the lack of clamshell more than any sort of "weakest point" supposition.
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Old 08-28-13, 08:21 PM
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I think it'll sell fine. Looks durable. I'd rather have my kid play on that ugly-ass thing for $130 than have him smear up and potentially drop my $600 iPad.
Besides, this gets Nintendo out of the last generation for good without having to be in the awkward position of trying to sell games to children on a system that they think might damage their eyesight.
funny you said that, cause it kinda looks like a tablet device on the ign video preview.
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Old 08-28-13, 09:52 PM
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I'd like to get one.
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Old 08-28-13, 10:21 PM
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Exactly. Be happy : It's the very first Nintendo handheld redesign (and there have been a LOT of them) that doesn't make you at all make you jealous or want to trade your current model in for the new one. That's alright in my book.
The Game Boy Micro says, "remember me?"
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I still have my Game Boy Micro! It's actually kind of useful since the 3DS dropped GBA compatibility.
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Old 08-29-13, 02:08 AM
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I still have my Game Boy Micro! It's actually kind of useful since the 3DS dropped GBA compatibility.
It was dropped before that. DSi didn't have GBA support.
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Old 08-29-13, 12:14 PM
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Like this, perhaps?

No, more like the covers my folks have for their iPads. It's kinda strapped to it and it has a fold over cover. For the 2DS though I was thinking of something with a harder plastic that flipped over and latched in and could latch over the back also when not in use.
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Old 08-29-13, 12:44 PM
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predicted as an april fool's joke a few years ago: http://kotaku.com/the-2ds-was-predic...jok-1222054094
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I'm sure some company will make it.
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Old 08-29-13, 02:35 PM
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I have zero interest in this, but I can see it selling really well. I think its going to be a huge Christmas gift for little kids. I'm all for it. It will lead to more street passes.
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Old 08-29-13, 05:03 PM
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Re: Say Hello to the Nintendo 2DS!

We were discussing getting a 3DS for,our daughter for Christmas. We would absolutely buy this instead due to being cheaper. If it hits the 99$ price point I might be tempted to pick up a second me so we could all play some games together.
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Old 09-20-13, 10:48 PM
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Re: Say Hello to the Nintendo 2DS!

Oh yeah, this is a thing. 22 days without a comment.
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Old 09-21-13, 08:25 AM
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Oh yeah, this is a thing. 22 days without a comment.
I plan on getting one on Day 1 but don't feel the need to constantly talk about it.

Maybe we can get Groucho to merge this with the 3DS thread and have him come up with a snappy thread title.
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Old 09-21-13, 09:44 AM
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Re: Say Hello to the Nintendo 2DS!

I'm gonna grab one.

This looks like it has the GameCubes trigger buttons on it which I prefer.
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Old 10-16-13, 12:12 PM
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So beneath the 2DS is really an 1DS?
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Old 10-16-13, 02:22 PM
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Yep and already discussed.
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Old 10-16-13, 02:36 PM
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Darn, I missed the fun... I just found out today I do have a 3DS XL and if I have known Nintendo is going to make a 2DS, I would have waited... I've never once used the 3D mode on my 3DS XL. Of course, it would be super duper silly if Nintendo announced this at the same time as the 3DS. You know what? I think maybe because of the Nintendo reward coin questions. Of all the 3DS games I purchased, to the question "do you use 3D?" I always answer NO, strictly 2D only. I guess Nintendo listened to me, hahaha.

For the record, I'm not saying 3D is not enjoyable, it's just not enjoyable on the handheld. I've no problems watching 3D movies, love them as a matter of fact (only if the ticket prices are lower ). I also enjoy 3D movies at home as well.
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Old 10-16-13, 04:45 PM
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I don't use the 3D either on my 3DS, but I can't bring myself to care about the 2DS since it lost the clamshell design.
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Old 11-08-13, 06:38 PM
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I actually just ordered one of these for my son for Christmas. His old DS has seen better days, so the timing was right. Plus, he was bummed that he was missing out on a lot of games by not having a 3DS. Not being a big fan of 3D, this worked out perfectly.
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