Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Nintendo 2DS

No, that is not a typo, it's not supposed to say 3DS, it is the Nintendo 2DS.  I should also point out that I am writing this in August so this is NOT an April Fools joke.  Yesterday Nintendo announced 2 big things, first of all, they are lowering the price of the Wii U Deluxe set (since the non Deluxe set is now gone should this still be called the Deluxe set?) by $50.  Personally I was hoping they'd go a lot lower than that.  

The other piece of news was the announcement of a Nintendo 2DS which they'll be selling starting October 12th!!

So is this a 3DS replacement?  Not at all.  

Is it better than the 3DS?  Nope. 

Does it fold?  No

What is it then? 

The Nintendo 2DS is simply a cheaper option.  A lot of people that play 3DS games tend to play them with the 3D turned off anyway.  A lot of kids tend to break their DS systems right at the hinge from opening and closing so much and also from dropping it while open, or stepping on it while open, stuff like that.  

A lot of kids also see their parents with tablets and they want a tablet, well the 2DS is certainly not a tablet but for a lot of kids it might just be good enough.  Ok now I'm just making up things here. 

Personally I don't think I'd like to play with this much, but who knows, I may try it out and think it's great.  

So how much cheaper is this?  

The Nintendo 2DS will be available starting October 12 for $130.  The regular 3DS is $170 so I guess it really depends on how much you want to save those $40.  October 12 is also the day they release the new Pokemon X and Y so maybe that money can go towards the purchase of a new game. It will be available in RED or BLUE.  

It really does look like the 2DS is made with young children in mind.  A lot of people are talking bad about Nintendo and the 2DS saying it's useless, ugly, dumb and many other things.  Personally, I like options, even if I don't care for them.   It's not like they are forcing me to buy this by making it replace the 3DS, if that was the case I'd be upset but this is simply a cheaper option for those who want it.  

Javier Torres

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