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Nintendo announces the Nintendo 2DS for $130

Nintendo has announced a new entry-level handheld today called the Nintendo 2DS.

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Today alongside the announcement of a price cut for the Wii U, Nintendo announced a new piece of handheld software called the Nintendo 2DS. This new device will launch on October 12th alongside Pokemon X and Y for $130. The current Nintendo 3DS sells for $170, while it’s larger cousin, the Nintendo 3DS XL retails for $199.

The Nintendo 2DS can play all Nintendo 3DS games and is backwards compatible with DS games, just like the standard Nintendo 3DS. One major difference here is that the Nintendo 2DS does not feature a clamshell design, despite featuring two screens, so the screens will be exposed constantly instead of protected like the 3DS.

According to Nintendo, this new 2D SKU does not mean they are shying away from 3D, but rather trying to offer an affordable option to people who may not want 3D. Here’s what marketing executive Scott Moffitt had to say about the device:

“It doesn’t mean that we are not committed at all to 3D and that we don’t think that’s a really valuable, unique eye-popping feature for a lot of gamers. We just wanted to continue growing the installed base and needed to find a way to get to a price point that was more accessible for a broad swath of consumers.”

A carrying sleeve for the Nintendo 2DS will also be made available.

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  • insomniac

    i like it
    the 3d hurt my eyes anyway

    • Morits Lian

      I feel like I’m the only one that could watch it 3 hour with no break…

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        ^same :D

      • Christopher Acuna

        me too.

      • Christopher Coonan

        I go for 8, regularly.

      • Thomas Vienna

        I find the 3DS XL was much more difficult to view 3D, but I had no problem with the original.

        • Arthur Jarret

          Really? I found the XL much easier than the regular one. Especially when watching full-length movies the 3DS is much more comfortable to watch

          • Thomas Vienna

            You can’t watch full length movies in 3D, though. I found that with the 3DS XL, there was a much smaller margin with how angled your head could be before it slid out of focus. I had to keep my head rigidly still and at an exact distance. The 3DS had much more wiggle room.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Yes, you can watch full length movies on it – in 3D. You just need to fool the system into thinking it’s a video it recorded itself bybaltering the file name and cutting it into max. 10-minute long pieces.

            People have made various PC apps to do this – as well as change the 3D type – the 3DS uses two seperate video streams (same as multiple-angle videos) for the 3d effect, while most blurays use side by side.

            This is the top result after a google search:

            http://sourceforge.net/projects/dsvidconbyneku/

          • Thomas Vienna

            Oh, that’s interesting.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I can really recommend taking some movies on the go – it helps me get through my daily commute after my daily animal crossing activities run out (it wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for all those darn people who share the train with me).

            If you have any problems finding an easy conversion program, let me know – I’ll look up what I’m using and write some instructions

          • Thomas Vienna

            Thanks, but I’m not interested in moding my Nintendo Devices, just in case.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Modding is not required at all.

            You just convert the video so the 3DS thinks it has recorded it itself – then you use the built-in video player of the built-in Nintendo Camera to play the videos.

            You won’t change any software of the 3DS – playback of 3D videos is natively supported. Just try to google it and you should be able to convert any 3D video you downl… erm, bought.

            It’s really just a matter of converting a video, putting the files on the SD card within the right folder, opening Nintendo camera to show your photos and videos, wait a few minutes until it updates it’s own library file and play the videos (which are placed in front of all your pre-existing photos and videos).

            It’s so simple, I’m amazed not more website have paid attention to it…

            The features section of this website could definitely have a tutorial on it – together with stuff like links to the best HTML 5-based videogames that are playable on the Wii U.

            If WiiUdaily would be interested in publishing these features – I’d be willing to write them!

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        I also play it full days/evenings without a break in 3D settings, albeit that in some cases and certain games I did have to take a break from the 3D by turning it off (only on Ocarina of Time 3D, gave me a headache sometime and Tales of the Abyss for me, Tales mainly because the 3D effects are poorly done)

        All other games I have on my 3DS Always play them in 3D without a break.

        • Morits Lian

          I actually liked Tales of the Abyss’ 3D for some reason. It’s still my favorite 3DS game.

      • Sharingan

        Once you get used to it, it’s not a problem. I played most of my 3DS games in 3D.

    • jay

      The genius of it is that it can play 3DS games in 2D bringing down the price dramatically.

    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Strange, but I love it! I don’t know why…

    • Ducked

      My only concern is it looks a bit odd, since I’m so use to Nintendo handhelds always being able to close, instead of always being exposed.

      • Mark

        It’s pretty much a PSP+3DS combo. I’d say it’s pretty cool.

        • Ducked

          Yeah, I guess so

          • Zackary Bruley

            Think of it like a Gen 1 Game boy advance and before. The GBA SP started the flip close, witch is a new thing in retrospect.

          • Ducked

            Yeah I was thinking of that

      • Maxwell Baumgarten

        wii u gamepad design.

    • LopsidedPasta

      Why isn’t this on the 3DS section? Talk about a thrown away idea… Geez

    • kevin nun—-

      doeznt the 3DS already have an option to turn off 3D though?

      • Sharingan

        Yup but I think reducing the price for the cost of the 3D screen/function is a good strategy for Nintendo.

    • AAAkabob

      I never had a problem with my XL, I think it’s the small one that made it suck.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    I have always supported nintendo, and i will never stop, but this is one of their worst ideas

    • ezquimacore

      you are just like 9 year old, you should buy this

      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        Im 16 -_- and it shouldnt matter,everyone has there opinions

        • ezquimacore

          lol jk dude, you look younger in that pic.

          • Alexander Kleinwechter

            yeah im 12 at that picture, many things have changed, including not changing my profile picture :)

      • DragonSilths

        9 year olds dont have money to buy it. Their parents buy it.

  • RockieOllie

    Uhhh…I think I’ll get the 3DS this looks hideous
    It can’t even fold

    • Anton Gustin

      Bro, do you even fold?

      • RockieOllie

        LMAO!

    • Peter Rogers

      i think we shud all make a list of things that fold, ill go first…. errrrm, toilet paper.

      • RockieOllie

        Gameboy SP
        DS
        DS Lite DS XL

      • JBeauregard

        Laundry

      • JBeauregard

        Laptops

      • JBeauregard

        bread dough

      • JBeauregard

        My wife… wait, what did I just say?!?!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    it’s perfect for my girlfriend. we could play animal crossing together, and she doesnt have the 3D feature she cant use, and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. this is a GREAT idea

  • Brian

    When will Xbox release a hand held….. Xheld?

  • Maxime Haché

    HEY did you realise on the upper-left corner of the bottom screen the sun icon as been changed! Could it be a new update???

  • Shelim Uddin

    Its a smart move. Releasing pokemon x and y alongside but they should have named it 3ds xs.

    • Stoenk

      They have to make people know it doesn’t have 3D functionality

      • Shelim Uddin

        I just realised now.

  • Guest

    Nintendo, the best, the brave, the conjuring.

  • jdiaz1994

    I like the concept but I don’t like the design.

  • Kenshin0011

    But $129.99 you can almost get a 3DS….just $40 more bucks. The price of a 2DS should be dramatically cheaper! No higher than $99.99.

    I remember when Pokemon B&W came out and a lot of people who are casual (but still wanted to play pokemon) bought a DS literally just to play that game. This could be a cheap option for those looking to play Pokemon when it comes out without investing fully in a system they won’t use all that much

  • Rukiafan Rukiachan

    Wow looks amazing, I might have considered getting this because I don’t care for 3D anyway.

  • Deadpool U

    Before people start complaining this is for young audiences the ones whose eyes hurt when using the 3D function on a 3DS.

    • Stoenk

      you can turn the 3D off and even restrict them with parental controls

      • Deadpool U

        Yes but for younger audiences the design is seems better fitted for them and without the 3D feature it can appeal better to parents with kids who have eye disorders.

        • Steve

          I thought the original 3DS was suited for younger audiences… The size of the buttons/controls sure made it seem so, lol

    • RockieOllie

      Still no reason why it has look like this.

      • Deadpool U

        I can agree with that though.

      • Maxwell Baumgarten

        i think its because its made to look like a wii u gamepad.

      • Arthur Jarret

        It seems to be done to cut manufacturing costs… this device is not a real dual screen, it only has a single screen partly covered by the housing – nintendo has confirmed this.

        This might turn out to be a great console to mod & then run homebrew on – as this means that the touchscreen is pretty large.

    • Guest

      Also the lack of a hinge will make it less breakable for young kids who don’t know how to not break things.

      • incoherent1

        My thoughts exactly. Those hinges on a 3DS would last about three minutes in the hands of a six year old. This 2DS looks indestructible!

        • Arthur Jarret

          I always behave like a six year old, and my 3DS hinges are still fine.

    • Sol Ridgeway

      Great comment. I never bought one because I can’t use the 3-D, because my astigmatism. So why would I pay more for a system aimed for something I couldn’t use? Now I will buy one.

      Wait!!! No I won’t. What is with that design? I want something that fits in my pocket.

      • Andreas Sunde

        Buy a normal 3DS. Don’t use the 3D. Problem solved.

        They are so cheap that it shouldn’t matter, the games should decide.

        • Sol Ridgeway

          If they are so cheap, I will send you my address and you can buy one for me, right?

          • Andreas Sunde

            I’m talking about the 40$ difference.

          • Arthur Jarret

            So you’re going to send him 40 bucks? In that case, I would like to volunteer for a 3D upgrade too!

          • Vakua Dorn

            me too!

    • Donaald

      I disagree, this for people wanting a cheaper option, plain and simple.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Yeah, but they shouldn’t have a cheap-looking design to make a cheaper product…

        • Donaald

          It is a cheaper design, it doesn’t even use 2 screens, it’s the same screen with the upper area being covered by plastic.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Yes, I’ve ‘heard’ (-looks two posts below if sorted as ‘most popular to see my own post about it 13 hours ago-)

            This actually does make the system worth picking up used one day, as a starting point for some modding.

  • http://Johnaguilera.prosite.com/ John Aguilera

    I’m considering this. I’m liking the price and my friends want me to get one.

    • Zombie Boy

      I’m thinking about getting one too. I never bothered with the 3DS, but there are some awesome games out for it and the option to play them on a cheaper handheld appeals to me. The 3D was never a big selling point for me, so I won’t be bothered by the lack of it.

  • Adam Fox

    I like the idea…just not the design, if they would have only left the clam-shell design, I think it would be better….from the way it looks, it actually looks like its a cheap Chinese knock-off more than an official Nintendo product…..

    • Entropyguy

      I expect the lack of a hinge is to make it less breakable in the hands of a very young kid.

    • Marcus Navarro

      The design…my god…

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I don’t like the design but it looks like a tablet and can appeal to non-gamers. That’s a good move from Nintendo (personnaly I only play in 3D but still cool)
    Besides have you tried to play DS game on a XL? THAT hurt eyes. Seriously, all blurry and ****…

  • Mariokartfann

    I like the white+red combo better than the black+blue

  • Mario

    Yeah… Not interested. I rather play my games in glasses free 3d. I’m not saying is a bad idea, I’m just saying.

  • Ace J

    holy piss this is real??! i thought this was fake as hell.

  • Ducked

    At first I thought this was a joke. Now that I know it’s actually real I’m not sure what to think.

    However, this should be awesome. I never play my 3DS games in 3D. I’ll probably buy one of these since it only costs $130, what a smart move by Nintendo!

    Nintendo, you did it again! :)

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      You mean made a poorly designed portable that doesn’t even fold? That was a poor move by Nintendo. It’s a nice idea, but the design is horrible.

      • Ducked

        It’s not meant for adults, Reggie said it himself. Unless you’re on a budget.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Even with that fact, that doesn’t justify the poor design.

          • Ducked

            Well I guess they went on the cheap route. They did make it where little kids can’t break the flap thing that closes. I guess they wanted it to look like the first Gameboy advance, or Gameboy Color. But with two screens, I admit it looks very odd.

  • Hezkore

    Shouldn’t this be under 3DS news though?

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      I put this on the main page of the site since it’s a new device announcement.

      • e_rocket

        And it is so attention calling, that it wouldn’t matter if it wasn’t even a Nintendo devise… jajaja Nice you put it on the main page!!!!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Yes, but it has nothing to do with Wii U which is the real focus of the main section. Kinda defeats the purpose of Wii U news.

    • Peter Rogers

      no… coz its a 2ds!!!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That doesn’t excuse it lol. It’s basically a stripped down 3Ds, which means it belongs in the 3DS section.

  • Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde

    what size is it, like a regular 3ds or a 3dsXL

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      The screens are the same size as the regular 3DS.

  • therealruben1

    Not interested in it,think its a little stupid,but it is meant for 7 year olds and younger.i would like to try it out to see if its comfortable

  • Lusunup

    *Facepalm* towards nintendo…

  • Jake

    To be fair, Lots of 3DS games have sucked with 3D. Games like Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros 2 was **** in 3D. The only games that appealed in 3D were Mario Kart, Zelda, Super mario 3D land, and Kid Icarus.

    • JBeauregard

      I’m in agreement with you. Although I’d like to add that Shin Megami Tensei 4 is great in 3D, too.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Mario and Luigi Dream Team is AMAZING with the 3D. If you’re looking for good 3DS games that have awesome 3D effects, get Mario & Luigi.

      Take in consideration, that this is coming from a person that rarely has the 3D on (and yes, with every game I played/own I see what the 3D looks like.) And I can say that by far, M&L DT has some of the best 3D effects.

  • KosmoCrisis

    This has to be a joke. Is it April 1st?

    • jay

      A troll MOD?

      You gotta be a joke.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        How is he a troll mod when most thought this was a joke? Lol.

        • jay

          If you see his past wiiudaily comments, he’s constantly negative and keeps mentioning the ps4.

          I apologize if he’s not.

    • Elitepwnsface

      I got to agree. I felt april fools as well. It looks ridiculous.

      • Elitepwnsface

        But for who it targets, i am very glad N did this. Kids don’t care about the looks of the console.

        • HSN1

          When I was 7 I looked at the GBA SP and loved the way it could fold, and I preferred it to the original GBA.
          Being kids doesn’t necessarily mean being stupid.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Guess I’m stupid then, huh?
            I like the idea, that they just got rid of the 3D effect to reduce the price since I don’t really like looking at it in such a small angle.

            It’s right, that the 2DS is ugly, but I’ll get it, because it’s a chance for me finally getting to play 3DS games on my own device and if I can save a bit money and get one or two games more instead I’ll gladly take this opportunity.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I like my 3DS because I can watch 3D movies on it on the go, like wreck it ralph and life of pi.

            If you’re bothered with the viewing angle, you can turn the 3D off – so I’d still suggest to go for the bigger screens of the 3DS XL if you have the money to spend.

          • Maxwell Baumgarten

            how do you watch 3d movies on it? 0.0

          • Arthur Jarret

            You just need to fool the system into thinking it’s a video it
            recorded itself by altering the file name (to three capital letters, underscore and numbers – make a video on the 3DS and then look at the SD card using a PC for an example) and cutting it into max. 10-minute long pieces – as this is the max. recording length.

            People have made various PC apps to do this – as well as change the 3D type – the 3DS uses two seperate video streams (same as multiple-angle videos) for the 3d effect, while most blurays use side by side and youtube uses top-bottom 3D.

            I use a program called 3DSVideo – because this was already out a week after the video recording update.
            I’m sure there are better programs to convert + autocut to 10 minute sections now – googling for ’3DS video’ already shows much available programs.

            If you’re stuck or can’t do it, I’ll be glad to help out – just reply to me here!

          • Elitepwnsface

            I had the original advance and looking back. That thing looked funny. But i sure didn’t care, it was the new gameboy.

    • Ducked

      That’s exactly what I was thinking at first.

    • Theiz Zzee

      I thought this and the Wii U price cut were until I saw it on USA Today lol.

    • tronic307

      No joke, unfortunately.

  • Luke Parkes

    The 3D effect on the Nintendo 3DS can be adjusted or turned off entirely
    So theres no point in a 2DS what so ever
    It looks cheap and gimmicky
    Also the price difference between this and the regular 3DS with its sleek clamshell design isnt that much so why would you buy it?
    Massive Nintendo fan but this seems like a bad business desicion

    • KosmoCrisis

      I see the allure in a handheld that plays BOTH 3DS games and DS games. Think of all the DS/DSi owners that have wanted to upgrade for whatever reason, but don’t want to give up their DS games. I am one of those people. I hate how there is such a thick line between whether a console should be backwards compatible or not. It’s real easy, if it is, people will upgrade much sooner. If it’s not, people are hesitant. The goal is to grow your install base as quickly as possible so developers/publishers can sell more copies.

      Easy!

      • Arthur Jarret

        Uhm, not meaning to diss you – but the existing 3DS and 3DSXL are already fully backwards compatible with both retail and DSi games – so what difference does the 2DS make?

  • Yugi

    when nintendo goes full retard…

  • Jake

    I keep looking at the design and think how to hold it and it is weird

  • wober2

    Holy crap! I thought it was a joke. I like the wedge shape, but hate the 2 different sized screens. Love the matte back and color accents. I think it would of been great if they could of hit the $99 mark, a full $100 under the vita would be very compelling for parents.

    • KosmoCrisis

      Vita is NOT a handheld for kids. Price alone should keep parents away from buying for their “kids.” Please don’t buy a Vita for your kids people. The games are waaay too mature and complex. Stick with Nintendo and Leap Frog to provide electronics for our brain dead youth.

      • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

        Are you really comparing a Nintendo 3DS to a Leap Frog pad? Seriously?

        • KosmoCrisis

          Wasn’t a legally binding comparison.

      • jay

        “brain dead youth”

        **** you. All games are toys dumb ***.

        Blood and guns doesn’t make you “tough” and sure as hell doesn’t make you “mature”.

        • KosmoCrisis

          Sorry, but I happen to disagree. The games themselves are not toys, the handheld is. I’m a firm believer in games as art.

          I don’t see a comment that really disagrees with what I said about going with Nintendo for the kids rather than Sony.

          My daughter goes “brain dead” and unresponsive whenever she plays games, so I don’t really allow her to play much other than her Leapster Explorer on occasion. So yes, in my house, Leap Frog and Nintendo compare for forms of portable entertainment for my children.

          I’m so tired of the old scenario that still happens where an underage child convinces a grown adult to buy GTA or CoD. We pick and choose the “toys” our children play with.

          Take that however you like, but these descriptors apply to my household where I have a lot of video games attached to several tvs, plus portables everywhere. The last thing I’m buying is a square tablet called the 2DS.

      • wober2

        I kind of think some of those vita shooters are targeting a younger (albiet teenage) audience. I must be an infant because i struggle with Fire Emblem :)

  • Christopher Acuna

    But this new Pokemon is meant for 3d!!!! Waste of money and resources on Nintendo’s part. That money could have gone to the WiiU!

  • JBeauregard

    I understand they want to appeal to the little kids in gaming, but I can see a parent buying this and the screens getting smashed because it doesn’t close. My 4 year old has had a DS for a year and he doesn’t have a problem with closing it. I’m just a bit confused by their logic. The only bonus of this is that it’s a lower price point.

    • Jon

      well… now they need to learn how to put it in it’s protective sleeve. :P

      • JBeauregard

        You’re right, but after buying this new unit and a quality protective case, you probably could have bought the $170 3ds that closes to protect the screens (which means you don’t really need a case). Ultimately, I don’t care lol I have a 3ds and my kid has a DS. We’re covered! haha

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Yeah I like the appeal of a device aimed at parents worried about 3D exposure, but the lack of clamshell design is troubling.

      I know the 3DS has the parental control to turn off 3D, but many parents will be pleased by the $50 cheaper no way to turn it on ever option.

      • Justin Carlson

        $50 cheaper? Hmmm…

      • incoherent1

        I’m curious if they could’ve kept the clamshell design but made it kid proof… maybe they just couldn’t build a hinge that could withstand a 6 year old.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        This should’ve been put in the 3DS section, and not Wii U.

    • Leo

      Well, to be fair, i never had that problem with the Game Boy so i don’t really think that this is a relevant point to be made. I can understand that it feels like backtracking on Nintendo, since they have abandoned this type of design 10 years ago so i would rather have the shellcase as its standard on their handhelds. The problem here, in my eyes, is the confusion that a product like this would cause in the market since all of the 3DS games are clearly displayed in the box as a 3D games. I know a lot of ignorant people that would be completely lost in this scenario with so many versions of the same console.

  • tomtank91

    If it’s under £100 I’ll be getting one.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Why no flip screen? I can see a model with no 3D because I am not a fan of it either but the rigid design makes no sense to me.

    • Logan Wayman

      If it had a clam-shell design, it would be more like a Nintendo DS! :|

      • Brandon Betlej

        Nintendo DS doesn’t play 3DS games…….. Im pretty sure if people consider buying the 2DS their main reason for that would be playing 3DS games. so yeah nothing like a DS

    • jay

      Yeah I’m iffy on that.

    • Brandon Betlej

      Especially since its a portable handheld!!! What were they thinking?!?! Lol just wait till the 2DS XL launches. 1 thing could of made this idea so much better

    • tronic307

      I think Nintendo went for the etch-a-sketch look.

  • Javy G

    Turn it around. Let see it from the back. I have issues on how comfortable will it be? Does it have a groove for hand placement or is a flat back Caddilac? The no fold over to close the DS has me worried for screen protection when not in use and will it fit inside kids pockets?

  • D.M.T

    Fail Nintendo. The design is freaking ugly just like the Gameboy Micro

    • Ducked

      Its not suppose to be pretty, just affordable.

      • e_rocket

        I think it could have been both, the design is really ugly

        • Ducked

          At least little kids can’t break it

    • palomino blue

      It’s really not like Gameboy Micro. that came out at a time when the DS already existed. That would be more like them coming out with something that only played DS games now.

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    There is no point in playing a 3D game in 2D. In my personal opinion. but I am sure that a lot of people will be happy. Since most don’t use the 3D anyway. Which I think just defeats the purpose of owning a 3D. If you’re not going to use it. But that is just me.

  • Mark

    That’s pretty interesting…..(can’t stop the laughing in my brain). In all seriousness, it looks like an okay product, though I wish it had a clam-shell design. If not, the glass better be super strong gorilla glass; if the thing’s indestructible, that’d be awesome.

    • Your money

      That would be awesome. But my question would be the portability. Would the size be as big a the xl without the clamshells designs size that halves the size?

      • Mark

        I watched the introduction video, it’s pretty bulky. I have no idea how people are going to carry this around.

        • Flip Macleod

          My guess is they won’t, maybe it will be advertised as another controller for the Wii U once they get around to updating.

        • Your money

          k, so i watched the video, and from judging the size, its probably as big as the 3ds without that gap between the clamshell design. I’d say probably about 5.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches wide. and 1/2 inches in height.

  • Ruben Chavez

    I’m 30 years old and I’ve been a Nintendo Fan my whole life but this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen come from Nintendo. Come on Nintendo your better than this mess!!!

    • therealruben1

      really?what about the virtual boy

      • Ruben Chavez

        I never played it or cared for it. I owned the nes, snes, N64, gamecube, wii, wiiU , Gameboy, DS, 3DS. Virtual boy never existed in my eyes, just like this Junk!

        • Mark

          Well, Nintendo is an excellent company, but even they make mistakes.

          • Ruben Chavez

            You got that right its a mistake for making this thing but Im still a Nintendo Fan for life.

          • Mark

            I actually have a very slight feeling that the thing will sell well. I mean, Pokemon is coming out around the same time and people, most certainly kids will probably go out and buy whatever model they can have to play the game. Like you, I’m a Nintendo fan for life.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Virtual Boy never happened. It was all a dream.

      • Arthur Jarret

        The only things I hate about the virtual boy is the average e-bay price and the costs to ship to europe.

        They should’ve just called it ‘virtual wario land player’, though.

  • Your money

    I will have to be honest, the desgin looks weird.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    It’s ugly as fuck, but I guess I’ll buy it since it’s finally my oportunity to get my hands on 3DS games

  • Scott McAllister

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if it could be used as a tablet for the Wii U …

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Now you’re thinking with… portals?

  • Tecpedz94

    Why is the d pad and circle pad so high?

    • Prince Ali

      My guess is so that the shoulder buttons are in reach.

  • ezquimacore

    I like this, my only problem is the design

  • Luis Hernández

    You people have got to understand, this ”2DS” is for people that do not care for the 3D aspect of the original. Its like paying an XB One without the Kinect.

  • Schultz38

    Where’s the Pokemon 3DS bundle announcement? :(

  • TheGamerGeek128

    I’d rather fork over the 40 extra bucks for the 3DS.

    • Flip Macleod

      I’d rather fork over $70 extra for a 3DS XL.

  • Isaac Franco

    WT… Thrilling announcemnts today, can’t believe it..

  • Flip Macleod

    Ok…from a creators point of view I can understand why Nintendo would consider building something like this. However, there are too many things they could have added to lure in more buyers – things they did not even attempt. I understand that this was made to please both the younger and less financially stable crowd, yet everything about this device is a step backwards. They could have AT LEAST made it XL size but continue with a low price due to a lack of folding, but this feels like Nintendo is trying to push as cheap of a portable as possible for more money – a device that doesn’t even seem portable anymore.

    I’ve been a supporter of Nintendo since the good old days, I plan on continuing this pattern of mine too. However, it worries me that Nintendo decides to make a move like this during one of their harder years of judgement. Not a wise decision in my opinion, I hope the next device they come up with can actually be considered an ‘improvement’.

  • e_rocket

    To tell the true, I don’t like the design, honestly I think it is ugly… but it was a good idea to cut the price this way

  • Kev

    Okay for 130$ you have a device that can play the latest top of the line portable games like Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV plus classics on the virtual console AND Nintendo DS games. That’s a pretty good deal.

  • Ross Brocklesby

    How about nintendo stop spending so much time and money on the handheld market that they are already the leaders off and spend some money marketing the wiiu??? Are nintendo just giving up on the console and just letting it ride till it dies!

  • FackMaaii

    Yay, more confusion to the regular consumer.. Nintendo, please, just focus on the Wii U for now. The 3DS is doing fine ffs

  • adamm

    I’m a bit worried about the inability to fold/close it, but I do think the controls potentially look much more comfortable than the 3DS’s. It seems easier to rotate your thumb down from the higher up buttons to use the touch screen, instead of having to move your hand over from the buttons to use it.

    If it has good battery life and isn’t missing any other features, I might get this since I don’t have a 3DS yet and don’t care much about the 3D.

  • Kriffix

    lol Nintendo can only afford to make such a bizarre move because the 3DS is doing so well. I won’t be buying one, and I can’t imagine a good reason to do so (it’s hardly much of a discount), but it’s a sign that Nintendo is healthy in the handheld market. The Wii U should be back on track in a year or so too :)

  • Jonny5

    For anyone that has a young child (mine is 5) they know that with the 3DS, the child likes to flick the screen back and forth and I was constantly telling him not to do it or you might break it. Therefore a design like the 2DS is great as there is now less moving parts for young children to break. Second, marketing a system to children under 7 is a great way to build a loyal fan base early on so that when they grow up they will still buy Nintendo. I think Nintendo was very smart about this.

  • joey t

    how the hell are they going to bring the circle pad pro to this?? can’t they just make it standard already

  • adamm

    On the down side, this probably means the $200 Pokemon/3DS bundle rumor is just a 2DS+Pokemon+a bunch of useless accessories.

  • tronic307

    Huh? Did Nintendo get sued out of 3D? Better start buying your 3DS’s now, folks.

  • Tecpedz94

    Im not a troll and love Nintendo and as much as this ideas is AMAZING! I find the model to be absolutely ridiculous i mean i looks like one of those leap frog game thingies….. Its just the way the item was designed.

  • tronic307

    Not quite as appalling as the Wii mini, but close. On the plus side, at least it looks cheap enough to actually take outside.

  • HotInEER

    I’m happy Nintendo is doing this. I own 2 3DS and my kids are always on mine. I’ll pick up 2 of these and free up the other 2 for my wife and I. The price is decent also, $99 and I would have done a backflip.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    what kind of sorcery is this?!

  • Sdudyoy

    I actully preditcted somthing like this would come along.

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    I might get that.

  • Jonn McNally

    WTF? LOL

  • Sdudyoy

    While I’m getting this, I don’t have a 3DS yet and I hated the 3D so I was waiting for this to come out, I was thinking they should have come out with something like this when the 3DS was first annoucned.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Just saying that you can have the 3D turned completely off.

      • Sdudyoy

        Yes but I like the design on the 2DS more anyway plus It’s cheeper so I could get a game with this for the price of a 3DS.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Oh, okay. I’m glad you like the design. Everyone seems to think it’s hideous. But I actually kind of like it too. If I didn’t already have a 3DS I’d get a 2DS, since I rarely ever have the 3D on anyway.

  • Josiah Parsons

    Kinda awesome, actually. I probably would never use the 3d if I had a 3DS. my question: How’s the Camera? does it still take 3d pics? with New Leaf and Dream Team this is looking pretty awesome.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      If you’re talking about the camera in the 2DS, then most likely no. The 2DS is made to just play games strictly in 2D and 2D only. So, the camera would apply.

      If you’re talking about the camera in the 3DS, then yes, it does take pictures in 3D…just make sure you have the 3D on before you take the picture (at least I had to make sure it was on.)

      • Josiah Parsons

        To answer my own question, Nintendo’s pics show dual rear cameras. Now I wonder if when you download them to your computer you can view them in red/blue stereo.

  • BuckStud

    Great, another thing for me to spend my money on…..

  • XelaFury

    GameBoy Micro deja vu. Don’t get me wrong, the 2DS looks great, but I don’t think it will sell a lot of units like the 3DS is doing right now.

  • Andreas Sunde

    I need to hold one to see if the design is good or not. But I won’t buy one, happy with my XL.

  • JustAGuest

    Just realized that if you can’t put the hardware to sleep you might not be able to get past this one part in Zelda Phantom Hourglass. But I bet there’s a way to make it sleep.

    • Mark

      Yeah you can. There is a sleep switch in the lower right-hand corner.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    why isn’t this in the 3ds section?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Good point.

    • Zombie Boy

      I guess because it’s a whole new Nintendo console (kind of…).

      • Shigeru Miyamoto

        It is a 3ds with out the 3d…

        • Zombie Boy

          Hence the ‘kind of’. Anyway, shouldn’t you be promoting this to us, wherever it is advertised?

    • Ducked

      Yeah exactly, this is 3DS news..

  • SonicLucario

    This is cool but ughhhhhh Nintendo what about the second circle pad? >.<

  • Madmagican

    Well I definitely didn’t see this coming
    I’ll have to see the actual size before I can make a better judgement

  • Donaald

    WOW! To me this is just like the Wii without motion controls, it doesn’t feel right. Besides I don’t like how it doesn’t have a clamshell design.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    2DS? Really? Lol. I guess the 3D backfired on them since no one wants a headache from looking at 3D visuals. I kinda have to lol at this a bit. I see why they went with this, but it just destroys the point of the 3DS in the market. Or perhaps there trying to make up for poor Wii U sales by selling a new product. $130? It should be more like no more than a 100 dollars. Also, the design is terrible.

    • Mark

      I actually love the 3D ability; I never get those headaches be keep talking about.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I’ve tried it at Gamestop several times. Never got a headache from it. I just find it funny that they’re taking off the 3D and calling it a 2DS. I think that’s what they should’ve went with in the first place. Now, it just looks like a waste of technology. Might as well discontinue the 3DS and go with this instead.

        • Mark

          I guess, but I don’t think it’ll happen any time soon. Maybe once we enter the 9th Generation of video games Nintendo will keep the 2DS (or redesign it to be clam-shell) and drop the 3DS. Well anyways, the more choices the merrier.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I know it won’t, but it should is the point. Doesn’t make sense putting a 2D portable when having 3D was the point of the 3DS to begin with. That and the design is horrible.

          • Mark

            I assume it is meant to be budget model, not standalone device. In the introduction video about 2DS, it is mentioned that 2DS is in fact part of the 3DS family.

  • John Andalora

    Well, I like that Nintendo has finally given up on the whole “3D” experience thing, because that hurt my eyes (and before you say anything, you think they’re going to honestly make games that require 3D if they have a console that can’t do it?). However, I can’t help but feel that every single person who gets this is going to drop it once and crack most of the screens and wonder why Nintendo didn’t add the hinges or the closing aspect that made the DS what it is…

  • Steve

    I would not have mind if they just upgraded it so that you could see 3D from any angle. The only reason I do not use 3D is because I occasionally move the system when I play, distorting the 3D effect as a result.

    This product looks more like a budget system, for those who can not pour out $170 or more for the full package, as stated.

    With all honesty, I was expecting a new (high end) variation of the 3DS. I just thought Nintendo would drop the price of the original/previous models, and call those the budget systems.

    • Mark

      The technology to see 3D from all angles (at least without 3D glasses I assume) has not been developed yet and I don’t think it’ll happen any time soon. If Nintendo did come out with a “high end” model (I assume a hardware upgraded model), it would pretty much be an entirely new handheld device; in other words, it would seem as if Nintendo had abandoned the 3DS and moved on to the next generation of handheld devices.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    Wow I cant wait for the next DS I hope they improve the resolution like hd maybe? And alsp ADD a right thumbstick. Golden

  • jeffp3456

    I like it!

  • Arthur Jarret

    This system is bound to cause more confusion as calling the successor of the Wii the Wii… U.

    All games have a 3DS logo on them.

    The types of parents who would buy this out of concern about the 3D function or pricing will be confused by it – they will see a shelf of 3DS games and think it won’t work, because they have a 2DS.

    It’s bound to happen. Never underestimate the stupidity of the human race.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Here take my upvote.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Got it, thanks! I’m starting a collection!

    • WhackaBump

      This concerns me as well but it could easily be fixed by a big fat sticker on the 2DS box cover saying sometime about it being a 3DS minus the 3D and saying “Plays Nintendo 3DS and DS games”. Plus I’m sure they would add on the back of the box of future game releases “compatible with Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS” if they felt that it would be easily confused with the other two models. It’s funny how this console and handheld confusion is only a more recent big deal.

      • Ice Climbers

        Needs to be a pretty big sticker for people to notice it. People don’t tend to look at the box very closely.

        • WhackaBump

          That’s why I said a big fat sticker. Also it seems they are doing something similar to what I said.

    • Levi Johansen

      the 2DS is brilliant, but the name should have been 3DS Lite or something similar, with clear text on the box that it has NO 3D.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Maybe it should have been called the ‘No 3DS’?

    • Arthur Jarret

      NEWSFLASH:

      The 2DS only has one single screen! – The top part actually is the same touch screen as the lower part.

      Nintendo manufactured the device this way to cut costs.

      Simply put, it’s cheaper to create one large screen and cover up the bits that aren’t needed than create two seperate screens.

    • zeldaboilover

      they can put a large text on the box stating “works with 3ds and ds games”

    • disqus_uRC8Xsukxd

      Totally agree

    • Sharingan

      I agree. I was thinking the other day that if Nintendo just drop the Wii in Wii U and just call it Nintendo U It would actually help limit a part of the confusion.

  • Pikachief

    When I first heard of this I thought it was amazing! I hate playing with 3D on and a cheaper newer version of the 3DS without the 3D sounded great to me.

    Then I saw what it looks like. Never. Never in a million years. Over it to me for free and I’d rather stay with my current version. If it looked like an XL, but without the 3D I’d definitely buy it though. :(

    • Mark

      But it’s literally sliced bread. Isn’t sliced bread amazing?

      • Pikachief

        You’re right! I was watching Hitch Hiker’s guide to the Galaxy the other day for the first time and I noticed they blew up the earth without taking our greatest invention! SLICED BREAD! They were still cutting whole loaves!

        • Mark

          SLICED BREAD!!!! Okay.

  • rp17

    Checks date… hmm… nope, not April 1st…

    • majora :D

      you stole the words from my mouth

  • D-Man

    I thought this was some April Fools article.

  • DragonSilths

    This is the stupidest thing Nintendo has done in along time.

  • Tom Greene

    The screens look small :(

  • NintendoNoob

    THIS IS TRUE :O

  • John Garretson

    Dumb idea.

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Why didn’t they rename it the Nintendo 3DS flat? Because if the images are 2D, they’re flat!

  • Will.F. Martinez

    wtf

  • Merrfn

    Well I am blind in one eye so I can’t see 3D. And this device has it’s launch 3 weeks before my birthday. I wonder what my present will be…

  • Mochlum

    Not a HUGE fan of the design, but I can see why they did it. I think one of the (only) things holding back the 3DS is the 7+ 3D which confuses parents on if they should buy it for a young kid.

    But I have a feeling the title will really confuse people. Nintendo NEEDS to make sure they distinguish this a new model.

  • I_I

    I think this will pave the road to a new 3G or 4G or whatever handheld from Nintendo after the 3DS. I think the next handheld will be a game pad with Sim card

  • Adam Porter

    OMG this is sooooooooooooooo stupid. 3DS was doing well, why undercut your own product, just stupid.

  • Sdudyoy

    Does this come with the bag in the video?

  • Sharingan

    Shouldn’t this news be in the “3DS NEWS” section?

  • Mitch Hall

    I leave for five minutes, and Nintendo announces a 2D 3DS, a price cut for the Wii U, the release dates for many games, and the Wind Waker HD bundle details.

    Ok…

  • springer85

    Nintendo decide the get rid of the 3D function that was its STANDOUT feature from the competition!!!
    Great idea Nintendo you have just killed your 3ds handheld, it had such a great lead over the Vita but now the Vita will OBLITERATE IT without its major selling point the 3d effect!!

    • Ice Climbers

      The 3D stopped being the major selling point of the 3DS after the price drop. Nintendo had given up on it as the major selling point because it is near impossible to advertise without it looking weird, kiddie, and gimmicky. 3DS’s main selling point is its GAMES. 2DS will only improve system sales.

  • springer85

    Hey Nintendo the 3ds is already a 2DS…….it is called turning the SLIDER OFF!!!
    Most lame idea ever!!
    Bye Bye Nintendo you have now killed both consoles!!!

    • Lassassino

      they save a lot of money in materials not putting in the 3d you idiot.

  • john

    Are people missing the point that this is for those who don’t want to play it in 3D? Why pay the extra $40 for 3D capable hardware if you’re never going to use it? I don’t think this means that they’re taking the 3D feature away from future games or anything. They’re not going to discontinue the normal 3Ds. So it’s just Nintendo offering more choice. What’s with all the outrage?

    • Joey Perez

      Its abad call for them as developers now can’t assume everyone has 3d n then we will have less n less 3d capable games …

  • andrewjcole

    I thought this was like April Fools in August! My brother came over to the computer and said… “are you serious?” It doesn’t fold, it has an all around funny design, and you need to buy a sleeve with it! (I hope it comes with it, though.) I know, I said something negative about Nintendo, so bring on the downvotes. -_-

  • ming

    but thats what the slider things for….

  • andrewjcole

    What’s next… the 1DS?

    • DragonSilths

      2.5 DS…For those that want JUST A SLIGHT BIT OF 3D!!!

      • andrewjcole

        I can see that lol

    • andrewjcole

      Whaddya know… downvotes!

  • Cubester_64

    T_T this is real?

  • Guhtere

    …Is it April Fools Day already?

  • andrewjcole

    Commenting again -.- I found this, some of you might not like what you see…

  • shaun

    games are $30-$40 anyways so theres no real savings when considering the investment in games for life of the device. Much better off just buying a refurbished or used 3DS if you want to save a few bucks. Plus without the ability to fold it’s much more difficult to travel with and buttons are more prone to break.

  • CyanideInsanity

    Why that shape though? I thought the whole idea behind handheld consoles was for easy portability…

  • ElCharlo

    Harder to break but easier to scratch, not to mention that will be more confusing for the customer than the Wii / WiiU branding problems

  • drummike

    This is also great for the targeting the really young crowd. I bought my nephew a Leapster 2 for christmas last year and he loves that thing. I could see this taking over that market if done right, of course the games will be more advanced but that just makes it more appealing. I, personally, will be getting a 3ds xl asap because I have to play A link between worlds!

  • Jeovany

    This is a stupid idea.

  • Maxwell Baumgarten

    i own a 3ds xl, and i love it. i will share my personal opinion on this. I have a white wii u, and a black and red xl, which i play exclusively at home, in the same spot i play my wii u in. if they drop the price or i can get a used one for $99, and it is eventually available in white, i will buy it, and it will match my wii u gamepad in the same place, because i see ths design more akin to nintendo making a 3ds that looks like a wii u gamepad, and i like that.

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  • Joey Perez

    Fail its ugly n adds more confusion to the already confused public

  • Nolan ArchLord

    It’s cheap. I don’t have a 3DS. I’m going to buy one. I can save my money and buy 1 or 2 more Wii U titles or a few 3DS titles.

    • beerkin

      Don’t buy this crap. get the real deal. don’t be a wanker.

  • devmiles

    When i read this today i thought it was a joke.. seriously. Plays 3ds games (developed and meant to play as 3d stereoscopic) in 2d? What a joke.. the looks, just horrible.. Instead they should have spent proper attention to the wii-u which sales have been incredibly poor eversince release. The 2ds is meant as a low entry budget portable, pay 50 bucks more and have a proper 3ds xl

  • Gary

    What the hell is the point of having a 3DS section if info like this isn’t posted in there, and that it’s rarely updated?

    • oontz

      exactly you add a 3ds section and then don’t use it. FAIL

  • oontz

    Shouldn’t this be in the 3ds section? How is this wiiu news?

    • WhackaBump

      Maybe they wanted a bigger gathering to see the article as most people come to this site for Wii U news so they’re more unlikely to check the 3DS news tab.

      • oontz

        and you just contradicted yourself…

        “people come to this site for Wii U news”

        This is exactly why this shouldn’t be on the site. Further more since they added a 3ds section. So if it shouldn’t be here, it should be in the other section.

        • WhackaBump

          I didn’t contradict myself. They’re more unlikely to click the 3DS tab because they’ve come for Wii U news, but since they’ve come for Wii U news, they’ll be in the Wii U section. Since this is in the Wii U section, the people scrolling through the list of Wii U news will see this oddball standing out, and if it interests them enough, they’ll give it a read even if they did initially come here for Wii U news. If it was in the 3DS news section, it wouldn’t be seen as much and therefore would have a less amount of readers as this site is more focused on Wii U news and people come here for Wii U news.

          • oontz

            okay, we’ll agree to disagree.

  • shaun

    The reality is we can all point to it’s faults but this is clearly designed for kids 8 and under.. Ashley can you post the Nintendo promo video for this?

    • Noah Hood

      I agree. This is ideal for younger kids. I know that parents can disable the 3D display in the parental controls on the 3DS but this just makes the whole process easier. Another bonus for kids is that without hinges the device is less likely to snap in half. I’m not saying that if you buy your kid a clam shell device that it will inevitably break in half. But it is more likely to happen if the device has hinges.

  • beerkin

    Nintendo is fucking toast. what an embarrassment…..

    • Merrfn

      Do you watch BBC by any chance? (The youtube channel)

      • beerkin

        No.

        • Merrfn

          No, black buster critic. He made a video talking about how the 2DS looks like a piece of bread. I don’t know if thats what you meant, or that Nintendo made a horrible business decision.

      • beerkin

        Big busty coeds?

  • Brendan Tate

    still no second stick

    • beerkin

      Absurd isn’t it?

    • Noah Hood

      The 2DS is $40 less than the 3DS. And $70 dollars less than the 3DS XL. It’s possible that Nintendo considered adding a second circle pad but decided not to in order to keep manufacturing cost down. That’s just my guess. Also, Why would a lower end, cheaper, 2DS have something that a higher end, more expensive, 3DS doesn’t have? However, considering that the 2DS doesn’t close, this would have been a perfect time to incorporate 2 analog sticks. Don’t forget that the Circle Pad Pro is a accessory available for the 3DS and 3DS XL. Nintendo will probably make a Circle Pad Pro for the 2DS. ^-^

    • Andreas Sunde

      Good point, I wonder how the CPP for this will look…

  • Merrfn

    How to fail a GIF *Facepalm

  • Merrfn
  • Suck_My_Ballz

    Enjoy your Nintendo 2DS!!!!! lol

  • Suck_My_Ballz

    hey it’s you again lol i remember we bumped heads a few times on ign

  • devmiles

    When i read this today i thought it was a joke.. seriously. Plays 3ds games (developed and meant to play as 3d stereoscopic) in 2d? What a joke.. the looks, just horrible.. Instead they should have spent proper attention to the wii-u which sales have been incredibly poor eversince release. The 2ds is meant as a low entry budget portable, pay 50 bucks more and have a proper 3ds xl

  • A SNES Day Off

    In other words, the games are good enough in 2D.

  • discuss

    Is it april 1st? It’s huge! Anyone using that in public will look ridiculous.

  • VVVVVV1

    UGLY PIECE OF SHIT———-

  • Petri

    I could buy this for my kid.

    • Your money

      This is probably why nintendo made this. so that the younger consumers could play the 3ds games without having the 3d damaging their eyes.

      • Petri

        Well, I still want to know how durable it is.
        And I hear battery is worse than on 3ds.

        • http://manganomenseki.blogspot.com.es/ Joan Rodas

          The baterry is better than the 3ds one, but a little bit worse than on 3ds XL.

  • Suck_My_Ballz

    YO NINTENDO FUCK U PAL THIS IS WHY MY NAME IS NAME AND YALL CAN SUCK MY BALLZ BITCH!!!!!

  • http://solarisgaming.tumblr.com/ Solar Spark

    Personally. I own a 3DS XL. Since the beginning of me owning a standard 3DS, I hardly used the 3D anyway. I didn’t really see MUCH of a good effect, I understand this may be because I wear glasses, but i’ve tried and tried to cope with the 3D effect I see, and it’s just doesn’t appeal to me. My gameplay seems disrupted and so well i’d rather be playing Luigis Mansion 2 than playing Luigis Can’t See Shit Mansion 2. Not complaining about the PRIMARY point of the 3DS, just making a point that I don’t make use of it.

  • devmiles

    When i read this yesterday i thought it was a joke.. seriously. Plays 3ds games (developed and meant to play as 3d stereoscopic) in 2d? What a joke.. the looks, just horrible.. Instead they should have spent proper attention to the wii-u which sales have been incredibly poor eversince release. The 2ds is meant as a low entry budget portable, pay 50 bucks more and have a proper 3ds xl

  • Selena Gomez

    I sort of like the White/Red one.
    Just gonna get it for my collection though.

  • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

    PS4

  • Leo

    That looks beyond bizarre. Why they would mess with the 3DS right now that it is skyrocketing on sales? Nintendo sometimes makes the stupidest decisions.

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!This will bomb even worse than the Wii U!!!!
    Seriously Nintendo is finished!!!The 3ds was doing great and selling like hot cakes and then they release a new handheld without the 3D that was the 3ds main selling point over its rivals?
    Hey Nintendo……..Did you forget that the 3ds has a slider that allows you to TURN OFF THE 3DS EFFECT?
    The Wii U is the serious problem…..so they release another handheld?LOL
    Bye Bye Nintendo the new Sega!!!

  • springer85

    Nintendo 2ds…..a PIECE OF TOAST handheld!!!LMFAO!!!!!
    Worst idea in gaming history!!!
    This along with the epic fail struggle first year of the Wii U Proves that Nintendo is losing the plot!!
    Sorry Ninty lovers but it is game over!!

  • yugatsuj

    Looks like they are getting ready for some cross platform play…

  • wober2

    The more I see the picture the more I like in some strange way. I like the matte plastic wrapped around by that metalic bright color (makes me love my XL). That wedge shape is pretty cool too, makes me dream of what a proper nintendo (one screen) tablet might be like.

  • Your money

    Ok, Listen Everyone. The Nintendo 2ds maybe stupid, but i can see some kind of potential for it. This system really isn’t for hardcore gamers, but it’s more for the younger consumers of Nintendo. I think what Nintendo is trying to do is to give them a chance to play the games without damaging their eyes. Yes i know the 3d can be turned off with the 3d slider, but hey, less temptation for them. Anyone who complains about this system, just give it a chance.

  • ItzameyaToad

    It’s quite simple people this is to give the consumers more options. If you aren’t going to get it don’t complain about it because it is obviously not for you. The target audience I assume is younger gamers due to it being tougher and lacking the 3D feature, people on budget who want to save some money, older gamers who keep the 3D off because it gives them headaches but don’t want to pay extra for 3D if they aren’t going to use it etc. Haha people act like Nintendo has stopped supporting the 3DS for this haha

  • Leo

    Does anybody here can explain why this device has two separate screens instead of a single large screen in its center? I thought that the two seperated screens in the original DS model was because the clamshell purpose. Since this handheld doesn’t have the clamshell design, what’s the point of two separate screens? O.o

    • PlayboyPacquiao

      For people whining about how it’s big and can’t be shoved in pockets, its designed to be a close cheaper substitute against tablet devices. You can’t shove the ipad down your pocket but a lot of people play games on it. A lot of kids play games on tablet devices. Somewhere along the road, Iwata notices the shitty angry birds,temple run, and candy crush games kids are playing. Nintendo wants to challenge the mobile gaming industry.

      • that guy

        i’m pretty sure they have stated in the past that instead of Sony and MS they want to compete with apple.

    • C4

      There’s no point for the hardware per se (it’s one screen btw probably heard it by now I guess though :) ) . They need full 3DS compatibility and make the screen look like the ones from the 3DS (except the 3D)

      Otherwise yes there could have been full tablet like one screen functionality. IIRC the DSi had additional features with its cameras. But this time they also wanted to reduce costs.

  • Ace J

    honestly i will wait until the Nintendo 2DS XL comes out

  • Brian Brown

    How is this not on the 3ds news section? I checked, twice.

  • http://www.youtube.com/hedeno1InEnglish Hugo Delgado

    I can actually see people buying this. If you don’t have enough money to buy a 3DS and don’t have a problem with it not having the clamshell design or 3D effects, then I’d probably recommend you to get it. After all, it can play all 3DS games (and regular DS games as well) and it is 40 dollars cheaper :).

  • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

    Still cooler than Vita. ;]

  • HotInEER

    I agree with some of the posts below that some consumers will be confused, but i’m not, and i’m going to buy 2 of these for my daughters to keep them off mine and my wifes because it’s much cheaper, and they didn’t care for the 3D anyway. All they need to do is place a big sticker on the box saying it plays all 3DS and DS games, bug will not play them in 3D and the problem will be solved. Same thing for the games, they can put a sticker in the corner that says for 3DS and 2DS systems.

  • sd

    I predict future games boxes will contain the information saying 3ds/2ds.

    • C4

      I hope not, game boxes are already too cluttered. Isn’t the back side enough saying 2ds & 3ds compatiblity?

      Edit: Then again I just assumed you mean the front… ;)

      • sd

        Yes I mean if the 2ds is sold in decent volumes the front would say Nintendo 2DS/3DS. They would just shrink the 3ds logo to accommodate.

  • http://wiiudaily.com/ Monomon

    This looks like a Nintendo DBoy.

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!You Nintendo slurpers really thought big changes were coming to the epic fail Gimmick U………………and you get ANOTHER POINTLESS new handheld!!!
    The 3ds was doing great and selling well………and Nintendo’s idea is to release another handheld?
    Nintendo is so finished!!

  • Aleks

    This thing is getting too much flack. Kids will LOVE it! It’ll b one of this years BIG Xmas items. Yes the name is a little off putting. I do wish, though, id get up one of these mornings and see a surprise Nintendo system announcement of something modern and butch and high-end with a great name! If they could focus some design specifically on children, why not then on the millions of adults that would pay for a cutting edge Nintendo system? Why just roll over and permit Microsoft and Sony to even exist? You have the talent and IP, but you REFUSE to be cutting edge and compete. You CAN be a powerhouse console AND have a tablet controller AND all the third parties on the planet. I know i know- you have Babillions of dollars so you must be doing something right, buuut i think you have to adapt a little more babydoll;) Microsoft is software, Sony is electronics and you continue to be a toy company:(

  • Mathew Vogt

    Bahahahahahahahahha Is it April Fools Already