Nintendo announces 2DS

New from Nintendo:

The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.

Did I miss something where Nintendo didn’t have a dual-screen console beforehand? Or where they can’t just implement this in software? And now the 2DS doesn’t fold up like all the dual-screen consoles before, meaning it needs something to protect the screen.

This kind of product profusion from Nintendo (DS, DS lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, and now the 2DS) points to a company that’s lost its way. The Wii U has gone into obscurity less than 6 months after its release. Truly sad.

2 thoughts on “Nintendo announces 2DS”

  1. Well the DS and DSi are like older generations… much like the PS1, 2, 3 and 4..
    I think the 2DS is aimed to low budget, but not folding is completely stupid… it completely removes the “portability” of the thing – can’t see why people would want it. If it folded, it makes sense because most people don’t use the 3D functionality but now just sounds like another failed product.

    Wii U was rubbish from the beginning and clearly an experiment gone wrong.. and the marketing hasn’t been great either.

  2. I guess that’s fair enough with the generations, but it’s not clear at all to me (the casual non-handheld gamer). In my head, I assumed they were all compatible with the 3DS having the bonus feature of supporting 3D games.

    The Wii U marketing looks ok to me, but there’s nothing on it that would entice me. I only got the Wii after Mario Kart came out, played a bunch of the games that were the hot thing, and then it’s been hibernating ever since. Haven’t heard of a game anyone would care to mention twice on the Wii U yet….

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