It was just announced that Nintendo is bringing in a new member to the Nintendo 3DS family: the Nintendo 2DS. Confusing? A little! Nintendo has decided that instead of just getting rid of the Nintendo DS, which would have been a smarter idea, they designed a new hand-held gaming device that will play all Nintendo DS and 3DS games in 2D.
One could say that this is an April Fools joke of some kind. It is just really confusing for a company to go and spend money on designing something as pointless as the 2DS. Granted the device is only going to cost $129.99, the point of the 3DS parental controls was so the parents could set a 4-digit code on the child's device so that the 3D slider would not work. If you were to shut off the 3DS slider, what would you have? The new Nintendo 2DS. Agreed?
Either way, this system features a new distinctive fixed, slate-type form factor, and optional carrying cases in only Red or Blue! The 2DS will also feature many of the same hardware features of the 3DS. For example, the 2Ds will have the dual screens, game-play controls, access to wireless multiplayer gameplay and touch screen-features. This device will be released in stores on Oct. 12 for just $129.99.
So to be perfectly honest, it is up to you whether or not to buy this device. One may believe that the only reason it was created was because parents were not notified correctly about the 3DS parental controls and therefore there was a ton of complaints about the 3D graphics hurting the children's eyes!
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