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The 2DS is a great buy for holiday shoppers

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A few months ago, Nintendo revealed a new handheld gaming device that would be available for consumers to buy called the Nintendo 2DS. The Nintendo 2DS is ridiculed by many professional game reviewers because of three things:

  • The device does not fold
  • The screen is a little small
  • And the 3DS can be turned into a 2DS with parental control settings

After many months of wandering around a toy store, one would notice that the 2DS systems are actually a hot buy this holiday season. Yes, there are parents that are willing to spend a little extra money for their child to have a 3DS but for the others that can't really afford it, the 2DS at a selling point of $129.99 is the perfect buy. This system allows all children and adults to not only have access to a ton of DS games but also a ton of 3DS games. But understand one thing, even though the 2DS does play 3D games, one will never be able to see the 3D graphics.

But surprisingly enough, like children, parents don't really want the extra work of setting up the parental controls. They would rather just be able to buy the gift for their children for Christmas, and have it all set and ready to go right out of the box. And that, and that alone, is the main reason why the 2DS is actually a great buy. Having the ability to play DS and 3DS games without having to take time to set up parental controls and not having to worry about the effect of 3D on the kids eyes, makes the 2DS a great buy for holiday shoppers.

So before bashing the 2DS and the way it looks or functions, just know that having the ability to make things easier by not having to know how to set up parental controls, is the largest reason why parents or grandparents find it more easy to purchase the 2DS over the 3DS.

Life is so much easier when you can get from Point A to Point B without having to stop at rest stops along the way.

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