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Nintendo 2DS announced


Well this one was a bit of a surprise! Last night Nintendo announced the 2DS which will arrive in Europe on 12th October 2013. Offering additional variety and value in the handheld gaming market.


The Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the Nintendo 3DS that will play games available for Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS in 2D.

The Nintendo 2DS retains many of the same hardware features as the Nintendo 3DS including the same Nintendo 3DS gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with the vast existing library of Nintendo DS games, as well as wireless connectivity features such as access to Nintendo eShop as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. 

However the console takes on a new distinctive fixed, slate form design, and will play all packaged and download Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. The new console is designed as an entry point into, or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience.


Pre Order your Nintendo 2DS today at ShopTo for £109.99 for launch in two colour combinations, White & Red and Black & Blue.

Edited On 29 Aug, 2013

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Havak's avatar
Havak 3 years ago
Some people may not understand the strategy here, thinking this is a console for hardcore games who don't want to be playing in 3D - and thus thinking this is the cheaper alternative. However, it's not quite like that in my opinion. I believe this console has a target audience of children 7-years-old and below. The removal of the 3D effect supports this, as does the build of the machine and removal of the hinges that children often break. No second circle pad is something I've seen people comment on, but again, the games that make use of this are all created for a more mature audience (Kid Icarus, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil all have an age rating of 12 and up or more). They probably won't release a circle pad pro for this reason as well. The price isn't that much different from a regular 3DS if we're honest, but it's enough to make parents decide to choose it for their children over the the model that looks less durable and could strain their eyes if the parent isn't confident with changing the parental controls (with this console, they don't really have to as much). Lastly, with the release date being the same as Pokémon X and Y (not that I think these are games for only kids for one second) the target audience is again backed up. They'll probably do quite well with this machine, but in a more niche way. It's a good call once you understand it, but sadly the hardcore gamers will bash it without thinking and believe Nintendo are 'going back on 3D' for some reason.
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
while i see the market gap for this, its ugly as sin, and quite big! the DS folds, which makes it pocket sized. (not the XL mind you...) and original 3DSes go for about £80 used, often with a game now. and if the complaint was the 3d function for small kids, it can be turned off very easily. so why pay more for less?
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
I know this is target towards kids, but I would have been so happy, if they had released a 2DS that could be fold.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
If this was aimed squarely at kids it wouldn't have a form factor that is far too big with controls placed in the worst possible layout and the publicity for it would not also be showing adults using the thing. This is nothing more than a horrible, horrible piece of design straight from the house of Wii Mini. There's still no second analogue stick, the battery life is reportedly the worst yet seen on a 3DS console, and several games are going to be flat out unplayable on it... not just 3DS games, but DS titles that made use of the clamshell design in actual gameplay can basically no longer be played on this. I cannot fathom what the thinking behind this device is... I truly cannot. Worst designed handheld I've ever seen.
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Dead 3 years ago
"several games are going to be flat out unplayable on it... not just 3DS games, but DS titles that made use of the clamshell design in actual gameplay can basically no longer be played on this" - Really, because I can't think of any games that require you to fold the console up to play it, the whole idea is ridiculous as when folded you wouldn't be able to play it anyway.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You can use the sleep button for games like Another Code
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Benji_1 3 years ago
I wish Nintendo spent more time on games rather than redundant hardware.
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Benji_1 3 years ago
I wish Nintendo spent more time on games rather than redundant hardware.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
3DS is redundant?
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Whitey 3 years ago
Not being funny but, who the hell buys a handheld console for 5 year olds?
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inspector 74 3 years ago
Im just waiting for a shopto breaking news flash that hioto miagi or whoever the hell is currently destroying nintendo has been taking LSD 4 times a day 4 the past couple of years what in fu(
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Haters got to hate

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