Excerpt: There can be a lot of frustration in a lot of corners of the video game industry because we want different things. Companies target specific audiences with certain products. There has been hate out there by some concerning the Nintendo 2DS. Why?
Conclusion: At US$180, the 2DS is US$30 cheaper than the 3DS, and US$50 cheaper than the 3DS XL. The 3DS XL is still the best choice for most, as it offers the biggest screens and the most complete feature set of the lot. The 2DS, meanwhile, is really only suited to the very young or very clumsy gamer.
Excerpt: The Nintendo 2DS is a relatively curious device: A handheld stripped of the bells and whistles of its powerhouse brother, the 3DS, with a super affordable price tag attached. Our own Joey Davidson didn’t think much of the device when…
Excerpt: It's been a long time since I felt self-conscious gaming in public. Ever since Nintendo launched the clamshell GameBoy Advance SP in sleek, shiny silver, portable gaming hardware has felt like something meant for adults.
Pros: Surprisingly comfortable, Lack of hinges make it a bit more solid, Huge library of 3DS and DS games
Cons: Ugly design, Plastic body is prone to scratches, Exposed screens
Summary: MakeUseOf recommends: For children and gamers on a budget, the 2DS is most certainly the best choice. Get a 3DS XL if money is no concern. Get a regular 3DS if you want to save a bit of money and the 3D screen is a high priority.
Summary: Nintendo has a rhythm that’s predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways.
Excerpt: Just a couple of months ago Nintendo announced the 2DS out of the blue. With no 3D, a confusing name and missing the clamshell shape of the 3DS, no one really knew what Nintendo were thinking. Until we saw the price.
Excerpt: Nintendo unveiled its Nintendo 2DS in late August as a version of its popular 3DS video game handheld that would be targeted towards “very young kids.” When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to be an actual product, but seeing how we were able to get our...
Nintendo 2DS Console Review and Video Comparison (Nintendo 3DS) Review
11 October 2013
Summary: The Nintendo 3DS has come leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011, a versatile portable powerhouse that has lived up to be more than a worthy successor to the industry's most popular console to date, the Nintendo DS. It wasn't all smooth sailing for the 3DS, however.