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Intro to the Nintendo 2DS

I find I go through phases with handheld gaming where sometimes I play a lot and other times I can go for months without it. With the peculiar launch of the 3DS - complete with immediate price drop - I thought it was too expensive for what it was offering. The 3D was interesting, but didn't engage me and I found it more of a novelty than a must-have. But I did like the 3DS game library!

The Nintendo 2DS was a perfect price point to lure me in. Being compatible with the prior DS library and the current 3DS games, I was excited to get the 2DS. Some have complained about the size and lack of screen protection, but I find it a more comfortable size when it comes to holding it and gaming. The smaller footprint of the clam-shell design was more difficult to hold for long period of time.

Nintendo 2DS - Technical Specifications

The Nintendo 2DS is a handheld game console developed by Nintendo. Announced in August 2013, the console released in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on October 12, 2013. The Nintendo 2DS is an entry-level version of the Nintendo 3DS which maintains compatibility with software designed for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, but uses a new slate-like design rather than the clamshell design used by its precursors and lacks the Nintendo 3DS's signature auto-stereoscopic 3D functionality.

Upon its unveiling, reception of the Nintendo 2DS was mixed, particularly regarding the design of the device which some reviewers felt was less appealing than that of the 3DS with some, however, commenting that it felt more robust. The Nintendo 2DS console is sold concurrently with the other models of the Nintendo 3DS family as an incentive to expand the market for Nintendo 3DS games. It is intended for a different audience than the 3DS, in particular children younger than seven years old, which are not recommended to the use the 3DS's 3D functionality. Nintendo have stated, however, that 3D will remain a part of their future plans. Various publications praised its pricing and form-factor, but also criticized the console's poor aesthetics, sound quality and battery life.

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