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fredrancour
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(08-29-2013, 09:07 PM)

Originally Posted by hachi

It really should have somehow achieved the magic $99. I could see it flying at that price.

Maybe in a year. Pokemon will hold them over for now, they can get away with pricing things higher.
RawkHawk2010
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(08-29-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

Shit, you can't even finish Zelda Phantom Hourglass on this thing.

Why can't you?
suavelicious
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(08-29-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

Shit, you can't even finish Zelda Phantom Hourglass on this thing.

yes you can, it has a sleep mode switch.
Red Chocobo
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(08-29-2013, 09:09 PM)
KojiKnight
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(08-29-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

This shouldn't have BC. Imagine playing Another Code/Trace Memory on this :lol
Shit, you can't even finish Zelda Phantom Hourglass on this thing.

??

Why wouldn't you be able to complete them?
MisterHero
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(08-29-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by RawkHawk2010

Why can't you?

There's a couple games that require you to shut the DS to solve the puzzle.

This is kinda moot though because that game is last gen and there are millions of regular DSes in the wild now.

Originally Posted by suavelicious

yes you can, it has a sleep mode switch.

Is that the only way the game knew the DS was closed? It might work if that's the case.
metalslimer
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(08-29-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrSaturn99

Is it? My bad.

Edit: Here's a Kotaku link.

Haha someone should shop an RIP Vita onto it
KojiKnight
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(08-29-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by MisterHero

There's a couple games that require you to shut the DS to solve the puzzle.

This is kinda moot though because that game is last gen and there are millions of regular DSes in the wild now.

They confirmed the sleep mode switch simulates the "closed" state of the DS titles... They are still completely compatible.
fredrancour
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(08-29-2013, 09:12 PM)

Originally Posted by MisterHero



Is that the only way the game knew the DS was closed? It might work if that's the case.

Yeah, that's all that closing it does. They still work even if a bit of the meta-ness is lost.
Tripon
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(08-29-2013, 09:13 PM)
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You know. If Nintendo offered a single screen. I'd bite on the 2ds.
magnetic
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(08-29-2013, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrSaturn99

Is it? My bad.

Edit: Here's a Kotaku link.

They make exactly the same dumb comments as we do. HUH? Nintendo lost their minds!! No second analog? Can't wait for 1DS! wwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Spieler Eins
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(08-29-2013, 09:13 PM)
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The CiNG games sometimes required to fold the DS, but not completely.
Gonna be pretty farfetched to solve the other puzzles with sleepmode button, but alright I guess...
MYE
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(08-29-2013, 09:14 PM)
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White one looks cool with different colors IMO

DoubleTap
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(08-29-2013, 09:15 PM)
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^^^ - Gray/White or all White, all day all night.
Berordn
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(08-29-2013, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

This shouldn't have BC. Imagine playing Another Code/Trace Memory on this :lol
Shit, you can't even finish Zelda Phantom Hourglass on this thing.

You actually can, since it just checks to see if the system goes into sleep. It's just going to be stupidly unintuitive on it.
AceOcelot
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(08-29-2013, 09:20 PM)
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So... a regular DS but without the flip screen.

wat
BGBW
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(08-29-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by AceOcelot

So... a regular DS but without the flip screen.

wat

Regular 3DS minus the 3D without the flip screen.
SuperSah
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(08-29-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by BGBW

Regular 3DS minus the 3D without the flip screen.

And minus the coolness.
sixteen-bit
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(08-29-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Do we know if the 2DS "screens" display games at their proper resolutions or will it be blur city?
Exile20
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(08-29-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

White one looks cool with different colors IMO

Damn these things are actually growing on me. New nintendo sell as much colors as possible.
MisterHero
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(08-29-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Do we know if the 2DS "screens" display games at their proper resolutions or will it be blur city?

I don't recall hands-on impressions but the screen is supposed to display the same pixel density as regular 3DS.
Captain N
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(08-29-2013, 09:39 PM)
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Pre-ordered the Red & Black one. Not happy about the smaller screens, but my one and a half year old loves to play Nintendogs and even calls the dog by his name.
DaBoss
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(08-29-2013, 09:43 PM)
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Seriously though, this is a really smart move. I do think it doesn't look visually appealing or ergonomical for games that require you to access the touchscreen regularly, but on the business side of things, this was a really good move.

They pretty much covered all bases $129, $169, and $199. And with Pokémon on the way, this should fly off the shelves. I do think there will be confusion about what games a 2DS can play, but that can quickly be remedied with one visit to a retailer and just asking an employee about what games it can play or reading the box saying it can play 3DS & DS games.

And with this they can offload a price cut for a lot longer.
suavelicious
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(08-29-2013, 09:46 PM)
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So i was just chatting with my girlfriend. I might get her one for christmas. She's more of a "casual gamer", she likes the layton games but she doesn't like the 3D effect and she's kinda clumsy and always afraid she could break my 3DS so the 2DS might be a great system for her.
DigitalOp
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(08-29-2013, 09:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Tygamr

Dunno why, but I'm tempted to pick one of these up as a secondary system. I thought the design was ugly at first, but the more I look at it, the more it reminds me of the GameBoy line (dat nostalgia). What's wrong with me?

Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Definitely has that toylike GB aesthetic to it.

I was saying this yesterday. It definitely is a 2nd generation Gameboy. It took a while for my mind to process it...

Its not to nice to look at in public though. Very strange indeed unlike the Gameboy line.. Maybe if they become more popular the stigma will change.

But 3DS and DS library?... I can't give that up. Its wayyyy too convenient at that price point
jwhit28
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(08-29-2013, 09:51 PM)
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So when this releases, how do you think it will sell compared to the other 2 members of the family?

I say XL>2DS>3DS
H_Prestige
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(08-29-2013, 09:52 PM)
I've said for awhile they should make a cheaper 3DS model without 3D. But not like this. Whoever is responsible for console redesigns at Nintendo needs to be evaluated because this isn't the first time they've screwed up.
Secret Fawful
(08-29-2013, 09:57 PM)
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It's growing on me, especially in that white.
Captain N
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(08-29-2013, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwhit28

So when this releases, how do you think it will sell compared to the other 2 members of the family?

I say XL>2DS>3DS

I think this Holiday the 2DS will be king and outsell all other systems. Long term I can see them releasing a 2DS XL and the cheaper model will sell like hot cakes.
AniHawk
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(08-29-2013, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

White one looks cool with different colors IMO

the white/color line definitely gives off a better toylike aesthetic. nintendo should have gone with that as a standard. the black/color version of this thing looks depressing.
bengraven
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(08-29-2013, 10:00 PM)
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Goddamn I wish they had a GBA port though...that would make me instant buy two.
suavelicious
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(08-29-2013, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

I've said for awhile they should make a cheaper 3DS model without 3D. But not like this. Whoever is responsible for console redesigns at Nintendo needs to be evaluated because this isn't the first time they've screwed up.

I agree, they could have made a 2DS that is child-friendly but doesn't look like a plastic shim...
Darryl
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(08-29-2013, 10:01 PM)
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I'm starting to fall in love with the design. If it had 3D, I'd trade my 3DS in no questions asked.
Ty4on
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(08-29-2013, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Do we know if the 2DS "screens" display games at their proper resolutions or will it be blur city?

Making the res non 3DS would be REALLY stupid, so I doubt that :P
Madouu
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(08-29-2013, 10:03 PM)
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Yeah these things are starting to grow on me for some reason...
Frodo
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(08-29-2013, 10:06 PM)
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I'm LTTP. Are these white models an real thing or just a mock-up made by someone?

They are beautiful *_*
InsaneZero
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(08-29-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwhit28

So when this releases, how do you think it will sell compared to the other 2 members of the family?

I say XL>2DS>3DS

2DS > 3DSXL > 3DS
MYE
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(08-29-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frodo

I'm LTTP. Are these white models an real thing or just a mock-up made by someone?

They are beautiful *_*

The white + red one is real
Winterfang
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(08-29-2013, 10:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Kamina

WAITWAITWAITWAITWAIT...
Your Mom knows what a DS is? Mine just calls everything "Nintendo" regardless if it is a PS Vita, 3DS, or even my brother's PS3....

My Mom calls every console a SEGA.
My Mom > Your Mom.
Frodo
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(08-29-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

The white + red one is real

Beautiful *_*
thechristoph
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(08-29-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Do we know if the 2DS "screens" display games at their proper resolutions or will it be blur city?

Why the scare quotes? Are you insinuating that this device doesn't use screens?
Of Mice & Gamers
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(08-29-2013, 10:08 PM)
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Okay, here's the thing: Don't get me wrong, I sort of want it because it's cheap. However, the reason for me to buy a DS is for portable gaming...And...Well...the design threatens that ideal, big time. I can't see myself lugging around that thing, everywhere.
The Cowboy
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(08-29-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Nintendo could have been onto an extra money maker with the coloured borders, all they needed to do was make them detachable and release a bunch of colours (of course that reasonably secure to the case) - sort of like they did with the micro and its detachable front covers.

That white/orange one is just dreamy (I love orange).
Interceptor
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(08-29-2013, 10:16 PM)
I like one aspect of the 2DS: It´s accessible. Don´t get me wrong, opening a 3DS is no big effort but the 2DS seems to invite you to play it while the introvert 3DS sits in a corner clamshelling.
hachi
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(08-29-2013, 10:19 PM)

Originally Posted by thechristoph

Why the scare quotes? Are you insinuating that this device doesn't use screens?

I believe he's referring to the appearance of two screens when it's actually one continuous screen underneath.
michaeltraps
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(08-29-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

White one looks cool with different colors IMO

I would get behind these 100%. Nintendo needs to go Gameboy-era color-crazy with these.
Urahara
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(08-29-2013, 10:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

You know. If Nintendo offered a single screen. I'd bite on the 2ds.

http://www.destructoid.com/so-the-2d...n-260933.phtml
SuperSah
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(08-29-2013, 10:26 PM)
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One of those consoles i'd NEVER take out to public.
Of Mice & Gamers
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(08-29-2013, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by MisterHero

I got started on it then got bored. Lighter colors look great on 2DS IMO.

Is it me or does this look like a modern GameBoy with that color scheme?
LocalE
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(08-29-2013, 10:37 PM)
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[QUOTE=drspeedy;78957673
I think it's safe to say that there's no one still excited by the gamepad..[/QUOTE]

It's not safe to say that yet.
I love it.
Apparently a lot of people don't even know it exists, and lots of people are still in the stage where they don't like it despite not having used it.

Originally Posted by thechristoph

I still love checking in on this thread because every page is exactly the same.

Almost, but people are slowly coming around. Probably near to a saturation point for the "wait..wut" and "is it a april fool from The Onion" type posts as well. Maybe.

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