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Andrefpvs
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(08-28-2013, 07:11 PM)
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I believe this might deserve its own thread. Here's a specs comparison between all the 3DS models, including the recently-announced 2DS. The most important piece of data is that while the 2DS has better battery life than the regular 3DS, it's unfortunately not as good as the 3DS XL.

Interestingly, it will come with a charger (3DS XL does not in Europe and Japan), reinforcing the idea that the 2DS is essentially "My first Nintendo handheld".


http://cdn02.nintendo-europe.com/med...4_TABLE_UK.pdf

Aditionally, the 2DS comes with a 4GB SD card, includes a switch that emulates closing the console (for sleep mode, StreetPassing, etc.), and is only slightly heavier than the regular 3DS. For further cost reductions, the speaker is only monaural, although stereo sound can be output via headphones. Power Saving mode will also be removed, perhaps as a consequence of the removal of 3D.

The screens will be the same size as the regular 3DS.



Please understand if old.
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Guevara
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(08-28-2013, 07:12 PM)
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How is this thing heavier than a 3DS?

Also: Apparently it's just one big screen under the plastic frame. If true, that would be one weird aspect, shitty screen.
Shinji
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(08-28-2013, 07:13 PM)
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it's amazing that they couldn't put a bigger battery into that thing, or use a newer process on the chips for better battery performance.
Stet
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(08-28-2013, 07:14 PM)
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Yeah this isn't going to confuse consumers at all.
Byronic Hero
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(08-28-2013, 07:14 PM)
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For some reason, I thought the screen sizes were closer to XL. Weird. But at least it won't cut your hands like the regular 3DS.
GayForMaster
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(08-28-2013, 07:14 PM)
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You can't even fucking fold it.
Fracas
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(08-28-2013, 07:14 PM)
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To me, it's a lot worse than the ~$30 price difference (between it and the regular 3DS) suggests.
Gamejunky
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Who would want this?
Perfect Cha0s
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stet

Yeah this isn't going to confuse consumers at all.

Parents everywhere get to ask "where are the 2DS games? All I see are DS and 3DS..."
Gaz_RB
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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This is Nintendo trying to tap into a lower aged market. As long as they don't drop normal 3ds support, I think it's a fine idea.
geomon
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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It does seem a bit entry level doesn't it? If I had to have one I'd still go with the XL.
SovanJedi
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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It has worse battery life than the 3DS XL? Well there goes any chance of my buying one.
suppadoopa
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(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)
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Nintendo should stop fragmenting their only valuable console
TheGreatMightyPoo
(08-28-2013, 07:15 PM)

Originally Posted by GayForMaster

You can't even fucking fold it.

Yes you can, if you're really strong.
Garryk
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Will wait for 2DS XL.

I wish this was a joke.


EDIT: The finally fixed the top screen scratching issue!
-Horizon-
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perfect Cha0s

Parents everywhere get to ask "where are the 2DS games? All I see are DS and 3DS..."

So...people will just ignore the sticker on the handheld box?
Seiru
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Wait, why would it still need two outer cameras?
EloquentM
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamejunky

Who would want this?

Did you read the OP? Little children under the age of 6. That's who it's made for
matics
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Man, Nintendo is really lost these days, huh..
RPGCrazied
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(08-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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How can the speaker get any worse? Its already shit on the 3DS. Its like headphones is required to use. Why even have a speaker?
MYE
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(08-28-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seiru

Wait, why would it still need two outer cameras?

AR stuff
jts
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(08-28-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamejunky

Who would want this?



Dat mass market price.
BD1
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(08-28-2013, 07:17 PM)
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I guess the idea that its for very little kids and the lack of 3D eases parents concerns about screwing up little johnny's eyes?

I dunno, what a bizarre product announcement.
MasterBalls
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(08-28-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrefpvs

Interestingly, it will come with a charger (3DS XL does not in Europe and Japan), reinforcing the idea that the 2DS is essentially "My first Nintendo handheld".

Again, it's hilarious you're toting this as a bad thing.
Shakala
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(08-28-2013, 07:17 PM)
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Plenty of people will buy this. I remember many parents opting for the dsi over the 3ds just because of the price point
TheGreatMightyPoo
(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Mannny

Did you read the OP? Little children under the age of 6. That's who it's made for

It's an outrage though.

I literally puked.

I'm so done with this company.
FZZpure
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(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)
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It really does look like bread.

I'm gonna stick with my OG Cosmo Black 3DS. If I had a 5 year old sibling or something I'd pick it up for them, just to fuck with them lol.

Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

It's an outrage though.

I literally puked.

I'm so done with this company.

People will think you're being serious, you really shouldn't say things like this.
TwIsTeD
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(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Nintendo really needs to fire whoever dreamed this up

Consumers are going to be confused as hell with this
which1spink
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(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Guevara

How is this thing heavier than a 3DS?

Also: Apparently it's just one big screen under the plastic frame. If true, that would be one weird aspect, shitty screen.

Cross-post:

Originally Posted by which1spink

So if this article is correct and Nintendo really is using a single, larger (masked) screen instead of the two previous ones - then what LCD-panel are they using? It must be something like 533x400 (4:3) but that doesn't sound like a dirtcheap, "mainstream" component. Or is it VGA (640x480)?

EloquentM
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(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

It's an outrage though.

I literally puked.

I'm so done with this company.

Please be a joke I'm soooo very bad with sarcasm.
BrokenEchelon
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(08-28-2013, 07:18 PM)
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What a piece of garbage.

I get them trying to hit a price point that's more enticing for parents instead of a phone, but come on.
PushTheButtonMax
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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I don't know why you all keep whining about this, it's meant to be a Pokemon machine for 7 year old kids.
javac
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stet

Yeah this isn't going to confuse consumers at all.

Like they aren't already confused. Just bombard the stores with a bunch of products. They'll buy the right one eventually.
That1BlackGuy
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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So in other words, I'll stick to purchasing a 3DSXL then. Kind of wish there were pictures for comparison though.
manueldelalas
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
Ergonomics look much better at least, but how is it possible to have worse battery???

I'm happy with my power grip for 3DS though, 3 times the battery, great ergonomics; but this looks to have a usable Dpad...
-Horizon-
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

It's an outrage though.

I literally puked.

I'm so done with this company.

Can we boycott this? ;)

Originally Posted by FZZpure

It really does look like bread.

I'm gonna stick with my OG Cosmo Black 3DS. If I had a 5 year old sibling or something I'd pick it up for them, just to fuck with them lol.

I thought it resembled more like a slice of cake.
le.phat
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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A mono speaker LMAO. Thank you Nintendo, for saving our little ones from the horror that is stereo audio now.
iammeiam
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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The more I think about it, the weirdest part is that they didn't hold off until they could release this thing at $99 where it could really take off. I know this price point worked for the DS, but.
Alpha_eX
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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I really doubt the target audience (kids) are going to care that it's mono sound or the battery isn't as long as another system.

Parents will be buying this for kids and that's the point, hence the price. They're aiming at kids wanting the new Pokemon game and if parents can get it cheap, it'll sell over a more expensive 3DS model.

This console isn't aimed at any of us.
Ghazi
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(08-28-2013, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by That1BlackGuy

So in other words, I'll stick to purchasing a 3DSXL then. Kind of wish there were pictures for comparison though.

There are, let me go find one real quick and edit it in

Last edited by Ghazi; 08-28-2013 at 07:24 PM.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(08-28-2013, 07:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Mannny

Please be a joke I'm soooo very bad with sarcasm.

Swindle
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(08-28-2013, 07:20 PM)
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The battery life should be much better with no 3d right? All I can think about is the name being too similar putting them at a disadvantage for whatever they're trying to sell. I remember parents asking for Call of Battlefield and NFL2K Madden. And now they gotta make sure they ask for a 2ds and not a 3ds or 3ds XL thingamajigger. Somehow I always feel NIntendo doesn't research names that well, but they must have focus groups for these things.
DMPrince
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(08-28-2013, 07:20 PM)
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2DSXL probably will included a second stick, better battery and stereo speaker.
Nekofrog
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(08-28-2013, 07:21 PM)
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The idea that the Nintendo faithful are trying to pass this off as "ITS FOR KIDS OKAY" is mind blowing. Especially when Nintendo themselves never stated such, and even released media of adults using the system.
javac
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(08-28-2013, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by That1BlackGuy

So in other words, I'll stick to purchasing a 3DSXL then. Kind of wish there were pictures for comparison though.

Posted in the other thread.

TheGreatMightyPoo
(08-28-2013, 07:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Nekofrog

The idea that the Nintendo faithful are trying to pass this off as "ITS FOR KIDS OKAY" is mind blowing. Especially when Nintendo themselves never stated such, and even released media of adults using the system.

Good try but this is exactly what Nintendo told IGN, that's it targeted for under 7 year olds.
Haziq
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(08-28-2013, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamejunky

Who would want this?

Parents who want to buy their kids Pokemon and a 3DS at an affordable price. Plus, the flat design kind of reminds me of a tablet. I wouldn't be surprised if this is Nintendo's way of directly competing with that market for small kids.

That said, as someone who had a 3DS and now owns a 3DS XL, this is really ugly and not useful to me whatsoever. For kids ages 6-9, it seems like an ideal and affordable option this holiday.
Quadraphonic
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(08-28-2013, 07:23 PM)
And it's 10% HEAVIER than the ORIGINAL 3DS.
-Horizon-
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(08-28-2013, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nekofrog

The idea that the Nintendo faithful are trying to pass this off as "ITS FOR KIDS OKAY" is mind blowing. Especially when Nintendo themselves never stated such, and even released media of adults using the system.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/...-announces-2ds

According to Fils-Aime, the idea for the 2DS came from wanting to appeal to younger consumers, as the standard 3DS is aimed at players age seven and up.

The standard 3DS 7+
2DS is for < 7

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