by Sean Stewart, Technology Editor
Nintendo recently announced the newest member of the 3DS family, dubbed the "Nintendo 2DS". By the look of it, seems to be going backwards in the aspects of design and portability.
Right off the bat, the 2DS looks like a giant square with two screens on it. Imagine the 3DS XL, but without the ability to fold and be portable. Fear not, Nintendo is offering a carrying case for this behemoth for twelve dollars on launch day. That in itself is inconvenient.
The 2DS is possibly an alternative for the audience that cannot experience the 3D function of the current 3DS models, since the 2DS will be compatible with all current and future 3DS titles.
What I'm wondering is what was thought was going through the heads of the designers over at Nintendo? Sure, it's the 3DS XL, but it just doesn't have the 3D function, and just doesn't seem to be as ideal as the current 3DS models on the market. It's nice to see that Nintendo is looking out for the little guys, but the little guys can just buy a 3DS and turn the 3D function off.
The 2DS will be available on October 12th, and will run at 130 dollars.