Nintendo surprised just about everyone today with the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS, a new, cheaper, and 3D-less version of its popular 3DS handheld. We decided to ask our Twitter and Facebook followers what they thought of the new hardware. Below are some of your responses.
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Anyway, here’s a sampling of some of your comments:
@GamesBeat The form factor is baffling to me. It demands use of a bag. I guess it’s for school kids and they’d have school bags anyway?
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— Paul Douglas (@TVPaulD) August 28, 2013
@GamesBeat Looks way comfier due to the re-positioned controls, and I hate the 3D anyway. Not gonna fit in my pocket, though.
— Brian Mock (@saikobee) August 28, 2013
@GamesBeat It’s not for me, because I have a 3DS XL, but I’m glad it will exist for those who want to enjoy 3DS software by any legal means.
— Jason Venter (@jasonventer) August 28, 2013
@GamesBeat Perfect for a kid, not for me though.
— Majerk (@Majerked) August 28, 2013
@GamesBeat it is ridiculous. The concept is good, the actual design is awful.
— raptor567 (@raptor567) August 29, 2013
@GamesBeat I’m not getting it, I would rather have a 3DS
— Charles Persall (@Chaddric) August 29, 2013
And here are some thoughts from Facebook:
Phuc-An Nguyen: Back to the drawing board unless your key audience are 7-12 year old kids.
Douglas Mercier: Looks like a kid designed it.
Tim Foerst: Yeah, I’m not quite sure why they made their portable system less portable. The price is right though.
Tristan Damen: Concept and price are great. Design – not so much.
Thanks to everyone who responded!