First came the original DS, followed shortly by the DS Lite and the DS XL.  Not one to settle, Nintendo quickly unveiled their 3DS and not long after it was accompanied by the 3DS XL.  So what’s the next logical step for Nintendo?  Clearly a 2DS.

2dsThe new handheld will retail at $129.99 as opposed to the current $169.99 model that is out.  Another key difference is that while the 2DS will retain the dual screens, it will remove the hinge part of the system.  This means the new handled will take on a tablet/slate look and feel.

While the new handheld will be able to play all 3DS games, the content will not be viewable in 3D.  The system will still retain the dual cameras so users can still take pictures and video.  While they will not be able to view it in 3D on the 2DS, they will be able to store the pictures on an SD card for 3D viewing on the 3DS console.

The system will still retain its backwards compatibility.  According to Nintendo’s Marketing executive Scott Moffitt, the new system comes as a result of making their current handled more accessible to consumers.

“It doesn’t mean that we are not committed at all to 3D and that we don’t think that’s a really valuable, unique eye-popping feature for a lot of gamers,” he states, “We just wanted to continue growing the installed base and needed to find a way to get to a price point that was more accessible for a broad swath of consumers.”

The 2DS will also come included with a carrying sleeve and is scheduled to release on October 12th, at the same time as Pokemon X and Y.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and reevaluate my life.

Source:  Gamespot

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