Nintendo 2DS - Ask GameSpot

Tom has experienced life in 2D! So he and Peter help you make sense of the 2DS by answering your questions about it.

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139 comments
lullemutz
lullemutz

Now that you mention it, it does look like toast!

mystwade
mystwade

how are they gonna resolve the problem about DS games that need to close the lid to solve puzzles?

minndak10
minndak10

"About an 8? About an 8!" Love the reference!

logicalfrank
logicalfrank

The only thing that bothers me about the 2DS is my prediction for the next 3DS was that it would still support 3D but not support backwards comparability with DS games so I was wrong on both counts. I am not gonna buy one but I guess Nintendo decided there was a demand for such a thing and they made it. More people owning a 3DS can only mean more great games for me so I'm all about it.

horselessheadsm
horselessheadsm

Does anyone really care? Aside from Animal Crossing, Pokemon X/Y and Fire Emblem... okay so the 3ds has some decent games, but it looks like someone sat on a 3ds and made this new contraption. It looks hideous!

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

I don't see why ppl complaining about the 2ds its just another way of nintendo showing their loyalty towards their fans who want to get a 3ds but cant afford it....giving them a second option to still enjoy  the 3ds games in a less cheaper way

humanace
humanace

What an ugly pointless duckling.

SorrowSurvivor
SorrowSurvivor

I don't think an XL version could happen since the controls are already moved up on the normal 2DS so that you can reach the triggers at the top, on an XL version there would be too much weight unbalance with your hands at the top of the bigger screens especially for smaller hands.

Xenro4
Xenro4

If they do make an xl version, I think they should bring the hinge back for it so it's more portable, because I don't mind paying an extra 20$ for that. There must be a way to make the hinge lock so it doesn't snap off.

300jozecca
300jozecca

someone needs to stop nintendo from making hardware.

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Loved how your names followed your bodies during the intro! Need more fun stuff of this sort!

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Anyone else noted how "2DS" sounds like "tedious"?

Bartrentenaar
Bartrentenaar

People complain all the time about Nintendo wanting to make money but I can't see the problem. People almost never use the 3d thingy on their 3ds, I also like the look of it and besides that it's also cheaper.. If you want a 3ds or in this case a 2ds, it's a nice offer. Just stop the pointless bashing.

hunterbarnett
hunterbarnett

Having not owned a handheld since GBA SP, the idea of getting in for less money is appealing.

wweraw123
wweraw123

Nintendo must have Mel brooks working for them. Nintendo 2DS: the search for more money.

toshineon
toshineon

Maybe they will, but I think they'll be playable on a 3DS too, but with the 3D disabled altogether.

Necrotron
Necrotron

Lol at the duplicated Tom intro.  "What do you think, is that about an 8?"   "Yeah, it's an 8."   Great play!

Mayleene
Mayleene

You can disable the 3-D on the 3-DS and put parental controls on so it can not be turned on.  I did it for my neighbors' 6 year old.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

looks great, gona preorder it. A 2DS XL sounds bad to me

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

They mention that Nintendo will shift its focus on making more 2D games...seems like 3DS owners get the middle finger!

goggles123456
goggles123456

Sounds really fun, and I'm preordering my 2DS today :D

Hilux-
Hilux-

IT HAS MARIO 10/10 :) jk. waiting for all the tom hate around here lol.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The 2DS is Nintendo's way that the 3D effect can hurt kids under 7 eyes. Thus avoiding lawsuits

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

So what's the difference between a Nintendo 2DS and a Nintendo DS?  They're the same except one lacks hinges.

Defector22
Defector22

Oh, come on, Nintendo. Really? 

3ds is good on its own. No need to design something new...
All we need is more stuff on current 3ds hardware, (and yes, I'm talking about Miiverse!...!) = proper messagin' system. 

Gliave
Gliave

....Ninten-Ew....I tagged it.

Microsteve
Microsteve

Urrh McShea, ur terrible please go and review knitwear for grandma weekly or something. Just leave gaming alone because you don't have a clue

ioriaddison
ioriaddison

Let's guess wind waker is ~7.5 on GS.

Skrillbak
Skrillbak

My favorite part of the 2DS commercial is just the, I'm assuming from the ad, father and son sitting on the couch and they just keep looking at each other and shaking their heads. I can just hear the dad's thought bubble of "If you beat me one more time in Mario Kart you're going up for adoption. Heh heh heh. (shakes head)"

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I really want to buy one of these, but since Nintendo always outdates their systems with too many models I will just wait. I won't be buying a 2DS until there is a 2DS XL or official word that there won't be an XL.

faizanhd
faizanhd

"Is that about an 8 ? Yeah , that's an 8 ."

Oh , Tom McShea.  Awesome !

hotcheese0
hotcheese0

I don't trust Tom, don't believe anything he said either.

ClarityPage
ClarityPage

@mystwade theres a switch on the bottom to tell the system to go into sleep mode as if you have closed the system so maybe that would work  for games where you have to fully close it

but it may leave you stuck at some puzzles without the visual reference where you have to half fold the system like in Another Code, 

I want to go back to another code now that was one of my favourite ds games

streetz_86
streetz_86

@Xenro4 Then it would just be a regular DS, but XL...which they already did.

Yuri513
Yuri513

@Bartrentenaar Honestly I agree I talked to a guy working at GameStop and he told me about the 2DS he said he usually turns off his 3D on his 3DS as is. He did mention the 2DS was to be aimed at small children but he said it would definitely be worth getting because its cheaper since I said I wanted a 3DS but do not have the money for that. And I did want an XL but i can settle for less if its affordable

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

@PupilsDilated Personally, I count "one" on my thumb, not middle finger. ;)

3DS -1 = 2DS.

But... there may be other schools?

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

@Microsteve Didn't grandma talk about respect and how you can discuss with other people by putting together a logic-based reasonning?

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

@hotcheese0 You mean you believe he's lying when he says you can't play with 3D effect on the 3DS??? (Nah, just kiddin', Big N just got it weird there)

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@hotcheese0 I was kinda hoping the screen would have been TLoU but perhaps that would have been a bit too trolly.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

@Xenro4 @fgjnfgh They already said its weight is between original 3DS and 3DS XL. 2DS looks large in hand, imagine 2DS XL?? 

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

@Bjwalker1371 @PupilsDilated You mean it can, but not in 3D, right?
 So it plays only "S" games (3DS - 3D = S ?)