Nintendo 2DS Review
Latest Handheld Console
The Nintendo 2DS is a redesign of the Nintendo 3DS, which uses mostly the same software, but differs in physical design. It features a more solid, tablet-like design as opposed to the Nintendo 3DS’ clamshell design. Here’s more about the latest handheld device or possibly become the best-selling device this holidays.
Nintendo of late has been a target of ridicule for many a gamer. The failings of the Wii U have become all too apparent, with the consoles inadequacy to live up to the high sale standards of its predecessor and with the recent announcement of the Nintendo 2DS an eyebrow or two has been raised among the gaming community, questioning Nintendo’s grasp on the market. This latest handheld device, which appears to be a step backwards in terms of hardware, is set to hit stores on October 12th and while there appears to be many skeptical about Nintendo’s strategy, the release of a 2DS makes perfect sense and it could quite possibly become the best-selling device this Christmas.
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One of the biggest controversies that surrounded the Nintendo 3DS at launch was how the glasses-free 3D effected the eye’s development, especially at a younger age. In an attempt to avoid any possible lawsuits Nintendo slapped a 7+ rating onto their latest handheld consoles, effectively alienating a demographic that, traditionally in the past, Nintendo has had a strong rapport with. The release of the Nintendo 2DS looks set to break down the barriers put up by this isolation as the 3D aspect of the console has been done away with completely. No longer do mums and dads have to worry about little Jimmy damaging his eyes due to over exposure to glasses-free 3D, though tearing his eyes away from the game screen in general may prove a challenge, especially with an upcoming new release coming from one of the largest gaming franchises.
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