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Some games use the cameras for various features so unless Nintendo wants to make a patch for each game it's probably less trouble for them to keep the cameras in.
It looks... weird. I would not be proud to be seen with this device.
At first I didn't at all like the design, but after thinking about it this seems like the best way for someone like me to go; since I do't have much money and the 3d effect while playing makes me feel sick. Back when the 3ds came out I didn't get one, but now feels like the right time, now there been time new games to be made.
What do you mean by bad design? the design is perfect for a 5 or 6 years old boy, because it is made for little children that cant use the 3d. And the catalogue is the same as the 3ds.
Not to sure what to make of the 2DS yet... Went into a store to check it out and it does look and feel strange. As its made for younger audiences, I thought it might be ideal for my 5 yr old but he's been use to playing on my 3DS since he was 3 (without using the 3D facility) and he was fine handling it so design's not really an issue... I also ran it by my hubby who took one look at it and was like "uh uh, get him a 3DSXL so the jury's still out for me one this one but getting him his own DS would ensure that I could use mine un-disturbed...
I am a 25 year old gamer in the process of buying either a 3DS or 2DS, I'm still weighing out the options. While the 3DS looks and plays nice I am looking for a cheaper price with the 2DS.
How is it a pocket-friendly design if it can only fit in a blazer pocket or a handbag? Don't put it in a jeans back pocket or you'll crack the screen when you sit down and it's open to pickpockets.
Ditto to what that Pikachu said! The design is rather ... Ah.... Maybe I should use it for a door stopper? :(
Yup! Winner here... Getting one for the 7 yr. old... the younger one gets his Leap Pad and will get a 2DS later on.... I like the lack of hinges, that and a case and a game and we're at the price of the 3DS..... Glad I decided to look this stuff up...
I personally will be buying this system because with the 3ds , i used the 3d feature for a couple minutes and turned it off for good . Plus its easy on the eyes . Design wise ? It could have been better but it is no big deal .
for all those complaining about scratched screens think about it this way the gameboy advance had an open screen and worked fine, people need to calm down
"3D dropped" is not a pro. It's just an objective fact. Not sure why that would be in the pros or cons.
Also, "Bigger catalogue of games"? Compared to what? The catalogue is exactly the same one the 3DS offers.
As compared to a regular ds.
Maybe, but this isn't being compared to a regular DS. If this was supposed to mean "includes the entire DS catalogue", then that is not an advantage over the 3DS, because the 3DS has the exact same pro.
The cameras (all three of them) remain here to ensure 100% compatibility with existing games. They're available in the API so they have to be included on all compatible hardware.
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