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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Review: Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo just released the latest in its handheld devices, the 2Ds. For young gamers or first time gamers this is a good device. Nintendo is great for the younger audiences or those that are still in love with all the Super Mario games.

As for the technical specs the 2Ds is not that much different from the earlier 3DS models 2 screens, Internet connectivity, downloadable games, multiplayer gaming via Wi-Fi or online with others around the world. The graphics are on par with all other Nintendo devices appropriate for younger audiences but older audiences would expect more along the lines of PlayStation or Xbox graphics.

The price point is low at $129 and comes in only 2 colors blue and red. Although, I am not sure if you can even really say that it comes in colors since they are really only framing the device so I wouldn’t even count that as a color. The older devices came in an array of colors that covered the entire DS and was a selling point for many of its target audience.

The device is light, which is a bonus for the younger audience but also makes it feel sort of cheap. The older DS models were foldable while this one lays flat measuring about 5” long and 5 ½” wide. The fact that this lays flat instead of folds is a negative as several of the younger audience liked that the older models could fit in their pockets.
Nintendo does do a great job of keeping all their new models play backwards compatible meaning it plays all the older models games, even 3Ds games, just not in 3d. A great cost savings for parents who may have already bought a DS for another child or who are upgrading their kids gaming device. Nintendo also has some great games for adults to help memory, Sudoku, crosswords, chess or for those nostalgic to play Mario games. While its true with tablets you don’t really need gaming device as well but you can’t play Super Mario on a tablet…at least not yet J Share your POV on the DS as well as other video games at

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