Well, this is some rather… unexpected news. I mean, a 3DS system that plays DS and 3DS games, but only in 2D, is rather… unexpected. I really have more I’d like to say, but I’m planning to do an opinions story on all this immediately after this reveal, so I’ll hold my tongue and just say that Nintendo thought a 2D 3DS model is a good idea.
The 2DS is a tablet-like system designed to play the 3DS games you know in love, only just in 2D. There’s no 3D option. It just lies flat, like a brick, with the control input buttons and such rearranged, and you play existing games on them without any 3D option.
In terms of price, a 2DS is $129.99. That’s $40 less than a standard 3DS, and $70 less than a 3DS XL. It’s about the same length and width as a 3DS XL, but is deeper than either a 3DS or 3DS, due to some kind of… platform on the bottom that keeps it elevated about one inch off a flat surface near the top of the… tablet… and about a centimeter or so from the bottom.
Listen, I can’t go on like this. I’ve got to vent. I’m wrapping this up super fast right now, just so I can put together an article telling exactly how I feel, because this is too much. If this 2DS actually looks appealing to you, you can buy one on October 12, 2013, the same day Pokemon X and Y debut.