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The 2DS, which will launch in October Nintendo

Nintendo launches 3DS successor...minus the 3D

Nintendo has taken a step backwards in order to come forwards, scrapping the 3D function on its handheld system.

WHILE THEIR BIGGEST competitors prepare to take a step into next generation gaming, Nintendo has taken a decidedly retro decision.

Yesterday the Japanese gaming giant unveiled their new 2DS, a successor of sorts to the 3DS.

Gone is the battery-sapping and, possibly seizure-causing, 3D feature as well as the ability to fold the console.

In its place is a simpler console with no hinge that is priced at just $129 (there is no Irish price yet, but expect it to come in between €100-€120).

The short sell on the 2DS is an entry-level 3DS that allows gamers play the latest DS games without breaking the bank.

Of course, Nintendo has a dual-screen 2D system – it’s called the DS. But that hasn’t had new games in a long time and cannot connect to Nintendo’s e-shop.

The console comes in a wedge shape and can be bought in red or blue. It will feature full backwards compatibility with over 2,000 DS games and can play all existing and future 3DS games.


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