A new addition to the 3ds family called the New Nintendo 2DS XL. This new console was announced late last week and has confused a lot of people. Some people are wondering why Nintendo are releasing a console almost straight after the very expensive Nintendo Switch. There is not a lot known about the new 2DS but the trailer.
From what I can gather, this new installment is extremely similar to the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The controls seem the same, and, according to what the trailer clearly states, is that the screens are exactly the same size and probably the same screen resolution. The C-stick is included from the previous installment, and everything seems the same. The only difference that I noticed was the actual exterior design of the device. The edges are curved whereas the other installments had pointed edges.
So, do I think there is a point? Well, considering the fact that the Nintendo Switch came out in March and the demand for more of the console to be made, since they completely ran out, makes me think that there is no point. I’ve never heard anyone talk about wanting Nintendo to make one and this 2DS takes away the main aspect of the 3DS that made it stand out, and that was the fact that you couldn’t fold the screens. This new 2DS takes this away, and is fold able, which defies the point of it being a 2DS. Also, on 2ds, you can’t use 3D, hence the name 2DS, but if the screens are the same on both the New 3DS XL and the New 2DS XL, so I’m sure you could just turn the 3D setting off on the 3DS.
Anyway, those were my reasons on why I think the 2DS is pointless, but, you never know, Nintendo can and have surprised us in the past, so maybe this will apply to this piece of tech. Thank you and goodbye!