With the newest installments of its megahit Pokemon games on the way, Nintendo recently unveiled a new handheld gaming device: the 2DS. Shaped like a thin piece of cake, the 2DS plays both DS and 3DS games, but doesn’t offer the optional 3D feature that Nintendo’s 3DS offers. That feature was never fully embraced by gamers, as Nintendo warned parents not to let children under the age of 8 use the feature while many older gamers complained it hurt their eyes. Launching alongside the new Pokemon games this October, the 2DS will cost $129.99, making it $40 cheaper than Nintendo’s 3DS and $70 cheaper than the 3DS XL. The reveal was met with mixed reactions, as many tech sites wondered why anyone would ever buy this device. But with screens the same size as the 3DS and a much lower price point, this new 2DS will be very appealing to parents with young children who want to play the new Pokemon games when they hit shelves alongside the 2DS on October 12.
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