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Nintendo Announces 2DS XL (theguardian.com) 52

The future for Nintendo is the Switch, or is it? Nintendo continues to keep things interesting. From a report: The ever-unpredictable hardware veteran has announced the Nintendo 2DS XL, a new version of the 2DS, which was itself a refreshed version of the 3DS. Featuring two enlarged displays, 4.88in on top and 4.18in on the bottom, and a clamshell design, the new format is lighter than the 3DS XL and of course lacks that machine's stereoscopic capabilities. Available in black and turquoise or white and orange and with built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures, it's a fully featured member of the extended 3DS family, even boasting the secondary C-pad nub like the New 3DS XL. It is priced at $150.
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  • Protip: if you've got traction issues with the little rubber nib C-stick on these things, you can rip it off and replace it with the nib from a PSP. The PSP nib is shorter, wider, relatively hard, and deeply textured.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Nintendo also launched the Game Boy Micro in 2005 after the launch of the Nintendo DS back in 2004.
    This isn't a new thing for them. The Switch isn't compatible with 3DS games, and they obviously want to provide a cheaper path for people interested in looking back and seeing what the 3DS library has to offer now that the Switch has caught people's attention.

  • by rsilvergun ( 571051 ) on Friday April 28, 2017 @10:35AM (#54319551)
    I never liked the 2DS because I wanted the clamshell design to protect my screens. But the 3D is useless to my eyes. It just gives me headaches as I try to focus it. $150 is a bit more than I want to spend but if history is any indicator these'll be $100 come November.
    • Re:I want one (Score:4, Informative)

      by tlhIngan ( 30335 ) <slashdot AT worf DOT net> on Friday April 28, 2017 @12:35PM (#54320475)

      I never liked the 2DS because I wanted the clamshell design to protect my screens. But the 3D is useless to my eyes. It just gives me headaches as I try to focus it. $150 is a bit more than I want to spend but if history is any indicator these'll be $100 come November.

      You could always turn the 3D slider all the way down to "off" which puts the display into 2D mode. In fact, it turns off the lenticular grating too so it's not just faking 2D using a 3D screen.

      • You could always turn the 3D slider all the way down to "off" which puts the display into 2D mode.

        yup, this part i understand : slider controls how much horizontal separation between the pictures generated and sent to each eye.

        In fact, it turns off the lenticular grating too so it's not just faking 2D using a 3D screen.

        huh? how come? you mean the separation into left and right side is software activated ? that you can actually shut it down and gain twice the horizontal resolution?
        how does this software controlled grating/lenticular work?
        i'm genuinely interested.

        • managed to find the answer [wikipedia.org] my self.

          apparently, some display have an *LCD* stereo grating barrier.
          i.e. the barrier it self is a second black-and-white transparent LCD stacked above the main colour screen.
          thus the barrier can be turned on or off

          some autostereo displays even feature alternatives grating. by switching fast enough between odd and even columns, grating can change whitch eye sees which half of the display.
          thus these fast-switching display can increase their visible resolution by horizontal interl

      • Yeah, but I'm still paying a premium for a feature I would never use.
  • The Switch is a really nice piece of hardware, but in its current iteration it is not rugged (or cheap) enough to entrust to young children. The battery life is also well short of what you'd want for a dedicated portable, at least when running demanding games. The clamshell design is really nice for durability.

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