Update: Scratch what we said before about the Nintendo 2DS having two screens, because it apparently has one.
A source from Nintendo of America has indeed confirmed that the screen is actually one touchscreen divided by a thin piece of plastic.
The move to create a tablet-esque 2DS seems to be part of Nintendo's cost-cutting plan to have a widely available, budget friendly, handheld device.
One screen most likely not affect the functionality of gameplay on the 2DS, but we'll have more on that later during our hands on.
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Nintendo announced a new handheld system today: the 2DS. Yes, world, a 2DS. And no, it's not a joke.
The system will be available in Australia on October 12 in red with white and blue with black for $149.95 (US$129.99, about £83.85), the same day as North America.
The 2DS has come as a surprise to many, causing many gamers to ask "what the heck?" The handheld, for its randomness, is quite a bit cheaper than the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the PS Vita, which saw a recent price drop.
The 2DS is fully compatible with all 3DS and DS games, but is not 3D enabled.
The machine has a non-foldable form factor and a square appearance, which leaves the two screens and buttons pretty vulnerable, meaning a case is definitely recommended.
Along with a 4GB SD card, the 2DS will have two cameras on the back that can capture 3D pictures and video, but cannot display the 3D unless hooked up to a capable device or transferred to a 3DS.
There is only one speaker that only plays mono sound, compared to the stereo pair in the 3DS - but a headphone jack will feature full stereo.
TechRadar will have a hands on soon, but for now, check out Nintendo's video below and tell us what you think!
- Wonder if we'll see Nintendo's 2DS at the upcoming PAX Prime in Seattle.