There’s Only One Reason to Own Nintendo’s New 2DS XL


#1

Thankfully it’s a pretty significant one, which justifies the console’s seemingly oddly timed launch.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/59pmyx/theres-only-one-reason-to-own-nintendos-new-2ds-xl

#2

It’s weird, as someone who never owned a 3DS of any sort and loved his OG DS, the new 2DS seems right up my alley but I can’t be bothered to get one. The reason for this is I have fully been converted to preferring digital distribution, and I simply don’t trust Nintendo to do right by my digital library even in the short term. The stupid policy to tie digital purchases to specific hardware is dumb and anti-consumer, and I can’t support it. Of course, there’s still an option to buy everything physically, but after having my Vita and R4 for DS, it feels like an awkward step back.


#3

I’m currently tight on finances right now, but I’d otherwise be very tempted to get this to replace my 2011 Zelda 3DS which is slow, scratched and slightly battered.


#4

I’m too fond of the 3D effect to get rid of my N3DS but it’s a pretty good deal. I wish it had the ability to swap faceplate too.


#5

You talk about Nintendo being anti-consumer while essentially admitting you’ve engaged in piracy?

OK.


#6

@Hailinel I bought my games and loaded the equivalent ROMs onto the R4 for convenience. I also used it to play homebrew games. The R4 need not be used only for piracy. But I’m sure you already knew that.


#7

I’m tempted to get one if the hinge is less fiddly than the New 3DS XL. Although, I heard this new model feels kinda light and cheap compared to the older ones.