Nintendo New 2DS XL - Black + Turquoise
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But when the console arrives on 28 July there are going to be launch games. Miitopia, a Tomadachi Life-like RPG, sees your Miis building relationships and fighting one another in various settings, while Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? continues the series’ infamous mental gymnastics. Both systems use stereo sound, but their locations differ. On the New Nintendo 3DS XL, the speakers are on both sides of the top screen, whereas on the New Nintendo 2DS XL, they are on the bottom of the handheld. Unfortunately, sound may be muffled due to this change, but as always, the 3DS is best heard with headphones. However, the New 2DS XL can't hold a candle to the Nintendo Switch. The top screen has the same 400-by-240 resolution as every other 3DS device. The Switch's screen, meanwhile, is 720p (1,280 by 720), which means it has nearly ten times the number of pixels as any 3DS device's screen. While it's much larger at 6.2 inches, it still has a much higher pixel density at 236ppi compared with the New 2DS XL's 97ppi. The Switch is far brighter, crisper, and more vivid than the New 2DS XL, by far.
The speaker location and stylus size may be an issue for some, but overall, the changes made to the New Nintendo 2DS XL make it a better-designed handheld than the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Nintendo Announces the New Nintendo 2DS XL for June". AusGamers. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017 . Retrieved July 13, 2017.a b c d e f g "Nintendo 3DS family comparison chart" (PDF) (PDF). Nintendo of Europe . Retrieved August 28, 2013. [ dead link] Nintendo Announces a New Member to the Nintendo 3DS Family". Nintendo Australia. August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on June 24, 2018 . Retrieved August 29, 2013.
a b Orland, Kyle (August 28, 2013). "How the 2DS could have been Nintendo's first true portable tablet". Ars Technica. Condé Nast Digital . Retrieved August 29, 2013. It may not have the customisable interchangeable covers of its siblings, and it may still look somewhat more childlike, but it’s a significant step forward. It still feels pleasingly chunky in hand, with solid build quality and a pleasing heft. As you can tell from the name, the New 2DS XL doesn't support the 3D functionality of other models. While this sounds like a huge letdown, it's actually not as big of a deal as you'd think.A new model of the 2DS, titled the New Nintendo 2DS XL (branded as New Nintendo 2DS LL [b] in Japan), was released in Japan and Korea on July 13, 2017,  Australia and New Zealand on July 15, 2017,  and in North America and Europe on July 28, 2017.  Nintendo Randomly Announces The New Nintendo 2DS XL". USGamer. April 28, 2017. Archived from the original on April 29, 2017 . Retrieved April 28, 2017.
At first glance, the two handhelds look almost identical, but a myriad of small differences between the two make them feel different to not just hold but also to play. Earnings Release: Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019" (PDF). Nintendo. April 25, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 3, 2019 . Retrieved August 22, 2023. So many games to play: You can play all Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, and most Nintendo DS games in 2D on this system.
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Still, even aside from the 3D effects, the 3DS features a clamshell design – a design Nintendo has used regularly since the Game Boy Advance SP. This style of handheld protects the screen against scratches and makes the console itself more portable. Still, this design is somewhat of a double-edged sword considering the hinge that connects the console is prone to wearing down. Again, this is more of a problem with the original 3DS. Later models have improved upon the architecture of the original console, making it more durable.