This is a joke, right?
“Imagine a 3DS only…without 3D”
I guess it makes sense to market this to kids younger than seven, which is the recommended minimum age to play the 3DS. It is compatible with all DS and 3DS games, and has all the same features of a 3DS, except it is flat instead of the clamshell design of the 3DS, and it only outputs 2D images. For $129, that is a fair bit cheaper than the regular 3DS, so I suppose parents might consider buying this for their five year-old first-time gamers. Other than that, I can’t see anyone buying this.
It also just looks really hard to hold and play. And it’s pretty ugly. Come on Nintendo…
It comes out October 12, alongside Pokemon X&Y.