The family was invited to a Nintendo event, as part of the launch of the Nintendo 2DS, the new hand-held device from Nintendo, which comes in two colors, blue and red. Basically, it’s the same device as the Nintendo 3DS, only without the 3D part. Also, unlike the 3DS, it’s a single piece, which hopefully will make this device more stable in the hands of kids who tend to throw devices around as soon as they get distracted…
The 2DS costs $129.99, and it’s a fun little device you can use to connect to the Internet, build Miis (the Nintendo profiles. Come on, you know what a Mii is), take pictures, watch Netlix, and a whole lot more.
A lot of people, like us, are now updating their smart phones, and instead of trying to sell their old phones and maybe getting $50 back, give their kids their old phones. Our 5-year-old doesn’t keep his mom’s old iPhone 4 in his room, but he knows he can ask for it and get to take pictures, watch Netflix, Google stuff (I taught him to “do research” every time he has a question), and play games. I have a feeling we're not alone there, and that a lot of parents may opt to give their kids an old iPhone instead of a new device.
Still, at around $130, the Nintentendo 2DS might be exactly what many parents are looking for. It’s affordable, durable, and it’s part of the Nintendo Family, which means you get to play Mario, Donkey Kong, and other Nintendo-only games.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about it and if you’re thinking about getting one! (Also, let me know if you’re one of those who, like us, is giving his old phone to his kids.)