I wasnt trying to hate. Until this past weekend I thought this was a gimmick. I didnt know it was releasing in a month. From my understanding though it can play 3DS games but in 2D right? So basically a cheap way to play 3DS games is what they are aiming for?
Sorry--I've seen too many discussions about it, so I'm twitchy. Yeah, it plays 3DS and DS games, but it does not do the 3D thing, does not fold up, and only has one speaker. Other than that, same as the original 3DS (other than the obvious).
I'd definitely have gone for a "2D" version of the XL if it was $50 cheaper. Again, wouldn't want the audio downgrade, hit to portability, and especially couldn't go back to 90% smaller screens. I'm sure the 2DS will be built like a tank, though, reminiscent of the original Game Boy.
There will probably be armies of 4-16 year-olds with 2DSes playing Pokemon.