Nintendo 2DS doesn't have two screens - just one large screen halved by plastic case
Nintendo announced its new 2DS handheld console on Wednesday, but it didn't emerge until later in the day that the dual-screen-looking device actually sports just one large screen.
The plastic casing essentially "splits" the one screen into twin displays, according to USgamer, making the 2DS a more tablet-like handheld than anything else Nintendo has ever offered.
Nintendo apparently built the 2DS this way to cut costs, because it's clearly less expensive to build a product with one screen and just mask the space in the middle with plastic to create the illusion of two screens.
This also means the top screen is touch-sensitive like the bottom, though it's cloaked in a non-touch sensitive sheet of plastic. Removing the plastic sheet could potentially make the 2DS a dual touch-screen console. But that's a risk only hackers and hardware modders should take.
When the 2DS launches in October it will be available in red and blue models. Expect to pay $130. We don't have the final UK price yet, but it should be around £100.