If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Nintendo 2DS' twin displays actually a single big touchscreen

Tonight is the night when two become one.

Believe it or not, Nintendo's curious new 2DS handheld actually only has one screen.

The tablet-sized device's twin displays are formed of one screen split into two by the 2DS' plastic casing, USgamer reports.

Nintendo's decision to manufacture the device this way was based on a desire to cut costs. Simply put, it's cheaper to create one larger screen and cover up the bits that aren't needed than create two discrete screens.

Curiously, this means the entire display is touch-sensitive, although the top half is protected by a layer of plastic that sits above it.

Modders could - theoretically - remove this protection, however, making 2DS the first dual touchscreen console from Nintendo.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch