Darrell Etherington seems to really like the Nintendo 2DS overall, but:
Does that mean they 2DS screens are great? No, and the low resolution relative to today’s modern smartphones and tablets is really beginning to show. Plus, that bottom touchscreen is still resistive, which means that even though it’s tempting to want to tap buttons with your fingers, especially in settings menus, you’ll still need to break out that stylus to get good, consistent results in terms of registering taps.
Both of those things sound inexcusable to me nearly seven years after the capacitive-touch iPhone was unveiled and well over three years since the first retina iPhone launched.
To be fair iPhones are subsized in cost. In 2011 when the 3ds was first released there wasn’t as big of a gap in resolution (720p wasn’t quite the stranded yet until 2012) and they have to keep it at a certain price range. And 129.99 is extremely cheap. But the vita does have a much nicer screen for the same price as the 3ds xl. And yet it doesn’t sell.