Nintendo dropped a surprise little annoumcment on Thursday night – a new iteration of the Nintendo 2DS.
The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon be adding a new member. On July 28th, New Nintendo 2DS XL makes its debut in North America at a suggested retail price of $149.99 USD – $199.99 in Canada. The New Nintendo 2DS XL system gives consumers a third choice of hand-held systems, one that offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.
New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch on the same day as two new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia.
“This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.”
The new system will be available in a stylish black/turquoise color, and will use the same size large screen found on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be displayed in 2D only. The system is lighter but still packs the same power as New Nintendo 3DS XL, and has built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures.