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Nintendo announces a new 2DS for handheld gamers on a budget

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Nintendo’s 2DS has always felt like a weird compromise of a system, a slightly sheepish acknowledgement that the titular third-dimensionsality of the company’s current handheld, the 3DS, was more of a gimmick than anything else. Now, the console developer is doubling down on its duo-dimensional budget system, announcing The New Nintendo 2DS XL.

As its name suggests, the system is the non-3D version of the upgraded New Nintendo 3DS XL, offering increased processing power, access to exclusive games (including, presumably, Super Nintendo Virtual Console titles), and larger screens, amidst other new features and tricks. Also, it has the now-traditional clamshell design, meaning 2DS users no longer have to carry around a bulky tablet if they want to game on the go. Most importantly, it’ll retail for $150—a hefty bump over what the original 2DS cost at launch, but $50 less than what Nintendo is charging for a 3DS XL (and exactly half what the company is asking for a Switch).


[via The Daily Dot]

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