New Nintendo 2DS XL Revealed, Launches in July

New Nintendo 2DS XL Revealed, Launches in July - News

by Salvatore Fidanza , posted on 28 April 2017 / 8,736 Views

Nintendo has announced a New Nintendo 2DS XL system. It will have XL screens and a C-stick, making it similar to the New Nintendo 3DS XL, but without the 3D feature. You can view the trailer below:

The New Nintendo 2DS XL will debut in Japan on July 13th and in North America on July 28th for $149.99.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 April 2017)

I can see this model selling quite well over the summer and into the holiday season, especially with parents of younger gamers since it's so affordable.

Mr Puggsly (on 28 April 2017)

The price is a bit too high for its limited capabilities. I gladly buy one for like $100.

shikamaru317 (on 28 April 2017)

Yeah, I agree, $100 is the sweet spot. They had that $100 3DS model in limited quantities this past Holiday, I'm sure thy can afford $100 with 3D removed, even with the bigger screen.

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Podings (on 01 May 2017)

It's likely to drop to $100 around next summer way I see it. They still want the spare change from those that never really bought in on 3DS but have their eyes set on a few select titles by now.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 May 2017)

Nintendo is a very financially conservative company so they didn't price it at $100 cause their profit margin would have been way too low per unit plus they're not making much on 3DS software anymore since most new buyers will purchase a lot of their games used.

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Mr Puggsly (on 02 May 2017)

@SuperNintend0rk - I don't think Nintendo is that impacted by used sales. Many of their notable titles have great legs and used prices for their games are generally pretty high.

I think NIntendo just wants bigger profits and are keeping 3DS prices high because they can. Which is fine but I wouldn't buy this for $150.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 02 May 2017)

That's true. Nintendo hardware is always a bit overpriced when it's released so they make more off the early adopters.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 02 May 2017)

That's true. Nintendo hardware is always a bit overpriced when it's released so they make more off the early adopters.

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Qwark (on 28 April 2017)

Seems like Nintendo's going to hold on to the 3DS a little longer than expected.

Salnax (on 28 April 2017)

That makes sense if the Switch is going to become their one core platform. They'd want to support the fairly successful 3DS long enough so that the Switch doesn't isolate longtime handheld gamers who are intimidated by prices of over $200. The fact that there is a bit of steam left for the 3DS helps. Dragon Quest 11 alone can move some hardware.

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Mandalore76 (on 28 April 2017)

I enjoy the 3D effect on my 3DS and use it frequently, but some people's eyes just can't handle stereoscopic 3D (like my younger brother). So this would be perfect for them. It's nice that they went back to the clam shell style. I didn't understand why they didn't make the original 2DS closeable.

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hush404 (on 30 April 2017)

I really do hope that in the future, if Nintendo is looking at making a new handheld (instead of using the Switch as the dual console/handheld) that they look into not only a second circle pad, but in making them more like joysticks. I see the nub on the right and so want it to be like an actual Joystick. On topic, yay for this machine. I have a 3DSXL and 99.8% of the time never have the 3D on.

Kaneman! (on 29 April 2017)

I wonder if it's gonna impact Switch sales

Mar1217 (on 29 April 2017)

Nice design ! And I' pretty sure we didn't know about Miitopia coming out in July 28th ...

mikrolik (on 28 April 2017)

Will it be able to play New Nintendo 3DS Games? Also, SNES games from the Virtual Console? I presume the answer is yes with the new processor, but would love confirmation.

Daggdroppen (on 28 April 2017)

Yes. You are correct!

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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 April 2017)

I'm pretty sure it will support both of those types of games since it has the same "new" logo. Nintendo probably would have name it something different if it didn't support all of the same games as the 3D version

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Green098 (on 28 April 2017)

Nintendo's gotten a lot better at designing their hardware lately.