Nintendo has announced a brand new entry to the company’s incredibly successful handheld gaming hardware empire with the reveal of the Nintendo 2DS, a wedge-looking portable device that plays both DS and 3DS games, and despite the fact that the 2DS features the same capabilities as a 3DS, it’s priced significantly less than current 3DS and 3DS XL models.
Well, the 2DS features almost all of the 3DS’ features, save for one: The lenticular 3D display.
Launching on October 12th in North America at a price of $129.99, the 2DS will be available in both Red and Blue, with a “distinctive fixed, slate-type form factor,” which means no ‘clamshell’ case design this time around – you won’t be able to snap the console shut when you’re done for the day. A European release for the 2DS has also been confirmed, with details to follow.
Nintendo is keen to point out that, other than the 3D display, the 2DS includes all of the features you’ve come to expect from the 3DS, with wireless connectivity, eShop access, dual screens and touch screen capabilities all accounted for. Check it out in the just-released trailer:
Nintendo 2DS – Introduction
What do you think of the 2DS and its design? At the lower price, is this what you’ve been waiting for to get a new Nintendo handheld?