If you don’t already know, Nintendo recently announced their new upcoming console, called the Nintendo 2DS XL. It’s like a fusion of Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, and the 3DS XL. The Nintendo 2DS XL has the form factor of the Nintendo 3DS XL and price of the Nintendo 2DS. It also has the built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) feature, just like the Nintendo 3DS.
With so many Nintendo DS consoles available in the market, many people are wondering why Nintendo is bringing the 2DS XL to the gaming market. Today, Nintendo America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime explained the existence of the console. He says that the upcoming Nintendo 2DS XL is for people who want something “in between” the 2DS and 3DS XL.
” The Nintendo 2DS really focused on that entry level gamer. The four-, five-, six-year old that is just getting into gaming, but wants to play Mario Kart, wants to have a Super Mario Bros. experience, wants to play Pokémon. And we feel with Nintendo 3DS XL at $199 that it’s a fully-featured product, that it is, if you will, the Cadillac of handheld gaming. And then we heard from consumers, ‘Boy, I wish there was something in between.’”
– Said Reggie Fils-Aime to Time.
So there you have it, guys. The Nintendo 2DS XL is coming to fill the gap between the Nintendo 2DS and the Nintendo 3DS XL.
It will cost $149 USD and it will hit the markets of Europe and North America on July 28, 2017. However, in Australia, the 2DS XL will launch more than a month earlier, on June 15, 2017, for $200 AUD.