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New Nintendo 2DS XL announced… for real!

by Joey Davidson | April 28, 2017

Nintendo has announced another handheld console in the DS line. This time it’s the potentially confusingly named New Nintendo 2DS XL.

Let’s break that down real quick. This is a successor to the original 2DS with a bigger screen and clamshell design. It’s got the “New” moniker because it features the c-stick nub on the right side for extra control (though that’s not used in many games), and it’s a 2DS as it lacks 3D. The system will sell for $149.99 on July 28, 2017.

Here’s the introductory video.

Who’s this thing for?

While the original 2DS was clearly for kids with its budget-friendly price tag and slate form-factor, I’m not sure the New Nintendo 2DS XL can say the same. The larger price tag is what makes it more than a budget system. $150 for handheld tech that’s exceedingly old just doesn’t cut it.

What’s nice, though, is the removal of 3D. That’s something I know I can get behind for my five-year-old son. I won’t let him use the 3D on my system, and his 2DS is a touch too small. If it weren’t for the $150 price, I’d be jumping on this. $125? Yep, I could see that.

What do you think? Is a New Nintendo 2DS XL in your future?


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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...


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