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Nintendo’s new 2DS XL just reached another big market

by Killian Bell | July 28, 2017July 28, 2017 5:06 am PDT

Nintendo’s latest handheld console has just reached another big market. The 2DS XL, which offers a larger 4.88-inch display in a clamshell design, has gone on sale in the United Kingdom priced at £130 (approx. $170) — £70 more than the standard 2DS.

The 2DS XL is a lot like the original 2DS. The reasons to upgrade include a larger display, the more robust design that’s less likely to get broken in your back, and the second analog stick found on the new 3DS models. As its name suggests, however, this is still a 2D model, so it won’t play games in stereoscopic 3D like its more expensive siblings.

The device is compatible with 3DS and DS games, making it an incredible buy even at £130. It also means you have a substantially larger catalog of titles than that available to Switch owners right now. Other benefits include longer battery life, and the fact that the 2DS XL should be significantly easier to get your hands on right now.

You can purchase yours from most electronics retailers, including, Argos, and GAME.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...