The Nintendo 2DS will be getting yet another price drop effective May 20th, 2016. This is according to an official Nintendo of America post made just hours ago on Twitter.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 11, 2016
That’s right. The Nintendo 2DS system will be sold for only $79.99, $20 less than its previous retail price of $99.99. Not only that, but the 2DS will still come with a free copy of Mario Kart 7 as a digital download. At $79.99, the price of the actual device is just $20 above the price of triple-A games for home consoles. This price drop comes only several days after the trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, so it would be no big surprise if the two announcements are related.
The 2DS was originally launched in the October of 2013 as an alternative to the 3DS and 3DS XL. The handheld console provides all the features of the original 3DS system, except the design is non-collapsible and lacks the 3D gimmick the latest Nintendo handheld generation is known for. It was priced at $129.99 at launch, and has since seen several price drops alongside its siblings.