Nintendo Announces the New Nintendo 2DS XL

Nintendo has recently announced the newest console in its Nintendo 3DS line, here are the details.

Nintendo has just announced its newest, and possibly last console in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, claimed:

"This new addition to Nintendo’s portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the handheld market -- New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and offers a great balance between price and performance.”

The newest iteration of Nintendo's popular handheld console boasts a new ergonomic folding design, XL screens, a C-Stick for enhanced controls, built in amiibo functionality, faster processing power, and a deep library of games playable in 2D. As of right now, the New Nintendo 2DS XL will only come in two different colors: black with light blue trim and buttons, and white with orange trim and buttons.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL will be available July 28th in North America for the suggested retail price of $149.99. It is the sixth iteration of the Nintendo 3DS console, succeeding the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Nintendo's brand new handheld home console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, released on March 3, 2017 and so far has sold 2.7 million units since launch, but it looks like it hasn't replaced the 3DS/2DS line.


Writer pursuing a career in Games & Entertainment media. Specialties include coverage of non-Pokémon monster taming RPGs, event coverage, indie game coverage, and coverage of various Japanese games.

Platforms 3DS Tags handheldnintendo 2ds & 2ds xl
Published Jun. 4th 2017

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