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Nintendo's handheld line still going strong as it announces New 2DS XL

Jason Clement

It was largely believed by many that 3DS was on its way out by the end of the year due to the arrival of Nintendo's new Switch (which released in March), but given the new 3DS games announced in the latest Nintendo Direct as well as today's news, we may not have seen the last of the 3DS/2DS line just yet.


Say hello to the New 2DS XL, a new, sleeker model that loses the slate aesthetic of the original 2DS and instead marries the clamshell aesthetic of its 3DS sibling, minus the 3D. Aside from the new look, XL specifications (larger screen size), and lighter weight, it appears there's no new functionality added since the New 3DS and New 3DS XL launched a few years back, so this is purely an aesthetic change.


Check out the video highlighting it below to get a better look at the new handheld's design.



The New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch in a black and blue variation on July 28th for $149.99. Two new games, Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia, will also be launching alongside the new handheld SKU on the same day.


Source: Nintendo


What are your thoughts on the New Nintendo 2DS XL?

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