This is for real. Nintendo has announced a new member of the 3DS family, called the Nintendo 2DS. As you can see from the picture above, it’s got an interesting design.
The Nintendo 2DS is compatible with all 3DS games (only playable in 2D) and original Nintendo DS games. It’s form is smaller than 3DS XL, with a slate design that does not fold up. Nintendo is aiming to make the Nintendo 2DS a more affordable entry point into their portable market, as the 2DS is retailing at only $129.99. The Nintendo 2DS will have all the other features of 3DS intact, such as internet connectivity. The only feature it seems will be missing is the ability to play games in stereoscopic 3D. I guess that’s how the price is so low? Check out a video for the new Nintendo 2DS below.
The system is set to launch on the same day as Pokémon X & Y, October 12. Now would be the perfect time to get into Nintendo 3DS if you haven’t already. And honestly, if you’re not interested in 3DS… What’s wrong with you?