Well, this came out of nowhere. I might consider buying one perhaps… my B-Button is shot on my 3DS XL and I wouldn't mind having something that can play some games again. If a repair would cost more, it'd be worth it.
Actually looks nice, to be honest. I don't know how much better the 3D is in the new 3DS is versus the original models but if it wasn't a significant improvement I think this might actually be what I would've gone for.
I'm also a bit amused that after all that talk about how integral the 3D was, how one control stick was totally sufficient we end up with a model that got rid of both those things.
Also amusing: how many variations exist that you need to specify 'new Nintendo 2DSXL' Long way from Nintendo 3DS.
I could see getting one for my son this Christmas. He'll be 4 1/2 by then and he's been getting into Mario Kart lately. Maybe he'd be ready to try Super Mario by then. Or even find Nintendogs or something for him.
Regardless, it sure beats the original 2DS in design. Ugh.
But why are they announcing a new handheld iteration when they just released a brand new handhe... OH YEAH BECAUSE THEY AREN'T TREATING THE SWITCH AS THEIR HANDHELD LIKE I SAID HA HA HA HA I'M RIGHT AS ALWAYS.
@Zero Nintendo has a long and storied history of releasing revisions of their consoles and handhelds after they were already "replaced." Wii Mini, Game Boy Micro, SNS-101, NES-101... I don't necessarily believe that's the case with Switch and 3DS (fingers crossed) but the New 2DS XL is hardly proof that it's not.