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Nintendo Announces The 'new Nintendo 2DS XL' for July 2017
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April 28, 2017, 04:45:33

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.

Releases: July 2017
MSRP: $149.99

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Posted: 04/28/17, 04:45:33    
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The...what? This sounds like a parody or something!

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 05:16:26
Why don't people just turn the 3D function off? Instant 2DS

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 05:36:06

I think part of it is Nintendo can manufacture these cheaper with 3D natively removed.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 05:41:47
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 2DS XL' Long way from Nintendo 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 05:54:45  - Edited by 
 on: 04/28/17, 05:56:48
I still don't have a *new* 3ds, so I might get this.

I'm still using my original aqua blue model but want a new one because that one is getting gunky.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 06:16:49
Well, horse shit! I'll take 2.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 06:27:17
For $150, if I'm going to trade up my Ambassador to a New 3DS I'd just pay a little more and get the fancy 3D one. Looks neat though.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 06:50:28  - Edited by 
 on: 04/28/17, 06:50:53
Actually looks cooler than expected. Glad the clamshell design is back, too.

I may consider getting it *just because* but I'm not a fan of the XL screens and I actually really like stereoscopic 3D.

Not sure if want.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 06:57:11
no thx

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 07:00:17
Crazy. Nintendo remains as unpredictable as always. It looks nice, though. I like the blue buttons.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 07:25:47
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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 07:33:47
Neat! Love the design, reminds me of the DS Lite, I wish they would have improved the c-stick though, or just take it off, either or!

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 14:13:58
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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 15:39:14
Eh, it's just hardware. (Please die, 3DS...)

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 16:24:24
Well they've already made a pretty sweet special edition...

(no word yet on western release)

@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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 16:33:00  - Edited by 
 on: 04/28/17, 16:33:20
Anand said:
(Please die, 3DS...)


Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 21:12:04
Anand said:
Eh, it's just hardware. (Please die, 3DS...)
Agreed! Death to the 3DS!

But long live the New 2DS XL in all it's normal-ass screen and beveled DS Lite-style design glory!

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/17, 21:52:50  - Edited by 
 on: 04/28/17, 21:53:42
I feel like Nintendo are just parodying themselves at this point.

If they wanted to have a model at the $150 price point, I don't see why the normal NEW 3DS can't fill it.

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/17, 00:16:50
@Mop it up
I'm sure the profits are much higher when you replace the lenticular screen with normal screens.

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/17, 01:52:15
deathly_hallows said:
Agreed! Death to the 3DS!

Et tu, Charles?

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/17, 02:33:01
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