Gamers of all ages can play in style with the New Nintendo 2DS XL system. It gives you the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system in a streamlined, affordable package—and plays a huge library of games in 2D.
-Nintendo, The New 2DS XL page
If I were planning to buy a new Nintendo handheld system today (in order to play Pokemon of course), I would be all over Nintendo’s newly announced 2DS XL.
This new unit, revealed this past Friday, would give me everything I wanted… the updated processing power of the revised 3DS XL that made it to North America in 2015 along with the additional controls… at a price $50 less than its sister unit.
Now the question is, what does this mean for 3D? Is this Nintendo’s admission that 3D is dead? It certainly never seemed like more than a gimmick to me. Does the 3DS XL have much of a future?
At least it does seem to make the statement that the Switch isn’t going to take over for both the home console and handheld line. Pokemon will remain on a small portable screen.
Anyway, it is a sharp looking unit and should be coming our way some time in July,