Those who were thinking that Nintendo has ended it’s standalone handheld gaming device, this is a surprise. The company has announced a revised version of 3DS XL, the 2DS XL on Thursday.
The expected day of delivery to the US market is July 28th. The price will be $149.99. The Same device will come to Japan market a bit earlier, on July 13th, but the name will be 2DS LL for 14,980 yen.
The colors are expected to be blue, black and turquoise for the USA version. Japan will get these included orange and white version.
The original 2DS was launched in 2013 which is priced at $79.99. And, the new 3DS handheld costs $199.99. SO, it seems that the new 2DS XL is a revised version for price and performance.
2DS XL is a precise performance with the 3DS version but without the 3D module. Although it’s designed after the 3DS XL model. The new 2DS XL will have the width of 3.4 inches. The length is 6.3 inches and the thickness while closed is 0.8 inches. New DS XL has the same measurement.
The new 2DS XL model has the NFC reader like as the 3DS XL models. It comes with a 4GB micro SDHC card. It will be shipped with an AC adaptor like the original 2DS XL.
Like the 3DS XL models, the New 2DS XL includes an NFC reader for amiibo support and comes with a 4 GB microSDHC card for extra storage. One notable fact that the New 2DS XL has in common with the original 2DS is that it ships with an AC adapter in the box; the New 3DS XL does not. For more on the differences between the 2DS, the New 2DS XL, and the New 3DS XL, check out Nintendo’s comparison site.
Check out the comparison on Nintendo’s site.