Nintendo Announces 2DS Handheld Gaming Console

Nintendo unveiled today the latest addition to its line-up of handheld gaming devices – the Nintendo 2DS. The Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the 3DS and therefore retains many of the same hardware features of its bigger brother including the same gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with existing library of Nintendo DS game titles and wireless connectivity features including access to the eShop…

 

Nintendo unveiled today the latest addition to its line-up of handheld gaming devices – the Nintendo 2DS.

The Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the 3DS and therefore retains many of the same hardware features of its bigger brother including the same gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with existing library of Nintendo DS game titles and wireless connectivity features including access to the eShop, StreetPass and SpotPass.

However, the 2DS bears a different form factor compared to the rest of the Nintendo family. Unlike the 3DS and 3DS XL, it machine has a new distinctive fixed, slate-form design. It also won’t be able to play packaged and downloaded Nintendo 3DS games in 3D.

The new console is designed as an entry point into the Nintendo handheld gaming experience and as such will cost less than other 3DS models. The console will arrive in Australia and New Zealand on October 12 with a suggested retail price of AU$149.95 or NZ$179.95.

 

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