01 May, 2017
According to what Nintendo North America president Reggie Fils-Aimé told TIME, the 2DS XL is meant to bridge the gap between entry-level handhelds and the "Cadillac" of handhelds, hence the mid-way price point and the lack of 3D.
For one, the 2DS XL will only allow you to play 2D videos.
The main difference between this new console and the New 3DS XL that launched in 2015? The New 2DS XL arrives on July 28, and it costs $50 less than the 3DS equivalent.
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Nintendo also said that the upcoming 2DS XL will come with a built-in amiibo reader that can be found on the lower screen.
In a statement regarding the console, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, seemed to dismiss the rumors that Nintendo was planning on abandoning the handheld market in favor of the Switch.
Older titles for 3DS continued to sell, with Mario Kart 7 moving 1.97 million, Pokemon ORAS 1.9 million, Pokemon X&Y 1.41 million, and New Super Mario Bros.
The arrival of the new device is timed to coincide with the launch of two new games, a Mii-based RPG of sorts called Miitopia and a side-scrolling adventure called Hey! On a positive note, it may be the best iteration of the Nintendo 3DS we have yet seen. Yeah, they have "New" in the actual product names. But that's just what's happened with the New 2DS XL, sort of.