Nintendo Drops Price of 2DS to $99.99
Nintendo will permanently lower the retail price of its 2DS handheld system from $129.99 to $99.99 starting Aug. 30 in North America, the company announced on Thursday.
The console will continue to be bundled with a digital version of Mario Kart 7, which released in December 2011 and retails for $29.99. It also comes with a 4GB memory card.
The 2DS launched in October 2013 as an alternative console aimed at children and younger players, coinciding with the release of Pokemon X and Y. It’s the cheapest of the Nintendo handheld family, behind the 3DS XL that currently costs between $160-180 at various retailers and the New 3DS XL model that retails for $199.99, which launched this February.
The cheaper handheld lacks 3D effects for gameplay and closable hinges like the 3DS models but has almost all of the other consoles’ features. It can still play every 3DS and DS title.
The 2DS console comes in different colors like red, blue and sea green.
Upcoming 3DS games for the rest of the year include LBX: Little Battlers eXperience on Aug. 21, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on Sept. 25, The Legend of Legacy on Oct. 13, The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes on Oct. 23 and Yo-kai Watch on Nov. 6. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will release by the end of 2015.
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