Nintendo Reveals 2DS XL
Nintendo is sticking to their guns and proving that the Nintendo Switch is not a replacement for the 3DS. Earlier last week the Big N has announced a newer and bigger model of their 2DS handheld console, the 2DS XL. For people who have yet to step into the 3DS’ huge and wonderful library of games, this console might just be the best opportunity for you.
What is the Nintendo 2DS XL?
The 2DS line was first released in 2013. This was Nintendo’s answer to fans who have yet to pick up their best-selling handheld. With the removal of the 3D function of the console the 2DS was sold at a much lower price and allowed for more people to purchase the system. One gripe consumers had with the original 2DS was the lack of the clam sell design which caused the affected system’s portability.
Thankfully the 2DS XL returns to having a clam shell design and is a sleeker option than its predecessor. Designed to fill the gap between the 2DS and 3DS XL, the 2DS XL is a lighter than the 3DS XL, but contains the same dimensions. The system might be lighter than the 3DS XL, but it still packing the same capabilities as the other handheld.
Is it Worth The Purchase?
As a big Nintendo 3DS fan and owning almost every iteration of the handheld, I would like to say that the Nintendo 2DS XL is definitely worth purchasing. This system would be the perfect gateway into the rich library that the Nintendo 3DS has for people who have not yet purchased the system – I mean look at that design! It’s so damn tempting and sleek that I wouldn’t mind owning another 3DS. Seriously!
Thanks to the removal of the 3D gimmick the system will cost significantly cheaper. Available at low price point of $149 (approximately 7,500 PHP) that is definitely a steal. If you’re looking for a good handheld which you could bring anywhere and that already has a huge library to choose from, this system should definitely be at the top of your list.
The Nintendo 3DS line is currently the greatest handheld console of all time! Beating out its competitor the PS VITA despite the system’s lower processing and graphical power. If you’re looking into playing a Nintendo console, you should take this system into consideration while waiting for the Nintendo Switch’s library to bulk up.
The Nintendo 2DS XL is set to be released in the US on July 28 and will come in two different colors: Black & Turquoise and White & Orange and like earlier mentioned will cost about $149. Considering shipping in availability, expect the system to come to the Philippines within the same time frame.
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