Nintendo Launching New 2DS XL Console

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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To be honest when I first saw this I thought it was a joke, but it seem that Nintendo is in fact launching a 2DS XL console. This console is basically like the New 3DS XL console, but without the 3D at the lowered price of $149.99.

Here is a video on the new console:

This console will be in stores July 28th, stay tuned here for the latest info.


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  • Mr0303

    The system that started the terrible trend of mid generational upgrades is putting out yet another version.

    • Dom The Elegy

      Nah, that was happening /way/ before the 3DS. Just look at the GBA SP, NDS Lite, NDSi etc for examples. Sony was also doing it with the first Playstation which granted only really affected the size but it was still a different version. Hell, if you want to get really deep into it you could argue that Sega started it with all the pointless add-ons for the Genesis.

    • Mr0303

      Sure, there were different versions, but they didn’t really effect performance the way the N3DS did. It was the first console to implement that model of disparity in processing power.

    • Dom The Elegy

      In that case I’d still say the Genesis did it first. It failed horribly but that’s more to do with Sega’s piss poor management of the whole thing and the fact that people nowadays are way more willing to blindly throw money out the window when somebody tells them how great something will be.

    • Mr0303

      The add-ons were a separate thing – there was no Genesis+ version that you had to buy to get better performance and have that disparity.

    • Dom The Elegy

      But you’re still throwing the money down. Performance wasn’t an issue back then like it is now where Sony and MS are competing basically exclusively on resolution and framerate (meanwhile PC snickers in the background). This kind of thing couldn’t have happened back then with the add-ons being the closest equivalent.

    • Mr0303

      “Sony and MS are competing basically exclusively on resolution and framerate” – that’s objectively not true. Each has their exclusive games and experiences.

      “This kind of thing couldn’t have happened back then with the add-ons being the closest equivalent.” – this doesn’t mean that they are the same thing. Mid-generational upgrades segregate the player base and deliver one more platform for developers to optimise for. The add-ons do no such thing.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      There was a difference in power between the DS and DSi. There’s also the fact that there was a store for the DSi that the DS didn’t have.

    • Mr0303

      You are correct. Were there any exclusive DSi games?

    • Dom The Elegy

      There were but none that really stand out:
      https://www.giantbomb.com/nintendo-dsi-exclusive/3015-3774/games/

      I think there were a couple more on the eShop but I can’t find a list of them in my halfassed research.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      There were, especially when you count DSiWare.

    • Mr0303

      I wonder if this justifies calling the DSi a successor rather than a mid generational upgrade. If there are exclusive games it could be looked at like the next system, but with backwards compatibility.

  • So far, all of the 3DS systems besides the 2DS have been murderous on my hands, so maybe the rounded out shape of this one would be better? I might have to test it out if I can.

    • Dom The Elegy

      Can only encourage you to get one of these:
      https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Gadget-Rubber-Coating-Black-Nintendo/dp/B013JDH8J0

      It sucks that you have to buy extra shit just so the system isn’t a pain to use but it helps the 3DS tremendously.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      I have a different brand, but I can’t play without it.

    • Thanks for that. If I plan to play my 3DS extensively some time in the future, I’ll give that a try. However, I forgot that will only happen if the 3DS gets some more games that I’m interested in, which seems very unlikely at this point.

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Title should be “nintendo wants to double dip its hand into player’s wallets again”

  • Jeff Neuenschwander

    Kind of an odd question: Where’s the Game Card slot? Is it under that awkward cover-looking-thing in back on the bottom?

  • Zeonis

    Some people don’t like this but I think it makes sense and it is much better looking than the original 2DS.