Pokemon X/Y 2DS bundles launching December 6

$150 bundles coming to United States retailers Target and Toys R Us this week.

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Nintendo today announced two new $150 Pokemon X/Y 2DS bundles that will arrive at Target and Toys R Us locations across the United States starting on December 6.

Target will offer the Pokemon X 2DS bundle with a pre-installed copy of the game and a red system. Meanwhile, Toys R Us will stock a blue Pokemon Y 2DS bundle featuring a pre-installed copy of the role-playing game.

The Nintendo 2DS retails for $130, while Pokemon X/Y sells for $40, meaning shoppers are saving $20 by purchasing the bundle. Nintendo sold more than 4 million copies of Pokemon X/Y within 48 hours of the game's release in October, and 2 million combined copies have been sold to date in North America.

Nintendo originally launched the Nintendo 2DS on October 12 alongside Pokemon X/Y. The system plays all Nintendo 3DS games (but not in 3D) and is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS titles.

Shoppers in the United States have a variety of options for Nintendo portables this holiday season. In addition to the new Pokemon X/Y bundle, Nintendo is offering 3DS bundles for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

For more on Pokemon X/Y, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

25 comments
D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

Man the 2DS is hideous.

toddx77
toddx77

I would buy this, but I don't like how it is a digital copy.  I buy most of my games from Steam,but I know Nintendo doesn't have a system like Steam where you log into an account and games purchased are linked to the that account.  I just don't feel comfortable paying for a digital game when it is not going to be linked to an account.

drybones41
drybones41

I saw the 2DS+Pokemon X/Y for £99, tempted...

jasongm
jasongm

I seen my nephews 2DS, and i was not a fan of the layout for the system, I much prefer the flip 3DS XL.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Let's see Pokemon X/Y 3DS XL bundle vs Pokemon X/Y 2DS. Which is the better deal? Which handheld is the best for you? Now my fellow consumers chose Wisely.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

I find it interesting that people say that Nintendo's marketing has been nonexistent yet they ridicule them for making all these bundles, not realizing this is one way (a great way) to market the system. 

robertico7
robertico7

Now they are milking the 3ds/2ds bundles like crazy.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Nintendo is going crazy with all the bundles they've been having

timmerous
timmerous

This bundle is also available from sainsbury's (online entertainment section) in the UK for £100 now, which would be useful information to add to this article. Box art looks nicer than the one shown above too :)

19James89
19James89

Yep that's Nintendo owning Christmas 2013. Great Wii U bundles, great 3DS bundles, great games, great 2DS bundles. 

Nintendo just knows how to make money, it's a money making machine baby and I love it. 

ad1x2
ad1x2

@toddx77 The way Nintendo digital copies work is if you decide to buy a new system you can do a system transfer and everything you own is transferred to the new system. I did it when I picked up the Zelda 3DS two weeks ago. If you lose the system or it is stolen I'm not sure how it works in that situation.

19James89
19James89

@EasyComeEasyGo You do realise that not everybody can afford to buy a 3DS and a 2DS with its relative price point makes for more accessibility to the product and would make an excellent Christmas present for anyone.

superkadeemx
superkadeemx

"milking 3DS/2DS like crazy" please for the love of GOD stop doing drugs, playing games and read a book. No manuals of games don't count

19James89
19James89

@robertico7 Erm, they're a business trying to make a profit, what's wrong with that? What a stupid comment.

19James89
19James89

@timmerous They'll be plenty of those flying off Sainsbury's shelves this month and long into the next one.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@19James89 But... but... it's Nintendo so we have to make fun of them! *sarcasm*

toddx77
toddx77

@ad1x2 Is it easy to transfer?  I just don't want to be out the money if something happens to the 2ds and not be able to play the game.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Still the matter still remains that you are happy with your purchase. I salute you!

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

That is true but I was just pointing out that no matter which Pokemon bundle you get, ones things for sure, you are going to be happy with your handheld which ever you got. Remember the 3DS and 2DS have there pros and Cons.

sanchango
sanchango

@Kinguard73 @19James89 keep? when? I mean I would agree if you said they've reported losses from time to time, but they haven't consistently...

toddx77
toddx77

@ad1x2 Well the transferring sounds easy enough and if Nintendo did give you back games that is a good sign.  I had my wii break two years in a row and they were good about fixing it and getting it back to me fast.  I will do a little more research, but it doesn't sound as bad as I originally thought.

ad1x2
ad1x2

@toddx77 @ad1x2  If you are transferring from a working system to another it takes around 20 minutes for the wireless rights transfer and after that is done you put the SD card in the new system. As for transfering from a broken system, you may have to send it to Nintendo directly. Five years ago I got them to transfer rights to some games I had for the Wii but that was because I mailed it to them from Iraq and left instructions in there to forward it to my US address when done but they missed the note and sent it back to my Iraq address. They sent a replacement Wii after the screwup.