Nintendo 2DS Price Cut, New Games Announced

Come May 20, the 2DS will cost only $80.

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News from Nintendo today, as the company announced that the Nintendo 2DS will drop in price to $80 starting on May 20. The system launched in 2013, priced at $130. The first price cut, in August 2015, brought the system down to $100. This will be the second price cut for the entry-level device.

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The 2DS plays almost the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games, but of course without the 3D effect. The system's standout feature is its design. Unlike past models, this one does not have any hinges.

Nintendo says, "the unique design is built to make it easy for smaller hands to hold." The price cut is for all 2DS systems, including the bundle that comes with Mario Kart 7.

In addition to the price drop, Nintendo announced two new games today aimed at younger games: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward and Disney Magical World 2.

Fashion Forward, the latest entry in the Style Savvy series, launches on August 19. The game includes more than 19,000 different articles of clothing, items, and accessories. The game also includes Amiibo support, allowing players to access Nintendo character-themed clothing and accessories.

Note that the 2DS does not have built-in NFC-reading technology like the New 3DS does, though there is a reader accessory sold separately that allows this to work on 2DS.

As for Magical World 2, the sequel takes players on adventures in six Disney-themed worlds, one of which is based on the popular animated movie Frozen. Some of the characters who will appear in the game include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Ariel, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Magical World 2 arrives on October 14.

2DS is considered part of the 3DS family, which has sold 58.85 million units as of March 31. However, there is no word on how many 2DS systems specifically have been sold.

Nintendo's next system, codenamed NX, is rumored to be a console/mobile hybrid, though the company has yet to share specifics. The system goes on sale in March 2017; it is not expected to show up at E3.

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I completely forgot about this thing. Seriously one of the most hideous things Nintendo ever designed.

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It might be better to wait a little before you buy one. If the NX is portable this means goodbye to the 3ds.

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@Jag-T1000: Yep. Sharp price drops like this usually means the retailers told Nintendo they need to clear inventory before they would take on a new product.

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the screens are too small on this model, just like with the original 3ds. once you go XL you don't go back.

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@Xristophoros: I kinda wish there was a New 2DS XL. I like the form factor of the 2DS, but I need the bigger screens and N3DS-only titles.

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@Elranzer: i agree. i will probably just wait it out and see what the nx ends up being before i consider getting a 3ds. i recently picked up a dsi XL and am enjoying a massive backlog of ds games (the ds library is much better than the 3ds library in my opinion). the larger screens really do make a big difference and improves the experience significantly.

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It's perfect for small hands? Maybe that will encourage Donald Trump to buy one....

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@ice12tray: Donald Trump could probably make Nintendo great again.

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@brn-dn: Please, the controllers would suffer because they'd have to fit his baby hands.

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@ice12tray: Do you have a hand obsession or just really love to admire body parts of the next president?

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@brn-dn: Litte bit of column A, little bit of column B, and on the weekends, maybe a little bit of column C..... In all seriousness I just find it both amusing and horrifying that on a national stage that the whole world will see, that grown men who want to run a country decide to spend the time to argue over the size of one mans hands......

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@brn-dn: We're gonna build a wall between us and Sony, and we'll make them pay for it.

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@joegec: ha! That made me chuckle.

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It should have been that price from the beginning, but it's good they did it. Now drop the 3DS to $129.99.

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Give us a price cut on the New 3DS, I want SNES games

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Nice to see another Style Savvy game, great series and cant wait to see the Amiibo support.

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