Nintendo 2DS Price Cut Starts Today

The price cut is for all 2DS systems, including the bundle that comes with Mario Kart 7.

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Starting today, May 20, the Nintendo 2DS portable system is cheaper than ever. The previously announced price cut on the system kicks off today, bringing the handheld's price down to $80 from $100.

The system launched in 2013, priced at $130. The first price cut, in August 2015, brought the system down to $100. This is 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.

Head to the Nintendo 2DS landing page on Nintendo's website to learn more and see a list of retailers.

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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