Nintendo has recently announced the New 2DS XL, which is essentially a regular New 3DS with a sleeker design and the 3D effect removed. It will launch on July 13 in Japan 14,980 yen and July 28 in North America and Europe for $149.99. These dates also happen to be the same as Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia, two upcoming 3DS games.
All regions will have the black/blue color scheme, while Europe and Japan will have an added white/orange look. This new version of the 3DS will be slightly lighter, but will use the same screen and have the same functionality as a New 3DS (except the 3D, of course).
Personally, I think it looks awesome. As a person who has owned a regular 3DS for the longest time, This is a pretty affordable and attractive upgrade for me. The 3D effect has never been a massive selling point for me, so I don’t mind at all having it be removed, especially if it means a lighter and cheaper console. Some people might question why Nintendo even bothered making something like this with the Switch being released, but I’m not surprised at all. Nintendo has always made different iterations of their consoles, even after new ones have been released; just look at the Wii Mini, Gameboy Micro, DSi and others.
Anyway, take a look at the video above and see if this is something you’re interesting in. I definitely am!