Nintendo 2DS is out later this week the same day as Pokemon X & Y

Thursday, 10th October 2013 15:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo 2DS is out later this week, alongside Pokemon X & Y, and the firm has reiterated that the handheld was designed specifically as an accessible entry point for kids.

2DS contains many of the same hardware features as 3DS, such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, online multiplayer functionality and the ability to download games.

It is also without any hinges, so there’s no more worrying about whether or not your younger child will snap off the top screen or try to bend it backwards.

The system will come in red and blue, and plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, and is backward compatible with the existing library of DS games.

2DS launches on October 12 and you can check out Stace’s hands-on with it in case you haven’t already.



  1. monkeygourmet

    I wonder how well this will sell..?

    Pokemon will def help, thats for sure. Im very suprised they didn’t do a Pokemon pack in and Pokemon themed 2DS for good measure.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Masterstroke I say.
    Price is king. I shouldn’t really matter to Ninty how they make money. If 3d is reducing the sales potential, kill it, and they did that.

    Wii U on the other hand…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. pcbros

    $99.99 would have been the sweet spot. At $129.99, it’s to close too the regular 3D 3DS. I personally don’t care for the 3D effect but I would have liked the bigger screen.

    #3 1 year ago

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