Out of Absolutely Nowhere, Nintendo Unveils the 2DS XL

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For whatever reason and out of absolutely nowhere, Nintendo has announced a new portable gaming system: the 2DS XL. This console is the bigger brother to the standard 2DS which features all the same element as the 3DS minus the 3D factor.

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The 2DS XL follows this same trend. It’s essentially a 3DS XL minus the 3D. On the other hand, it’s significantly different when compared to the standard 2DS. With the XL, you’re getting a classic-DS clamshell design, 82% bigger displays, a C-stick for greater control over games, Amiibo NFC connectivity, and a faster processor. This all arrives in a body that looks smaller and slimmer than that of the 3DS XL for $50 less.

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The new Nintendo 2DS XL will go on sale in Japan on July 13th for 14,980 yen. It’ll be available in the U.S. for $149.99 on July 28th. Hey Pikmin! and Miitopia, two new DS titles, will also launch this same day.




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