In an effort to up their sales, Nintendo have announced yet another handheld console to hit the market, calling it the 2DS, which as you might guess is a more simple and affordable that its older 3DS variant.

2DS might also give you the hint that it won’t include a 3D screen, but that’s not the only difference as this handheld will also come with a new design, ditching the clamshell design in favor of a sort of tablet slate design..
However it still features all of the buttons and the same analog stick you would find on the 3DS, however as there is no shell, you will have to put it to sleep sing the slider button.

The 2DS will be fully backwards compatible with all DS and 3DS games, and will feature two comes for full AR game functionality and 3D photography, which may be a bit pointless as you’ll need a 3DS to view the images.
To explain it Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President, said the following in the companies press release, “Imagine a standard 3DS laid all the way flat, and with the depth slider all the way down. Everything else is there in the system.”

The 2DS will launch for $130 on October 12th in the US, however as of yet there’s no details for a UK release.
Nintendo do say that it will launch on the same day as Pokemon X and Y and will be available in red and blue models that feature a 4GB SD card and the same charger as the 3DS.

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