Nintendo announces 2DS Handheld coming Oct 12th @ $129

Nintendo 2DS Out of left-field today Nintendo announces the 2DS a new handheld gaming console that falls in line with the 3DS family. Difference here with the 2DS is a flat 3DS without the hinge, and no 3D game play as the name states. The 2DS will be out on Oct 12th priced @ $129, available in Black/Blue & Red/White

Via IGN according to Nintendo of America President Reggie  Fils-Aime, the appeal for the 2DS is for Younger audiences

“We’re always thinking about what we can do that’s new, unique, different, and brings more people into this category that we love,” Fils-Aime said. “And so with the Nintendo 3DS, we were clear to parents that, ‘hey, we recommend that your children be seven and older to utilize this device.’ So clearly that creates an opportunity for five-year-olds, six-year-olds, that first-time handheld gaming consumer.”

“We’ve always been thinking about, ‘how do we approach that as one target?'” he continued. “And that certainly helped spur the idea of the Nintendo 2DS. Let’s have the consumer have access to all of these great games – Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing – but do it in a 2D capability with a device that has a dramatically lower price point. That’s just an example of how we’re always thinking about, ‘how do we get more people playing games? How do we get more people playing Nintendo games?’”


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