It looks like the 3DS family of systems may have a bit more life left in it after all. Following the release of the Nintendo Switch this March, there has been continued discussion on the role that will be played by the Japanese company’s current final dedicated handheld, especially given the price-tag of their new HD hybrid.
It looks like the 3DS family of systems may have a bit more life left in them after all. Following the recent release of the Nintendo Switch back in March, there has been continued speculation on the role the Japanese company’s last generation handheld will play, especially given the price-tag of their new HD hybrid. Today, Nintendo have revealed at least a temporary lease of extended support with the New Nintendo 2DS XL.
Slated to launch on 28 July (the same day as Hey! Pikmin), Nintendo’s new hardware revision will meld two of their existing products into one. With the additional triggers, C-stick, integrated amiibo support and more processing power, the New Nintendo 2DS XL contains every bonus of the “New” line – with the exception of improved 3D, of course. So if you’re looking for a new machine to play Pokémon Sun or Moon (which are largely 2D anyway), this could be the perfect fit. Also, it looks really nifty too:
This isn’t the first time Nintendo have released a new iteration of a console after its successor has hit the market.Their criminally underrated Gameboy Micro concluded the Game Boy Advance family with its September 2005 launch, ten months after the Nintendo DS was released.
Will you be buying a New Nintendo 2DS XL?