The Verge Goes Hands-On With New Nintendo 2DS XL

The Verge has managed to get some hand-on time with the forthcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL and they have come away impressed by what they saw. The device is thinner and lighter than the New Nintendo 3DS XL but it obviously loses the 3D. This isn’t a problem if you are like many who switch the 3D off. You can check out their impressions of the new system below. The New Nintendo 2DS XL is out on July 28th.


  1. Can someone please explain to me why the 2DS is a good idea. I just don’t see it.

    1. ||Because it will be further supported for a period of time along with the 3DS version…||

      1. It’s redundant and not needed. Nintendo is like “Fuck you, we know you sheep will waste their money on this trash because it has ‘New’ on the title”.

        1. ||So? If the cattle buys it, more power for us…||

            1. ||The Microsoft Realm forces everyone within their reach to submit to their laws, nobody forces you in our realm, you choose freely if you want to surrender yourself…||

                    1. ||Except when I am because my logic is undeniable…||

    2. It’s more affordable and therefore can reach a wider audience. Nintendo is known to keep improving/ rereleasing their handhelds several times before they shift to the new big thing. For example DS phat -> DS lite -> DSi, however this is the first time they remove a feature even though I loved the 3D on the new 3DS, it was more accurate since the two cameras are smart enough to locate your eyes.

      1. Reach a wider audience? Everyone and their freaking mother owns a 3DS. I just don’t get why anyone would choose to get a 2DS. Maybe I’m not fully understanding this.

      1. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far if you shake the tree hard enough.

  2. If you don’t have a 3ds, and you’re really cheap you’ll buy a 2ds. I’d buy one just to have an extra ds, or maybe as a present for my sister who broke her’s. Either way it’s a cheap alternative.

  3. It looks definitely cheaper than the New 3DS. I hope that the possible Nintendo Switch Pocket will mantain the premium feeling.

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