Newest Nintendo 2DS Bundle Adds Mario to the Deal

If you like budget-priced handhelds and New Super Mario Bros. games, you might want to pay attention.

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Nintendo continues to find new ways to spur sales of its 3DS family of handheld devices, including the 2DS (which plays most of the same games as any other iteration within the line, except without that enticing third dimension). The company’s next tactic is a new bundle for the basic 2DS hardware, which includes New Super Mario Bros. 2 and costs only $79.99 USD.

Due to arrive on August 25, 2017, the newest 2DS bundle costs only twice what New Super Mario Bros. 2 did at launch, though it’s worth remembering the 2DS also doesn’t include the clamshell design. If you want hardware with that form factor, the New Nintendo 2DS XL is a better bet (though it retails for $149.99 USD), plus it includes built-in amiibo support and a superior processor.

As is Nintendo’s habit, the Nintendo 2DS included in the new bundle features a special combination of colors, different from what you will typically find. Its face is white, while its back is Nintendo-red (that’s a color by now, right?).

New Super Mario Bros. 2 wasn’t exactly beloved by critics, but it’s a solid enough game and should serve as a perfectly acceptable entry point if you’re just interested in picking up a 2DS handheld for yourself or perhaps a younger member of your family. Besides that, the price is hard to beat. Are you interested in Nintendo’s newest hardware bundle?

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From The Chatty

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    August 15, 2017 3:58 PM

    Jason Venter posted a new article, Newest Nintendo 2DS Bundle Adds Mario to the Deal

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      August 15, 2017 4:13 PM

      guess they still have a bunch of the old CPU's in a warehouse.

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        August 15, 2017 4:15 PM

        They're also cheap and it serves a large market.

        The 3DS line is selling more than it did last year. Thing will not die.

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          August 15, 2017 4:16 PM

          Yeah, I was thinking they would move to the New! line completely, but the standard 2DS does have a significantly lower price.

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            August 15, 2017 4:22 PM

            Yeah, $80 is an easy spend for 10 and under

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              August 15, 2017 5:37 PM

              Kids that age are hard on their things, so this is a way for parents to test the waters without spending twice the money on a system the kid might trash within a week. And for Nintendo, it brings one more person into the fold. That's a person who over the following years might buy all sorts of Nintendo hardware and games. Selling a 2DS with a game almost qualifies as marketing spend.

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      August 15, 2017 4:19 PM

      So this is the "newest" 2DS bundle, but it's not actually a "New" 2DS? Or...it is new hardware (not a refurb), just not the "New" model? Jesus Nintendo...