Nintendo 2DS price drop brings handheld down to $99 next week

Nintendo has announced it is dropping the price of its Nintendo 2DS handheld down to $99 starting next week.

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Nintendo has announced a price cut for its Nintendo 2DS handheld that knocks it down from its current retail price of $129.99 to $99.99.

The Nintendo 2DS will still come packaged with a game at the $99.99 price point as a digital version of Mario Kart 7 will be included.

“At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”

The price drop of the Nintendo 2DS will go into effect starting on August 30.

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    August 20, 2015 6:36 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nintendo 2DS price drop brings handheld down to $99 next week

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      August 20, 2015 6:40 AM

      cheap enough where its almost an impulse purchase for me but not being able to fold it down removes a lot of the appeal for me.

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        August 20, 2015 6:42 AM

        Yeah if it had still been a clamshell I would have considered one. 3D is always turned off on mine.

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        August 20, 2015 7:10 AM

        I'm tempted to impulse buy this just to play zelda.

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      August 20, 2015 6:41 AM

      Isn't the 2Ds based on the old 3ds and can't run games for the "new" 3ds?

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        August 20, 2015 6:55 AM

        Yes.

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        August 20, 2015 6:55 AM

        LOL what new games, Nintendo hasn't mentioned any new games that will utilize the new 3ds except xenoblades so far. Even the new hyrule warriors game won't need the new 3ds which is weird because the wii u game has massive fps drops on the gamepad if you play co-op.

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          August 20, 2015 6:57 AM

          Really, is that the only game that uses the new hardware?

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            August 20, 2015 7:00 AM

            I believe the port of Binding of Isaac also requires it but there isn't much else that has been announced. It is the superior experience in a lot of ways for a number of games though, particularly Codename S.T.E.A.M. and Monster Hunter 4.

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              August 20, 2015 7:11 AM

              how is it superior? Faster frame rate or loading?

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                August 20, 2015 7:15 AM

                Much less downtime in Codename S.T.E.A.M. between enemy turns and level loading. Improved load times and graphics in Monster Hunter 4. The nub for camera control leads to a smoother gameplay experience for both games as well.

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                  August 20, 2015 10:37 AM

                  Also the face tracking makes the 3D so much better, it's a huge improvement.

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                    August 20, 2015 10:58 AM

                    Yeah the 3d effect is a lot more usable. No more going crosseyed or getting headaches.

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          August 20, 2015 9:47 AM

          Seems like suicide for a dev to support only the new 3ds. Marginal gains and losing a ton of userbase

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        August 20, 2015 12:19 PM

        Wait WTF? First I've heard of this 'New' 3DS. And they're seriously calling it the "New 3DS XL"? What a terrible branding strategy. No wonder I was confused. Even 3DS+ would have been better.

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          August 20, 2015 2:20 PM

          It's because of the stupid name that so many people who would normally have heard about it don't remember it. It released around this time last year in Japan IIRC and in May or so this year in the states. It is effectively the 3DSi/3DSi XL of this generation of Nintendo handhelds as it has faster hardware than its older siblings.

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