Nintendo has just announced the next version of the 3DS, the 2DS. The 2DS will launch October 12, the same day as Pokemon X and Y, for $130.00, $40.00 less than the current standard 3DS. The 2DS is not capable of 3D, but will play 3DS and DS games. It will come in blue and red at launch.
While not capable of 3D gaming, the 2DS can still take 3D photos with its camera. These can then be saved on an SD card.
Aimed at younger children and those who desire a lower price, the 2DS’s simpler, tablet-based design make it more durable and child friendly.
“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,” Reggie Fils-Ammie, Nintendo of America president said.