Today, Nintendo took the wraps off of its latest handheld console, the New Nintendo 2DS XL. The console is effectively an updated and enlarged version of the 2DS that was released a few years ago. While the new device does offer quite a few improvements over the previous model, one major difference is that it is now packaged in a convenient clamshell design.
Like the 2DS, the New 2DS XL will be able to take advantage of the large library of titles that are currently available for the 3DS and the original Nintendo DS. Since it does not include a 3D display, 3DS games will just play out on the dual screens in normal 2D without the stereoscopic 3D effects. As mentioned previously, the new handheld will come in a clamshell design that will house two larger displays and will also come with a C-stick, that was originally introduced on the 3DS refresh.
Although making headlines today, the New Nintendo 2DS XL will not be on store shelves until July 28 and will be available for $149.99. However, those looking for a cheaper option will still be able to purchase the original 2DS for $79.99.