Nintendo 2DS in Black/Blue and Red/White

Nintendo 2DS Handheld System with Mario Kart 7 - Electric Blue


Nintendo 2DS is a slate-like handheld that plays 3DS games in 2D

The new Nintendo 2DS system gives you all the features of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, minus 3D viewing. And the price makes the world of Nintendo games even more accessible.

The Nintendo 2DS is a new handheld in the DS family due out on October 12 for $130, in red and blue. As its name suggests, the 2DS plays all 3DS and DS games, but in 2D. It's a solid piece of hardware, no hinges, with dual screens the same size as 3DS screens, one circle pad, a camera, a single speaker and standard DS face buttons. Nintendo calls the 2DS "an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system."

Nintendo describes the 2DS as follows: "The system features a distinctive fixed, slate-type form factor .... Nintendo 2DS maintains many of the same hardware features as Nintendo 3DS: dual screens, game-play controls and touch-screen features. The system also has backward compatibility with the existing library of more than 2,000 Nintendo DS games, as well as access to wireless connectivity features like multiplayer online game play, fun Nintendo Video content and great digitally delivered games in the Nintendo eShop."

No, this is not a joke.

For a better look at the size of the 2DS, check out of a young boy holding it in one hand (and smudging the screen). Optional carrying cases, also in red and blue, are due out at launch for $13. October 12 also marks the release of .

Nintendo 2DS is a slate-like handheld that plays 3DS games in 2D

Nintendo 2DS is a slate-like handheld that plays 3DS games in 2D

Nintendo is releasing a new portable console: the Nintendo 2DS! This device will be launched on the 12th of October in Europe. This little brother of the 3DS is a smaller handheld but with quite some power. There will be two colours available, namely Black’nBlue and White’nRed. You will be able to play both 3DS and DS games in 2D.

Nintendo will introduce the Nintendo 2DS, an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D in October.