Nintendo announced today a new version of Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 2DS. The Nintendo 2DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS titles, and plays all Nintendo 3DS games, but only in 2D.
The Nintendo 2DS will retails for $129.99, which is a lot cheaper when compared to the 3DS that costs $169.99. Nintendo's new handheld will be available in two versions: black with blue trim and black with red trim. The Nintendo 2DS will feature two cameras, allowing users take photos or record videos, and even though the handheld can't show this content in 3D, when the SD card is inserted in a 3DS, you will be able to see the content in 3D.
According to Scoot Moffitt, Nintendo's marketing executive, the company isn't steping away from 3D handhelds, the 3DS sales are doing well and it will continue on sale, and continues on to say that the Nintendo 2DS is aimed at attracting more consumers for its lower price. "It doesn't mean that we are not committed at all to 3D and that we don't think that's a really valuable, unique eye-popping feature for a lot of gamers. We just wanted to continue growing the installed base and needed to find a way to get to a price point that was more accessible for a broad swath of consumers," said Moffitt.
The Nintendo 2DS will be available on the 12th of October, the same day as PokÃ©mon X and PokÃ©mon Y.