Nintendo 2DS Price to Drop by $30
Nintendo's alternative to the 3DS will be having a $30 price drop. That's right — the 2DS is getting a massive discount, and it now comes with Mario Kart 7.
Just in time for Nintendo's upcoming line of 3DS games coming this fall, the House of Mario announced a price drop for the 2DS handheld. This alternative to the 3DS might not fold, but it's price sure does. The 2DS originally launched in late 2013 to coincide with the release of Pokemon X and Y. This handheld doesn't have the clamshell design of its predecessors, nor does it have a 3D display, but it plays the 3DS' entire library just fine. Obviously, the 2DS is geared towards younger players and also for those who don't care for 3D visuals.
“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 Nintendo 2DS' suggested retail price will drop down to $99.99 starting on Aug. 30. Best of all, the 2DS will now be packaged with a digital version of Mario Kart 7. Since the Nintendo eShop is still selling Mario Kart 7 for $29.99, this bundle's price is kind of like getting a 2DS for only $70.
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