Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL

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  1. Chary
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    Coming out of absolutely nowhere, Nintendo has revealed a new variation of the 2DS...the New 2DS XL! The system features a top screen that looks almost like a cell phone snapped onto the bottom of a 3DS. It has the extra processing power of the N3DS, amiibo functionality, and the C-stick nub, while, just like the original 2DS, omits the 3D feature of the handheld. The New 2DS XL will release on July 28, and retail for $149.99.
     


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    I forgot
    Well...ok. :mellow:
     
  3. ElijahZAwesome

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    It looks a lot fancier than the other 3ds'. I'd totally buy it if I didn't already have a 3ds.
     
  4. Memoir

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    Holy hell. I may actually pick this up! :o Just gotta remember... May be a new hardware revision entirely. ;(
     
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    it's about time TBH, the n3ds has been out for a while. they had enough time to make a new 2ds with it.
     
  6. Wolfvak

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    They forgot '& Knuckles'.
    Honestly though, I might get one, prices for a somewhat-dying console drop fast (just look at the last years of the DSi...)
     
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    What, why...
    You know what's coming next, don't you?
    YES, MORE SYSTEM UPDATES. ^_^
     
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    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Talk about out of nowhere. Nintendo is going to milk this as long as they can it's it's so fucking stupid. Why would anybody buy this
     
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    Slick! If I didn't own a 3DS already, this would be on my radar for sure. The 3D aspect to the 3DS is so rarely used anyway, might as well save the hundred bucks.
     
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    I bet the only reason they're releasing this is to patch a bunch of exploits. They don't even care. They're not doing this for any financial purposes, they're fixing some exploits just because they can.
     
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    what if i told you im legitimately slightly interested in this?
     
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    . . .So, uh, can you do a system transfer while not being on the latest firmware somehow? Because I am ridiculously tempted to upgrade to this from my launch day O3DS. It's so sleek and sexy plus offers all the benefits of a N3DS. I'm sold!
     
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    i think you can if you have A9LH
     
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    The 3DS still has major games releasing this year, and, what better way to milk the twilight years of a console than by milking it dry? We have the DSi and Gameboy Micro, so it's not too far afield to assume they'd do this. Not to mention, the smartphone-esque design is...interesting. That might draw in some casuals. A new piece of Nintendo tech will draw in the hardcore Nintendo-crazy collector crowd, and, it'll hook in any parents who haven't yet bought a 3DS for their kid yet, but lack the funds for a Switch. There's also the fact that it's "premium" branding, with the "XL" moniker, making it more of a draw than a N3DS regular, for the same price. It's stupid, but it's Nintendo, so it'll likely sell in droves.
     
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    Dat stability, doe.
     
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    FUUUUUUU!!!!!! I dont plan on getting one but, but, It's SO beautiful, sleek and sexy! Dammit Nintendo! :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:
     
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    It actually looks really good, if I didn't have my New 3DS, I would for sure fet this one.
     
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    Great minds. o3o

    On topic, I think it looks pretty slick and might be a good alternative for people that don't really care about the 3d aspect but want the extra power the n3ds has. As I said on discord, I wonder if it will ship 11.4 or if they've had em ready to go for awhile now, in which case hopefully ships 11.3 or so.
     
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    Over there ;)
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    Your not the only one.
     
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    Its ok. But kinda late in the game for this
     
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