Nintendo announced a new handheld console which would be released in October 12 for $129.99. The next generation of 3DS, Nintendo 2DS is actually a 3DS without it’s 3D capabilities. It will feature a slate-like design, with dual screens the same size as 3DS.
The 2DS is fully compatible with all 3DS and DS games in 2D. It will also includes two cameras on the back side, so AR games still function and players can still take 3D photos, to be transferred to hardware that does display stereoscopic 3D imagery.
“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” Nintendo describes the 2DS.
Nintendo is hoping the new 2DS handheld console will work alongside the Wii U price cut to boost sales for the Christmas season.