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If you’re in the market for a new handheld, this news might be exactly what you’ve been waiting for! Nintendo just announced that the suggested retail price for the 2DS will be dropping from the usual $129.99 to just $99.99 on August 30th. To make the deal even sweeter, a digital copy of Mario Kart 7 will be included with the system. The price may be lower, but you’ll still end up getting more!

From Nintendo’s official press release:

“Ever since it launched in October 2013, Nintendo 2DS has been the go-to system for newcomers to the world of quality Nintendo video games. The system plays nearly the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, as well as most Nintendo DS games. Players with Internet access can compete online, or enjoy local multiplayer co-op experiences with other Nintendo 3DS family system owners. With no hinges, the durable construction of Nintendo 2DS makes it perfect for younger players.”

Whether you’re a Nintendo collector and you’ve been waiting for the right time to add a 2DS to your collection, or you think the 2DS would be the perfect gift for someone younger you know, this significant price drop is definitely a nice reason to consider picking up the handheld!


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.