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Nintendo Unveils New Handheld Console

Category: Gaming
Posted: 02:30PM

Nintendo has announced the upcoming release of its next handheld gaming device, the 2DS. The 2DS is billed as an entry level device and will be backwards compatible with more than 2,000 games from the DS and 3DS devices. The 2DS abandons the clam shell form factor and returns to a single faced design. As the name implies, the 2DS will not support three dimensional viewing. The 2DS will be available on October 12 at an MSRP of $130. In addition to the new handheld, the Wii U Deluxe Set will see a $50 price drop, giving it a new price of $299.99. IDC research manager for gaming Lewis Ward believes that, "The price drop, coupled with new game card launches, such as "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y", which will arrive the same day as 2DS, will help lift Nintendo's holiday season results relative to 2012."

Source: PC World

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