Nintendo cuts 2DS price in US

Ben Parfitt
Nintendo cuts 2DS price in US

The 3DS is now $30 cheaper in North America.

Nintendo has cut the price of the handheld to $99.99, which equates to around 63.50 in real, Queen's money. That price includes a copy of Mario Kart 7.

In the UK Nintendo doesn't officially set RRPs, but generally you're looking at around 95-100 for a standalone unit or 105-110 for a bundle including a game.

The new price comes into effect in the US tomorrow (August 21st).

The 2DS is effectively a 3DS in all but name but with two big differences – it doesn't have a clamshell folding design and it doesn't offer 3D functionality.

At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers,” Nintendo of America's VP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt said.

The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong line-up 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.”

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