The IGN reported on August 28, 2013, that gaming giant Nintendo has announced the launch of the 2DS entry-level handheld system.
Reportedly, the 2DS will reach the markets of North America bearing a price tag of $129.99 on October 12th.
However, on the same day, the 2DS will be available at stores in UK/Europe at an estimated price of £109.99 and Australia/NZ at AUD$149.95/NZD$179.95.
Even though the 2DS is engineered to feature full compatibility with all 3DS and DS games, yet it can not display games in 3D.
It bears resemblance to the 3DS model in terms of functionalities such as WiFi, local multiplayer, and sleep option that can be turned on using a slider.
Quoting Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, the IGN mentioned, “Imagine a standard 3DS laid all the way flat, and with the depth slider all the way down. Everything else is there in the system.”
The company has announced that the 2DS model will be available in two color variants viz. red and blue. It will feature a 4GB SD card, two cameras on the back side and one speaker which plays mono sound.
For those who wish to hear full stereo quality, its headphone jack is the only option. In terms of power source, 2DS copies 3DS and DSi as it uses same power source as these models.
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