The uni-body sans-3D alternative to the 3DS is getting a permanent price drop next Friday.
Just over two years ago, Nintendo revealed the Nintendo 2DS handheld console. Released in October 2013, the system was designed for those who can deal without the stereoscopic-3D of the Nintendo 3DS. The system is also the first uni-body handheld from Nintendo since the release of the Game Boy Micro in 2005, as the 2DS ditches the clam-shell design of the past handhelds for a solid uni-body structure.
Nintendo recently announced that the 2DS will begin selling for $79.99 on May 20, dropping from the original list price of $99.99. While curious gamers will have the option of purchasing the console at $20 less, Nintendo will also release a “Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart 7 Bundle” and “Nintendo 2DS YO-KAI WATCH Bundle”the same day for $99.99 each; the bundles feature a red 2DS with a digital copy of either Mario Kart 7 (code included within box) or YO-KAI WATCH (pre-installed), a 4GB SDHC memory card, and 6 Nintendo AR Cards.
Both the Mario Kart 7 and YO-KAI WATCH Nintendo 2DS bundles can be purchased through Amazon, GameStop, Toys R’ Us, Nintendo and other retailers starting on 5/20.