Nintendo Announces the 2DS XL

A new variation of the 2DS console has been announced, this time sporting a bigger screen and similar clam-shell design to its 3DS siblings. While a black and turquoise version will be the only one launching in the US, an orange and white model will be released in Japan and possibly Europe as well.

Unlike the original 2DS it includes a c-stick which makes playing games such as Super Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter easier. It also includes the ability to utilize NFC technology to scan Amiibo figures placed on its lower screen. Its suggested retail price is $149.99 in the US and it will debut on July 28.

Does this tempt anyone? It still lacks 3D functionality, but it certainly looks slick! Such a small bezel almost makes the screens feel larger too.