2DS Gets Permanent Price Drop to $99

Nintendo 2DS

After two years on the market, Nintendo is giving the 2DS handheld a permanent price drop. The 3D-less handheld will retail for $99 starting Sunday August 30th. Despite the discount, the system will continue to include a digital copy of Mario Kart 7 (a $39.99 value).

Nintendo of America’s Scott Moffit had this to say about the price drop:

“At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers. The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup 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.”

The Nintendo 2DS offers all the features of the 3DS family, minus the stereoscopic 3D effect and the extra features of the New 3DS line. The 2DS has seen plenty of discounts in the past, especially at the holidays, but those deals were limited time offers.

This fall, owners of the 2DS and regular 3DS will get amiibo support via a special NFC reader. Ninendo is bundling the accessory with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer starting September 25th.

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