Nintendo is certainly no stranger when it comes to different designs and iterations of their current-gen handheld systems. The Nintendo 3DS especially has seen several different remodels since it’s original release back in 2011, and it seems that Nintendo will be continuing that trend for a little bit longer.

Nintendo has officially revealed the older brother in the Nintendo 2DS family – the Nintendo 2DS XL! The Nintendo 2DS XL is a bit different than it’s predecessor; while the system remainsĀ a stereoscopic-3Dless handheld, this new addition takes on the more traditional 3DS design, ultimately allowing you to open and close the two screen, just as you would on any other 3DS handheld.

The most notable change, obviously, are the enhanced screen sizes. Yes, these screens are much larger, than the previous 2Ds screen. While the top display may look to be a bit larger than what you would find on a New Nintendo 3DS XL system, Nintendo has confirmed that the screen sizes are exactly the same size as the ones on the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Both the top and bottom screens on the Nintendo 2DS XL look to be much more sleeker and slick than compared to the New Nintendo 3DS XL screens, and the system itself is likely to be a bit lighter. While further information is likely on the way regarding the system and it’s specs, the Nintendo 2DS XL will also feature an enhanced processor, most likely up-to-par with the New Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL processor, and will also feature built-in Amiibo functionality.


The Nintendo 2DS XL officially arrives on July 13th in Japan, and on July 28th in the US at a suggested retail price of $149.99!


Specs for the system have been revealed via released images which go into detail regarding what the Nintendo 2DS XL will include, as well as it’s functions. You can check those out below.