With the release of the New 2DS XL, the range of handhelds from the 2D / 3DS family is somewhat less manageable. But why does Nintendo bring such a new hardware to the start? This question was answered by Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview.
Nintendo recently announced that the production of the Mini NES was discontinued because the company does not have unlimited resources and the available options are to be focused on other products. This also apparently includes the New 2DS XL, which was announced a few days ago by Nintendo. The handheld is to conquer the local market on July 28, 2017 and is already pre-orderable in the variants black / turquoise and white / orange.
In a conversation with the Time Magazine editors, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, after the announcement of the New 2DS XL, explained why another model of the 3DS / 2DS family is being postponed. According to his statement, the hardware is aimed at players who are looking for something between the 2DS and the 3DS.
“There are visible differences between these three products and we believe in our market by offering these three variants,” says Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo 2DS really focuses on new players – the four, five or six-year-olds who are just entering the game but want to experience Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros or Pokémon.”
“And we believe the Nintendo 3DS XL with a price of 199 dollars is a full-featured and all-featured product – the Cadillac of handheld gambling, if you call it that, and then we heard from the consumers That they want something that is in between. ” And this is from now on the New 2DS XL.