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New Nintendo 2DS XL

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New Nintendo 2DS XL
Newニンテンドー2DS LL
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Black + Turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL
Technical details
Media Nintendo 3DS Game Card, Nintendo DS/DSi Game Card, digital distribution
Storage capacity 256 MB (64MB dedicated to the OS), 10 MB VRAM, microSD memory card
CPU 268 MHz ARM11 MPCore quad-core
Model no. JAN-001[1]
Can connect with Wii U, Nintendo DS
Input Touch Screen (stylus), ABXY buttons, D-pad, Circle Pad, C-stick, shoulder buttons
Backwards compatible with Nintendo DS/DSi
Services provided Nintendo Network
Launch date NA: July 28, 2017[2]
JP: July 13, 2017[3]
EU: July 28, 2017[4]
AUS: June 15, 2017[5]
KOR: July 13, 2017[6]
Discontinue date September 17, 2020
Units sold N/A
Predecessor Successor

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the sixth model within the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the third New Nintendo 3DS system, to be released in July 2017. The system is meant to accompany the New Nintendo 3DS XL and the original Nintendo 2DS as a "third choice", at a price point between the two systems.[2]


Like the original Nintendo 2DS, the New Nintendo 2DS XL does not play games in stereoscopic 3D. Unlike the original system, which uses a slate design, the New Nintendo 2DS uses the clamshell design of all other Nintendo 3DS family systems. The system uses the same larger screens featured on the New Nintendo 3DS XL (said to be 82% larger than the original Nintendo 2DS screen dimensions[7]). While the system is lighter and designed with a sleeker and slimmer appearance, it features the same upgraded hardware as the other New Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as the added shoulder buttons and c-stick.[2] The system features an NFC reader and writer built under its touch screen like the other models.[2]

Some features have been adjusted for this model. The HOME button has been moved underneath the d-pad, and the volume slider has been moved to the side of the system.[2] The rear cameras have also been moved to the back of the system, while the front camera has been placed on the hinge (similar to the Nintendo DSi).[3] The stereo speakers[8] are now located on the bottom of the system.[9] Finally, the notification LED has also been moved to the hinge.[9] The Game Card and SD card slots have been placed underneath a door on the bottom of the system.[1]


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The New Nintendo 2DS XL is compatible with all Nintendo 3DS titles, including New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive games. The system also retains backwards compatibility with Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi titles.[2]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 New Nintendo 2DS XL - official hardware pictures. GoNintendo (April 28, 2017). Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nintendo to launch New Nintendo 2DS XL portable system on July 28. Nintendo (April 27, 2017). Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 大画面の2DS「Newニンテンドー2DS LL」 7月13日発売! (April 28, 2017). Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. "Say hello to a new member of the Nintendo #3DS family: New Nintendo #2DS XL, launching July 28th." Nintendo of Europe on Twitter (April 28, 2017). Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  5. New Nintendo 2DS XL portable system to launch in Australia & New Zealand on June 15!. Nintendo Australia (April 28, 2017). Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. 한국닌텐도, New 닌텐도 2DS XL 발매 및 본체와 동시에 발매되는 닌텐도 3DS 소프트웨어 발표. (May 26, 2017). Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  7. "Screens 82% larger compared to 2DS" Wario64 on Twitter (April 27, 2017). Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  8. "New 2DS XL vs 2DS vs New 3DS XL specs". Wario64 on Twitter (April 27, 2017). Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Overview of New Nintendo 2DS XL unit" Wario64 on Twitter (April 27, 2017). Retrieved April 27, 2017.

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