Going into effect on August 30th, the price will be dropped from $129.99 to $99.99. The 2DS is currently bundled with a free digital copy of Mario Kart 7 and despite the price cut, the game will remain included.
“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,” Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffitt said in a statement.
The 2DS was always an interesting alternative to the 3DS to me, as it actually looks more comfortable to hold than my 3DS XL. However, I don’t know anyone who owns one so I wonder how well it actually sells. Maybe not too well if that’s what this price drop is saying.
Esteban Cuevas is an Associate Editor for Middle of Nowhere Gaming and can’t bring himself to get into Fire Emblem: Awakening because holding the 3DS XL for too long hurts his hands. You can follow him on Twitter, and check out his other work on YouTube, Twitch, and WordPress.