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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Own a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS

Nintendo is proving they are still 100% fully committed to their handheld consoles despite also backing the mobile gaming scene on iOS and Android.

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced/previewed a ton of games as well as new handheld versions of the 2DS.

New 3DS & 2DS XL

If you don't have a 3DS XL, now's a pretty dang good time to get one. You can also get a 2DS XL for a really great price (like $150) and play all of the 3DS games Nintendo announced.

A few New 2DS XL models were just announced during the Direct as well including one we're sure will sell out immediately:

Nintendo 3DS Games Announced / Shown at the
Nintendo Direct

Graev and I were both truly shocked to see such a strong and overwhelmingly "wow" showing for games coming soon to the 3DS & 2DS:

  • Mario Party: The Top 100
  • Kirbyâ„¢: Battle Royale
  • YO-KAI WATCHâ„¢ 2: Psychic Specters, and Oni Evolution
  • Metroidâ„¢: Samus Returns
  • Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
  • Mario & Luigiâ„¢: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

We'll have more 3DS game coverage to come on these games and systems over the next little bit.

Now really is a great time to jump in and get a 3DS or 2DS system for the Q4/Holiday release lineup.

  • As a non nintendo fan, and as such not particularly invested in their IP, this list makes me think it is a rather uninteresting line-up and no reason for me to buy. Metroid is the only vaguely interesting one for me.

    • That’s kind of like someone who doesn’t like ice cream saying how various flavors of ice cream don’t interest them. 😛

      I think Nintendo has done a pretty phenomenal job of continually supporting the 3DS. In fact, I think they’e done better with the 3DS than they’ve done with the Wii, Wii U, and even up until now the Switch all combined. The Switch is (thankfully) showing that it’s on a trajectory to surpass its previous two predecessors.

      Nintendo’s official site has a list of games coming out ( and a list of what came out this year already ( That looks pretty good to me.

      • It is more like saying to someone who likes icecream: If you want this rather tiny amount of flavors, you need to buy this special moderately expensive scoop.
        I agree they’ve done better than on the Wii and Wii U, but that is still a low bar to set.