No that is not a typo, and no, we are not kidding. Nintendo just announced today their latest handheld gaming system called the Nintendo 2DS.
The Nintendo 2DS will be available for purchase on October 12, and will be compatible with all existed 3DS and most DS games. Even though the Nintendo 2DS will not offer 3D graphics on its main view screen, it will however take photos and videos in 3D, and those files can be transferred from the memory card to a device that does display 3D graphics. This is one of the existing 3DS features that is including on the 2DS, allowing it to be classified within the 3DS family of Nintendo handheld gaming devices.
At a price point of $129.99, the Nintendo 2DS is about $40 cheaper than the Nintendo 3DS and $70 cheaper than the Nintendo 3DS XL. The system comes in either red or blue, with an accessory kit designed to get you playing right away. A color coordinated carrying case will be available as for purchase as well for an additional $12.
This new system is designed to be the mid way point for those handheld gamers who just refuse to get on the 3DS bandwagon and have been clingling loyally to the previous generation DS line.
The game system is expected to launch subsequently in Europe but no plans for a Japan launch have been announced as of yet.