This new Nintendo 2DS looks like a Poke Ball



Sometimes, an single picture tells the whole story. 

Nintendo has a new version of its 2DS XL dual-screen folding handheld game system. It looks like a Poke Ball, those things you throw to catch and enslave monsters in the popular Pokemon series of games. It’s coming out in the US on November 3 for an undisclosed price, though it’ll probably be the same $150 / £130 / AU$200 you’d pay for the vanilla version today.

And unless Nintendo’s wised up about supply and demand — its recent decision to produce more NES Classics is a good omen, I suppose — you’ll never, ever be able to buy one.

I guess that’s not the entire story, though, because there are other versions of the 2DS XL coming as well.

Like this delicious (50-50 bar, anyone?) orange and white variant coming on October 6:

Or these purple and green-highlit versions headed (exclusively?) to Japan on October 5:

And if you’re truly not embarassed to proclaim your love for Pokemon in public, you could import this Pikachu-faced variant:

Pikachu 2DS LL Japan


Choices, choices. 

All of these devices were announced during a Nintendo Direct livestream today, along with an awful lot of Nintendo Switch game news. The highlights:


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