Nintendo’s new 2DS XL is a flipping stick-fest of diminutive proportions

Bigger screens, smaller body, more buttons
28 April 2017

Nintendo’s first 2DS was an unnecessary door wedge of gaming mediocrity. Mercifully, this new iteration, the 2DS XL (US$149, RM650), goes back to the flip-top form so associated with the DS brand - and serves up a fair few tweaks in the process. Its top display measures 4.88 inches diagonally, offering plenty of play space - despite a slimmer shell and a mere 260 gram weight. There’s a new C Stick, too, for precision inputs, alongside a pair of additional trigger buttons and Amiibo support. Oh, and it’ll play nice with existing DS and 3DS games when it launches on 28 July - albeit in 2D.

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