Nintendo announced today a budget-minded 3DS system that eschews the "3D" aspects of the hand-held to make it cheaper for those who want one without the high cost of entry. The new system is called the 2DS and has the same functionality as the 3DS sans the 3D slider, 3D effects that come along with it, and the clam shell design.
The 2DS features the two screens of the 3DS but is no longer hinged, meaning that it is a bit bigger than the 3DS when it is closed. It features a tablet style design, two cameras, the ability to play 3DS and DS games, SD card support, and a much lower price point than the 3DS.
The 3DS currently retails for $170, but the 2DS will be about $40 cheaper at a price point of $130.
The system will launch alongside Pokemon X and Y on October 12. It will come in two colors: red and blue.