Nintendo has confirmed that it’s cutting the price of the 2DS once again. The company’s handheld console originally retailed at $130 but it was soon reduced to $100. Now, less than a year after the first price cut was put in place, Nintendo today announced that it’s cutting the price by an additional $20 on May 20th, after which the Nintendo 2DS will be available for $80 only. Clearly the company is trying to sell as many of its handheld consoles as it can and cutting the price is often a good way to bring a surge in sales.
Given that the handheld console comes with a digital copy of Mario Kart 7, which itself costs $20, the latest price cut makes the handheld console a very compelling buy for people who are in the market for a small console that they can carry around with them.
If you’re not yet convinced that spending $80 on a Nintendo 2DS is justified, perhaps you might be interested to find out that just yesterday Nintendo announced the release date for Pokémon Sun and Moon, even though the games will not be released until November this year.
The 2DS is getting several new titles in the coming weeks including but not limited to Mighty No.9 and Kirby: Planet Robobot, so owners won’t exactly get bored of their handheld console too soon.