Nintendo revealed the specs for its upcoming 2DS, and there are some interesting tidbits. For one, the screen real estate is exactly that of the regular 3DS, though it boasts slightly improved, if not still-mediocre, battery life: 3.5-5.5 hours for the 2DS versus 3-5 hours for the regular 3DS and 3.5-6.5 hours for the 3DS XL.
In addition, the 2DS weighs slightly more than the 3DS, coming in at 260 grams versus the 3DS’ 235 gram figure. Even so, it’s still less than the 3DS XL’s 336 gram total weight. Europeans will rejoice, as the 2DS comes with a power adapter. I say that because, for every region except North America, the 3DS XL did not come packaged with a power adapter.
The 2DS does not have a power-saving mode, and will come packed with mono speakers. Thankfully, plugging in headphones will provide stereo for potential 2DS owners. You can look at the comparison chart in all its glory down below.
The 2DS will launch on October 12 for $129.99.