Even after the runaway success of the Switch, the Nintendo DS refuses to die. It's still one of the best handheld platforms around, and thanks to the New Nintendo 2DS XL, it ended its run on a high note. The DS has seen multiple hardware updates throughout its life, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and the New 2DS XL is the Goldilocks iteration. It's just the right balance of features and usability. It throws out the gimmicks of the 3DS, ditches the bulky design of the original 2DS in favor of the classic clamshell, and updates the screen to its best-ever quality. Despite its age, the New 2DS XL is an excellent little system, so it's worth watching for Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL savings this year.
Nintendo has a reputation for setting immovable prices, and its consoles are no exception to this rule, but the magic of Black Friday means every retailer under the sun will be fighting to sell systems this fall. Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon have offered competitive Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals in the past, and precisely because the Switch is starting to curb interest in the DS line - thereby encouraging retailers to move DS units before their value drops - we're expecting some excellent deals this year.
Ahead of the Black Friday rush, here's a look at what Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL discounts to expect - and where - and some of the best deals available right now.
When will the Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals start
While Black Friday technically kicks off on November 29, 2019, there's a good chance that you'll see some Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals start coming online before then – in fact, some retailers even start putting deals live up to two weeks in advance! You won't need to rush to get a Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deal on November 29 either, as discounts often run up to Cyber Monday on December 2, 2019.
You will also want to keep an eye on outlets like GameStop US, as the retailer is known for running some pretty tasty Black Friday game deals in previous years. If you aren't in the US and looking for some Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals, you might be surprised to learn that eBay UK is a solid source for discounted Nintendo hardware, games, and accessories.
There's a chance Nintendo itself will offer up its own Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals, given how hard it will be pushing Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. Of course, the Nintendo 2DS XL bundle deals continue to be pretty amazing in 2019; if you're looking for a great handheld console with an awesome selection of games to choose from, you really can't go wrong with the Nintendo 2DS XL. It offers great performance and good times, all without breaking the bank.
What to look for in Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals
If you're in the market for good Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deals, there are a few things that you should be aware of. Of course, the best thing you should do is keep your eyes locked to GamesRadar for all of the best deals and discounts, but you can expect to see those come from sites like Amazon, Walmart, GameStop US, and eBay UK.
While there aren't a huge array of new games 2019 for the 3DS family of systems nowadays, there is a huge array of absolute classics available. In fact, working out what the best 3DS games to buy with your console is a bit of a challenge in and of itself, given how many are available.
As a general rule, the Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL game deals you should look out for includes Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. There are plenty more that I could recommend, but these four are sure to delight any and all that play them!
Nintendo 2DS XL deals available now
If you can't wait for the day to pick up a Black Friday Nintendo 2DS XL deal, you can go ahead and pick up a machine right now. While you won't likely get the same discounts that you might by waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are the Nintendo 2DS XL deals that are available right now: