Here's where you can pre-order the New Nintendo 2DS XL

Has Nintendo's Metroid: Samus Returns (opens in new tab) announcement at E3 got you hankering for a handheld to play it on? Or has the idea of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon finally pushed you in the direction of Ninty's lovely portable offerings? Well rather than go all the way up to a 3DS, the upcoming  New Nintendo 2DS XL shifts the previously unfoldable device to a 3DS-style clamshell design and comes in two rather lovely colour schemes, black and turquoise and white and orange. Plus, cheaper. 

Removing that pesky extra dimension doesn't just mean that the console is thinner and has a better battery life but also that it's a whole lot easier on your bank balance. The New 2DS comes with Amiibo compatibility too so there's a stack of reasons to upgrade. This all means that of course you can already snare your New Nintendo 2DS XL pre-order from a number of retailers to make sure you get your day one fix on July 28. Below are the best deals you can currently get on pre-orders and some select bundle deals already on offer with launch games Hey Pikmin!, Miitopia and Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training. 

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.