Nintendo Confirms You Can Transfer Your 3DS Data to the New 2DS XL

With the surprise unveiling of the new Nintendo 2DS XL, everyone’s scrambling to learn whatever they can about the device. If you’re, for whatever reason, looking to upgrade (downgrade?) to a 2DS XL from a 3DS, you’ll be able to transfer all your data.

A representative at Nintendo confirmed that:

Yes. It is possible to perform a system transfer from any system in the Nintendo 3DS family to New Nintendo 2DS XL.

The device is designed for users who want a handheld that strikes a balance between the 2DS and the New 3DS XL. (Nintendo really needs to work on their naming conventions. The Switch is an awesome name, though.)

As we covered a bit ago, the New 2DS XL is a slightly lighter handheld than the New 3DS XL. Though, they share a similarly sized screen. As its name implies, the 2DS lacks the stereoscopic 3D functionality.

The new Nintendo 2DS XL is scheduled to arrive on July 28. It’ll run you $150 bucks. That’s only half the cost of the Switch. That said, you’d have to be pretty invested in your library of 2DS/3DS games to want to purchase a New 2DS XL now, rather than saving up to own a Nintendo Switch.

Shawn Gallagher

Shawn Gallagher

Shawn Gallagher has been a gamer his entire life. Other features Shawn's possessed his entire life include being a: geek, nerd, fanboy, artist, writer, editor, and a glutton. Through these powers combined--well...he's no Captain Planet, but he can certainly share his knowledge with others using at least one of those traits.
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