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.