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Nintendo has dropped the price of the Nintendo 2DS yet again. Nintendo

Nintendo has been looking at the mobile gaming industry with high hopes. With the release of its Miitomo app, which has been a success, Nintendo has unveiled more plans.w

The next step for Nintendo is to look at its two upcoming mobile games, which are slated for the free-to-play market. The Wall Street Journal reported that the release window for the two games is sometime this autumn.

While there are no concrete details as of yet, the two games will come from popular franchises of Nintendo: “Fire Emblem” and “Animal Crossing.” Free-to-play has become a standard in mobile gaming, and given the track record of Miitomo since its release, Nintendo may be looking at a fairly successful run in the mobile gaming industry.

Nintendo has also announced the price drop of its Nintendo 2DS. Come May 20, the Nintendo 2DS will now have a suggested retail price of US$79.99 (approx. AU$109), as announced in an official announcement. This is a US$20 (approx. AU$14.70).

According to the company, there are even some bundles that offer the “Mario Kart 7” as a pre-installed title, which makes it an even better deal.

“Nintendo 2DS is the best value available for a portable dedicated gaming system and is great for gaming on the go,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The system has a library full of high-quality games for purchase, some in our Nintendo Selects category for less than $20 each, featuring Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Zelda.”

Apart from the new games and the amiibo function on the Nintendo 2DS, this price drop is also one that is worth checking out. The Nintendo 2DS was originally launched at US$130 (approx. AU$177). It had already brought down the price tag just a little after its 2013 launch to US$100 (approx. AU$135) so this current price tag is a steal for those who want to play titles without the 3D effect of the Nintendo 3DS, Engadget reported.

For those who are not interested in mobile titles or the Nintendo 2DS, there’s the new versions of the Nintendo 3Ds XL just recently outed. DualShockers spotted the lime/black and pink/white combo versions, to give a new jazzed up look for the Nintendo 3DS.

Sadly, these two versions are only available in the Japanese market for now. For the most part, it seems that the change is only aesthetic, but these consoles do play the part of eye-candy consoles.