In its recent financial results, Nintendo confirmed that over two million 2DS systems had been sold since its launch in October 2013, a solid return considering its arguably limited demographic. The company remains keen to promote the system, particularly to young gamers, and has now announced a new bundle set for a 4th July arrival.

The New Super Mario Bros. 2 Special Edition comes with, of course, New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed on a 4GB SD card. It's a unique version of the 2012 release in that it has all Coin Packs — originally sold as DLC — pre-installed, adding 30 additional challenges on top of the core game.


The choice of NSMB2 makes sense in light of the target market of the 2DS — budget hardware for younger gamers. That said, we're a little surprised that this isn't an official Mario Kart 7 bundle, as one example, though in that case Nintendo may be keen to avoid distraction from the just-released Wii U entry.

This is only confirmed for Europe so far, and we'll provide an update should it be announced for North America. What do you think of this bundle?