Sometimes specific bundles and special editions take a while to hit various regions, but Nintendo of America wins the prize for one of the least expected 'catch ups' we've seen in a while. It's confirmed a 2DS bundle for the region, a version of which arrived in the same basic form in Europe way back in July 2014.

It's a red and white standard 2DS with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed; it'll hit North America on 25th August with a recommended price of $79.99USD.


It wouldn't surprise us if this proves to be a popular bundle, especially among parents looking for an affordable gaming system for their kids. It's a good price and includes a Mario platformer that's pre-installed, after all.

It'll be interesting to see how sales for standard 2DS models shape up in the coming months, in terms of how they'll compare to the New 2DS XL; perhaps bargain prices will win out above all else.