Nintendo Switch Hardware Sales Reach 2.74 Million Worldwide, 5.46 Million For Software

The new handheld will be available July 28, and will carry a retail price of $149.99.

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of the American side of Nintendo, says that the addition to the portable hardware line shows that the company is committed to the hand-held games.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL will cost AU $200 in Australia. The 2DS XL will expand on the original 2DS while look and operate more like the Nintendo 3DS XL (but without the actual 3D capabilities).

For one, the 2DS XL will only allow you to play 2D videos. They've also announced this fascinating, Japan-only edition that comes bundled with Dragon Quest XI.

At 260 grams, the New Nintendo 2DS XL is also lighter than the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which weighs 329 grams. It has the same increased processing speed, a built-in NFC reader for Amiibo support and the nipple C-stick.

Let us know what you think of the 2DS XL in the comments.

The main difference between this new console and the New 3DS XL that launched in 2015?

Like the original Nintendo 2DS, the New Nintendo 2DS XL will be able to play all current 3DS games. As the name of the new system implies, visuals will be displayed in 2D only.

Nintendo announced the figure in its year-end earnings release, which it calls a "promising start" for the console. Pikmin and Miitopia, which launch alongside the New Nintendo 2DS XL in July.

Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch units in March 2017 alone, but only 2.72 million Wii U consoles in the 12 months from April 2013 to the end of March 2014.

Nintendo, which has been enjoying better-than-expected success with its Switch console, will launch the 2DS XL while the other Nintendo handhelds remain on store shelves.

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