Nintendo has confirmed that two new versions of their New 2DS XL line of handhelds are on the way — just in time for the holiday season.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2017
Revealed during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct, the first of these is a orange and white “dreamsicle” type console that will be released on October 6. The second, and likely more popular theme, is a Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Poké ball variant, intended to commemorate the games’ launch. However, this system will launch on November 3.
Since the 2D only handheld system hit market in July of this year, the company has made strong marketing pushes to get units sold. These two SKUs are the most recent example, as the New 3DS XL system is suspiciously no where to be seen anymore.