For whatever reason, Nintendo is mixing up the Nintendo 2DS designs somewhat by swapping some of the color combinations. Instead of black on the front and back and red or blue on the sides, the new models will have red or blue on the front/back and black on the sides. Yes, not all that dramatic, but hey, there must be a reason for it — besides Luigi somehow messing stuff up.
Either way, the system will still be priced the same ($79.99) and still include a digital copy of Mario Kart 7, and will be available in November.
See the announcement below and the new packaging above.
Luigi Runs the Nintendo 2DS Factory for a Day!:
Due to an unforeseen "incident" at the Nintendo 2DS factory, Nintendo announces that the hardware’s current color scheme will be changed. (Footage of said "incident" can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/V4JyT_fu0Bs.)
Black front with red or blue on the sides.
New Look (Not At All Caused By Luigi Accidentally Entering the Wrong Manufacturing Code):
Red or blue on the front, black on the sides.
This new color swap will be remembered alongside other such innovations as jelly and peanut butter, or roll and rock. Even Mario approved and decided that the new look will start replacing the old one, so everyone should see the color-swapped Nintendo 2DS systems appear in stores this November.
Despite all these changes, the price stays the same! You can still pick up the Nintendo 2DS system at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, with the Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed in specially marked packages. At a price like that, you could even pick up one for every young gamer in the family!