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August 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Nintendo fires back with Wii U price cut, new 2DS tablet, Zelda specials

Don’t write off Nintendo just yet.

To boost its standing in the three-way battle with Sony and Microsoft this holiday season, Nintendo today cut the price of its “Deluxe” Wii U by $50 and announced an entry-level DS handheld gaming system with two screens on a wedge-shaped tablet.

At just $130, the new 2DS looks like it will be a hit this holiday season. At the least it will give Nintendo a quasi tablet to compete against the iPad, Kindle Fire and other Web tablets that are luring buyers away from dedicated gaming systems.

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