The 2DS has taken the reigns from Nintendo's 3DS, making it one of the most popular handheld games consoles with an absurdly huge game library, and console variants to suit just about every price point. The Switch may be muscling in on its turf, but the Nintendo 2DS is still the handheld king. Make sure you check back here for the best deals right now.

We're collecting deals from across the the 3DS family of handheld consoles, which includes the 2DS and New 2DS XL, as well as the 3DS and 3DS XL, which appear to have been phased out so are particularly hard to come by.

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Best Nintendo 2DS deals right now

We're scouring the web for the best Nintendo 2DS discounts all year, to make sure this list represents the best 2DS deals you can get. Head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks across loads of categories.

1. Nintendo 2DS XL Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £199.96

Now: £129.99  (£69.97 off)

Save nearly £70 on this Nintendo 2DS XL bundle from Currys PC World which includes Devilish Brain Training, Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

2. Nintendo 2DS Party Pack

From: Nintendo

Now: £97.99

Get free delivery on this pack! Includes 2DS Pink/White pre-installed with Tomodachi Life, Mario Party: Island Tour and a 3DS Character Stylus Set!

3. Nintendo 2DS Super Mario Bros. Pack

From: Nintendo

Now: £97.99

This bundle pack comes with the Nintendo 2DS, a pre-installed copy of New Super Mario Bros 2, a copy of Nintendo Selects Luigi's Mansion and a stylus set.

4. Nintendo 3DS Yo-Kai Watch

From: 356games.co.uk

Was: £34.99

Now: £14.39  (£20.60 off)

5. Detective Pikachu 3DS

From: ShopTo

Was: £34.99

Now: £29.86  (15% off)

This is the best price we could find for Detective Pikachu, but keep in mind that it's a digital download. The good news is that means you can play it as soon as you buy it.

6. Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)

From: 356games.co.uk

Now: £19.49

Currently, this is the best price we could spot for this game.

7. Nintendo 2DS with Mario Kart 7

From: Game

Now: £79.99

This is the cheapest price we've seen for any 2DS with a game included - and Mario Kart 7 is an all-time classic.

What to look for

Discounts on 2DS and 3DS consoles aren't often huge, especially because they're priced at reasonable prices all year round.

The best bet are bundles with the console and games, especially for the cheapest 2DS - it's not hard to grab a console and multiple games for £80, which is brilliant value.

The New 2DS XL costs a little more, normally available for around £145, but there are bundles including a single great game for the same RRP as the console on its own.

As for games, the biggest savings are on third-party titles, as Nintendo's own games tend to stay at full price for a while. The exceptions are those included in the Nintendo Selects range - classic games reissued at less than half the price, all of which are worth picking up if you haven't played them before.

Where to find 2DS deals

Most major game retailers will occasionally do discounts on 2DS games and consoles, along with just about anywhere else that sells games and consoles, including the ubiquitous Amazon.

If you've found that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

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Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: