But if you've been unsure if you can play, didn't realize it was releasing so soon, or otherwise just don't have a DS – you should probably get one. Sun & Moon is one of the best Pokémon games ever made and brings a ton of cool new Pokémon, new Alola takes on old #Pokemon (Vulpix and Ninetails are ICE types now, for example), and massive improvements to the old Pokémon formula.
2DS For $79.99
The easiest and cheapest option for playing Pokémon Sun & Moon is the very convenient 2DS. The 2DS is a bit of an overall downgrade, but only really lacks two features of a full 3DS:
- It doesn't flip shut
- It doesn't have 3D abilities
If you don't mind the 2DS not closing and you can live without the 3D – a lot of people turn the 3D view off – then this $80 option is the perfect way to play Sun & Moon. It may be marketed towards younger kids, but just about any GameStop, GAME, or BestBuy is pretty much guaranteed to have them in stock.
If you just want a device for playing Sun & Moon and you want it now, this is your best bet!
New 3DS For $99.99 on Black Friday
If you can wait just another week, you'll be able to get an insane deal on a New 3DS for just a hot $100. The limited edition New 3DS is available at all American retailers. If you don't know, the New 3DS has:
- Larger screens than old 3DS
- Face-tracking for better 3D
- Two extra bumper buttons and a C-stick
- Faster load times
If you can wait a week and don't want to break the bank, this #BlackFriday deal is definitely the best bang for your buck.
I hope these two deals are handy if you're planning on playing #PokemonSunandMoon. And, as a bonus, if you want to wait even longer the Nintendo #Switch will reportedly also play its own version of Sun & Moon and will retail in early 2017 for $250.