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Nintendo 2DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews of Nintendo 2DS. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the game selection and portability. The size and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the design and reliability.

price, usability, size, portability, game selection

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 2DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Perez (

Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS Review


Nintendo unveiled its Nintendo 2DS in late August as a version of its popular 3DS video game handheld that would be targeted towards “very young kids.” When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to...

The Nintendo 2DS certainly turned a lot of heads in the gaming world as it was a handheld many people probably didn’t expect to come from Nintendo. But regardless if you are like its existence or not, the Nintendo 2DS will start being available for...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Nintendo 2DS


Nintendo's $130 2DS might not be your ideal do-it-all gaming handheld, but if you have a young kid or a tight budget, it's your best choice.

Inexpensive. Can do everything the 3DS does, except display 3D images. Hinge-free design is more friendly for small hands

A bit clunky compared with either version of the 3DS or the Sony PlayStation Vita

The Nintendo 3DS is an excellent handheld gaming system, but the 3D feature isn't integral. The third dimension can look very convincing, but you need to keep your head and the 3DS very still when using it, and many gamers turn off the 3D after playing...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Webster (

Nintendo 2DS review


It's been a long time since I felt self-conscious gaming in public. Ever since Nintendo launched the clamshell GameBoy Advance SP in sleek, shiny silver, portable gaming hardware has felt like...

Surprisingly comfortable ; Lack of hinges make it a bit more solid ; Huge library of 3DS and DS games

Ugly design ; Plastic body is prone to scratches ; Exposed screens

A less powerful, but less expensive, version of the same thing

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ashley Esqueda (

Nintendo 2DS Review – Nothing to Laugh At


The Nintendo 2DS is a relatively curious device: A handheld stripped of the bells and whistles of its powerhouse brother, the 3DS, with a super affordable price tag attached. Our own Joey Davidson didn't think much of the device when…

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Darrell Etherington (

Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming


Nintendo has a rhythm that's predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways. The new Nintendo 2DS is no exception to...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Nintendo 2DS review - Pocket-lint


Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console

Affordable, works with all 3DS and DS games, who used 3D playback anyway?, there are some great Nintendo games out there, perfect for Pokemon, ships with power adaptor, not uncomfortable in use (despite looks)

Won't fit in pocket, non-folding design, might not suit young kids' small hands, not exactly ergonomic brilliance, least attractive DS out there, no auto power saving mode, battery life should really be better

The Nintendo 2DS is a stroke of genius as much as it is a stroke of necessity. A 3DS minus the feature that anyone barely uses - great. A handheld that'll make buying Pokemon X & Y accessible to a wider audience - very shrewd. A more budget entry in a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

Nintendo 2DS review


Won't somebody please think of the children?

Affordable and durable ; Perfect for kids ; Plays all 3DS games

Mono speaker ; 3D camera feels pointless ; Still not sold on the wedge

If you still think the 2DS is completely bonkers, you probably haven't wrapped your hands around one yet. Putting out a two dimensional version of the 3DS with all the other features might seem odd on the face, but pick one up and it all starts to make...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Cowen (

Nintendo 2DS review


The Nintendo 2DS is a great entry-level handheld that offers a gateway into Nintendo's superb DS and 3DS games catalogues. T3 went in for a closer look

Cheap price ; Amazing games ; Durable design

Needs a case ; Least elegant DS platform ; No 3D

If you already own a Nintendo handheld console then the 2DS is an amusing curio at best. It’s essentially the 3DS (or DS) experience offered by a device that looks closer in its design aesthetic to a GameBoy than any of Nintendo’s snapcase consoles.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Nintendo 2DS review - now just £80 with a game


Its looks and loss of 3D may be divisive, but the Nintendo 2DS console is great for kids and it's now cheaper than ever

Ultimately, if you're looking for a cheap console with a great library of games to entertain your kids, then the 2DS is still a great buy. However, if you're older, have the cash and are keen to play all the latest first-party Nintendo titles, then...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Nintendo 2DS


Nintendo's wedge is a smart move ahead of Christmas

Comfortable shoulder buttons ; 3D dropped ; Bigger catalogue of games

Ugly design ; Cheap, plasticky feel ; Mono speaker

The Nintendo 2DS is is no danger of winning any design awards, but it's the cheapest way yet to get a Pokemon or Zelda fix.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Bundle:No / With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / White
Software Medium:Cartridge

General Features

System of Console:3DS
Table / Portable:Portable