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Nintendo 2DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the game selection and design are overall positive. The reliability and value for money are also appreciated. Many are critical about the size, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to...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...

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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...

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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 something meant for adults. This was only further cemented...

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


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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...

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great handheld device


The Nintendo 2ds is very fun product and i can have a lot of fun with it


quite large

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Great console with great games


The Nintendo 2DS is primarily a gaming system, without the high powered graphics of consoles and the PS Vita. There's a certain charm to playing Pokémon and Nintendo exclusives that is simply timeless.The lack of 3D capability, sturdier build, and...

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Useful for toddlers


Harder for my kid to break. personally I like the 3DS but this is better for the early gamers

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Good mid option


My son had been saving to get a 3DS, but was still a little short when he saw the 2DS. Even though the 2DS doesn't have 3D capability, you can play the 3DS games on it & it has a lower price point. That was enough to make him decide to go with the 2DS....

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Awesome! Great value for the price


I absolutely love my 2DS! This is my first DS since buying a DSi, which was a mistake. I was reluctant to buy one before, but with the promotion of the free Pokemon game, it pushed me to buy one. I love the form factor, but I wish it was a little more...

Comfortable for big hands, nice screens

Not as portable as the 3DS or 3DS XL, short battery life with wireless on

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Camera is very good


I am able to use my 3DS and 2DS games on this device. The battery life is very good. Sound and graphics are very good.

Light to carry around


Product Specifications

Bundle:With Software


Basic Colour:White
Software Medium:Cartridge

General Features

System of Console:3DS
Table / Portable:Portable