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Nintendo 2DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2046 reviews of Nintendo 2DS. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, portability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo 2DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Nintendo 2DS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design also get good feedback.

design, portability, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo Handheld Console 2DS - Pink/White (Nintendo 2DS)Nintendo Handheld Console 2DS - Pink/White (Nintendo 2DS)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

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 When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to...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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

New Nintendo 2DS XL review

 

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the best 3DS handheld you can buy.

2DS with a clamshell design ; Affordable ; Works great with all 3DS games ; Nice console design ; SD and cartridge slots are accessible but protected

Hinge is wobbly ; Doesn’t add any substantial new features

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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: Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Nintendo 2DS XL Review: A Fantastic Handheld at a Great Price

 

My biggest gripe with the New Nintendo 2DS XL is that it simply feels dated compared to the Nintendo Switch. But not everyone can afford (let alone find) Nintendo's new $300 console, and for half the price, the 2DS XL serves as a worthwhile alternative...

Sleek, compact design ; Fantastic game library ; Fairly affordable ; More user-friendly than New 3DS XL

Software feels clunky and dated ; Bulky hinge

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the best version of Nintendo's handheld yet, even if it feels a bit dated.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Ashley Esqueda (technobuffalo.com)

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 (techcrunch.com)

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: TopTenReviews (toptenreviews.com)

Nintendo 2DS Review

 

The Nintendo 2DS is a stripped-down model in the 3DS family, but it still has all the gaming capabilities of its 3D counterparts. Its battery life is disappointing, but this affordable handheld game console has the best value of all the mobile systems...

The Nintendo 2DS plays 3DS and DS cartridges, as well as DSi Ware, eShop and Virtual Console games.

The 2DS will need a charge after only 3.5 hours of gaming.

The Nintendo 2DS retains most of the important features of the 3DS family without costing much money.

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

Nintendo 2DS Review

 

The Nintendo 2DS is a stripped-down model in the 3DS family, but it still has all the gaming capabilities of its 3D counterparts. Its battery life is disappointing, but this affordable handheld game console has the best value of all the mobile systems...

The Nintendo 2DS plays 3DS and DS cartridges, as well as DSi Ware, eShop and Virtual Console games.

The 2DS will need a charge after only 3.5 hours of gaming.

The Nintendo 2DS retains most of the important features of the 3DS family without costing much money.

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (techradar.com)

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

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Features

Distribution type:Physical media

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:N / No

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N