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Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS
alaScore 93

1561 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1561 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. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and price also get good views.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Nintendo 2DS from 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 Views about the usability and price are overall positive. The portability and design are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on 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)

Oct, 2016

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 When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to...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

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: Mike Lowe (

Nintendo 2DS review - Pocket-lint


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: (

Nintendo 2DS review


The Nintendo 2DS is an affordable gateway into the superb DS catalogue

Cheap price ; Amazing games ; Durable design

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

Aug, 2013

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

Expert review by: (

Nintendo 2DS review


Nintendo's 2DS is a curious, non-3D addition to the 3DS family, and we can't say we're very impressed

Great library of games and StreetPass software ; The most ergonomic 3DS yet ; Slightly improved battery life

Feels cheap, plasticky and toy-like ; Poor online and multiplayer features ; Mono speaker and no second stick

The 2DS is a rather odd console that’s only really suitable for a very young audience - play the system’s fantastic games on a 3DS XL instead

Oct, 2013

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