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New Nintendo 2DS XL

New Nintendo 2DS XL
alaScore 98

314 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of New Nintendo 2DS XL. 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. Views about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the New Nintendo 2DS XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of New Nintendo 2DS XL from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by (

Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’


The New Nintendo 2DS XL isn't the best portable gaming console in the 3DS family, but if you don't care about the handheld's namesake stereoscopic effect or mind having a slightly shorter battery life, it's a great way to play Nintendo's excellent...

Plays every 3DS game on the market ; More comfortable controls than previous model ; Easy access to external storage

Shorter battery life than the New 3DS XL ; Uncomfortably short stylus ; Speakers are just okay

Jul, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Mike Epstein (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review


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

Expert review by : Sam Byford (

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is great if you don't want 3D


A Nintendo portable for the late adopters

Sleek new design ; Reasonable price ; Tons of great games

No 3D ; Screens are still bad ; Archaic data management

This is the best 3DS ever made for that. It has the neatest, most efficient design at an affordable price, and it grants you access to what has slowly grown into an outstanding library of software. You should definitely own a 3DS of some description if...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

New Nintendo 2DS XL


The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the best (and most affordable) version of the 3DS gaming handheld we've seen yet, even if it pales in comparison with the Switch.

Inexpensive. Functional, comfortable design. Supports library of thousands of DS and 3DS games spanning over a decade.

Screen is very grainy and low-resolution next to the Switch. Feels redundant.

When considered on its own, or when compared with other 3DS devices, the New 2DS XL is fantastic. It packs all of the New 3DS features into a well-designed package with a very attractive price tag. And, since it's a New 3DS system, it can play games...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Nintendo 2DS XL game system


Nintendo 2DS XL portable gaming system : After the successful launch of the Nintendo Switch, the company today introduced its new portable game system, the Nintendo 2DS XL. In addition, various new Nintendo games are unveiled. The Nintendo 2DS XL...

The Nintendo 2DS XL handheld will be available in a stylish black/turquoise color. The new Nintendo 2DS XL will be available in Europa and North America from July 28th, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $150 / €150.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Chance Kinney (

New Nintendo 2DS XL Review


In a couple ways, the New Nintendo 2DS XL was a long time coming. Despite there being tons of handheld systems released in the Nintendo 3DS family, the New 2DS XL looked like it was going to hit a sweet spot when it was announced. I still remember...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

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 : Mark Walton (

Nintendo New 2DS XL mini-review: The best version of the 3DS hardware yet


New 2DS XL is smaller, lighter, and cheaper. What more could you ask for?

Jun, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

New Nintendo 2DS XL


In a move that might have come as a surprise following the strong launch of the Nintendo Switch, arguably its most powerful handheld console, Nintendo is back with yet another new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the best-value Nintendo 3DS system family console to buy for everyone but the most ardent 3D fans.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joseph Carey (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review: gimmickless perfection


If this is the final DS console to be made, then it is one hell of a last hurrah

Simple but elegant design ; Incredibly reasonable price ; Awesome catalogue of games

The screen struggles to stay in place ; Ridiculously small stylus ; C stick isn't a serviceable analogue

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in touchpad:N
Color of product:Black, Blue / Black, Turquoise / Orange, White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Power, Start
Gaming control technology:Digital


Display Diagonal:4.88
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:400 x 240
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:4.18
Second display resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Built-in camera:Y
Built-in Microphone:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Second camera:Y
Second camera resolution:0.3


Bluetooth:N / Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Memory card included:MicroSDHC
Stylus pen:Y
Video game included:N


Motion sensor:Y
Parental Control:Y
Platform:New Nintendo 2DS XL

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1


Built-in optical drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Included memory card size:4

Weight & Dimensions