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Nintendo 2DS XL

Nintendo 2DS XL
alaScore 97

316 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability.

design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 2DS XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of 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.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Epstein (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review


Do we really need another version of the 3DS? Our New Nintendo 2DS XL review will let you know.

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 (

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

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (

Review: Nintendo New 2DS XL


A console is only as good as its games, and the Nintendo New 2DS XL has them all.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Lancaster (

Move over, Switch: There's a new Nintendo portable in town


The 2DS XL is the best DS console Nintendo has ever released. And if you still can't get your hands on a Switch, it's the perfect fix for gaming on the go.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL, minus the 3D, with a slightly improved design. It gives you access to a huge library of great games, including past DS, NES and SNES classics.

The tiny stylus is very awkward to use. There's little new here for anyone who already has a 3DS in their bag.

It doesn't bring anything new to the table, but the new 2DS XL delivers a fantastic Nintendo portable gaming experience at a great price.

Jul, 2017

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 bundle with Super Mario Bros 2


New Nintendo 2DS game system release : Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with. Nintendo just recently launched the new Nintendo 2DS XL system as well as...

This fall is packed with a variety of new games (in addition to the existing library of games), which can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS.

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

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