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Nintendo 2DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1989 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. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design are also appreciated.

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 - Transparent Red with Pokemon Omega RubyNintendo Handheld Console 2DS - Transparent Red with Pokemon Omega Ruby

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

The no-frills 2DS is great for kids and cheaper than ever

 

The 2DS is a great "starter console" for young gamers. And -- in the US, at least -- it's more affordable than ever.

The Nintendo 2DS is the most affordable portable system for a younger gamer or for those not interested in 3D visuals. It packs in a 4GB SD card and gives players access to the 3DS' impressive library of cartridge-based and downloadable games. Best of...

The 2DS feels cheap and has only one speaker, which sounds a little lacking. Though it's designed for children, there are a few vulnerable spots on the 2DS, and it might not survive a bad fall. By today's standards, its screens feel too small.

With a new low price, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling games and makes for a great entry-level system for uninitiated first-time gamers.

May, 2016

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

Oct, 2013

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

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 : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

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 (t3.com)

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

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nintendo 2DS review

 

Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. The Nintendo 2DS is a stroke of genius as much as it is a stroke of necessity. A 3DS...

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

Product Specifications

Design

Analog on/off: Yes
Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No / Yes
Buttons quantity:14
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Red / Blue / Blue, Transparent / Pink / Pink, White / Red / Red, Transparent / Red, White / Transparent, Yellow / White / Yellow
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Start / D-pad, Select, Start / Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Select, Start / Power, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital / Digital
LED Indicators:Y / Yes
Shoulder buttons:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.02 / 3.53
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:3.02 / 3.53
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240
Second LCD screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive / Resistive

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Battery life (max):9
Battery performance:1300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5

Features

Developer:CAMELOT Co., Ltd. / Cooking Mama Ltd. / GAME FREAK Inc. / Konami / Nd Cube / Nintendo
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Game edition:Basic
Genre:Action / Adventure / Adventure / RPG / Music / Party / Simulation / Sports
Language version:French
Languages supported:French
Maximum number of players:4
Multiplayer mode:Y / Yes
PEGI rating:16 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo 3DS
Publisher:Majesco Entertainment / Nintendo
Release Date:16.09.2014 / 20.05.2012 / 21.10.2016 / 21.11.2014 / 22/11/2013
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):16.09.2014 / 20.05.2012 / 21.10.2016 / 21.11.2014 / 22/11/2013

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:1
Second camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

AC (power) in:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Carrying case:Y / Yes
Games included:1 / 2 / Animal Crossing / Animal Crossing New Leaf / Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Kirby Triple Deluxe / Mario Bros.2 / Mario Kart 7 / New Style Boutique 2 / New Super Mario Bos.2 / New Super Mario Bros 2 / New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Pack Animal Crossing New Leaf / Pokemon / Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Pokémon Blue Version / Pokémon Moon / Pokemon N / Pokémon Omega Ruby / Pokémon Red Version / Pokémon Sol / Pokémon Sun / Pokemon X / Pokemon Y / Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition / Super Mario Bros 2 / Tomodachi Life
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory card included:MicroSD / MicroSDHC / SD / SDHC
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM11
Graphics controller:PICA200
Graphics processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal memory:128
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental Control:No / Y / Yes
Platform:Nintendo 2DS
Processor:ARM11
Processor cores:2
Processor model:ARM11

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Battery Capacity:1300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):1300
Battery life (max):9
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.1

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:1
Built-in optical drive:N
Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC / SDHC / SDXC
Included memory card size:2 / 4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787 / 0.799 / 5
Height:0.799 / 5 / 5.67
Weight:9 / 9.14 / 9.17
Width:5 / 5.67