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Nintendo 2DS

Update: If you’ren’t a fan of this wedge-shaped 2DS we reviewed right here, then you may want to consider the brand new Nintendo 2DS XL. This addition to your DS household combines the clamshell design of this 3DS because of the graphics that are 2D affordability of the original 2DS. But you can see what we thought of the earlier model in our original review, below.

If you still think the 2DS is completely bonkers, you probably haven’t wrapped your hands around one yet. Putting out a version that is slab-shaped of 3DS without the 3D functionality may appear odd in the beginning, nevertheless when you perform it your self all of it begins to make feeling.

This is not a video gaming unit for the gamers that are real. At £110/$130 it’s a way for Nintendo to get younger children – and possibly even their parents – tapping into the 3DS game library.

Nintendo has a longstanding issue communicating the purpose of its consoles clearly to audiences, but there’s a very simple answer here: the 2DS is a cheaper and more robust handheld than its high-priced sibling, and is therefore perfect for kids.


Dropping the clamshell design, Nintendo’s 2DS comes in a wedge-shaped slate design that feels (and looks) pretty weird at first. It’s also the first handheld that is non-hinge the GBA Micro.

But within minutes of keeping it we unearthed that these emotions died out and that, really, the 2DS is interestingly comfortable to carry. It’s maybe not the absolute most ergonomic part of the entire world though truly a lot better than that which we expected.

All the buttons on the 3DS are right here except there is also been a sleep that is slidable added to compensate for the lack of hinge-closing functionality. Meanwhile the home button has been blown up a bit and sits under the bottom display.

The start and select buttons can now be found to the right of the screen and the circle pad and d-pad are now further up on the left.


The 2DS comes in either blue and black, red and black, or, if you live in the US, black and red. But the Nintendo 2DS doesn’t feel like a piece of premium tech. Instead Nintendo has opted for something that feels cheaper and more plasticky than the 3DS and 3DS XL.

We reckon you could chuck this at something with a bit that is fair of also it could be okay, which we guess is kind of the purpose. Kids and hinges do not have a tendency to go along; children and delicate touchscreens do not actually see eye-to-eye either.


So the 2DS is sturdy and in a position to have a little bit of a knocking. But after enough tossing around perhaps the 2DS will begin picking right on up scratches. So we would suggest combining it having a protector instance under the Christmas tree for someone this year.

( if you plan to put it********************************************************************************************************) there’s logic in the ‘stripping down’ thought process, we do think Nintendo could have still offered something a tad nicer for the price. For example, the 2DS now comes with just one speaker on the console, which means it loses the sound that is stereo of 3DS. It’s a shame that is noticeable


The camera is perhaps the most part that is curious of 2DS. While the handheld no more has a display that is 3D Nintendo has chosen to keep the two cameras on the back. This means you can still take 3D pictures but won’t be able to make them pop them to someone else who has a 3DS.

It also means that you’ll be looking at some pretty grainy shots on the 2DS screen given unless you transfer . Really, a better camera that is 2D have fit in better here.


We can’t see many kids making an effort to get their pictures in full action that is stereoscopic. Really, we would have instead Nintendo dropped a digital camera and included another presenter alternatively.

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