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Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS
alaScore 91

1614 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1614 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably.

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

Jan, 2017

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

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: Hugh Langley (techradar.com)

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: (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: 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: (stuff.tv)

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

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo 2DS review - now just £70 with a game

 

Its looks and loss of 3D may be divisive, but the Nintendo 2DS console is great for kids and it's now cheaper than ever

If you don't like the 2DS's grey and white default home menu, you can now buy and download other Nintendo-themed home menus from the special home eShop menu. Just tap the new settings button in the top left corner of the home screen and hit 'change...

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Nintendo 2DS

 

Nintendo 2DS? Don't worry, you read that right - it's "2DS" as in one less than the 3DS. Nintendo latest hardware is arguably a backwards step in technological terms, but do the revised form factor, robust build quality and low cost make up for the...

The 2DS may have attracted some chuckles when Nintendo announced it a short time ago, but the final hardware is actually a lot more appealing than you might expect. It's comfortable, well made and - most importantly of all - cheap. If you already own a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (knowyourmobile.com)

Nintendo 2DS Review: Still A LOT of Fun In 2016

 

Nintendo has now confirmed its Next Big Thing – the Nintendo Switch. The console, which has been a huge talking point for the past 12 months, is a very unique piece of kit, as it is both a standalone console and portable gaming device. The idea is you...

Cheap, Plays all 3DS and DS games, Child-friendly design, Comfortable to hold

No 3D, Mono speaker, Resistive touchscreen

This revision of the 3DS hardware has been made with frugal gamers in mind, but the 2DS is surprisingly comfy to use and will withstand plenty of punishment. It also offers access to a massive selection of amazing games

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: 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

Product Specifications

Design

Analog on/off: Yes
Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No / Yes
Buttons quantity:14
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Colour 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:7.67 / 8.97
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display:Y / Yes
Second display diagonal:7.67 / 8.97
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Features

Developer:Konami
Genre :Action / Adventure
PEGI Rating:16
Platform:Nintendo 3DS

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): 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
Ethernet LAN: No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

AC (power) in:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Carrying case:Y
Games included:1 / 2 / Animal Crossing / Animal Crossing New Leaf / Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Carin Gerhardsen / CE, TÜV GS, TÜV, ISO 13406-2, TCO 5.0 / 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 / Pokèmon / Pokémon Blue Version / Pokemon Moon / Pokemon N / Pokemon Omega Ruby / Pokémon Red Version / Pokémon Sol / Pokemon Sun / Pokemon X / Pokemon Y / Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition / Super Mario Bros 2 / Tomodachi Life / Yo-Kai Watch
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD / 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 processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:128
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental control:No / Yes
Platform:Nintendo 2DS
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 life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.7 / 2 / 2.03 / 20.3
Height :12.7 / 127 / 14.4 / 144 / 2.03
Weight:255.1 / 259 / 260
Width:12.7 / 127 / 14.4 / 144