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Nintendo 2DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2149 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 portability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the connectivity.

usability, price, size, design, portability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Nintendo 2DS from 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 People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

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

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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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun


Nintendo is surely ending this long-lasting handheld run with its finest DS console yet. It dispenses with the 3D but nobody will miss it and the

Smallest and lightest "XL" handheld yet ; Feels great in the hand ; Cartridge slot now has a flap to keep games and microSD card safe ; Two nice colour schemes

No 3D (but even that's not necessarily a bad thing) ; Stylus is much shorter and a little unwieldy

That’s actually the only downside to the new console we can see; who is it really aimed at?

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

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

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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 : Hugh Langley (

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

Sep, 2018

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Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (

Nintendo 2DS review: Nintendo's wedge-shaped handheld still has it


Its looks and loss of 3D may be divisive, but the Nintendo 2DS console is great for kids

Ultimately, if you're looking for a cheap console with a great library of games to entertain your kids, then the 2DS is still a great buy. However, if you're older, have the cash and are keen to play all the latest first-party Nintendo titles, then...

Sep, 2017

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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 (

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 : Luke Lancaster (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review


With the Switch , Nintendo seems to have a bona fide hit on its hands: It's still all but impossible to find in stores, and a promising new slate of games shown at the E3 gaming show has only ramped up interest.

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

Product Specifications


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


Aspect Ratio:15:9
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:Capacitive / Resistive


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
Maximum number of players:4
Multiplayer mode:Y
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


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


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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

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 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 / Pack Animal Crossing New Leaf / 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 / microSDHC / SD / SDHC / Y
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM11
Graphics processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:128
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental control:No / Y / Yes
Platform:Nintendo 2DS
Processor Cores:2
Processor Model:ARM11

Ports & interfaces

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


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


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 / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / microSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC / SDHC / SDXC
Included memory card size:2 / 4

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

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