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New Nintendo 2DS XL

New Nintendo 2DS XL
alaScore 98

314 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of New 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. Reviews about the reliability and price are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the New Nintendo 2DS XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of New 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

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Oct, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

New Nintendo 2DS XL


In a move that might have come as a surprise following the strong launch of the Nintendo Switch, arguably its most powerful handheld console, Nintendo is back with yet another new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the best-value Nintendo 3DS system family console to buy for everyone but the most ardent 3D fans.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joseph Carey (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review: gimmickless perfection


If this is the final DS console to be made, then it is one hell of a last hurrah

Simple but elegant design ; Incredibly reasonable price ; Awesome catalogue of games

The screen struggles to stay in place ; Ridiculously small stylus ; C stick isn't a serviceable analogue

Jun, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Stephen Lambrechts (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review


3D is out, 2D is in

Beautiful design ; Huge game selection available ; Terrific price point ; Comes with a charger

Battery life is still underwhelming ; Low-res screen looks ancient compared to the Switch

The New Nintendo 2DS XL might feel unnecessary in a post-Switch world, but there's no denying that its huge back-catalogue of classic games (with some great ones still to come) will keep the updated handheld relevant for the foreseeable future. It's...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

New Nintendo 2DS XL Review: The Perfect 3DS?


New Nintendo 2DS XL review: The New Nintendo 2DS XL looks like the most balanced member of the 3DS family to date.

Huge game library ; Attractive design ; Affordable

Bigger battery would have been appreciated ; Lacklustre displays

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a stylish refinement on a now well-established formula and whilst stereoscopic 3D is an appreciated feature, this console proves that it’s by no means essential.

Aug, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review: A welcome late addition to Nintendo’s handheld family


An excellent low-price welcome to the world of Nintendo's handheld gaming family

Bigger, better version of the dated Nintendo 2DS ; Great build quality with some smart refinements over the New 3DS XL ; Excellent value and great entry point for DS newcomers

Short and stubby stylus ; Interface is dated and clunky ; Not enough new features to warrant an upgrade for New 3DS owners

If you already own a 3DS, I wouldn’t bother rushing out to pick up a New 2DS XL, but if you’re late to the party and want to hop aboard the DS bandwagon, this is the handheld to get. It may have its own little niggles – and its black-and-turquoise and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review: Nintendo’s newest handheld is absolutely sublime


The New Nintendo 2DS XL highlights the strengths of Nintendo's handheld offering

If you’re already the happy owner of a New Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS XL, the New Nintendo 2DS XL isn’t worth your time.

Jul, 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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Mike Epstein (

New Nintendo 2DS XL review


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

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

Product Specifications


Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, Turquoise / Orange, White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Power, Start
Gaming control technology:Digital


Display diagonal:12.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:400 x 240
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:10.6
Second display resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Second Camera:Y
Second camera resolution:0.3


Bluetooth:N / Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Memory Card Included:microSDHC
Stylus pen:Y
Video game included:N


Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:New Nintendo 2DS XL

Ports & interfaces

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


Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Included memory card size:4

Weight & Dimensions

Height :127