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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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about 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 mentioned favorably.

design, portability, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

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

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 : 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

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

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 : 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