Nintendo - New Nintendo 2DS XL - Black + Turquoise

Enjoy the next generation of Nintendo gaming on this Nintendo 2DS XL handheld device. The large screen offers easy play, while the clamshell design sits easily in your hand for daylong gaming. This Nintendo 2DS XL handheld gaming unit is compatible with all Nintendo 3DS games and most 2DS games so you can keep your favorite titles.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AC Adapter
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (604 out of 622)

    Features


    Includes New Nintendo 2DS XL system and AC adapter

    Get into the game with two big bright XL screens that are 82% larger than a Nintendo 2DS system's screen

    New console gives you the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system in a streamlined, affordable package - and plays a huge library of games in 2D

    You can play all Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS™ and most Nintendo DS™ games in 2D on this system

    A fast processor offers short loading times so you can start playing in a snap

    Wireless connectivity for multiplayer and co-op play*

    Features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access

    Tap an amiibo™ figure to the near-field communication (NFC) reader on the lower screen to enjoy amiibo features in compatible games

    Enhanced controls with C stick and ZL and ZR buttons give you plenty of options

    *Data plan sold separately


    Customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.1

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      1 step foward, 2 steps back

      Posted
      gldoorii
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The build quality and features feel like an upgrade to the current 2DS as opposed to a direct comparison to the New 3DS XL. I don't really understand the design changes, but for whatever reason they happened. The cons.. The speakers have now been moved to the very bottom and point down. This is a huge downgrade and it sounds muffled as if instead of stereo speakers it has 2 mono speakers...if that makes sense. It sounds decent at 1/4 or 1/3 volume, but turn it up any louder and the back of the system actually vibrates. This makes the device feel cheaper than it is. The screens are still low res and add no added upgrade from previous models. The stylus has been shrunk and is an absolute joke to use unless you're a 3yo. If you play anything that uses a stylus regularly, then you'll want to buy a bigger one. There is now a flap that covers the micro sd card and game cartridge, which feels flimsy and makes it more of a pain to change games, but it does protect against dust and makes the system look nicer. The wifi switch is gone and must be toggled via settings. When the system is opened, your fingers will rub against the back of the top screen when using the L & R buttons because of the slimness of the device. The pros.. It's $50 cheaper than the New 3DS XL and includes a charger. Overall, the New 2DS XL feels like a device that should've been released prior to the New 3DS XL, and yet was released when no one was asking for it. Instead, Nintendo should've just priced dropped the New 3DS XL to $150 instead of releasing this. For $50 more you can get the New 3DS XL with an overall better design (in my opinion), a stylus that fits your hand, much better audio, and an option to use 3D if you want it. If this were released at between $100-$125 and the original wedge design 2DS was discontinued, then it makes more sense. If you've never owned a 3DS and want to jump in for the wonderful library the system has, then either get the cheaper 2DS for $80 or pay $200 and get the overall better system with the New 3DS XL. At $150 this device is just not worth it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Issues with the Stylus holster

      Posted
      BluePaw

      I've been trying to get my hands on a 3DS for several months since 2016 and couldn't get one due to stock shortages or finances getting in the way. Soon as I heard this was being released, at a cheaper price without the 3D feature (tried it on those try-it-out sections of a store and the 3D hurt my eyes, so don't miss it), I pre-ordered it soon as they were available. There was a lot to take in as there was a lot of new things with both the hardware and software. My only issue, and this is why it's a 4 star, is that after a week or so the stylus holster no longer locks in the stylus properly, it slips out if I'm holding the 2DS XL at an angle or move it with too much momentum. It doesn't help that the holster is facing downward when you hold it completely vertical. I've tried turning the stylus in the holster for it to stay put, but eventually that worn out in a few days to a week. I don't know if it's me or the quality of the hardware's casing that's the problem, but it's gotten to the point I need to apply tape to make sure it doesn't slip out by chance and I lose it when I'm done using the handheld and I have to buy a new one; and I don't know at this time if there are stylus's that will fit into the 2DS XL if they're not the same size to the 3DS's stylus. While it's not a major problem, it is an inconvenience. I would be careful how you slip the stylus in and/or out the holster, just to be safe... and maybe have some tape that you can reuse over and over if it does become loose without having to get a fresh piece every time. I recommend this to anyone that has an old 3DS handheld that might break down at some point and you don't like using the 3D feature, or those who don't have one as this is cheaper. I highly recommend to anyone that has the stiff 2DS's (the ones that don't fold) to get this upgrade ASAP, it's worth it and easy to travel with in your pocket. Plus you're more likely to get a 2DS XL than the Switch at this time, given how crazy the hype is still going after all these months.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent non-3D option

      Posted
      ZeldaFanReview
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought as a gift for my child. I currently own the New Nintendo 3DS. My child would play in it a few times, and always with 3D off. The New Nintendo 2DS has all of the same technologies for processing and features as the 3D counterpart, except for the 3D parallax screen. Ironically it still features a 3D camera. That means it plays exactly like the New Nintendo 3DS with 3D slider to off. Same great controls, but actually better. The 4 triggers are now larger and more comfortable to reach for either big or small hands. Same great library of Nintendo DS and 3DS games play in the console without issues. Also the great Virtual Console of upscaled NES, SNES, and Game Boy games is accessible from eShop. Console is actually a bit smaller and lighter than the 3DS. Build quality is also on par. Battery life also seems to be on par for my child's play time, only needing to charge once or twice a week. It already includes a 4gb micro sd card for save data and eShop game downloads; this time card is easily accessible from front covered slot next to cartridge slot, making it safe and convenient to remove. Also includes the charger, which is compatible to all other 3DS consoles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Peak Handheld Gaming

      Posted
      Sworbachev
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Well guys, this is it. After nearly 28 years since the original Game Boy, Nintendo has (presumably) released its final hurrah. With the advent of the Switch, there's no longer a reason to keep Nintendo handhelds and consoles separate from one another. With that said, if you snoozed on most of the entire DS's life cycle from Day 1, this is a MUST purchase. This is the time to clear your backlog of DS games you were always interested in but never made time for. The 2DS XL opens a door to hundreds of games and is compatible with all DS games, regardless of generation. It's a sleek, pretty little piece of hardware, and the screens are huge. Overall, it just feels good in your hands. Battery life is great. Granted, there may not be a reason to upgrade if you already have a 3DS XL, but for someone like me who was never interested in (and on the contrary, averse to) 3D gameplay, this thing is a no-brainer. Pick one up now so you can play Metroid: Samus Returns in September! Personally, I have some Castlevanias to play... For more video game previews and reviews, check out 2v1 Podcast on iTunes!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Major Design Flaw

      Posted
      gkflyhigh
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I am an avid Nintendo fan but this product has a serious flaw. On our 9 year old sons first Blue 2ds XL unit, after only 2 months of use the top screen picture started showing a large triangle shape with a crack and horizontal and vertical lines throughout rendering the unit unusable at all. Thinking he must have dropped it or damaged it unknowingly by accident, we bought him a second 2ds XL, (the new orange version) and within 2 weeks that unit started having the same exact issue and we know for a fact he didn't drop that one and used it very gently-the lines crack and everything were exactly identical to the first one. Luckily the orange unit was purchased from Target with a RedCard and they refunded us on a gift card for that unit. However, the Blue Unit purchased from Bestbuy will have to go through Nintendo's repair process which I'm almost certain they'll want some unreasonable amount of money for (Usually $110 for 3ds XL Screen Repair). My other son has had two 3ds XL's and the oldest previously had a standard 2ds. I personally started gaming on the original Game Boy and we have a plethora of Nintendo products at home (Wii, WiiU, Switch and 2/3DS). It appears the new Nintendo products are not being made with the same quality as previous generations.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nintendo's best entry level offering yet

      Posted
      gametechchris
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Many people are confused about the different handheld products for Nintendo, and I don't blame them one bit. Out of all the 2DS/3DS products though, you should only be looking at two: the New Nintendo 2DS XL and the New Nintendo 3DS XL (the regular New 3DS has been discontinued recently). These will both have amiibo support built in, and will be able to play every available game including the SNES stuff on Virtual Console. Choosing which to buy comes down to a few factors, so consider this: The New 2DS XL is $150 and comes with a charging cable, the New 3DS XL is $200 and does not have a charger. The New 2DS XL obviously will NOT have a 3D display, but still has the dual camera for 3D photos and AR cards. Strange. The New 2DS XL feels flimsy and light compared to the nicer build quality of the New 3DS XL, which has a glossy finish, and feels heftier and more solid. Both have very bright and good looking screens, both play all of the same games. So really, in my view this would be a great handheld to get for the kiddos as you're saving $60 (between the 3DS upgrade and charger), and the more plain casing is less to worry about getting scratched and dinged.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I like it, a few flaws but overall it's great!

      Posted
      RMann
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just upgraded from my original 3DS XL to the new 2DS XL. A little lighter, updated screens, and if you don't care about 3D it will save you some coin as well. The things that I am not crazy about are no more wifi switch - that is done through the menu. The speakers are no longer on the top screen - they are are located on the front of the base of the console and they are noticeably weaker and you can feel vibration from the bottom of the console with the volume cranked. Now I usually never turn the sound on when I play games so it doesn't really matter to me but for someone that does it could be a bit disappointing. The top screen looks great but is very glossy & reflective, defiantly need to get an anti-glare screen protector to fix this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Huge improvement over the original 3DS.

      Posted
      Mike
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought my 3DS when it first launched back in 2011 and held off on upgrading until now. This is a pretty fantastic upgrade over the original model -- it sports a faster processor, a second mini circle pad (super handy for controlling the camera in games like Monster Hunter), a much slicker design, and, of course, a larger screen. I've had zero issues with it so far, and all of the buttons, sticks, etc. feel fantastic. The screen also seems more vibrant and colorful than my original 3DS, though it doesn't appear to be an IPS screen. (Disappointing, but not super surprising.) All of my games also load much faster than they did on the original model. It does lack the 3D feature of the other models, so if that's something you care about you'll want to look into buying the New 3DS XL instead. I never played games in 3D so it's no loss for me. The 3DS has a massive collection of fantastic games at super affordable prices, so now's a great time to buy one of these. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Stephen Lambrechts on November 17, 2017
      New Nintendo 2DS XL review
      3D is out, 2D is inFull Review
    • Recombu (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Alex Todd on August 7, 2017
      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.Full Review
    • Chip ChickChance Kinney on August 3, 2017
      New Nintendo 2DS XL Review
      In a couple ways, the New Nintendo 2DS XL was a long time coming. Despite there being tons of handheld systems released in the Nintendo 3DS family, the New 2DS XL looked like it was going to hit a sweet spot when it was announced. I still rememberFull Review
    • Alphr (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Vaughn Highfield on July 28, 2017
      New Nintendo 2DS XL review: Nintendo's newest handheld is absolutely sublime
      The New Nintendo 2DS XL highlights the strengths of Nintendo's handheld offeringFull Review
    • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Michael Andronico on July 26, 2017
      Nintendo 2DS XL Review: A Fantastic Handheld at a Great Price
      My biggest gripe with the New Nintendo 2DS XL is that it simply feels dated compared to the Nintendo Switch. But not everyone can afford (let alone find) Nintendo's new $300 console, and for half the price, the 2DS XL serves as a worthwhileFull Review
    • The VergeRating, 3.5 out of 5Sam Byford on July 19, 2017
      The New Nintendo 2DS XL is great if you don't want 3D
      A Nintendo portable for the late adoptersFull Review
    • EngadgetRating, 4.2 out of 5July 14, 2017
      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 excellentFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Will Greenwald on July 11, 2017
      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.Full Review



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