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Nintendo - New Nintendo 2DS XL - Black + Turquoise-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 755 reviews

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  • 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Big screens nice - everything else feels cheap

    Posted
    Sinjin
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I enjoyed the larger screens vs. my original 3DS but the tiny stylus is unusable and the loose hinge means the top screen flops around with more than a half-inch of motion making the whole system feel like a cheap toy. I'm seriously debating on exchanging for 3DS XL even though I don't use/want 3D. Textured case feels good in your hands - no sweat or slippage, but the top screen is super glossy and reflective, so plan on playing in dark room or not at all. Screen is also brighter but that seems to wash out the colors a bit. The trap door to get to game card slot is a pain to open and I see that paper-think hinge breaking in a month or two. ALSO - this system uses MICRO SD memory card even though 8 independent professional reviews all said SD, forcing an extra trip to Best Buy to exchange SD for MICRO SD. I guess the rule is to always buy micro with the adapter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Recommended

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

    When the New 3DS XL was announced I was excited but I don't care about the 3D feature so I never bought hoping a 2DS would eventually be released. Years later the New 2DS XL has been released and boy am I disappointed. From the cheap feel, loose hinge, poorly placed speakers and the vibration from the speakers this is not a handheld I can recommend. The visual style looks awesome from the top screen to the outside cosmetics this is one amazing looking handheld. I cannot look past the cons of the handheld so I bought the New 3DS XL instead l, something I wish I did two years ago.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    After all these years, they still make crap

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

    The power button is awful. You press it, it doesn't work, you press it, you miss, etc. The screen broke already. The battery life is like 4 hours tops? I'm not sure why the battery on mine is so bad compared to others... Also the stylus is a cheap after model product of the other styluses in the previous models.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No Games

    Posted
    REVIEWS1234
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The DS/ GameBoy is great, there just aren't a lot of games. Very subjective, I'm just not a Nintendo person

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Camera is terrible

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

    Spend the extra money for a 3ds xl if your child wants to make stop motion videos. The camera is terrible!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not quite what I expected

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

    Not quite what I expected. Battery drains pretty quick.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend