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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo's best entry level offering yet

    Posted
    gametechchris
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    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect handheld

    Posted
    Rafael
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    The 2DSXL is a great handheld. Compared to the 3DSXL, it's lighter by a few ounces, and it's slightly shorter (where your index fingers can reach the shoulder buttons more easily). The screen is similar to a cellphone, and it's all display with no speakers. It looks reminicescent to the old iPod touch. The speakers are moved to the inconvenient location at the palm of your hands, but depending on your grip, you might not cover the speaker. There is now a protective cover over your game and memory card, to prevent accidental ejections (But easier access to your micro sd). The power button remains in the same spot as the 3DSXL. The overall build quality and the hinge feels slightly cheaper than it's 3DS counterpart. Overall, if you aren't interested in the gimmicky 3D (or dropped frame rates during 3D), save yourself the 30-50$ and get the 2DSXL, you wont be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good budget system

    Posted
    Vegeta
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    As an aside, I ended up returning this for the New 3DSXL instead. This system was pretty nice, but there's 2 main issues I couldn't get past: 1. The N2DSXL uses a cheaper TN panel for the screen instead of an IPS panel like the N3DSXL. TN panels wash out colors, whereas IPS panels have more vibrant colors. 2. The speakers are on the bottom of the system. This causes the system to vibrate when the sound is too loud, and it can also be muffled if your hands are bigger and cover the speakers up. Using headphones will solve this issue though. Overall, if you want to save $50 and are fine with the above issues, then go for it. If not, go with the New 3DSXL instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Nice compromise

    Posted
    nevetsmcd
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    I own a New 3DS XL and have gamed quite a lot on the original 2DS as well. The New 2DS XL is a nice compromise between cost and functionality. It has the superior clamshell design and larger screen but a little cheaper cost. My screen also looks great and seems clearer then my 3DS model does. Cons to me are its tiny stylus makes my adult hands hard to hold. It also does feel a bit cheaper and less rugged to me, but I also used the Zelda protector shell on the 3DS so maybe not. I also do not like the game slot cover, but I can see kids maybe loosing games from the 3DS slot. I have never had that happen. Nice bonus is it comes with the charger and the micro SD can be accessed without a screwdriver. I bought it as a second system. I would still recomend the New 3DS XL over this but it over the original 2DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This thing is GREAT!... Except battery life.

    Posted
    AlefgardHero
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    I friggin love everything about the NEW 2DS XL except the battery life. My old 3DS XL lasted for what seemed a lot longer, and my DSi XL seemed to last forever by comparison to that. The screen is A LOT crisper than the 3DS, I never liked to blur effect I got even when in full 2D. Yes you do lose some of the novelty without 3D but that's all that really was anyway, a novelty. Of course, the build quality is right up there, because Nintendo. After getting a cheap case with a decent grip it fits my hands really well. The 2DS XL is, imho, the quintessential current gen handheld.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but looks cheap

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I got this system because I wanted to play 3DS games,but I have never really used the 3D feature on my current 3DS. The games play well, but the design leaves a little to be desired. The slot for the games have moved to the front of the system and has a little cover, but the cover is cheap and I feel like I will break it after about 20 times of changing out games. While the screen is larger, the look of the top half of the game looks cheaply made. I know that this system is a cheaper option for customers that don't want the 3D option on the system, but I feel like the 3DS and 2DS could look exactly the same with a slight difference in functionality for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for those that don't use 3D

    Posted
    lostnfound333
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    Great colors and good screen resolution. Had a 3ds previously but never used the 3ds portion of it so getting the new 2DS XL worked out to my advantage. The C stick could use an upgrade to increase its size but overall the button locations are comfortable and easy to use. Having an external power button compared to the older 3DS internal power button is a great feature and moving the start and select buttons have provided for bigger screen viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the casual/beginner

    Posted
    Jr4011
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    As the switch will take over sometime soon, this is a good begining travel system with good features and good backwards compatibility with games. If you don't need the 3ds xl for Minecraft I'd roll with this cheaper version which came out after the 3ds xl. Wish the games were easier to find at more retail locations but that's to be expected with a system that's not as major player in the marketplace.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but may be outdated now

    Posted
    gtrain
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    Purchased this for my family and it was a huge hit. Daughter loved playing Pokemon and my son loved playing classic nintendo games from the eshop. Recently though we have purchased a Switch and it does the exact same thing. Good for younger kids and if you don't want to spend alot of money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

    Posted
    NezPrez
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    I only purchased the new 2d xl to play Metroid. I am a huge Metroid fan and I was very eager to play this game. However, I own a Switch and it feels like I have stepped backwards when it comes to graphics and control. I am still getting used to the directional pad. My thumb feels awkward, hopefully I will get used to it and enjoy the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative for the 3DS XL

    Posted
    Danielsan951
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    It can read/play Nintendo DS games. (So if you have a big library of DS games it would be great for you.) Read that it has the same processing power as the New Nintendo 3DS. Other than the hinge being a little loose on mine, I would recommend it. (Did a little research, and it looks like I'm not the only one with the loose hinge problem.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun system

    Posted
    Sara0327
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    The 2ds is pretty fun. My young sister and nephew really love playing the old school games on it (Mario kart, Zelda, Pokémon). It’s nice for car rides and can keep the kids occupied for awhile. Cons: sound quality is pretty choppy. Stylus is very small and comes with not extras

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beware

    Posted
    Rico
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    The top screen portion of the 3ds feels very flimsy almost like it can fall off or not very well made. With that out of the way I'd say this is a great option if you want to play 3ds games like Pokémon and Metroid without the 3D. Everything else is the same with this handheld though so you are good if you get this version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the Nintendo ds family.

    Posted
    Artman
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    I bought the new 2ds xl so that my son and I could play two player games together. He has a 3ds xl and has been enjoying it for 2 years now. He's going to be thrilled that we will finally be able to play together on games like Mario Sports Superstars, Super Mario Bros. 2, Donkey Kong Country, and Mario Kart 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great hand held gaming device

    Posted
    NewbieGamer
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    I do wish my local Best Buy would get accessories especially designed for the New Nintendo 2DS XL. I know there out there. The New Nintendo 2DS XL comes with 4GB micro SDHC memory card... yet in the user manual it says nothing about how to allow for more memory. The library of games is way to big for 4GB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works like it's supposed to.

    Posted
    Nelson
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    It works good just like a DS should. I think the image quality is better than the 3ds. My personal opinion. It is smaller than a 3ds. And the stick is a shorter than the one You'll find in the 3ds. But I still prefer the 3ds because it is bigger. And feels better in my hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the 3ds/2ds family

    Posted
    afigueroapr
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    I have only one complaint. The speakers are worse than the original new 3ds xl. The speakers on this new 2ds xl can be blocked by your hands while holding the unit, while the new 3ds xl’s speakers are on the top screen. Battery seems to be better and the unit is a lot thinner and lighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice if you don't care about 3D

    Posted
    David
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    If you have no interest in playing games in 3D, this is a great option. The form factor of the new 2DS XL is very nice: very light, buttons are well placed, and easy access to the game and SD card (all improvements over the new 3DS). The color scheme is very attractive as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend