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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice product for best price!

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    shigirl
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    I was in the market for a handheld gaming system for my 6 year old daughter. We had a Leap Pad 2 before, and we were not impressed by the longevity. After much research, we decided to buy her a Nintendo 2DS, since it was sturdier for smaller children, and we didn't want her to hurt her eyes with a 3DS. I decided to buy this product off of Best Buy since the website had the one we wanted (the Blue one with the Mario Kart game code) for the best deal. Both Amazon and Walmart had this gaming system, but were more expensive. I bought it at BestBuy.com, and opened it upon arrival. We will be giving this to our daughter for Christmas, and I wanted to make sure that I was happy with the quality and design. I was pleased with both. It is more complicated to use than the Leap Pad, but it is also much more advanced and high quality. I'm sure that she will love playing on it once she opens it on Christmas morning. I downloaded the Mario Kart game on it. It took me about 2 hours to set everything up and download the game, so I was glad that it did that ahead of time so she can play on it as soon as she opens it. I will update my review once we've had it for a longer period of time, but I am pretty confident that it will work well for our needs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Space between screens and DS transfer

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    Sylphrit
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    I have a 3DS xL that is gold and black limited. As nice as that might sound, I Wanted something portable without waiting for the "new" 3ds. Lo and behold--i loved the 2DS. Except for 2 things. Design and manufacturing flaws AND 3DS system transfer. Its amazingly comfortable even for hands as big as mine, even more portable because its not all flippy as its bigger brothers(still suggest a screen protector and a nifty case) and has all u need to enjoy the library of games already available sans stereo spekers and 3D gaming for a VERY reasonable price. The design flaw i want to address isnt a major concern for most people except those afraid of getting dust under their screens...Which is what i had. The screen has a few mm of space from the actual clear sheet of plastic that protects it. and that bothers me because it gives dust extra space to easily enter. Why manufacturer flaw u ask? Because the unit i received had some dust inside from the factory and i couldnt easily get rid of it. Second concern of mine is NOT with the 2ds but with Nintendo. They need to unify all accounts to have access to their content. i did not want to transfer my entire library from my 3DS xL to my 2DS as it was my intention to sinply use my cartidges on the 2DS. What did i find? Some games I tried had saves not in the cart but in the SD card of my unit. Bad news? Yes because SD card data is specific to NNID and DS. so sadly my plan did not work entirely and the only solution is to have transferred ALL my 30gb of games plus their saves onto my 2DS and scrap my Limited Edition Zelda 3DS XL. So what i say to this? If it is a gift to a child who has no knowledge of anything i just mentioned and it is solely for a local experience with no worries of multiple systems or downloads, then YES BUY IT its a great systen with great games. But if you are in a situation like mine, hold off until we finally get the "new" 3ds. Money is worth spending on those consoles. Same price as a full 3DS (not 2DS) with a plethora of techy upgrades.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you buy the warranty.

    Posted
    bandgeek239

    We have had a 2DS for quite some time now. We first got it for my oldest as a gift when our baby was born in the summer of 2014. My daughter LOVED it, and it worked great until the charging port went out in September of 2015. Thankfully, we had purchased the warranty and were able to get it replaced at that time. We had a lengthy discussion with my daughter about making sure that her toy was well cared for, and she has taken great care to make sure that it is safely in it's case when she isn't playing it since that time. Fast forward to February of 2016, and the charging port just went out AGAIN on the 2DS that we have only had for 5 months. Good news is that we bought the warranty again, bad news is that these things just aren't made like they used to be. I have an old GameBoy Advance from when I was a kid that still works wonderfully, but these 2DS systems are just not as well constructed apparently. I would recommend this product, as the gameplay is fantastic and my 7 year old absolutely loves it, but I would NOT purchase it without warranty coverage, as it appears as though Nintendo is no longer concerned with the longevity of their product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a DEAL!!!

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    JohnEBg8d
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    I bought 2 units, one blue and one red, for my sons (ages 4 & 7) as Christmas gifts, and what GREAT gifts they were. I got these online at BestBuy.com a few days BEFORE Thanksgiving for $99.99, which was an excellent price for the MarioKart 7 bundle. I kept an eye on the ads from Best Buy and all of the competition, and NOBODY beat this price from Black Friday through the pre-Christmas sales. A note to Parents: If you are getting this as a gift for Christmas, Birthdays, etc. in situations where the recipient may want to play with it immediately, open it up beforehand and do the initial set-up, updates, and free-download of the game so it's ready to go when they're ready to play. I highly recommend setting the Parental Controls, as these things have an Internet browser built-in. It took me a total of about 2 hours to get them up and running (about 20 minutes to go through and set-up the user name, parental controls, and all the other initial set-ups, about another 20 minutes or so to do a system update, and around an hour or so to download the game, which is saved in "block" form on the included SDHC card. The fact that I was setting up 2 units at the same time may have increased the download time somewhat --- who knows. Had I known that it would take that amount of time, I would have taken care of all of that beforehand. All that being said... these things are GREAT!!! There are a lot of bells and whistles that your kids will figure out before you will. My 4-year old, after only a day and a half, already figured out how to use the front and rear-facing cameras. I might just treat myself to one for my birthday in a few months. Some kids just never grow up. Thanks Best Buy for making this Christmas extra Merry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a DEAL!!!

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    JohnEBg8d
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    I bought 2 units, one blue and one red, for my sons (ages 4 & 7) as Christmas gifts, and what GREAT gifts they were. I got these online at BestBuy.com a few days BEFORE Thanksgiving for $99.99, which was an excellent price for the MarioKart 7 bundle. I kept an eye on the ads from Best Buy and all of the competition, and NOBODY beat this price from Black Friday through the pre-Christmas sales. A note to Parents: If you are getting this as a gift for Christmas, Birthdays, etc. in situations where the recipient may want to play with it immediately, open it up beforehand and do the initial set-up, updates, and free-download of the game so it's ready to go when they're ready to play. I highly recommend setting the Parental Controls, as these things have an Internet browser built-in. It took me a total of about 2 hours to get them up and running (about 20 minutes to go through and set-up the user name, parental controls, and all the other initial set-ups, about another 20 minutes or so to do a system update, and around an hour or so to download the game, which is saved in "block" form on the included SDHC card. The fact that I was setting up 2 units at the same time may have increased the download time somewhat --- who knows. Had I known that it would take that amount of time, I would have taken care of all of that beforehand. All that being said... these things are GREAT!!! There are a lot of bells and whistles that your kids will figure out before you will. My 4-year old, after only a day and a half, already figured out how to use the front and rear-facing cameras. I might just treat myself to one for my birthday in a few months. Some kids just never grow up. Thanks Best Buy for making this Christmas extra Merry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Son Loves It!

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    PutnamCountyMom
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    This was a Christmas present from Santa for my 8-year-old son. He wanted a 3DS, but that wasn't in Santa's budget. When he realized that the 2DS could play the 3DS games (just not in 3D), he was all for it. Both he and his 6-year-old brother love this hand-held game. The graphics and sound are great, the battery life is very good, and it has a built in camera. You can access the internet through the 2DS if you have a WiFi connection at your home--which we don't. All in all, this is a great gaming system since it plays both DS and 3DS games. My only issue with this game was that it came with a free MarioKart7 game which my son wanted anyway. I thought this bundle was a great deal in order to get both in one package. We were under the impression that the game cartridge was included in the box, but it wasn't. It had to be downloaded. As I already stated, we don't have WiFi at our house, and my son had to wait several days to visit the home of a relative with WiFi in order to actually acquire MaroKart7. It was pretty disappointing for an 8-year-old on Christmas morning to not be able to play his new game. Now, over a month later, all is well. The 2DS is performing just fine, and everyone is happy. I would recommend this for your little video gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Nintendo handheld for anti-3d folk

    Posted
    BigAl
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    For those of you that can't stand 3d, not necessarily in a way that you think it is stupid and impractical, because it gives you headaches. Or you just don't wanna spend that extra $100 bucks, the 2ds is perfect. You can play all the wonderful 3ds games that you can on the 3ds and access pretty much all the same features, minus the 3d part, which it tells you this a lot by the way. You can even use amiibos, however you need to purchase a separate product for this, but even with that added $20 it is still a good deal cheaper. I would recommend getting a travel case if you want to take it around since it does not cold like the 3ds I would recommend top and bottom screen protectors as well. Though that is usually a given with any handheld device. It also doesn't hurt to get a bit of extra padding around the console itself because I was told, I have not experienced it, that they don't do so hot on a drop test. I purchased a silicon one for added grip and protection. This may sound like a lot, but my total was still bellow what a New 3ds XL costs. I hope this helps with your purchasing decision!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for beginner gamers

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    Neisha
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    i've been doing research on the nintendo ds for the last 2 most for my 5 year old daughter. She has had the original leaped since she was 2 . She's completely taken over my tablet with wanting to play games so this was the next best thing. My daughter loves Disney and everything that come's with it so i was elated to know that nintendo had princess games on top of My little pony, Barbie and LAlaloopsy . Just to name a few i'm going to purchase her. This gaming console is perfect for her little hands . It reminds me of the "game boy". Now to my parents, with small children like myself, I purchased a 3 years protection plan just in case any damages or malfunctions with this system. I would also suggest you open it first and set it up because that took about a half hour and if your little one is just as anxious as mine with new toys they aren't going to want to wait for you to do that lol. Other than that the system is very user friendly and i can't wait to see herself come Christmas morning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Price For Nintendo Console

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    Brad
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    I have purchased 5 of these for myself and grand kids. The 2DS obviously doesn't play in 3D but for us that's no problem. One grandson gets a headache from the 3D consoles anyway. The 3DS games play with no problem on the 2DS plus you can play all the older DS games. The units are a bit slippery from the hard plastic so I would recommend going online and ordering one of the silicone skin covers. It will give some protection and lets you keep a good grip on the console. My grandsons dropped their consoles a few times because they slipped out of their hands. The silicone skin covers really help. Nintendo has several other handheld consoles but for the money, the basic 2DS console is just fine. I've heard it called the "doorstop" because of it's shape. The others are "clamshell" because they close up but they cost more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable for younger gamers

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    Kika
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    I bought this 2DS for my 5 year old son, he loved it. Of course he still does not know about the difference between a 3ds and 2ds, he loves all kind videogames and consoles, and more if Mario bros is in them. So I decided to buy it since it is cheaper than a 3ds and because it plays all kinds of DS games, as well as 3ds cards, but only lacking the 3d part, you can not view games as 3d, but my son does not care about that. Its design maybe it is not the best, the screens are smaller than the 3ds, and it does not fit in your pockets, but I think is fine for kids, better than carrying tablets or laptops only to play games, and of course not as expensive as them, $79.99 plus taxes including a game, I think is great. I just have to buy a case and screen protectors in order to keep it safe from scratches and falls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must-Have for Kids of ALL Ages

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    JohnEBg8d
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    I bought the Red/Black and Blue/Black models for my 2 younger sons last year for Christmas. They love them... and so do I. So, I bought the Mint Green/White model for MYSELF. Now, we can all play multiplayer games together!!! The nicest thing about the Mint Green/White model is that the Mario Kart 7 software was Pre-Installed; so, I didn't have to spend the extra time downloading it from the Nintendo e-shop. (Both the Red and Blue models came with a code for a free download of Mario Kart 7.) I just recently ordered another one for my 27 year-old son. It's a nice little system at a GREAT price. And... Nintendo e-shop cards will make great stocking stuffers this Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has Pros and Cons

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    leadslugs
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    I own both a 2ds and a New 3ds XL, I will say that I prefer to play my 2ds over my 3ds. This is because I have big hands and the 2ds is pretty comfortable and easy to hold for me. It feels sturdy and since it isnt as heavy, it doesn't feel flimsy right out of the box like the 3ds did. I was so paranoid I tried using my friends 3ds and his felt the same way so I knew it was the console itself. What I do NOT like about the 2ds is that the buttons are not soft like the 3ds are. This means after short periods of time my thumbs start to hurt from holding the buttons (when playing mario kart which comes with the console.) I feel like the 2ds is good for its price- no great for its price. But before you buy you should be aware of both it's strengths and flaws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Kids Love These

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    Mack
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    For $80 with a $30 (really fun) game included these little things are great buys! It has Internet capabilities with parental oversight/control which was important to us when choosing these. You can buy a ton of games for these on the cheap since they've been around for awhile, especially used games obviously. Hey, since the SD card is only 4 GB (yes you can buy a larger card), I recommend buying the tangible game vs. downloading it for two reasons: limited hard drive space and if you have more than one console/kid (we have 3, for example) you'd need to buy the same game three times if downloading it vs. owning the cartridge. I also like these because they don't fold= less the break down over time and more durable. Cool little buggers, my kids really love 'em! Cheers ; )

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little console at a fantastic price

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    pahblowe
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    I was going to be traveling for a long time over a period of 3 weeks (multiple long flights and airport layovers). Having lost my original DS, I got a 2DS as soon as the price dropped. The console looks a bit like a toy, but feels impressively solid, and though I haven't purposely roughed it up, I never thought twice about dropping it into my backpack (with another multitude of devices) and it is standing, working, and mostly intact. It does not have the 3D effect, and while playing A Link Between Worlds I couldn't resist to wonder how much certain moment in the game would benefit of it. In the end, for me not being a hardcore mobile gamer, the price difference was hard to justify, but if you have some disposable income available, the 3DS is probably the better choice. Nonetheless, incredibly happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you need at a value price!

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    Schlemmbot
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    Nintendo has come through again. Known for their attention to price Nintendo has stripped out the 3D feature on their flagship 3DS handheld to deliver gaming on a budget. The 3D feature is something most gamer's turn off anyway. Pros: Value, simply put. This handheld covers most of your mobile gaming needs. Cons: The design of the 2DS does not allow for you close the lid like you do with other flip style Nintendo handhelds. I prefer to close the lid on handhelds as screen protection is very important. If you purchase this I would suggest a screen protector film like the one offered by Hori. The only other con is that this system lacks the processing power of the 3DSXL - you're mostly fine with this but some games (only a few) may chug a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

    Posted
    Kira
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    I wanted to get a DS to play some games like Zero Escape, classics like Zelda, and maybe Pokemon now that it seems to be gaining popularity again. At first, I was really reluctant to getting the 2DS since it looks inexpensive; but, that was also the same reason why I got it. I figured that under $100 was a great deal for a system I could play some classic games on, that I played while growing up; which also included the AC adapter (unlike the new 3DS) and Mario Kart. Once I opened the 2DS, it's actually really comfortable to hold and feels well made despite the low price tag. The 2DS is a great little system for anyone - kids or adults.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the 2DS!

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    GamerMom
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    The Blue Nintendo 2DS is great! It's a nice size, very durable, so easy to operate my 4yr old son can use it with no help, it plays both older DS and newer 3DS game cartridges, stays charged for hours, and looks great. To top it off it's a great price! Even though it can play 3DS games they are not in 3D but they still look great. The only complaint i have is this is our second one because after less than a year the first one stopped charging. no matter how many times we moved the plug in ( even after buying a new charger) it would light up for a minute to show it was charging and then stop. eventually it stopped lighting up all together. yes i would definitely recommend to anyone and i already have purchased again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck!

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    Raulski
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    I got this specifically to play the remastered Zelda games. At first I though perhaps it be a waste of $80 to play old N64 games but I was wrong. It has definitely been worth the price. I don’t have a lot of time and have to set my play time to a 1 hr limit. With this I get some nice playing time. I turn it on and get into my game within seconds. I was so used to playing PS4 and it’s constant software updates and proper shutdown methods that can take up to 15 minutes. And when you have 1 hr. 15 minutes is a long time. Anyway, it’s only $20 more than a regular console game. If your on the fence, do it. (Especially if you like Zelda)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cannot beat this price!

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    Jmogard
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    The one thing that I have a hard time with with the DS is the fact the Mario games never go down in price. They always hover above the $30 range no matter how old and outdated they are. That being said, they are fantastic games and a lot of fun to play. $79.99 for a 2ds is a steal and the fact it comes with mariokart is even more of a steal because you're basically getting a portable gaming device for about $40-50. You really can't beat that. I also like that it's not a flip system like the previous generations and the xl's. I always had a problem with the hinges wearing out on those, especially with younger children, you'll definitely want to go this route with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bundle deal

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    JDogg5582
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    I purchased this system with MarioKart 7 in a bundle package to give to a child as a "Secret Santa" gift. The product was presented well, easy to use right out of the box, and was already over half way charged upon opening (very important for a kid)! The fact that this bundle included a great game with it made it a no-brainer for the price. Nintendo has consistently made great portable gaming systems, and I like this one even better than the 3DS, which I feel is still a bit overpriced for what it is. The 2DS (this system) is perfect for no frills gaming and filling any spare time you have in a fun way.

    I would recommend this to a friend