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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1939 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    for the price

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    bstbuy
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    For the entry level price compared to other nintendo handhelds it is a great deal. With the 2DS you lose 3D function but that is mostly gimmick anyways. This allows you to still play 3DS games but without the 3D effect. There are some game you can even find that only need one cartridge to play on multiple handhelds at the same time allowing this to be a great gift for multiple kids in the same home or for kids who play this with friends at school or home. Being that the second screen doesn't fold closed like the other models you will need something to protect this though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised.

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    Kdog
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    I bought this gameboy to replace one that my 5yr old broke. She threw the game oh across the room and cracked the screen. A fix cost $40 for the part plus a fairly complicated process to replace. So missy gets a new blue one. If you like Nintendo game oh action, then you will like the gameboy. I'm. It a gamer and there are plenty of reviews regarding the gaming action. Perhaps it could be more durable, but I can't blame Nintendo because like I said, she was playing a game which she thought she needed to physically throw the gameboy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its alright. I did return...

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    Mario
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    I got this for my daughter who already has a tablet. She lost interest in it right away and opted to stick to playing on her Amazon tablet (only paid $25 on Black Friday) That out of the way, I felt that this economy version of the DS had a really cheap build quality. The functionality was great. But I think it left more to be desired on the screen resolution. But at the price point it is a decent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad for What It Is

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    NintenGirl
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    All I really wanted was a 3DS to replace the one that was stolen from me [long story], but apparently Best Buy isn't selling them anymore to make way for the Switch (which is way beyond anything I want)? So as a compromise for me, it works well with 2DS games so far but I haven't tried it out with a game meant to be played in 3DS. Kind of scary that it doesn't close and cases are hard to come by (living in constant fear of screen breakage). So far good gameplay and the tutorials I bothered to watch were helpful and informative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Great

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    NinjaNinja
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    Pros: Good games. Good parental control. Easy to use. Cons: Breaks easily if dropped. The kids have loved their DS since the day we bought it. The racing, sports, music, shooter (LEGO) and puzzle games available are all pretty fun for the kids. They play them as often as we let them. The only thing preventing this item from earning five stars is the fragile screen. A three feet drop shattered both screens. We replaced it and are now more careful. Especially Mom (she dropped it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming system for a first timer

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    LalaHZ
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    My 4 year old asked for a Nintendo switch for Christmas. I refused to buy him a $300 gaming console. I looked at the Nintendo DS and decided to buy him the 2 DS. Very reasonably priced. Great for a beginner. The only downside is that I bought a screen protector so the screens wouldn’t get scratched. The stylus doesn’t work with the protector on. I’m Not sure if it’s the screen protector or the stylus. Regardless I’m happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great bundle deal

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    Gigi
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    my son's nintendo DS 3D didnt last longer than we expected and my son wanted another DS in it's place. First of all, i got a really great bundle price with this DS with a Mario kart 8 included for about $80, that was very good. However, my son did not enjoy it as much as he likes the Nintendo 3DS. once in a while he still asks if i'm going to buy him the 3DS again. I probably will if the price is right. Will probably not buy this console again based on my son's preference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect price and fit for entry level gamers

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    Scotastic
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    Price is absolutely spot on. The console is sturdy and well put together. Nothing feels cheap and I feel like it can take an acceptable beating and keep on ticking. Screens are obviously smaller than the XL version, but aren't an issue during gameplay. It would be difficult to hold and play if the screens were much larger. I'm very happy with the gaming back library. So many games to choose from. Can't run out of games to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Handheld Gaming System

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    makebelievee
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    I purchased the 2DS from Best Buy. I was considering getting the 3DS but honestly it made me a little lightheaded from the graphics. I found the 2DS to be a much better fit for my needs! I can play it for hours on end. The ONLY not great thing about it is the battery... but the cord is long so I can leave it plugged in and still be comfortable playing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for kids

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    DeadmanWWE21
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    I bought this for my kids (8&9 years old) It's user friendly and easy for their little hands to hold. It's just like any other DS really. Only things I don't like and the only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is because the system doesn't close. To put it in a "sleep mode" you have to switch a little button at the bottom. I feel like they can get more damage this way. Also the screens are so small. The systems are larger and the screens could have been bigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for kids

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    DeadmanWWE21
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    I bought this for my kids (8&9 years old) It's user friendly and easy for their little hands to hold. It's just like any other DS really. Only things I don't like and the only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is because the system doesn't close. To put it in a "sleep mode" you have to switch a little button at the bottom. I feel like they can get more damage this way. Also the screens are so small. The systems are larger and the screens could have been bigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great console if you looking to play Nintendo CLCs

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    ProtoApocalypse
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    Bought this for my daughter but once in a while I share and pop some amazing Nintendo Classics for myself. Durable, great library of games and the price is just right can't go wrong with that. Only thing that I wish was better are the screen resolution and speaker aren't the greatest. Put a headphone and solves the issue. I mean my daughter won't notice this little things since is for her anyway but I did. Still...great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for someone like us.

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    EatSleepAndPlay
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    Great console for someone who isn't a major portable gamer. I pretty much picked this up to play Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon with my girlfriend. The less expensive unit was a better choice for my girlfriend, and I. Buttons feels good, and it's comfortable in my hands just like the other models, but I noticed accessories are a little harder to come by for this unit. Overall it's was worth the price paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for someone like us.

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    EatSleepAndPlay
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    Great console for someone who isn't a major portable gamer. I pretty much picked this up to play Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon with my girlfriend. The less expensive unit was a better choice for my girlfriend, and I. Buttons feels good, and it's comfortable in my hands just like the other models, but I noticed accessories are a little harder to come by for this unit. Overall it's was worth the price paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend