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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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Nintendo handheld for anti-3d folk

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    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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 10 year old loves it

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    srgntpep
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    This is great little gaming system. My 10-year-old saved his allowance for weeks to buy it and he's been having a blast with it so far. He bought one of the older Pokemon games and so far we've had to limit his time as he would play it for hours if he could. The screen is bright with vibrant colors. Even though it's small he hasn't strained at all to see it. It's a great size to fit in his hands as well. My favorite part is the volume control--the speaker is good enough that it doesn't have to be blaring in order for him to hear it. It's nicely designed, and plays all the same games as the 3ds at less than 1/2 the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fire

    Posted
    Killarob192
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    I own this system and I also own The new Nintendo 3ds xl... hands down this 2ds version of the 3ds is mean. I mean I can play every game I can play on my 3ds with the same crispy clear graphics as well as frame rate it doesn't seem Slower to me not one bit. Apart from playing similar games I have the ability to add different sd cards in order to add more memory in compared to the new 3ds where the 3ds comes built in already... bottom line i recommend this system to anybody especially when it's for 79.99 instead of 199.99 compared to 3ds model just for 3d screen and bigger screen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets Expectations

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    Tony
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    Following the launch of the Nintendo Switch I was feeling some Nintendo nostalgia, but not quite willing to spend $300 for the Switch. The 2DS is a good compromise. The system is able to play many staples from Nintendo's past (Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong), while also offering some creative new titles. The system, in 2017, is not going to blow you away with specs or graphics. But if you manage your expectations, the 2DS is hard to beat at the $80 price point. Good, classic games available in a convenient, portable system at under $100 equals a 5-star rating from me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall great handheld

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    Pebbz00
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    Bought this as a gift for two young family members of mine. Both of them enjoyed playing with it. Was cheaper for me to purchase two of these Nintendo 2ds than two of the New Nintendo 3ds. Will last long in their hands compared to owning the NN3ds. Hinges won't be a problem because there aren't any. Feels very comfortable in the hands. Sleep button is very useful for the kids when they are called away for something by parents or whatever. It may be cheaper than the NN3ds but the device it self does provide great visuals. May not have 3D effcts but great nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than expected

    Posted
    Macquueennie
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    When I first got this new N2DS, I did not expected that it will come up with the charger as most of new N3DS you have to buy them separetely, this was a relief, also the playability on this console is quite comfortable, the grip and the handling of the controls are very reachable, and it feels good to hold it, it does not wear you out to paly with it for a long period of time, and the backwards compatibility is great, also the new 3DS games are able to be played without a problem. So far, I would highly recommed it, and the prive-value for it is GREAT!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for even a 2 year old

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    Debi
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    He LOVES it and knows what he's doing!! It was a little frustrating having to download Mario Cart. It "comes with" Mario, but requires internet connection to get it started up. Since my brother doesn't use wifi household internet, just having cellular for his family's phones, we had to set up a mobile hotspot to get it downloaded to the device. The 2DS is rugged, comfortable, clear, full color and the sounds are very clear. It was a great price and the Geek Squad warranty and staff are phenomenal! Greatest purchase I've made for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2DS is an underrated system

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    danger
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    Nintendo hit it out of the park with this one. It's a very simply system that is essentially a souped-up GameBoy with none of the unnecessary 3D elements that define so much of our culture today. I have a 3DS myself, but bought a 2DS for each of my brothers for Christmas because it was a cost-conscious way of getting the system for both of them individually as a gift. One minor complaint: can we please bundle this with something other than Mario Kart 7, which to date, is a 5-year-old game? Can't we get a Smash Bros. or Hyrule Warriors Legends with this?

    I would recommend this to a friend