Nintendo 2DS video review

Michael Sawh



Read the full Nintendo 2DS review

The Nintendo 2DS is is no danger of winning any design awards, but it's the cheapest way yet to get a Pokemon or Zelda fix.

More Games Videos

Aaron K Stone

October 22, 2013, 7:59 pm

Some games use the cameras for various features so unless Nintendo wants to make a patch for each game it's probably less trouble for them to keep the cameras in.


October 25, 2013, 8:36 pm

It looks... weird. I would not be proud to be seen with this device.


November 6, 2013, 7:55 pm

At first I didn't at all like the design, but after thinking about it this seems like the best way for someone like me to go; since I do't have much money and the 3d effect while playing makes me feel sick. Back when the 3ds came out I didn't get one, but now feels like the right time, now there been time new games to be made.


November 8, 2013, 12:59 am

What do you mean by bad design? the design is perfect for a 5 or 6 years old boy, because it is made for little children that cant use the 3d. And the catalogue is the same as the 3ds.


November 9, 2013, 5:23 am

Not to sure what to make of the 2DS yet... Went into a store to check it out and it does look and feel strange. As its made for younger audiences, I thought it might be ideal for my 5 yr old but he's been use to playing on my 3DS since he was 3 (without using the 3D facility) and he was fine handling it so design's not really an issue... I also ran it by my hubby who took one look at it and was like "uh uh, get him a 3DSXL so the jury's still out for me one this one but getting him his own DS would ensure that I could use mine un-disturbed...


December 4, 2013, 1:46 am

I am a 25 year old gamer in the process of buying either a 3DS or 2DS, I'm still weighing out the options. While the 3DS looks and plays nice I am looking for a cheaper price with the 2DS.


December 8, 2013, 5:39 pm

How is it a pocket-friendly design if it can only fit in a blazer pocket or a handbag?
Don't put it in a jeans back pocket or you'll crack the screen when you sit down and it's open to pickpockets.


December 8, 2013, 5:58 pm

Ditto to what that Pikachu said! The design is rather ... Ah.... Maybe I should use it for a door stopper? :(

Santa Creek Furrows

December 14, 2013, 1:43 pm

Yup! Winner here... Getting one for the 7 yr. old... the younger one gets his Leap Pad and will get a 2DS later on.... I like the lack of hinges, that and a case and a game and we're at the price of the 3DS..... Glad I decided to look this stuff up...


December 15, 2013, 10:45 pm

I personally will be buying this system because with the 3ds , i used the 3d feature for a couple minutes and turned it off for good . Plus its easy on the eyes . Design wise ? It could have been better but it is no big deal .


December 17, 2013, 9:42 pm

for all those complaining about scratched screens think about it this way the gameboy advance had an open screen and worked fine, people need to calm down


December 28, 2013, 8:04 pm

"3D dropped" is not a pro. It's just an objective fact. Not sure why that would be in the pros or cons.

Also, "Bigger catalogue of games"? Compared to what? The catalogue is exactly the same one the 3DS offers.


June 24, 2014, 2:47 am

As compared to a regular ds.


June 24, 2014, 1:53 pm

Maybe, but this isn't being compared to a regular DS. If this was supposed to mean "includes the entire DS catalogue", then that is not an advantage over the 3DS, because the 3DS has the exact same pro.

Seth Townsend

March 23, 2015, 11:45 pm

The cameras (all three of them) remain here to ensure 100% compatibility with existing games. They're available in the API so they have to be included on all compatible hardware.


February 14, 2017, 10:17 pm

You can pick up a 2DS with a game for a mere £79.99, although the game is pre loaded. Was shocked at how much the New 3DS sells for, more so the XL which can sell for up to £179.99 without a game, although limited edition consoles can sell for well over that directly from Nintendo. Scratching screens, I use screen protectors. If you want to protect the casing, buy a silicone cover. Never took to playing games in 3D. Still, the price difference is shocking.


February 14, 2017, 10:19 pm

Plus there is a massive price difference when you look at current pricing.

comments powered by Disqus