Nintendo 2DS - Red
Great Deal and Awesome System
I bought this the first day it came out. I was very happy to notice that it functioned exactly as a 3DS buy didn't cost as much or have the 3D effect. The price is low and totally worth the money I paid for! Thanks so much Nintendo!
Great job Nintendo and smart move! :)
Well my mom bought the Nintendo 2DS for me and Pokemon x on the same day, and i have to say what a remarkable job Nintendo did again. I like how they made it flat and compatible with both 3D games and regular non 3D games. For people who cant afford a 3DS, well here you go a less cheaper and nice looking gaming system. When the 3DS came out my mom didnt approve of it because she told me that if you play games in 3D its bad for your eyesight, which is true but after the 2DS came out she said of course. So if i where you i would suggest on getting the 2DS and not the 3DS. so hope you thought of it well and see you next folks! :)
It does what it says it does.
Its a 2d 3ds and it works. The system plays ds games and 3ds games which is amazing. the system itself will be smaller than you think at least it was for me. it takes about 30 minutes to find the right spot to place your fingers comfortably, but when you do it is really easy to play games for hours. the only con i can think of would be the d-pad, its a bit to mushy for my taste(ps vita has the best). Other than that the analog pad is nice and smooth, R and L are very comfortable and easy to reach. I would recommend for someone looking to get their kids a nice handheld system for a decent price, and just someone that wants a brand new 3ds for a low price.
For those who don't want 3D.
I have an astigmatism and the 3D really jacks up my eyes. If I play the 3D for longer than 10 minutes or so, I get a splitting head ache. I didn't want to pay 200 bucks for a system where I wouldn't get to use it's most proclaimed feature. So when the 2DS came out I was very excited, a console where I can play 3DS games but costs 70 bucks less!
The exposed screens have held up so far. I mean, come on guys. Nintendo has done exposed screens before, they know how to do it right. As long as the flat design doesn't bother you, this is perfect for you.
All-in-all, this system was perfect for me. I can play all the new DS games (including the new Pokemon game, which is awesome), while saving money.
10/10 for the 2DS.
10/10 for Performance. Performs exactly like a 3DS.
Wish I could put more than 10/10 for Value, because this truly is an awesome value.
9/10 for Functionality just because of the lack of the Clam Shell design.
Why make a 2ds with a battery that isn't much better, can't close it to protect the screen, and a mono speaker. Another way to make money on an unnecessary ds system. Should have been an XL with stereo for that price. First a weak WIIU now this.
Nintendo is Awesome
The 2ds looks amazing not only is it cheaper than the 3ds its basically the same thing I plan on buying this and pokemon Y
Suprisingly a Great Handheld
I bought this machine for one reason and one reason only, Pokemon X. I was worried about it though, I mean the thing looks like and excuse me for doing this the "Nintendo Door Stopper". It is actually one of the most comfortable handhelds I've owned ever! The only downside is not having the 3d, but I think I will live. It's a good cheap solution and well bring many hours of fun! Make sure to pick up Pokemon with it!
Awesome bang for the buck
I just jumped into the DS market for the first time and a 3DS was just too pricey for me. The 2DS was an an awesome cheap alternative just minus the 3D. $70 difference allowed me to purchase a game and still be cheaper than a 3DS XL. The battery life so far is decent and it does everything a 3DS does. I think this is also a good choice for kids, or older guys like me. I think Nintendo answered a market area they hadn't before.
2DS, a new portable gaming console
younger gamers -- especially those under 7 who are warned off gaming in 3D on the cover of every 3DS game -- this less expensive ($130) no-frills gaming handheld may be just the ticket. Add in Nintendo's kid-friendly, decade-strong gaming library dominated by Pokemon, Mario, and Donkey Kong titles, and you've got an electronic babysitter that's cheaper and more durable than an iPod Touch or even a "real" 3DS.
I cant wait!
I love the idea that Nintendo is doing being able to play the 3ds and ds in 2d and cheaper than the 3ds.