Rated 0 out of 10 by slyfan107 Genius Nintendo
With the new 2DS,. Nintendo basically made it where anybody can afford a 3DS. Yes the 2DS is a part of the 3DS family. For only $130, that's the popular selling price of the DS a few years ago. The 2DS can play 3DS games in 2D, and can play all DS games as well. The 2DS still has built in wireless, to play games online or purchase games off of eShop. The 2DS will be releasing on the same day as Pokemon X/Y. And releasing one month before The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The 3DS has a huge library of games already out, like Super Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem Awakening, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and more. While the 2DS is aimed a lot at the 5-7 years olds, who don't need 3D, and won't be able to break the hinge. The 2DS is still great for any age for people who are on a tight budget, or just want the most affordable handheld to enjoy 3DS games. Overall, I see the 2DS with a lot of success of this Christmas, and moving forward.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheSpycrab 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Doggirl33 Nintendo's best idea yet!
I've owned almost every form from the DS family, from the original Ds to the Dsi XL except the 3DS.
When the 3DS came out, I really wanted it because of the game selection, but I was a little skeptical, especially since I am blind in one eye. I even tried using a 3Ds in stores and it gave me an almost instant headache.
There are quite a few 3ds games that I wanted so bad but were only available for the 3Ds family. And I honestly wasn't ready to waste $150 on a 3Ds. Soooooo Glad I waited for the 2DS! I can finally play the 3Ds games I wanted and not get an instant headache! The system is extremely comfortable to use and is definitely a step up from my old Dsi XL. Some of the new apps and settings are a little hard to get used to but totally worth it! And the 2Ds can play EVERY 3Ds and Ds game out there! Many reviews said that the 3Ds couldn't work with all Ds games. For only $130, it was a steal! I highly recommend!
Rated 0 out of 10 by SystemEquality The people who underestimate this device are ignor
What most people get is that this is a cheaper version of the 3ds without the 3d or hinges. What people DON'T understand is that it's made for children ages 1-6 and people who think the 3d doesn't matter to them but they like the games. I don't understand why all these people don't like this handheld. In my opinion I think it's a brilliant idea and they'll make a fortune from it. Parents who didn't buy their kids 3ds' because they didn't want their kids to suffer from eye damage or buy something that they'll probably brake in 3 days. This is designed in a blocky manner with no hinges, can't snap it in half and it's extremely durable. From what I've seen in hands on videos, it looks surprisingly comfortable. I think this will be my first gaming system buy before the Wii U and PS4. I hope my personal opinion helped.
Rated 0 out of 10 by SharpenedPata Great Idea! going to wait for XL though
A 3ds, without the 3d? Sounds great to me. The 3d mode on the 3ds bugs my eyes, so if I got a 3ds, I would simply never use the 3d mode. Plus, it looks more solid, and durable than any previous DS model. I only hope that the screens are durable, because while the casing itself looks tough (and due to nintendo's long history of tough products) I wouldn't be too worried if i dropped it, unless it fell on the screen.
A cheaper, tougher-looking version of the 3ds, with a more natural spacing of the start and select buttons. I really, really am looking forward to this product! ....In XL version. the normal DS screens are too small for me.
Though, my only question remains: where is the volume control?
Hope my opinions helped
Rated 0 out of 10 by Iwashere1 Whatever
On any 3ds a person has a choice on how much 3d they want from none to 100%. So other then price there's no need to make this system. I've owned nearly every gameboy for the last 25 years multiples of some. as far as break-ability the openface handhelds seem to break first the screens are more vulnerable then the hinges of the clam shell. Someone mentioned that 3d might be bad for children under 6 years old and that's fine I suppose but hopefully the screens are tougher if that's the case. Of course if you want the real reason Nintendo made this system it's most likely because they just lost their current court case about the 3ds screen but that's just my opinion.
Rated 9 out of 10 by GameSeeker14 Fantastic Nintendo Product
Nintendo has always been the company that produces the best consoles and games in my opinion. The 2DS lives up to those expectations and brings more to the table. With a sleek tablet-like design, the 2DS looks nothing like its other handheld family members. The non-foldable DS restricts portability but is much easier to hold for extended periods of time. It also has a sturdy feel to it. The applications are all there from the orginal 3DS so you don't need to worry about that. The sleep button is now on the bottm and the stylus has a new design. I am pleased with my purchase.
PS: The 2DS plays all 3DS and DS games in 2D.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SGTkoopa 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Inuboy1000 Seriously considering it...
I do not and have not purchased a 3DS. I was going to a few weeks prior but the Steam sale, Valve sale on Impulse, GTAV and Arkham Origins preorders came up lol. Now I heard about this cheaper 3DS called the 2DS. Originally I was gonna get an XL, but now, why bother? This machine does all of the things the 3DS and 3DS XL can do but it way cheaper. Nintendo weren't kidding when they said value. For the price of the XL I can get a 2DS and a 16GB SD Card. Awesome. I also think removing the 3D isn't a big deal, admittedly I never cared for the 3D. Besides that's one feature vs. every other feature. This is gonna be a great system.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JoyBoy45 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! :)