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Nintendo 2DS
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 2DS

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: The 2DS may have attracted some chuckles when Nintendo announced it a short time ago, but the final hardware is actually a lot more appealing than you might expect. It's comfortable, well made and - most importantly of all - cheap.
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Overall 8
7.9
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
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Replay value 8
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Nintendo 2DS

Family Friendly Gaming
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: There can be a lot of frustration in a lot of corners of the video game industry because we want different things. Companies target specific audiences with certain products. There has been hate out there by some concerning the Nintendo 2DS. Why?
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Nintendo 2DS Console (Nintendo 3DS) Review

Cubed³
15 November 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 2DS

PC Magazine
1 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Nintendo's $130 2DS might not be your ideal do-it-all gaming handheld, but if you have a young kid or a tight budget, it's your best choice.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Can do everything the 3DS does, except display 3D images. Hinge-free design is more friendly for small hands.
  • Cons: A bit clunky compared with either version of the 3DS or the Sony PlayStation Vita.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 4
4.0
Performance 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 6
6.0
Software 6
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Speakers 6
6.0

Nintendo 2DS review

theverge.com
25 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It's been a long time since I felt self-conscious gaming in public. Ever since Nintendo launched the clamshell GameBoy Advance SP in sleek, shiny silver, portable gaming hardware has felt like something meant for adults.
  • Pros: Surprisingly comfortable, Lack of hinges make it a bit more solid, Huge library of 3DS and DS games
  • Cons: Ugly design, Plastic body is prone to scratches, Exposed screens
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Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS Review

ubergizmo.com
11 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Nintendo unveiled its Nintendo 2DS in late August as a version of its popular 3DS video game handheld that would be targeted towards “very young kids.” When Nintendo originally made their announcement, many gamers didn’t believe it to be an actual product, but seeing how we were able to get our...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nintendo 2DS ( Crimson Red)

CNET
2 October 2013
  • Summary: At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.
  • Pros: The Nintendo 2DS is an affordable and solid system for a younger gamer or for those not interested in 3D visuals. It packs in a 4GB SD card and performs just as well as its 3DS brethren (save for 3D).
  • Cons: The 2DS feels cheap and only has one speaker that sounds a little lacking. Though it's designed for children, there are a few vulnerable spots on the 2DS, and it might not survive a bad fall.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nintendo 2DS w/Mario Kart 7 ( Electric Blue)

CNET
2 October 2013
  • Summary: At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.
  • Pros: The Nintendo 2DS is an affordable and solid system for a younger gamer or for those not interested in 3D visuals. It packs in a 4GB SD card and performs just as well as its 3DS brethren (save for 3D).
  • Cons: The 2DS feels cheap and only has one speaker that sounds a little lacking. Though it's designed for children, there are a few vulnerable spots on the 2DS, and it might not survive a bad fall.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics Nintendo 2DS? Don't worry, you read that right - it's "2DS" as in one less than the 3DS. Nintendo latest hardware is arguably a backwards step in technological terms, but do the revised form factor, robust build quality and low cost make up for the lack of glasses-free 3D? Let's find out.
  • Pros: The first thing that hits you when you pick up the Nintendo 2DS is how surprisingly robust it feels. Yes, this is a cheaper version of the 3DS, but it's clearly been constructed to withstand a fair amount of punishment. In fact, it takes us back to the days of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color - tw...
  • Cons: Losing the 3D option might not be as dramatic as you think, but it's still a shame to see it removed from this scaled-down system - it's the 3DS console's main talking point, after all. Another drawback of the 2DS is the mono speaker, which isn't fantastic quality. Stereo sound is still available...
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Overall 10
10

Nintendo 2DS review - now just £90

expertreviews.co.uk
13 November 2014
  • Conclusion: The 2DS may not have quite the same level of appeal as the DS Lite or other budget Nintendo handhelds before it, but it's nevertheless a great addition to the 3DS family. Its sturdy chassis makes it a great choice for younger gamers, and with the 3DS going from strength to strength, there's never...
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