Excerpt: My son loved the 2 DS and took really good care of it. Then after about a month it quit charging. There were no visible signs of damage and no abuse. We sent it back to Nintendo and we're told that because their engineers had concluded that the problem originated with the screens ( even though the screens were working fine before the DS quit charging) repairs were not covered under warranty. To get it repaired we would have to pay Nintendo $65 plus $10 return postage.
Pros: Challenging, Easy to learn, Fun To Play, Good Audio, Graphics, Kid Appropriate
Excerpt: This device was the most perfect gift for my 4 year old! He liked playing with his sister's 3DS, but broke one by snapping the screen off its hinges. With this 2DS, there is no hinges and he treats it like it's an iPad or something. It is definitely more durable for small children.
Pros: Fun To Play, Good Audio, Graphics, Kid Appropriate, Multiplayer
Excerpt: I have returned this product for a Nintendo 3DS XL, as my 15 year old feels that the Nintendo 2DS is for younger kids. Although, your sales associate, Tommy, at the Huntington Beach Store had advised me that the Nintendo 2DS is better for my children's eyes in the long run. I appreciated the input that Tommy provided me from one parent to another.
Excerpt: I bought the red model 2DS for my significant other to play Pokemon Y and liked this design enough that I bought the blue one for myself, actually replacing my 3DS XL, from Toys R' Us since I had a gift card lying around that paid for part of it. Some people have raised an eyebrow that I am using this instead of the 3DS XL but this system has a few advantages for certain people. Mainly, I found it way more comfortable to hold than the hinged 3DS systems.