Nintendo Handheld Console 2DS - Black/Blue
- Anyone can enjoy Nintendo 2DS safely by using the Parental Controls feature. You can easily restrict content by the game’s rating, and also regulate the use of wireless connectivity, such as the internet.
- With two ultra-bright screens that show off crisp, punchy visuals, the powerful dual processing units allow Nintendo 2DS to bring gaming to life. And for added gaming precision when using the touch-screen controls, the sleek stylus will help you get the best from this brilliant handheld console.
- Robust slate design and sharp 2D visuals make Nintendo 2DS ideal for first-time gamers Enjoy Nintendo’s most exciting franchises, including Mario, The Legend of Zelda™ and Pokémon™
- Keep your kids safe with the customisable Parental Controls
- Power adapter sold separately
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- Platform: Nintendo 2DS
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Console
- Item Quantity: 1
Offering you additional variety and value in your handheld gaming options, the Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the Nintendo 3DS that will play games available for Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS in 2D. The Nintendo 2DS retains many of the same hardware features as the Nintendo 3DS including the same Nintendo 3DS gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with the vast existing library of Nintendo DS games, as well as wireless connectivity features such as access to Nintendo eShop, plus StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. However the console takes on a new distinctive fixed, slate form design, and will play all packaged and download Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. The new console is a great introduction for those unfamiliar with Nintendo, and it is also a fantastic new way to enjoy the handheld experience for those already a part of the DS family.
Next generation of handheld consoles
While there are many choices available, Nintendo has been making family-friendly games for over 30 years, and offers characters and experiences not found anywhere else. Parents can rely on Nintendo’s pedigree of innovation, as seen with its groundbreaking Nintendo DS consoles. This next generation family of handheld consoles are more powerful, keeping children engaged with better graphics and deeper immersive worlds to explore.
The Nintendo 2DS is backwards compatible, so you can still play your existing games—plus the hottest new releases. All the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family play exclusive titles you can’t find anywhere else, from Mario to Zelda, Animal Crossing to Pokémon and many many more. You can even download many of these titles–plus digital-only games–directly to your system from Nintendo eShop.
A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, meaning your motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly. Play the game how you want to play, whether it's with the direction buttons or by tilting the console!
If you already own a system in the Nintendo DS series, Nintendo 2DS invites you to a world of new experiences but doesn't ask you to forget about your existing favourites. Almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games* can be played on a Nintendo 2DS system – and they look and play just like before!
Your Nintendo 2DS system can wirelessly exchange game data with other Nintendo 3DS family consoles as you pass other players on the street, without you having to lift a finger. Exchange Mii characters and gameplay profiles with others, or unlock new gameplay elements in titles that you’ve enabled StreetPass for. There are certain games that you can only play via StreetPass.
Nintendo 2DS can play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, and in addition to finding them in retail stores in their traditional packaged form, you can download a selection of the latest Nintendo 3DS games directly from Nintendo eShop.
With SpotPass, your Nintendo 2DS system can detect wireless hotspots or wireless LAN access points and obtain various types of data on the spot. Free software*, notifications and content are just some of the things that might surprise you. Keep your eyes peeled for the notification LED shining blue – that means you've received new data.
Games look better than ever on the two screens of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The bottom screen on the 2DS is touchscreen and allows users to interact with the game in a completely new way.
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Top Customer Reviews
When I got the 3DS I thought ' Wow ' but always ended up switching the 3D off when I felt my eyes were being pulled out of my head!!
I then upgraded to the 3DSXL which was an improvement for the 3D but again I would end up switching it off as my middle aged eyes got tired! With the 3D switched off I became more aware of the poor resolution on the larger screen ( not a Nintendo strong point )
So when I was doing a recent trade-in the young sales man mentioned the 2DS and how popular it has been - curiosity took over and I thought I would give it a try.....
SO pleased I did - I LOVE it....
Why? you may ask....
Firstly replace the negative review words ( ugly, cheap, downgrade etc ) with - Retro - Tough - Fun - Simple - took delivery this morning and have been happily playing for last hour or so - it is very comfortable to hold and use - buttons well placed etc - mono speaker makes little difference - smaller screen gives better quality picture even if smaller - feels a bit strange to not close after use and really must have a case ( always have had cases anyway ) it is now on charge so not sure about battery life yet?!
I guess there will be room for improvement but that and battery life aside - it is what it is - a bright, funky and fun little game device which does not deserve the criticism being thrown at it - I would definitely recommend it and think any youngsters ( or oldies ) getting one for Christmas will be very lucky...!!
Ive owned all 3 versions of the 3DS. The great 3d effect dosent work for me like a very large portion of people with glasses or without its completely pointless.
So my first 3ds was fine (with 3d switched off)but having big hands it was bloody uncomfortable to play also the srteetpass system was hit or miss if it worked on it. It also just fitted in my pocket.
Then upgraded to the 3DSXL. Ugly machine & was hardly pocket sized. Eventually it broke. But like the DSIXL it had a creak on the face plate near the Dpad.
So when I first saw this I was what. But after seeing some of the unboxing & previews of it at £109 I thought Id take the gamble. So got it yesterday it comes with a charger & in the flesh it looks much better. Build quality was my main concern but it is a solid console. Instead of the hinge it has a sleep button. (this slides & locks into place). Very comfortable to hold.
Have used it 10 hours or so & no hand cramps.
Also it only has one speaker. Which wasnt a deal breaker as I normally use head phones. But the sound out of the one speaker isnt to shabby at all. Also the streetpass seems to be more responsive.
Lets face it 3d is just a gimmick that seems to be dying out again. (how many 3d channels on sat tv). But comming out same time as new Pokemon & at £109 this will be a number 1 seller for xmas.
Would also recommend the official red & blue cases for it. They have a heavy duty zip, hold 3 game carts & come in a nice blue or red neoprene cover with Nintendo logo on it.
One other thing it fits in my jacket pocket & my back pocket of my jeans. :P
I picked up a 3DS XL around launch and shortly traded it for a Shiny Gold Zelda 3DS XL, however due to work and prolonged computer use my hands and wrists have developed muscle problems with grip and holds. My hands ache after short periods of using the 3DS XL and even long periods of using the original 3DS. Nintendo shortly released a rather baffling product aimed at children minus the 3D facility to combat media negativity around the console. Having been around a few years i'm aware of Nintendo releasing different iterations of their portables so it came as no surprise that they would release a cut down version of their current handheld, however I find that they have missed a niche as the console is very comfortable for adults to hold and lie flat in their hands for prolonged periods of time. It makes the console just the right size and shape to hold without awkwardly curving my fingers over a flap or around squarish shoulder buttons.
I will point out that this is still marketed as a children's alternative to the 3ds so nintendo have saved costs in the build quality of the device and the plastics used for buttons feel cheap and clicky (i swear the plastic on the side of my 2ds creeks!), also the fact that it doesn't have a hinge to close the device means it has a slightly less than portable size to carry around, therefore a case is advised.
if you are in the market for a games console but have been put off due to muscle strain, i'd advise you to try one of these out, just be advised that the build quality may not be up to part as previous iterations of nintendo handhelds.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Son loved it - good that you can play all the old normal ds games on it too!Published 1 day ago by DB
Nintendo Handheld Console 2DS - Black/Blue Not that impressed with this as a product as the screens are to small. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Master Gee
DS had a PIN and I couldn't access anything including the camera. When I tried to factory reset the device it continually asked for the pin when I said I forgot it asked for my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Arrived on time really happy with product would use them againPublished 6 months ago by Heather campbell