Nintendo New 2DS XL Weiß / Orange gaming system review

Nintendo New 2DS XL is the latest version of the Nintendo handheld console with an enlarged screen and  without 3D feature, which many people thought was unnecessary. Due to the absence of a “three-dimensional” screen, the company managed to significantly reduce the cost of the console, while the players lost almost nothing. In addition, the console gets an increased battery life and higher performance (download speed of games and menus).

Colorful accents add style, and the sleek clamshell design makes it easy to store and helps protect screens from scratches when closing. Thanks to a fast processor, program loading time have been reduced, so you can start playing in an instant. And all this in an easy, game-friendly shell.

C Stick provides advanced controls (for example, intuitive camera controls) for compatible games, while the ZL and ZR buttons provide many additional combinations!
The console supports amiibo. In order to activate the figure in the game and its functions, it is necessary to touch the amiibo NFC reader on the lower screen of the console. The console is suitable for boys, girls, men, women, professional gamers – in the range of Nintendo 3DS / 2DS games for every taste!

You can buy Nintendo New 2DS XL Weiß/Orange for the price 142,90 Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Specifications

  • Type: handheld game console with touch screen
  • Diagonal of the lower screen 4.18 ″
  • Upper display 4.88 ″
  • Compatibility with games from game consoles: Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS
  • Type of media for games: cartridge
  • Device for reading memory cards with microSD, microSDHC support: yes, 4 GB memory card included
  • connectors: headphone out
  • built-in speaker: stereo
  • network functions: infrared, Wi-Fi
  • additional features: NFC support for amiibo; video playback, supported formats WMA, MP3, JPEG
  • Power source: own Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions (WxHxG) 160x163x20 mm
  • Weight 260 g

Contents of delivery

  • New Nintendo 2DS XL System – 1 pc.
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL Stylus – 1 pc.
  • MicroSDHC memory card (4 GB) – 1 pc.
  • AR cards – 6 pcs.
  • User Guide – 1 pc.
  • Power supply – 1 pc.

Review

The new model of console from Nintendo boasts a better build, convenient form factor, improved ergonomics, and surface material, which almost does not get dirty. Games, menus, Internet browser, Youtube started working faster.

Main features

  • Gamers of all ages can play in style with the New Nintendo 2DS XL system. It gives you the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system in a streamlined
  • Colorful accents add style, while the sleek clamshell design makes it comfortable to hold. A fast processor offers short loading times
  • The C Stick brings enhanced controls (like intuitive camera control) to compatible games, while ZL and ZR buttons give you plenty of options
  • You can play all Nintendo 3DSand most Nintendo DS games in 2D on this system. Compared to Nintendo 2DS systems

Comfy game control

The touchscreen and the second screen of the game console make some games truly unique, since they cannot be fully replicated on other consoles without losing the quality of the gameplay. The console has a full and convenient gamepad with sticks, shifts and buttons, with bumpers in place. On this console it is convenient to play even games such as Monster Hunter and Resident Evil: Revelations.

Increased battery and better battery life

Among the main advantages of the Nintendo New 2DS XL Weiß / Orange console is the increased duration of work in standalone mode: the console in the closed state may last several days before the battery is discharged, the first 3DS models could be discharged in 1-2 days.

Modern games with unique gameplay

On the Nintendo consoles the company itself and its affiliate developers release many exclusives, for example: the detective game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (the second screen is used in its full force), the legendary adventure game Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds, games from the most popular in the world Mario series, Metroid Nintend franchises, Mario Kart 7, Fire Emblem, etc. Also, a large number of RPG and JRPG games like Shin Megami Tensei 4 were released to the console, so it will appeal to fans of Japanese games.

Streetpass

One of the main functions of the console is StreetPass, it is functions for exchange of gaming experience and in-game features between passing people on the street who carry in a bag or pocket of Nintendo 2DS / Nintendo 3DS systems. However, it’s almost impossible to meet StreetPass users on the streets of small towns, so the only correct option is meetings with Nintendo Guardians at the certain time.

Classic games from old consoles

On the Nintendo 2DS portable game system, it is possible to run games from old consoles, such as NES, SNES, GBA. At the same time they look better and there is the possibility of saving (Quick Save) during gameplay.

Conclusion

Suitable for everyone. On the Nintendo console, erotic and violent games are practically not released, so they are ideal for children.

Disadvantages: low screen resolution (by modern standards), the end of the console life cycle (games with a release date from the beginning of 2019 are almost completely absent). The new Pokémon Sword & Shield will no longer be released on 3DS/2DS, but will be released on the new generation of Nintendo consoles.

Lack of 3D

Nintendo New 2DS XL Weiß / Orange has no 3D effect, but for some it may be a minor loss, and for some even a peculiar advantage, because there is no definite answer about the harm of viewing images in “3D”. The lack of a sense of depth can be felt in games like Super Mario 3D Land, where without 3D in puzzles it is difficult to understand the distance to the block. But in general, the lack of 3D should not greatly affect the pleasure of the game.

Customer reviews

Buyers in their reviews noted the high-quality assembly of a new model of a game console from Nintendo, a convenient form factor, ergonomics, a easily soiled surface of the case (not at all afraid of prints), a fast menu, an Internet browser, and youtube.

According to user reviews who purchased the “two-dimensional” model of the console, the 3D effect was initially superfluous and all games are perfectly played in 2D. But some buyers point out that the lack of a 3D effect on the screen is still felt in some games. For example, one feels the lack of a sense of depth in Super Mario 3D Land, where without 3D it is difficult to understand the distance to the block. But it does not greatly affect the pleasure of the game.

Of course, a lot of praise was primarily among the fans of the Nintendo company and they belonged to Nintendo’s exclusive games. The touchscreen and the second screen makes some games really unique, so that they can not be repeated on other consoles, without losing the quality of the gameplay.

The main admiration of the fans is caused by the interesting gameplay that they get in the games for this console. In addition to the touchscreen and two screens, the gameplay becomes better and more interesting thanks to a full-fledged and convenient gamepad in hands with sticks, shifts and buttons, with bumpers in place. On this console it is convenient to play even games such as Monster Hunter and Resident Evil: Revelations.

Buyers recommend the following exclusives for buying or downloading: Detective Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (the second screen is used in full), legendary adventure game Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds, games from the world’s most popular Mario 3D Land series, Nintendo Metroid franchise , Mario Kart 7, Fire Emblem, etc. Also a large number of games in the genre of RPG and JRPG of the Shin Megami Tensei 4 type have been released on the console.

On the console, both legally (using the Virtual Console service) and illegally, it is possible to launch games from old consoles, such as NES, SNES, GBA. At the same time they look better and there is the possibility of saving (Quick Save) during gameplay.

On the Nintendo console, erotic and violent games are practically not released, so they are ideal for children.

For Russian buyers, the main disadvantage when buying consoles of Japanese and American manufacturers is the price of games, which ranges from 15 to 50 euros, while computer games can be bought for 1-5 euros. Some buyers complained about the vulnerability of the console to external influence – it only takes one fall to break the case or damage the motherboard. Other customer complaints were related to the shaky top screen, which, when traveling by car on bad Russian roads, shakes violently.- it only takes one drop to break the case or damage the motherboard. Other customer complaints were related to the shaky top screen, which, when traveling by car on Russian roads, shakes violently.

Other drawbacks are a small screen resolution (by modern standards), the end of the console life cycle (games with a release date from the beginning of 2019 are almost completely absent). The new Pokémon Sword & Shield will no longer be released on 3DS, but will be released on the new generation of consoles from Nintendo.

Among the main advantages of the Nintendo New 2DS XL Weiß / Orange console is the increased duration of work in standalone mode: the console in the closed state may last several days before the battery is discharged, the first 3DS models could be discharged in 1-2 days.

One of the main functions of the console is StreetPass, which is the exchange of gaming experience and in-game “chips” between passing people who have the same consoles. However, buyers point out that it’s almost impossible to meet StreetPass users on the streets of Russia, so the only option to pick up is meeting organized by the company and Nintendo Guardians.

 

Mid-tier DS may be best overall value
October 23, 2017 [Verified Purchase]
Edition: White + Orange
Just writing a short review here that I intend to update in six months and a year to let you guys know how the device has performed.

I purchased this 2DS XL to replace my Nintendo DS Lite that broke about two years ago. During that two year period I didn’t game at all, but I wanted to get something I could play Pokemon on. I knew I wanted something from the DS family again, particularly because the Nintendo shop has all of the old Pokemon games!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: So far this has been a great device.
-It looks and feels great–the white and orange were less “kiddy” looking than the blue/black model.
-The battery has been generous. I play a lot and leave it on sleep a lot and it hasn’t drained too quickly.
-The hinge is a bit loose–don’t be too alarmed about this. After some googling it seems that this is how the 2DS XL is made and it’s probably made to improve durability of the product. It doesn’t shake or move at all while you’re playing and it’s not something you notice.
-Screens are big, bright, and beautiful!
-Complaints about speakers being average/mediocre are accurate; the speakers certainly are adequate, but they’re not great and at max volume there’s even a bit of vibration in the device. However, this is immaterial for my situation because I either use earbuds or go with no sound.
-Stylus is too small. I don’t use the stylus usually so it’s not a big deal, but it does stink that Nintendo couldn’t make this entire package perfect by finding a way to include an adequately sized stylus. I know some of you will likely need to use a stylus for other games that I don’t play, and you’re probably going to be frustrated by the need to have a third party stylus or one of your old ones.

The 2DS is a big door stop goofy looking thing. The 3DS XL isn’t for me because (1) I’m not into the 3D gimmick and (2) the buttons and sliders and and all that are too much for me. This 2DS XL was a perfect balance for me and I’m glad they released something like this for in between gamers like me, who want an adequate Nintendo DS but do not want the little kid one or the expensive 3D one. I had the original Nintendo DS when it came out and then a Nintendo DS Lite; this 2DS XL feels like those devices moreso than the 3DS ones.

Customer review from Amazon

 

A great system with a few small issues []4.0 out of 5 stars]
February 27, 2018 [Verified Purchase]
Edition: White + Orange
Purchased as a replacement for my older and previously used 3DS XL. So far I love the 2DS XL. I didn’t care for the 3D effect in the other handhelds half the time it would give me a headache to look at whether on or not just due to the nature of the screen. Picture quality is still great on this screen and it doesn’t seem like anything was really lost, even playing games like Monster Hunter 4U which I thought took advantage of the 3D, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.

Functionally everything feels the same as the 3DS, everything plays great and the handheld is comfortable in hand. The weight difference is definitely noticeable. I can hold the 2DS longer and more comfortably that I could the heavier 3DS XL.

The few negatives I have I’ve seen voiced elsewhere as well. For starters the stylus is in a slightly annoying spot, at least to me. It being located on the side of the 3DS XL it was easy while playing to pull it in and put it back when needed, now though with it located on the bottom of the handheld plus it having a rounded end that fits the contours of the console, it can be a little more finicky to pull out and put back into the console. Not a huge annoyance but annoying enough that it doesn’t feel as good as the previous system.

The cart and sd card cover. This isn’t a big issue again more of a minor annoyance. To insert games or replace the sd card you have to pull out the cover which is attached to the console with a rubber latch of sorts. To access the game cart you’ll have to open this hatch and hold it down while ejecting and inserting a game, or replacing the sd card. This isn’t something you’d likely be doing a ton, but it is a slight annoyance when before it was such an easy process.

My last gripe is with the power button and its location. Personally occasionally I’ll rest the bottom of the console on a desk or table if I’m playing at a surface, and I’ve managed to press the power button in a couple times in my limited use. Again, not a huge issue, but in the pattern of minor annoyances with this system so far its a bummer to see this tried and true handheld with such a rich library of games, have numerous minor hitches that can be annoying compounded together.

One issue likely specific to me is a small amount of backlight bleed in the screen, there is a thin strip of light that bleeds out next to the screen itself in dark areas. Not an issue to me but might frustrate others if they run into the same defect.

The big question for anyone buying is why to get this over the New 3DS XL. For me it was strictly to be rid of the headache inducing 3D screen, the cheaper cost at only $150, and the lighter weight. Beyond that some might find the layout changes to the system frustrating, and if you enjoy the 3D effect in enough games you probably don’t want to give it up for the benefits I myself get.

Customer review from Amazon.com

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