The Nintendo 2DS Remembers the Past and Looks To the Future

Nintendo 2DS. YBLTV Review by Wolfgang Nava.
Nintendo 2DS. YBLTV Review by Wolfgang Nava.

YBLTV Review: Nintendo 2DS

Background of Nintendo 2DS

Since I love gaming so much, I am very excited to do a review of the Nintendo 2DS. In October of 2013 Nintendo produced the Nintendo 2DS, a system that allows you to play 3DS game and DS game all in one console.

Product Features

  • 2D gaming
  • XL screen (Nintendo 2DS XL screen is bigger than the regular edition)
  • Ergonomic folding design ( 2DS XL)
  • Headphone jack
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Unique design


  • Camera
  • Cartridges and downloadable content
  • D-Pad controls
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Memory card support
  • Backward compatibility
  • 2nd display screen

“The Nintendo 2DS is a handheld console for all generations to enjoy,” - Wolfgang Nava, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer @wolvesentertain


The first thing I like about Nintendo 2DS is its pricing. The ones with the console only are just under $80. However, I recommend buying a 2DS that has a game included - I received the Mario Karts 7 2DS bundle. Those who want an XL version will pay $139.99.

Gaming Platforms

The 2DS can play a wide variety of games from the 3DS to the original DS. It is exciting that the old games you may not play as much can now be played on a newer console.


The Nintendo 2DS has only one speaker. If you are not wearing headphones, it may not be as great of an experience. So, I recommend to wear headphones when playing this system.


The original DS had a foldable design which enabled it to be taken anywhere, easily fitting in your back pocket. However, the Nintendo 2DS does not have this function which does not make it as portable. The design of the 2DS XL has remedied this issue.

Battery Life

The biggest issue that this system has is its battery life. When I play a game, very often I play for a long time and it is a big disappointment when the battery dies out very quickly. Usually, I have to play the system with its charger. I do this because I do not want to lose track of time when I play - so I do not have to find the charger and just charge it!


  • Very cost-effective
  • Inexpensive at $139 for XL a unit ($79.99 for regular edition)
  • Wide variety of games


  • Battery life
  • Design
  • Sound (need headphones for decent sound)

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Nintendo 2DS is a good buy - especially for those who do not want to spend a lot of money on a 3DS.  I recommend buying this system for children and those who like to play not only old games but new ones too!

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