The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Nintendo New 2DS XL

Nintendo New 2DS XL

from  $149+
product image
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The New Nintendo 2DS XL isn't the best portable gaming console in the 3DS family, but if you don't care about the handheld's namesake stereoscopic effect or mind having a slightly shorter battery life, it's a great way to play Nintendo's excellent library of portable games.

Read Full Review
Pros
  • Plays every 3DS game on the market
  • More comfortable controls than previous model
  • Easy access to external storage
Cons
  • Shorter battery life than the New 3DS XL
  • Uncomfortably short stylus
  • Speakers are just okay

Reviews

87
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

0
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 0
See All Reviews

Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Cartridge
Online features
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
Direction control
D pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
Yes
Camera
Yes
Game format
Online features
Direction control
Motion controls
Camera
Cartridge
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
D pad, Thumb stick
Yes
Yes

Write a Review

Tip: Log in before writing a review

Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

Graphics
Game library
Battery life
Portability (size / weight)
Durability

Step 2: Write a detailed review

Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
Overall Rating
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

83
 

Users

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

There are currently no user reviews associated with this product.

That's okay though because you can add your own review and we'll feature it here.

Write a Review

The Latest

09.28.06
Go to NYC for launch, get a Wii handed to you by Reggie
09.28.06

Go to NYC for launch, get a Wii handed to you by Reggie

In sitting down with ABC News, Reggie Fils-Aime does the usual PR thing to promote the Wii, talking...

View

Sponsored Links