Nintendo 2ds xl

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Sonicx9
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby Sonicx9 » May 6th, 2017, 11:27 am

BanjoPickles wrote:I wish they'd stop with the constant revisions of their hardware and start refocusing on releasing games for the friggin' thing!

Honestly, at this point, I'd be happy if they put all of their handheld efforts into reviving the 3DS Virtual Console! Come on, they're still releasing VC titles for the Wii U, and yet they've killed support for the 3DS twice!


Nintendo Handhelds are the Street Fighter 2 of Handheld gaming because they do so many updated revisions!

CharlieR
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby CharlieR » July 19th, 2017, 9:19 am

Sonicx9 wrote:I will consider getting a New Nintendo 2DS XL to replace my New Nintendo 3DS XL because I do not really use the 3D on that system as it hurts my eyes/drains battery/frame rate performance.

But before I consider it I want to know the following?

Is the battery life better then the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Is the system Matte Finish.

How durable it is.

How good the picture/screen quality is.

How good is the audio quality/speakers.

Is it easier to take out the Micro SD card, because I hated that in the New Nintendo 3DS XL in regards to taking in and out the Micro SD card.

I have till fall 2017 to make that decision based on feedback by critics/users.


This comes out soon, along with a sidescrolling Pikmin game, and a mii RPG game. There are a lot of video reviews out now, which should answer a lot of these questions.

One review I read on engadget said that it actually had shorter battery life than the new 3ds XL, which is surprising to me. Speakers are on the bottom where your palms would cover it. Some reviews say this isn't a huge bother though. The stylus is short and uncomfortable to hold, and in an odd spot on the bottom left.

It is getting good reviews, though. It has a nice finish on the outside, but doesn't feel to cheap

Sonicx9
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby Sonicx9 » July 23rd, 2017, 12:26 pm

CharlieR wrote:
Sonicx9 wrote:I will consider getting a New Nintendo 2DS XL to replace my New Nintendo 3DS XL because I do not really use the 3D on that system as it hurts my eyes/drains battery/frame rate performance.

But before I consider it I want to know the following?

Is the battery life better then the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Is the system Matte Finish.

How durable it is.

How good the picture/screen quality is.

How good is the audio quality/speakers.

Is it easier to take out the Micro SD card, because I hated that in the New Nintendo 3DS XL in regards to taking in and out the Micro SD card.

I have till fall 2017 to make that decision based on feedback by critics/users.


This comes out soon, along with a sidescrolling Pikmin game, and a mii RPG game. There are a lot of video reviews out now, which should answer a lot of these questions.

One review I read on engadget said that it actually had shorter battery life than the new 3ds XL, which is surprising to me. Speakers are on the bottom where your palms would cover it. Some reviews say this isn't a huge bother though. The stylus is short and uncomfortable to hold, and in an odd spot on the bottom left.

It is getting good reviews, though. It has a nice finish on the outside, but doesn't feel to cheap


Should I get it or wait or stick with the New 3DS XL, because the one thing that might prevent me from getting it is the Battery life?

CharlieR
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby CharlieR » July 24th, 2017, 10:08 am

I'd stick with the new 3ds xl if you have it. The 2ds xl seems to be a more streamlined version, lighter and smaller than the new 3ds xl, all while still having the same screens. The micro sd card is actually on the bottom left of the new 2ds xl, next to the game card slot, so you won't need to unscrew the back to access it.

I'm pretty sure it is a slightly less battery life for the new 2ds xl vs the new 3ds xl. I've heard between 3.5 and 6.5 hours for the new 2ds xl and 3.5 to 7 hours for the new 3ds xl.

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DaHeckIzDat
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby DaHeckIzDat » July 24th, 2017, 5:02 pm

My main question is, does this play "New" 3DS games? Or just "Old" 3DS games? (Man, could they have picked a worse name for the thing?)

Sonicx9
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Re: Nintendo 2ds xl

Postby Sonicx9 » July 24th, 2017, 7:35 pm

DaHeckIzDat wrote:My main question is, does this play "New" 3DS games? Or just "Old" 3DS games? (Man, could they have picked a worse name for the thing?)


This SKU plays all 3DS and almost all DS if it does not require the GBA slot.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Nintendo_2DS_XL


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