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White/Red Nintendo 2DS Console with New Super Bros 2 £74.99 @ amazon

£74.99 @ Amazon
Back in stock at £74.99 delivered. Special Edition White/Red console with a pre-installed copy of New Super Mario Bros 2. + 30 extra Challenges/Coin Rush Courses included. Dispatched & sold by Ama… Read More
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Back in stock at £74.99 delivered. Special Edition White/Red console with a pre-installed copy of New Super Mario Bros 2. + 30 extra Challenges/Coin Rush Courses included.

Dispatched & sold by Amazon.

(Blue/Black version / Mario Kart 7 Pack also in stock for a pound more)
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[HUKD Deal Editor] 3 Likes #1
Bargain price for the nations favourite budget handheld console (_;)
#2
BuzzDuraband
Bargain price for the nations favourite budget handheld console (_;)

Best way to play 3DS games too I hear (_;)
1 Like #3
Great game. Very addictive and nice to see soooo many coins in a Mario game!
1 Like #4
Nice find op, heat added :)
2 Likes #5
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.

Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
1 Like #6
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
1 Like #7
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.

A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.

My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.

Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.

http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg

PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.

+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.

Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.


Edited By: noahsdad on Feb 06, 2017 14:10: update
#8
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.

A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.

My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.

Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.

http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg

PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.

+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.

Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.



if I have to choose between the 2 consoles , I will go with 3ds xl btw I have got new 3ds xl.
#9
fawadkhan450
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.
My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.
Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg
PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.
+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.
Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.
if I have to choose between the 2 consoles , I will go with 3ds xl btw I have got new 3ds xl.

I am just pointing out it really is not hard to choose at all, unless the decision is mainly dictated by budget, then of course if a 2DS is the only option then get that.
2 Likes #10
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #11
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)

I wouldn't call it the worst deal this week, after all it's a 13% saving. It depends how fussy you are.

Cheers for the post Ninbox, it's definitely worth mentioning Tesco have the Mario Kart 7 / Tomodachi version (different colours) for a quid more.
#12
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)

Steady, Splatoon 2 is only like -100 :) Also a 2DS console deal at this price, should arguably be the worst deal of the week and -1000 region. Pound for pound, Splatoon 2 is the better deal.

Back on topic, it makes sense to get a warranty with the 2DS, as the risk of damage is increased due to its inferior design and additional exposure.
1 Like #13
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.

My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.

Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.

http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg

PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.

+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.

Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.


Nd, the screens on the 2ds are the same res and size as the original 3ds just without the 3d. No more or less eye strain attributable. Surely thats down to the individual and everybodys eyes are different.

The slower frame rate is only relevant too a few games and even then the relevance is only between the New3ds models and all other 3ds/2ds models as they all (afaik) used the same processor etc etc

+ i'm going to have to tap out of the nations favourite gang. Comparing a 2ds with a dual screen game and watch shows some potentially missing marbles. Im out.
#14
BuzzDuraband
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)
I wouldn't call it the worst deal this week, after all it's a 13% saving. It depends how fussy you are.

Cheers for the post Ninbox, it's definitely worth mentioning Tesco have the Mario Kart 7 / Tomodachi version (different coloursits) for a quid more.

buzz, its a saving of £10 and for that you get a grade b refurb as opposed to a new 2ds. i've seen some left field deals mentioned and heck even posted on here but no one with a full set would go for that. (surely?)

Not personal nicblaney + thanks for digging up the info. Nintendo discounts at Argos are all over the shop and hard to spot sometimes. I just dont personally think its worth a saving a tenner on.
#15
otterboxer
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.
My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.
Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg
PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.
+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.
Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.
Nd, the screens on the 2ds are the same res and size as the original 3ds just without the 3d. No more or less eye strain attributable. Surely thats down to the individual and everybodys eyes are different.
The slower frame rate is only relevant too a few games and even then the relevance is only between the New3ds models and all other 3ds/2ds models as they all (afaik) used the same processor etc etc
+ i'm going to have to tap out of the nations favourite gang. Comparing a 2ds with a dual screen game and watch shows some potentially missing marbles. Im out.

Only responding to someone else mention reduced eye strain on a 2DS which is clearly not the case at all. I know the dimensions of the 2DS - 3DS screens are the same, but if you read my post it focuses on the option of any console to tilt and angle screens appropriately to help with display and playing, except for the 2DS of course. And as you are aware the 3DS XL has a significantly larger screen, regardless of what that resolution is.

Never ceases to amaze me people still continue to prop up the 2DS. And yes that old dual screen game did have a better console design than the 2DS.
#16
I hear these aren't as good as 3DS' and the visuals are actually the same as smearing jam into your eyes. But its by the nations most anticipated games console maker of all time 2017 edition, so like Natalie Imbruglia, im torn.
#17
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)


Glad I didn't take time to post it then. Could do with a night off from crying myself to sleep 8)
1 Like #18
noahsdad
otterboxer
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.
My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.
Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg
PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.
+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.
Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.
Nd, the screens on the 2ds are the same res and size as the original 3ds just without the 3d. No more or less eye strain attributable. Surely thats down to the individual and everybodys eyes are different.
The slower frame rate is only relevant too a few games and even then the relevance is only between the New3ds models and all other 3ds/2ds models as they all (afaik) used the same processor etc etc
+ i'm going to have to tap out of the nations favourite gang. Comparing a 2ds with a dual screen game and watch shows some potentially missing marbles. Im out.
Only responding to someone else mention reduced eye strain on a 2DS which is clearly not the case at all. I know the dimensions of the 2DS - 3DS screens are the same, but if you read my post it focuses on the option of any console to tilt and angle screens appropriately to help with display and playing, except for the 2DS of course. And as you are aware the 3DS XL has a significantly larger screen, regardless of what that resolution is.
Never ceases to amaze me people still continue to prop up the 2DS. And yes that old dual screen game did have a better console design than the 2DS.

Have you ever thought about the fact that not everyone likes the clamshell design? I sold my 3DS for a 2DS as I was never using the 3D option and prefer the simple design of the 2DS, that's it. It's called choice and personal preference.

"Back on topic, it makes sense to get a warranty with the 2DS, as the risk of damage is increased due to its inferior design and additional exposure."

Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.
1 Like #19
In stock at GAME same price with £1.50 reward points.
http://www.game.co.uk/en/m/nintendo-2ds-white-and-red-with-new-super-mario-bros-2-301161

Edited By: nihir on Feb 06, 2017 15:56
#20
fire_emblem
Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.

Well the many 2DS users who state a pro of the 2DS being it is more robust etc, and the hinges just break on 3DS/3DS XL models don't really provide any statistics. But I am sure anyone sensible and rational here will agree just for starters, if you have (a) screens that are contained in a closable case, and you also have (b) screens that are contained in a rigid non closable case, i.e. always closed then it must be reasonable to ascertain (a) is surely safer and at less risk of damage. I'd also suggest as you have such a range of angle options to hold any 3DS gaming console at (except for 2DS of course), that reduces the risk of dropping the unit while playing.
1 Like #21
I'll chip in and say: I've had 3DS, 3DS XL and now a 2DS. Prefer the 2DS, more comfortable to hold, and I don't play games out the house so the lack of clamshell protection isn't an issue. Also never saw the appeal of the 3D functionaliy other than in Mario 3D Land.

That's just my personal opinion mind. Just like everyone here will have different opinions. If you prefer the 3DS, power to you, I won't try to change your mind.
1 Like #22
nicblaney
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)
Glad I didn't take time to post it then. Could do with a night off from crying myself to sleep 8)
ha, and my horoscope said I would'nt be helping anyone today. Eat it astrology.
#23
fire_emblem
noahsdad
otterboxer
noahsdad
fawadkhan450
so hard to chose between 2ds n 3ds xl , got both , 2ds is very easy to hold n play without hands getting tired while eyes get more strained, 3ds xl eyes feel better while hands get more tired n its not that easy to grip compared to 2ds, keep flip floping between both all the time. A bigger or 2ds xl would have been awesome.
A bigger 2DS? This must be a joke? That would be horrendous. The clumsiest console for playing 3DS games, made even clumsier and more uncomfortable.
My kid has been playing a 3DS XL since he was 6, never complained about sore hands, or had bother with it. I am nearing 40 and have coped also as has my wife. I have seen other family members play 3DS without such issues to. The new Switch console will weight a bit more (not much) than a 3DS XL for the record. We rarely have our 3DS XL screens angled so that the console is stretched out and flat. Our screen angle varies from game to game to suit. The screen angle goes a long way to the overall comfort level when playing, dependant on game. Not being able to adapt the screen angle and being stuck in such a rigid viewpoint for any individual game has to reduce comfort levels.
Even my old handheld Nintendo games from 35 years ago supported optional screen angles to aid comfort. That just shows how old tech the 2DS unit is.http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/6/0/vintage-nintendo-game-watch-donkey-kong-multi-screen-handheld-video-game-dk-52-9789332d69487e120793c87504cb6b37.jpg
PS the controls on the 3DS and 3DS XL are superior to the 2DS controls.
+ Your eyes are going to get more strained on a 2DS than any other unit, particularly the 3DS XL which has larger screens. Not to mention some games may have a slower frame rate due to the old tech of the 2DS. Note any 3DS/3DS XL can have the 3D mode disabled with either a button, or parental controls.
Remember buy an Amiibo NFC reader too if you want to be able to use your kids Amiibos with Mario Party Star Rush and other games, as this old tech 2DS will not read Amiibo's unfortunately.
Nd, the screens on the 2ds are the same res and size as the original 3ds just without the 3d. No more or less eye strain attributable. Surely thats down to the individual and everybodys eyes are different.
The slower frame rate is only relevant too a few games and even then the relevance is only between the New3ds models and all other 3ds/2ds models as they all (afaik) used the same processor etc etc
+ i'm going to have to tap out of the nations favourite gang. Comparing a 2ds with a dual screen game and watch shows some potentially missing marbles. Im out.
Only responding to someone else mention reduced eye strain on a 2DS which is clearly not the case at all. I know the dimensions of the 2DS - 3DS screens are the same, but if you read my post it focuses on the option of any console to tilt and angle screens appropriately to help with display and playing, except for the 2DS of course. And as you are aware the 3DS XL has a significantly larger screen, regardless of what that resolution is.
Never ceases to amaze me people still continue to prop up the 2DS. And yes that old dual screen game did have a better console design than the 2DS.
Have you ever thought about the fact that not everyone likes the clamshell design? I sold my 3DS for a 2DS as I was never using the 3D option and prefer the simple design of the 2DS, that's it. It's called choice and personal preference.

"Back on topic, it makes sense to get a warranty with the 2DS, as the risk of damage is increased due to its inferior design and additional exposure."

Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.

oh man, I do generally think im done with hukd banter after today, its such a massive timewaster. Just... those last two lines of your reply to ND are calling to my inner idiot to blurt post. Must resist!!
#24
otterboxer
nicblaney
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)
Glad I didn't take time to post it then. Could do with a night off from crying myself to sleep 8)
ha, and my horoscope said I would'nt be helping anyone today. Eat it astrology.


You are clearly the master of your own destiny Otter! :D
#25
nicblaney
otterboxer
nicblaney
otterboxer
nicblaney
If anyone is after a 2ds - Argos on eBay are selling the same bundle (but black console) for £69.99 and £64.99 (grade B). Both are refurbished products and come with 12 month guarantee.
Sorry to hijack op - good find! I didn't deliberately set out to find it cheaper it's just because I have both of these in my watch list as I am toying with the idea of buying one for my sons birthday :)
so £10 more for a new unit also with warranty rather than a grade b refurb? thats no hijack, that would have been the worst deal this week. (almost, splatoon 2!)
Glad I didn't take time to post it then. Could do with a night off from crying myself to sleep 8)
ha, and my horoscope said I would'nt be helping anyone today. Eat it astrology.
You are clearly the master of your own destiny Otter! :D
<3
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Surely this is better than a 3DS in terms of time it takes to start playing as you don't need to unfold it?
2 Likes #27
There's a suprise, the one and only noahsdad out on his quest to prevent all from purchasing a 2DS and save the world! 8)
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Absolutely standard price for a ridiculously overpriced toy. Only reason I can think of for the price staying so high is that for the last 3 years since release these have been used by parents worldwide to shut their kids up. Sorry guys I think noahsdad is right on this one

Edited By: JimJamJamie on Feb 07, 2017 09:55
#29
noahsdad
fire_emblem
Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.
Well the many 2DS users who state a pro of the 2DS being it is more robust etc, and the hinges just break on 3DS/3DS XL models don't really provide any statistics. But I am sure anyone sensible and rational here will agree just for starters, if you have (a) screens that are contained in a closable case, and you also have (b) screens that are contained in a rigid non closable case, i.e. always closed then it must be reasonable to ascertain (a) is surely safer and at less risk of damage. I'd also suggest as you have such a range of angle options to hold any 3DS gaming console at (except for 2DS of course), that reduces the risk of dropping the unit while playing.

My 5 and 8 year old have a 2DS each and its been chucked around plenty and its completely intact.

The main reason's I got them 2DS over 3DS was a) I didnt want their lil eyes to go funny and b) it was loads cheaper.

Think I got the 50 odd quid deal that came with Mario Kart 7 from Tesco.

They are sturdy, they play all the games and its cheap.

Unless your kid 'really' wants 3D then get these.


Edited By: Jerec on Feb 07, 2017 09:58
#30
Jerec
noahsdad
fire_emblem
Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.
Well the many 2DS users who state a pro of the 2DS being it is more robust etc, and the hinges just break on 3DS/3DS XL models don't really provide any statistics. But I am sure anyone sensible and rational here will agree just for starters, if you have (a) screens that are contained in a closable case, and you also have (b) screens that are contained in a rigid non closable case, i.e. always closed then it must be reasonable to ascertain (a) is surely safer and at less risk of damage. I'd also suggest as you have such a range of angle options to hold any 3DS gaming console at (except for 2DS of course), that reduces the risk of dropping the unit while playing.
My 5 and 8 year old have a 2DS each and its been chucked around plenty and its completely intact.
The main reason's I got them 2DS over 3DS was a) I didnt want their lil eyes to go funny and b) it was loads cheaper.
Think I got the 50 odd quid deal that came with Mario Kart 7 from Tesco.
They are sturdy, they play all the games and its cheap.
Unless your kid 'really' wants 3D then get these.

1. the 3DS and 3DS XL both have a toggle button for 3D on/off.
2. 3D is easily disabled all together on the system via the parental settings and your password.
3. kids who even have access to 3D enabled consoles, prefer not to use it anyway is my experience.

There always seems to be a lot of confusion and a moot point that people opt for a 2DS to avoid the 3D. I would think if anyone's kids can manage to look after a clumsy badly designed unit like the 2DS then they could certainly cope with a 3DS or 3DS XL. But if everyone's happy no need to spend more money of course as can just stick with what they know.


Edited By: noahsdad on Feb 07, 2017 10:06
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teddy1590
I'll chip in and say: I've had 3DS, 3DS XL and now a 2DS. Prefer the 2DS, more comfortable to hold, and I don't play games out the house so the lack of clamshell protection isn't an issue. Also never saw the appeal of the 3D functionaliy other than in Mario 3D Land.

That's just my personal opinion mind. Just like everyone here will have different opinions. If you prefer the 3DS, power to you, I won't try to change your mind.


Same here, I'm 40 and I find the 2DS much more comfortable to hold. I also don't use the 3D effect as it strains my eyes after a bit (I'm an Air Traffic Controller-I need my eyes) so no loss there. Also a lot happier to pass this on to my kids as there's no hinge to break (which has happened to relatives of mine). Good buy with a good game IN MY OPINION.
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noahsdad
Jerec
noahsdad
fire_emblem
Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.
Well the many 2DS users who state a pro of the 2DS being it is more robust etc, and the hinges just break on 3DS/3DS XL models don't really provide any statistics. But I am sure anyone sensible and rational here will agree just for starters, if you have (a) screens that are contained in a closable case, and you also have (b) screens that are contained in a rigid non closable case, i.e. always closed then it must be reasonable to ascertain (a) is surely safer and at less risk of damage. I'd also suggest as you have such a range of angle options to hold any 3DS gaming console at (except for 2DS of course), that reduces the risk of dropping the unit while playing.
My 5 and 8 year old have a 2DS each and its been chucked around plenty and its completely intact.
The main reason's I got them 2DS over 3DS was a) I didnt want their lil eyes to go funny and b) it was loads cheaper.
Think I got the 50 odd quid deal that came with Mario Kart 7 from Tesco.
They are sturdy, they play all the games and its cheap.
Unless your kid 'really' wants 3D then get these.
1. the 3DS and 3DS XL both have a toggle button for 3D on/off.
2. 3D is easily disabled all together on the system via the parental settings and your password.
3. kids who even have access to 3D enabled consoles, prefer not to use it anyway is my experience.
There always seems to be a lot of confusion and a moot point that people opt for a 2DS to avoid the 3D. I would think if anyone's kids can manage to look after a clumsy badly designed unit like the 2DS then they could certainly cope with a 3DS or 3DS XL. But if everyone's happy no need to spend more money of course as can just stick with what they know.

It was mainly the cost. Believe me I'd of loved a 3DS XL, but they are too young and at £50 it was too good to pass.
1 Like #33
I hate Nintendo threads.
Good deal BTW.
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noahsdad
Jerec
noahsdad
fire_emblem
Please do share up some statistics about how the "inferior" design is causing so much problem. Otherwise you just sound like an arrogant person who thinks he knows everything and only he can be right. I've yet to see anything happen to my 2DS, and that's from tossing it everywhere along flights and hikes.
Well the many 2DS users who state a pro of the 2DS being it is more robust etc, and the hinges just break on 3DS/3DS XL models don't really provide any statistics. But I am sure anyone sensible and rational here will agree just for starters, if you have (a) screens that are contained in a closable case, and you also have (b) screens that are contained in a rigid non closable case, i.e. always closed then it must be reasonable to ascertain (a) is surely safer and at less risk of damage. I'd also suggest as you have such a range of angle options to hold any 3DS gaming console at (except for 2DS of course), that reduces the risk of dropping the unit while playing.
My 5 and 8 year old have a 2DS each and its been chucked around plenty and its completely intact.
The main reason's I got them 2DS over 3DS was a) I didnt want their lil eyes to go funny and b) it was loads cheaper.
Think I got the 50 odd quid deal that came with Mario Kart 7 from Tesco.
They are sturdy, they play all the games and its cheap.
Unless your kid 'really' wants 3D then get these.
1. the 3DS and 3DS XL both have a toggle button for 3D on/off.
2. 3D is easily disabled all together on the system via the parental settings and your password.
3. kids who even have access to 3D enabled consoles, prefer not to use it anyway is my experience.
There always seems to be a lot of confusion and a moot point that people opt for a 2DS to avoid the 3D. I would think if anyone's kids can manage to look after a clumsy badly designed unit like the 2DS then they could certainly cope with a 3DS or 3DS XL. But if everyone's happy no need to spend more money of course as can just stick with what they know.

Will you give it a rest and stop thread spoiling? If you think the deal isn't good (which it is) then vote cold and move along.

I've got a New 3DS and a 2DS. I've given the 3DS to the wife as I prefer the feel of the 2DS. It holds better in my hands.

I don't know why you refuse to accept that a clamshell design with a hinge will eventually loosen/break if used by a young child. Yes, Nitnendo have improve the design since the NDS but it is still an issue. Also, the 3D effect (even the improved one is drastically overrated and is a glorified gimmick. You can switch it off but why pay the extra just to do that?

This has got to be one of the longest running feuds with a user and a specific product. Every time a 2DS deal is posted or even mentioned you appear and spout your bias.

Up the 2DS. Especially when you can pick up brand new ones for <£50 if you know where to look.
#35
been this price for atleast two weeks when I bought one for my boys birthday.
#36
For the record I did reply to comment #34, and have been out for the last 7hrs, but highly frustratingly it seems a few posts have been removed, and I can guess why, as the form book shows the insults start to fly sooner and later from a particular 2DS user, when one dares to highlight some of the many numerous issues with the 2DS. Apparently it is better to just not give people looking at deal threads balanced information to help with a purchase decision. Any hoo am glad to be out of this silly thread now.
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There will be another one soon enough. We all look forward to reading your posts in the next threads!

noahsdad
For the record I did reply to comment #34, and have been out for the last 7hrs, but highly frustratingly it seems a few posts have been removed, and I can guess why, as the form book shows the insults start to fly sooner and later from a particular 2DS user, when one dares to highlight some of the many numerous issues with the 2DS. Apparently it is better to just not give people looking at deal threads balanced information to help with a purchase decision. Any hoo am glad to be out of this silly thread now.
#38
noahsdad
For the record I did reply to comment #34, and have been out for the last 7hrs, but highly frustratingly it seems a few posts have been removed, and I can guess why, as the form book shows the insults start to fly sooner and later from a particular 2DS user, when one dares to highlight some of the many numerous issues with the 2DS. Apparently it is better to just not give people looking at deal threads balanced information to help with a purchase decision. Any hoo am glad to be out of this silly thread now.

FYI I haven't reported any of your comments nor did I insult you in any of the (now deleted) comments. I suggest you grow a back bone.

The fact that you view your obsession with slating the 2DS as "balanced information" is hilarious.

The 2DS doesn't really have any issues.

It's cheap because:

1) No 3D. Your argument is you can disable it from the 3D models in settings. But why pay more just to do this?

2) Single screen and no hinge. The shell covers the screen and splits it in two but underneath there are not two screens.

That's about it. In fact it comes with a charger which the New 3DS models do not and a 4GB SD card when the original 3DS & 3DS XL come with a 2GB.

The buttons feel just as crisp as any of the other models. In fact they feel a lot better than the original models.

If you don't require the 3D, and want something to grip easily or don't fancy your young child with a hinged clam shell then it is a great option especially as it is available for a budget price. It's over 50% less than the new 3DS and even more than that when comparing to the new 3DS XL. You are talking about such a difference in cost you could get two of these for the price of one new 3DS. I expect many parents have chose this option.

It absolutely blows the original 3DS out the water in terms of battery life and ergonomics. That original model was awful to hold and the 3D was so bad.

Yes, the New 3DS model offers more features but I wouldn't say it's worth the price difference.

Care to elaborate on its flaws? Or are you going to retreat (again) once someone dare to challenge your bias.

Edited By: dtovey89 on Feb 08, 2017 07:53: .
#39
ah the usual to and fro of a 2ds posting. The 3d feature is no gimmick, it works on the new models really well. Even the mighty moi doesnt utilise it all the time but some games shine brighter with the feature on.

off the top of my head Pilotwings (which a lot of latecomers to the 3ds might not grab as It was an early release title) is better with the 3d on and is pretty fun for under a tenner (used) Mario 3d land I also thought benefited from the 3d being turned on.

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