Updated version of Nintendo’s 2D handheld console boasts bigger screens, more intuitive controls, and backward compatibility
Nintendo 2DS XL Handheld Game Console
This handheld gaming system gives the classic 2DS a shot in the arm, letting you peer into a screen larger than that of the old system. The lightweight console fits comfortably in hands, and in-game controls are even more intuitive thanks to the new C Stick and shoulder buttons.
When you open up the 2DS XL, you’re greeted by two screens. The top LCD display provides a widescreen view of the game world, uncluttered by menus and interfaces; the lower touchscreen is often used for maps, in-game inventories, and touch-sensitive actions.
Generation-Spanning Game Library
Along with unlocking new content through Nintendo’s amiibo figures, the 2DS XL gives players access to the vast game libraries of the 3DS, 3DS XL, and DS. Gamers can dig up old DS cartridges such as New Super Mario Bros. or Mario Kart DS and play the classics again, or they can pop in 3DS titles such as Monster Hunter 4.
Innovative Social Features
Whenever players head out on a bus, train, or nuclear submarine, the 2DS XL reaches out to other DS systems nearby with the wireless StreetPass feature, which can unlock exclusive content for games. Players can exchange personalized Mii avatars, battle nearby combatants in fighting games, and share content.
Nintendo eShop: Apps, Games, and More
Customize your 2DS XL experience with downloadable content, from full games to demos, and apps including Netflix or Hulu Plus that turn the miniature console into a portable media streamer.
- 4.88” top widescreen LCD display
- 4.18” bottom touchscreen display
- Plays all 3DS, 3DS XL, and most DS games in 2D
- Nintendo eShop for downloadable apps, demos, games, and more
- Preloaded software such as a web browser and StreetPass Mii Plaza
- Local wireless and broadband internet connectivity with SpotPass
- Streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube
- Activity Log counts your steps as well as your game data
- 2 rear-facing cameras take 2D and 3D photos
- Augmented reality (AR) capabilities
- NFC reader for amiibo figures
- microSDHC card storage (4GB microSDHC included)
- Parental controls
- Stereo speakers
- Release date: 7/28/2017
- Weight: 9.2oz.
- Product dimensions when open: 6.3” (W) x 6.4” (H) x 0.8” (D)
- Product dimension when folded: 6.3” (W) x 3.4” (H) x 0.8” (D)
- Condition: new