Nintendo 2DS

handheld game console by Nintendo

The Nintendo 2DS is a handheld game console made by Nintendo. It is a new version of Nintendo's Nintendo 3DS console that has a flat design like the Game Boy consoles (instead of the flip design (a design where two or more sections fold by a hinge) of the 3DS), and does not play 3DS games in 3D. It was announced on April, 2, 2012. It was released on May, 6, 2012 in North America, UK, Australia,[1] and New Zealand.[2] It is aimed towards children under the age of seven, whom Nintendo had said should not use the 3D mode on the 3DS due to possible health problems that it could cause.[3] It costs less than the 3DS. In North America, it costs $129.99 (£109.99 in the UK), compared to the $169.99 (£134.99 in the UK) price of the 3DS. A larger variation called the New Nintendo 2DS XL was released on June 2017. The 2DS was discontinued in North America on February 8, 2020, leaving only the New 2DS XL to still be in production worldwide.

Nintendo 2DS
Nintendo 2DS (logo).svg
TypeHandheld game console
GenerationEighth generation
Release date
  • NA/PAL/AU/EU: October 12, 2013
  • SK: December 7, 2013
  • JP: February 27, 2016
  • NA: February 8, 2020
StorageIncluded 4 GB SD card
GB internal flash memory (1.5 usable)
Cartridge save
DisplayUpper: 3.53" LCD @ 400 × 240 px[1]
Lower: 3.02" resistive touchscreen LCD @ 320 × 240 QVGA
PowerNintendo 3DS games: 3.5h – 5.5h

Nintendo DS Games: 5h – 9h[1]

Sleep Mode: approximately 3 days[1]
DimensionsWidth: 14.4 cm (5.7 in)[1]
Height: 12.7 cm (5.0 in)
Depth: 2.03 cm (0.80 in)[1]
Mass260 grams (9.2 oz)[1]
Best-selling gamePoochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
PredecessorNintendo DS series (DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL)
Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL (concurrent)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Untitled" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  2. "NINTENDO ANNOUNCES A NEW MEMBER TO THE NINTENDO 3DS FAMILY". Nintendo Australia. 29 August 2013.
  3. "3DS may spot kids' eye problems". The Japan Times Online. The Japan Times.

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