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Nintendo 2ds or 3ds XL

(15 Posts)
pyjamaramadrama Fri 25-Oct-13 19:39:47

Christmas present for 5 year old ds.

As far as I can see, the differences are, the 3D element, which I'm told many people turn off anyway. The screen size and the sound quality.

The cheapest 3dsxl I can find is £150, that's without any games. It seems that I can get the 2ds for £99 with two free games.

What do you think?

lljkk Sat 26-Oct-13 10:26:01

I'd go for 2DS. I think 3DS has been a bit of a flop.
My kids like regular size though not XL.

SavoyCabbage Sat 26-Oct-13 10:54:00

The obvious advantage of the 3DS is the large screen size. The price difference is pretty big so I would get a 2DS.

ChilledGhost Sat 26-Oct-13 11:16:01

if he's just using it at home I'd 100% say a 2DS.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 26-Oct-13 11:17:48

I think you can't fold the 2ds to protect the screen. Which would be an issue for me. I'd get the 3ds xl.

I've gone for the 3 ds but not the Xl version as I found one with mariocart for 160. Dd is 9 though.

HowardTJMoon Sat 26-Oct-13 11:27:16

For a 5yo I'd say the 2DS as it hasn't got the weak and vulnerable hinge.

pyjamaramadrama Sun 27-Oct-13 08:30:25

Thanks, I have gone for the 2ds and got a great deal with 2 free games.

Wasn't sure but the price difference and his age did it for me.

hetty74 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:46:53

Can I ask where you saw the offer please ?

newbeliever Tue 29-Oct-13 21:53:51

It's with Argos ... got one for my DS for his birthday, seems good value!

hetty74 Wed 30-Oct-13 08:40:43

Thanks newbeliever , although it looks like it's been pulled now sad

pyjamaramadrama Wed 30-Oct-13 11:27:09

Sorry only just seen this.

Yes it was with Argos, it has finished now, but even by the time I saw it, it was really hard to find the three in stock, I think I found literally one store in my city with stock.

Hopefully there'll be some more good offers out before Christmas.

I'm really pleased with the 2ds.

Sparklysilversequins Wed 30-Oct-13 11:29:04

Can you play the 3 ds games in the 2 ds?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 30-Oct-13 12:00:01

Yes, you can play 3ds games in the 2ds

Sparklysilversequins Wed 30-Oct-13 12:00:58

Great. Thanks.

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