Congratulations on your new Nintendo 2DS or New Nintendo 2DS XL!
Here are a few of our top tips on making the most of your new system.
Your new system includes access to Nintendo eShop*, where you'll find digital versions of new and classic games. Browse new releases or search for specific titles, then purchase and download. Easy! Of course, you can also find info about upcoming releases, in the Game Store section, and send them directly to your Nintendo 2DS or New Nintendo 2DS XL system.
Yes, the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems offer online play with compatible games**. Some games may offer local multiplayer or co-op play. To find out what multiplayer options a game has, check out its details in our game guide.
The Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL play Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. They also play nearly all Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games. Compare Nintendo handhelds here.
The Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL have Parental Controls that allow parents to manage what their kids can access on their system.
Plus, it comes with built-in software so you can play right away.
Sure! Many games have free demos available on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.
To see what's available, search for “demo” in the Nintendo eShop on your system, or filter by “demo available” in the Game Store.
Lots! Connect to the Internet to surf the Web with the built-in browser, watch videos on YouTube, or use services such as HuluPlus or Netflix***.
And don't forget StreetPass™, which you'll only find on Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo 2DS systems. It lets you exchange certain game data from other gamers just by enabling the feature and carrying your system with you in Sleep Mode.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL also has built-in amiibo functionality, so you can use your amiibo figures or cards with compatible games.
Yes, your system has both inner and outer cameras. Check out the system manual here for details on taking and editing photos. Check out the system manual here for details on taking and editing photos.
You can also take 3D photos and record 3D video and view these photos and videos in 2D on your system. To see your 3D visuals, you can simply save your photos to your system's SD Card, then transfer the card to a compatible 3D-capable device such as a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system.
Yes, it's easy to bring your game data with you from your old system when you upgrade to the Nintendo 2DS or New Nintendo 2DS XL. You can transfer everything at once, or choose specific files.