Well, this is a hell of a deal to kick off the new week. You're effectively getting the console for around £35 when you consider that the cheapest price for a Mario Kart 7 download code is just over £15. While the wedge-like form factor makes it less portable, the 2DS is still capable of playing most of the 3DS' extensive library of excellent games. Perfect for those of you thinking about a certain day in under 2 months time. Cheers to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Mario Kart 7 review for more details.
With the 2DS console alone costing this much at most retailers, you're essentially getting the Pokemon game for free. Better yet, you can choose between the two limited edition 2DS units, which comes in transparent red or blue colours. These deals also comes with a carry case.
At such a cheap price, this is a great way to get in the world of 3DS gaming, albeit minus the 3D part. The 2DS has been a hit for parents too, as the lack of breakable hinges is handy if your child is a bit clumsy.
While we've seen bundles at a similar price in the past that come with a game and / or a small memory card, this deal is currently the cheapest around by about £20. So, if you're looking to experience the extensive 3DS game catalogue on the cheap, or want to buy a device that the kids won't be able to break the hinges on, this is is definitely worth considering. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
Game.co.uk have posted on Twitter this morning that you can now get the Nintendo 2DS console with Mario Kart 7, folio and 1 selected game for just £99.99. The choice of selected games are Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby, Tomodachi Life, The Legend Of Zelda: Majoras's Mask or Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate.
The deal seems to be national as Game stores from around the country have been tweeting the same.
Remember to take in your old games,tech and gadgets to bring the price of this deal down if you have anything to trade.
Part of the Nintendo family, the Nintendo 2DS. In a stylish white and red finish, this device is your handheld portal to a world of fantastic games where you can connect with your friends. The classic touch screen controls, vibrant graphics and motion sensors throw you right into the gameplay.
The 2DS is a great way for thrifty gamers or undiscerning kids to access the DS and 3DS' amazing game library, so don't overlook the strange yet adorable little handheld. Especially when you can get one for £69.99 with a 4GB memory card pre-installed with New Super Mario Bros 2 at Tesco!
The 2DS is a reasonable piece of kit with some fantastic games, but lacks stereoscopic 3D, stereo sound and a hinge. For a tenner more you could get an old-model 3DS instead, though in our opinion it's worth shelling out for a New 3DS or saving on the 2DS.
The Nintendo 2DS is the cheapest way of accessing Nintendo's fantastic handheld games library, and you can currently pick one up for less than £50 in this scorching deal.
The 2DS makes a few sacrifices for its low price, such as the lack of stereoscopic 3D, mono audio and hingeless wedge design, but it is capable of running all DS and 3DS games and presents a comfortable, hardwearing and most importantly cheap alternative to a New 3DS or New 3DS XL. Thanks, Karen!
While we'd opt for the 3DS first (especially at £59), those of you that have been after a Black/Blue or Red/White 2DS should act fast while stocks last as this retailer is shifting them for just £49.
The 2DS has no 3D option and a flat chunky design. This model has proved popular with parents of children that keep accidentally busting the hinges on the traditional clamshell models. To be fair, how else are they going to get an upgrade to the latest models!
Thanks to ILOVEYOUMAN.
Don't fancy the 'New' 3DS? Well how about the wedge 2DS model with Mario Kart 7 for £79.99? Sounds like a plan to us, especially if you're not bothered about painful headaches / 3D visuals. The lack of hinges has also proved popular with parents of clumsy children.
Don't forget, you could knock some extra money off with your reward card if you built up any additional points over Christmas. You can't take them with you after all.
Thanks to RandyChimp.*
*I've always wanted to say that.
Ah, transparent Nintendo handhelds making me feel old. It was a hideous look on the Game Boy, and it's pretty hideous on the 2DS too. That said, there's something incredibly nostalgic about having transparent hardware -- it's all so very Nineties. Even the N64 got in on the act.
Anyway, Zavvi are offering the Nintendo 2DS with Pokemon Omega Ruby bundle for £109.99, and Nintendo are running a promotion where you can register your shiny new copy of Pokemon and get a free game in the process.
The games you can get with the promotion are as follows:
Zavvi's deliveries have been know to take their time on occasion, but all signs point towards a swift dispatch in this case. Cheers Genki!
Earlier today I posted a deal for the Black/Blue 2DS for the same price, but ShopTo have just matched the price with their White/Red model, so you can take your pick of which colour you'd prefer. Personally, I think the Black/Blue one looks better, especially for the older gamers among you.
Thanks to caitlyn_madden at HotUkDeals.
UPDATE: You can also get the White/Red model for the same price at ShopTo.
The discounted 2DS is a tempting proposition for those of us yet to pick up a 3DS. As the name suggests, there's no 3D function on this version, but nobody needs that migraine-inducing nightmare. The tablet-esque design has been praised by many a parent who've seen their little monsters break the hinges on the clamshell original. Just ignore the fact it's shaped like a door wedge.
Thanks to cdyson at HotUkDeals.
Jon posted this deal earlier this week, but I thought it was worth a cheeky repost while stocks last. The Black/Blue model has gone back up to £99, so act fast to get the White/Red model for this insanely cheap price. As the name suggests, the 3D functions have been removed, but they've never been much to shout about to be honest. Parents have also praised the flat design as clumsy children manage to all too easily break the hinges on the older clamshell versions.
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