Generally speaking, the only games that can cause a problem are games that require special peripherals or DSi-enhanced games. Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. All 3DS games that I have inserted are identified right away, however only one DS game works out of four. Both games are on the EU. Yes, you will be able to play most Nintendo DS games on your Nintendo 3DS. Can't really an issue with the slot, since they read my 3DS games perfectly. “So maybe said a different way, 2DS to date has represented only 11% of the total volume base. “Our 3DS business is growing,” he says. Chinese DS's (also called iQue DS) are region locked, unlike every single other country out there. That is to say, presumably some subset of that 90% bought the 3DS XL for its form factor, not its ability to output 3D. Because there are not many post about 2DS on the net. I am looking at the ds handhelds right now and I was wondering what Classic Zelda games can be played on them. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. On the other side Pokemon Black Version 2 that came with the console plays fine. The grand experiment is afoot, and next year’s fiscal numbers will tell much of its tale. *All Nintendo 3DS software can be played on New Nintendo 2DS XL, including New Nintendo 3DS software, in 2D. I do not have a 2DS so I wouldn't know of any incompatibilities. You probably got a bootleg copy of the game. Not a problem with the cart as my original 3DS read them both instantly. Is there a different list of DS games that are compatible on 2DS ? By any chance, was the copy of NSMB from China? Also unless the 3ds implements it for the old ds software, IIRC the ds was region free, so all regions should work. Pokemon SS didn't work either. Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020? Hey guys ! lilpuddy31 7 years ago #2. Will 3DS XL owners with cash to burn make a lateral move on the merits of the new 2DS XL’s redesign perks? But, that's not the only perk we found out … You can also play them on a 2DS XL, a 3DS XL, and regular Nintendo 3DS systems. Everything else works without an issue. Write to Matt Peckham at matt.peckham@time.com. Opposite it, at the entry-level tier, sits the standard 2DS, a $79 version with both of its notably smaller 3D-incapable screens fixed to a smaller rigid body. So I got a used “NEW” Nintendo 2DS and I have gotten some games for it. As others have said, nearly all standard DS games can play on any 3DS (and 2DS) system. As others have said, nearly all standard DS games can play on any 3DS (and 2DS) system. So I got a used “NEW” Nintendo 2DS and I have gotten some games for it. It is indeed possible that it is a bootleg copy, but it could also simply be broken. Can you try playing the game on other hardware, like a 3DS or DS? The ones that don’s have been two copy’s of Polarium, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2. 2DS should be able to play any and all DS cartridges, granted you have a game from the correct region. And though it, too, plays extant 3DS, DS or DSi games, it has no way to play games developed specifically for the new 3DS XL. Actually for puzzles like that, you just have to put it in sleep mode, then back on. this is a flaw in either the game or the system. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. “There is a visual impact difference between these different items, and we believe in our market by having these three different variants,” he tells TIME. So, i am from Greece, my console is from the official greek distributor which i think belongs to the EU region. It is indeed possible that it is a bootleg copy, but it could also simply be broken. The one what works is Picross DS. Unfortunately no, but i will try to find someone with one, so i can sort things out. It took me multiple tries to get it to read my Chrono Trigger cart. http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/25041/quick-and-easy-ways-to-spot-a-bootleg-nintendo-ds-game. The ones that don’s have been two copy’s of Polarium, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2. If you’re talking about digital downloads of games, the DSi XL doesn’t run 3DS software, so you can’t run those at all anyway The folks at Nintendo made a point to make sure that all your favorite 3DS games didn't stop being your faves by making the newer Nintendo 2DS lines backward-compatible. Vote Now, Metal Monolith Discovered in Utah Wilderness, You can unsubscribe at any time. PSN: bluntsworth. Save on the cover price & free e-Gift card for Giftees! The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I know this, but in this case, they are not working :(. No, the cartridge physically doesn’t fit in the card slot (the 3DS games are wider and have the odd chunk coming off the side). The one what works is Picross DS. All DS games should work on 2DS and 3DS, with the exception for a few games that used the GBA slot in the early DS era, but those are not common. Only ones I know of are Metroid Pinball and that Guitar Hero one. Thirdly, for playing free 3DS or 3DS XL games, the R4 3DS card can serve as a helper too. Unless said DS game requires something like the GBA slot, which does not physically exist on the 3/2DS. EDIT: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/25041/quick-and-easy-ways-to-spot-a-bootleg-nintendo-ds-game. All Rights Reserved. This means that the device can be offered at a more cost effective price at retail. Yes. “Here in the Americas, our financial year-on-year 3DS hardware grew by 13% and 3DS software grew by 28%.” Impressive numbers, but also pre-Switch ones. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Support | New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL. And then we heard from consumers, ‘Boy, I wish there was something in between. I remember reading on that about A Link Between Worlds. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our, Here's What Nintendo Told Us About the New 2DS XL. The 2DS can play both the original DS games (as the 3DS/3DS XL could) as well as all the new 3DS games, simply without the 3D feature. Sorry for my bad english and if i 've asked something too noobish :P :). So, you can play Nintendo 3DS games on a 2DS with ease. Nope, it's not from China, i know about the iQue, and yes i talk about the first NSMB which released back when DS was released. But it could also indicate consumer preference for the 3DS XL’s eye-and-hand-friendlier physical dimensions and screen sizes. The answer is Yes, firstly, either on the original 2DS console or the New 2DS XL, 3DS games and DS games are playable. By signing up you are agreeing to our, COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming. A Reddit community for news, discussion, and stories about Nintendo. Or in other words, it’s for the hypothetical consumer who Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé says wants the size and spatial comfort of the 3DS XL but couldn’t care less about auto-stereoscopic razzle-dazzle. The question most salient to the new 2DS XL’s future is thus “How many?”. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The only possible exception I can think of would be those games like LOZ:PH that require you to close the ds and open it again. Mainly I want to know if you can play 1, 2, Ocarina, and Majora? I just bought a 2DS console and a friend of mine gave me the New Super Mario Bros that does not play on my 2DS. User Info: lilpuddy31. Here's What to Expect. Software from other regions cannot be used. I miss NHL hockey, I miss my St. Louis Blues :(User Info: bluntsworth22. All 3DS/2DS models can play DS games. I prefer the acekard 2i since you can have ntrboot installed and still use it for DS games without having to take it apart and flip the tiny switch, but either will work. I have no idea what's going on. '” Ergo the new 2DS XL, says Fils-Aimé. What that tells me is that for the vast majority of consumers, 3D is an important feature.”, That’s one possible interpretation. But he did divulge the demographic sales breakdown for the 2DS and 3DS handhelds to date. Everything else works without an issue. See r/CasualNintendo for Nintendo fan art, remixes, jokes and memes. (I'm also assuming you're referring to the first NSMB game, not the sequel on 3DS). Generally speaking, the only games that can cause a problem are games that require special peripherals or DSi-enhanced games. “If you look life-to-date at the overall performance of the platform, almost 90% of the unit sales have been with 3D visual capability,” says Fils-Aimé.