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Wonderful design, but watch out for issues
1 April 2018
Design-wise, this handheld is beautiful. The colours are great and Pikachu is adorable! The nose and cheeks are raised, the surfaces nice and matte. The screens are vibrant and clear, and the hinge is a little loose, but not too much so.
I've read about quality control issues with the new DSes though, and the one I have unfortunately has a gap between the black screen and the shell on the right hand side. It's quite noticable if you run your finger along the edge. The box also arrived with minor damage. If not for these two things, it would have been absolutely perfect.
Another thing to keep in mind is that due to the raise snout, you might not want to use a regular 2DS case, or be unable to use the hard covers.