Daily Monday

New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition

I’ve been wanting to get myself a new 2DS XL since I left my old DS back in my home country, but I resisted, thinking it wasn’t that necessary for now. But when Nintendo announced a limited edition design for Animal Crossing, I immediately thought that I couldn’t pass up on this offer! I mean, you get a gorgeous console and a preinstalled Animal Crossing for ¥16,463, why not?

Front view
Back view

I was too excited that I immediately put on the plastic cover and the screen protector on my DS when it arrived yesterday. If you’ve seen other unboxing videos you’ll notice the details put on the front cover of the DS. I especially love the embossed leaf as it adds a nice little touch. The color combinations are also beautiful. Purely aesthetic.

Running the Animal Crossing

You get a preinstalled Animal Crossing Amiibo+ pack together with the console, so that’s what I’m running on the image above. Since I got mine in Japanese, everything is in Japanese … unfortunately. I’m pretty sure it’s got region lock just like all the previous DS consoles. So if you’re planning to get one, make sure to get one from your own region. So far I’ve seen it released in EU, Japan, and Korea. I’m not sure about other regions though.

AR cards and an Amiibo card

The box also comes with AR cards (I don’t use them at all) and an Amiibo card of a random character in Animal Crossing. I got Pataya’s. I’ve never really used amiibo feature before so it doesn’t really matter to me haha.

The gap between the frame and the little icon lights

If there was one thing that I didn’t like about this DS, it’s the gap between the frames around the battery light. I don’t know if you can notice it from my poor quality picture, though. It bugged me a bit when I noticed it at first, but I guess I can’t really do anything about it. I’ve seen other Youtube unboxing videos mentioning this part as well, so I guess it’s not only my problem lol.

That’s it for the brief post. What do you think of the new Animal Crossing edition DS? Are you planning to get one if it gets released in your region?



A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.


  1. I love your new ds! I would love to own this beautiful 2ds, but a few years ago I spent a lot of money that I didn’t have (credit cards are dangerous) and I bought myself a light pink and white 3ds. I love playing my New Leaf game. I started a new character and been enjoying it again. Pocket Camp is fun when there are events going on, otherwise it gets boring.

    Also, sorry I haven’t been posting again. Not much is happening in my life. It’s becoming quite dull and repetitive just like Pocket Camp… My life is also so predictable now. But I have started a new hobby that I been wanting to blog about, but I just don’t have enough time in a day to sit down and blog. I also have to clean up a few of my photos for the post using Photoshop. Anyways, hopefully I get to blog soon! Have fun with your new day!

  2. I don’t have the 2d but I have the nintendo ds that came out last year in white. It’s the first one I ever got and it’s so special to me since it was a gift. I cherish it so much 😆
    my bf is the one who got me into animal crossing since he plays it so much. Right now, I believe i’m too busy to play animal crossing (he gifted me the game, even erased his story or whatever u call it), so all I do right now is play pocket camp 🙁
    I hope to play soon.
    I’m in love with the color. This type of green, especially the one on the buttons is my favorite color.
    Thanks for sharing!

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