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Nintendo 3DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2625 reviews of Nintendo 3DS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The size and design also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, while there are some negative views about the price.

usability, design, size, portability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 3DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Reviewers really like the price and portability. There are some critical comments about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

design, portability, price


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nintendo 3DS Console - Limited Edition Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Bundle (Nintendo 3DS)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

Nintendo 3DS Review


Nintendo 3DS Review - This in-depth review of the Nintendo 3DS covers its design, select games and the effects of stereo 3D on games and the user experience.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (

Nintendo 3DS review (2014): a good reason to give 3D another shot


Nintendo's original 3D handheld launched in 2011 and three years is a seriously long time in tech -- especially for Nintendo. Fortunately, it's been a hi

3D screen works better, is more enjoyable to use ; Secondary analog pad offers richer control options ; Upgraded processor does everything faster

Some games work differently on the last-gen 3DSes ; Customizable plates only offered on the smaller New 3DS ; Buying games and apps is still a chore

Both of the new 3DSes bring enough improvements to warrant an upgrade from the original system. Nintendo has finally managed to make the 3D effect work comfortably, and hardware looks more refined on both models. If you already own a 3DS, an upgrade in...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Sam Byford (

Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro review


After a shaky start, Nintendo is doing all it can to turn its 3DS into a success. The Kyoto-based company has reduced the price of the system and improved the software lineup, but you'd think that...

Comfortable in the hand ; Reasonably priced ; Good compatibility with Monster Hunter

Incredibly bulky ; Lack of software support ; Doesn't add much functionality yet

The Circle Pad Pro works well enough, but it needs more games to work with

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Nintendo 3DS Review


Nintendo has a reputation for kooky, eccentric products, and on that front the 3DS is no different. Upgrading the now-familiar clamshell console with a glasses-free 3D display, it promises a new breed of games, impromptu social gaming with StreetPass,...

There's no denying that the Nintendo 3DS offers a significant step up in features compared to its predecessors. The 3D flits between being a gimmick and adding a true extra layer of depth to the gaming experience, and while it's not appealing to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Kohler (

Review: Nintendo 3DS


The user experience is polished in a variety of ways, and its forward-thinking 3-D tech really does make gaming better.

3-D visuals are true game-changer. Variety of fun, preloaded apps. Lots of reasons to carry it around in sleep mode

Camera images are low-quality. Chews through battery in the blink of an eye. Games start at

Mar, 2011


Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (

Nintendo 3DS


Whether you love the company or hate it, it is hard to deny that Nintendo is currently the king of gaming systems. Arguments can be made against them, especially when it comes to pushing the boundaries of the industry, but it is hard to overlook the...

3D works well ; Much more powerful than the DS ; Incredible amount of potential

Very short battery life ; Low-resolution camera ; Missing a lot of software

The Nintendo 3DS is a powerful and unique gaming device that will enthrall gamers, despite its poor battery life and weak camera.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

Nintendo 3DS review


See that greenish blue thing up there? That might look like this greenish blue thing over here that we reviewed a few weeks back, but actually they're

Compelling 3D screen ; Interesting AR game demos ; Analog controls

Costly ; Poor battery life ; Screen requires exacting precision

Quite simply, the U-Socket works as advertised: it’s a power outlet with USB ports, although the installation could prove difficult for some.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

Nintendo 3DS review (Japanese)


It's been almost a year since Nintendo revealed the 3DS to the world, trotted it out at E3, held proudly by a flotilla of genetically-cloned and

3D screen is a neat trick ; Analog controls ; Solid-feeling design

3D screen is not for everybody ; Cost ; Crummy battery life

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Fwiffo (

Metroid Fusion


Metroid has always struck me as a platform gaming franchise. So when most of last year's accolades went to one of the few shining stars on the GameCube, I was surprised to find out it was a first-person shooter. But it's understandable. These days,...

Ultimately, it's that type of attention to design, detail and execution that makes Metroid Fusion such a fun title. Even when I became completely lost, I could always bring up the map, revisit the checkpoints to refresh my memory of the mission details...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Jeremy Peeples (

Kid Icarus: Uprising


After lying dormant for two decades, Kid Icarus is back in his own adventure and has experienced quite the rebirth on the 3DS. Whereas the original NES and Game Boy entries were side-scrolling action platformers with the Metroid engine, this takes cues...

Uprising makes surprisingly great use of the system's online functionality. Not only can you use the StreetPass feature to swap items with folks and gain access to weapons and other gear earlier than just going through the game, but there are also two...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Bundle:No / With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / White
Software Medium:Cartridge

General Features

System of Console:3DS / Nintendo DS
Table / Portable:Portable