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Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS
alaScore 95

907 reviews

Jul, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

design, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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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,...

One thing is for sure, mobile gaming is heating up, and simply being a good distraction for when you’re on the bus is no longer sufficient. Today’s gamers want not only compelling titles but a functionality long-tail that demands apps, internet support...


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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.


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Nintendo 3DS Review: It’s Totally in Your Face


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

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Nintendo 3DS Review


Julie asked the Gadgeteer Kid and me if we would like to do a joint review of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. As many of you may know, the 3DS is Nintendo‘s latest and greatest handheld gaming device. Not being a video game player at all, I...

3D gaming experience is surprisingly good ; Sound build quality ; Ability to turn 3D off ; Large games selection ; Can play DSi & DSLite games ; Can create your own and keep others Miis ; Nintendo eShop ; Parental controls

Games are expensive ; Picture quality is poor ; Advised not to use 3D more than an hour ; Advised not to let anyone under 7 use device in 3D mode ; Have to get just the right distance & angle for 3D to look correct

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Nintendo 3DS Review: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D


Solid pick-up-and-play addition to the ongoing game series with great 3D effects, unique character skill systems, and constant horror-themed action.

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Nintendo 3DS Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D


Remediation works best in this classic role-playing game adventure game now available on the Nintendo 3DS, which originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1998.

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Best handheld game system


The Nintendo 3DS has received acclaim from top review sites for its glasses-free 3D display. It's a clamshell-style device, similar in design to the Nintendo DSi, with the 3D screen on the top and a touch screen on the bottom. It has two...

3D screen doesn't require glasses, bright, clear color, online game downloads, two cameras (one in 3D), compatible with previous Nintendo DS games

3D requires viewing from a particular angle, not compatible with GameBoy Advance titles, shorter battery life than predecessors, not many games take advantage of 3D yet, cameras are low resolution

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Nintendo 3DS Quick Review


Today I am going to briefly check out the Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS has been around for a while now, but it's not selling in big numbers yet. This is mostly due to the lack of interesting games I think. Read on to find out what I thought about the Nintendo...

Cool 3D effects ; Plays normal DSi games

No overly compelling games are available ; Expensive

If you can find something to like in the current 3D games out for the 3DS the portable is worth the money. I also suspect that games will catch up with some compelling titles offered in time for the holiday season.

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Review: Nintendo 3DS


Nintendo leaps into modern gaming with a unique twist.

Fun, adjustable 3D effect ; Much improved graphics that expand gameplay types ; A few good launch titles ; Good hardware controls ; Easy interface beyond games ; StreetPass and SpotPass good for getting outside

Short battery life ; Much costlier than an iPod touch ; Not as flexible as the iPod or other multi-role handhelds ; No browser or online game store on launch

DesignA cursory look at the 3DS is immediate proof of just how evolutionary its design is. In many ways, it looks and acts like a power user's DSi. That extends to the relative bulk of the design. It's not as big as a DSi XL, but it's definite

Product Specifications

Bundle:No / With Software


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

General Features

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