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Nintendo New 3DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews of Nintendo New 3DS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the portability.

usability, size, design, price, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo New 3DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nintendo New 3DS from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Byford (

New Nintendo 3DS review


Portable games consoles are still a thing. As the Wii U flounders, it's almost easy to forget that Nintendo has another console plugging away in a valiant effort to prop up the company's bottom...

3D effect is vastly improved ; Much faster performance ; Swappable faceplates are cool ; New control additions mostly work well

Screen tech still outdated in other ways ; Improved cameras remain unusably bad ; C-stick doesn't work for all types of games ; XL model omits faceplates

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

New Nintendo 3DS


The New 3DS has more power, greater control and better 3D

Improved processing power ; Head tracking gives better 3D experience ; Interchangeable face plates for customisation

Battery life is still poor ; No charger supplied

Thankfully Nintendo has addressed this weakness in a most ingenious manner. The New 3DS uses its front-facing camera to track the position of your head and uses this information to adjust the image accordingly. So when you move slightly to the left or...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Hugh Langley (

New Nintendo 3DS review


Switch what?

New 3D is vastly better ; Second analogue nub is long overdue ; Still relatively affordable

Battery hasn't really improved ; Processor bump divides old 3DS owners from new ; Charger not included

Most of the New Nintendo 3DS's improvements were minor ones, but the second analogue stick and much-improved 3D feature made this the definitive 3DS. Now that the Switch is available, you might wonder whether it's worth picking up this older piece of...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (

​New Nintendo 3DS review: Not entirely new, but certainly improved


The Nintendo 3DS was unveiled in 2010, riding the wave of 3D hysteria that was supposed to see us all scrambling to buy new 3D TVs, fancy 3D smartphones and even 3D cameras. Of course, that trend never quite took off like the display manufacturers of...

The New 3DS' facial tracking makes for a hugely improved 3D gaming experience. Its new analog stick is appreciated and the clip-on covers add a lot of style

The new C Stick has poor feel though, and I can't help wishing for a more significant boost to battery life

Nintendo's New 3DS isn't much improved overall, but that new display alone almost makes the purchase worthwhile -- or will do, once it's available outside of Japan.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Brown (

New Nintendo 3DS


C-Stick Run

The New Nintendo 3DS offers lots of nice extras to make it a worthwhile upgrade, but the extra processing power will - eventually - make it essential

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

New Nintendo 3DS (Import Review)


Worth the upgrade?

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (

New Nintendo 3DS review


It seems like only yesterday that Nintendo lifted the lid on its groundbreaking glasses-free 3D portable, but the 3DS is about to enter its fifth year and is showing serious signs of fatigue - not just because its rival, the Sony PS Vita, is...

Remember the first time you used a 3DS, and how blown away you were by that autostereoscopic display? Now recall the disappointment you felt when you shifted your grip and noticed that the 3D image went all fuzzy - the same experience was felt by many...

While the New 3DS does indeed solve some of the irksome problems which have plagued the platform since its release in 2011, other headaches remain. The resolution of both the upper and lower screens is pathetic when compared to what modern phones and...

This is likely to be the final hardware revision of the 3DS platform and Nintendo has pulled out most of the stops to ensure it goes down fighting. We'd like to have seen better stamina and a higher resolution screen, but even so, the improved 3D...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (

Very good game


I recommend this item

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Great Birthday Gift


My ten year old grandson ask for this game for his birthday. He loves it. He tells me he plays with it every day after school.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Extremely happy!


This was a Christmas gift for my sister and she was very happy to get it. She hasn't told me how she likes it yet but I think she will love it.

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Color of product:Black / White
Gaming control function keys:Back, D-pad, Home, Menu, Power, Select, Start / Back, Home, Power, Select, D-pad, Menu, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED Indicators:Y / Yes
Shoulder buttons:Y
Volume Control:Digital


Display Diagonal:3.33 / 3.88
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:3.33 / 3.88
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second LCD screen: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen type:Resistive

Energy Management

Battery Capacity:5.2
Battery life (max):10.5 / 6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5


Audio formats supported:AAC,MP3
Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3


Bluetooth:N / No
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11g, 802.11b / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Carrying case:Y
Games included:1 / New Style Boutique 2 / Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory card included:MicroSD / Y
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM11
Graphics processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal memory:256
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental Control:Y
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS
Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:268 / 804
Processor model:ARM11
Video memory:10

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1


Battery capacity (Watt hours):5.2
Battery life (max):10.5 / 6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.1


Built-in memory capacity:1
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC
Included memory card size:4

Weight & Dimensions