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Nintendo 3DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4894 reviews of Nintendo 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. Opinions about the reliability and price are overall positive. The size and design also get good comments, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity.

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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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Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo 3DS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Opinions about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the size.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

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

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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 not th...

Mar, 2011

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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 identically-...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Nintendo 3DS review: Nintendo 3DS


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The ; provides an impressive 3D gaming experience without the need for special glasses. There's a 3D effect slider, it shoots and displays 3D photographs with its dual back-facing cameras, and it has a single front-facing camera. The 3DS comes...

The disappointing low-resolution lenses on the 3DS provide grainy photos. The 3D effect can cause headaches for some, and it can "snap out" because of sensitive viewing angles and games that encourage movement. The 3DS also has a very short battery life.

The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro review: Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro


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The ; adds a right circle pad and two extra trigger buttons to the 3DS. It's easy to use and simple to set up, and improves control options for compatible games, not to mention improving the 3DS' overall ergonomics. Priced at $20, it's an accessory...

The Circle Pad Pro feels so good that it makes us wonder why Nintendo didn't include one in the first place. It's bulky and makes the 3DS cumbersome to carry around, limiting its overall mobility. The attachment blocks a lot of connectivity ports and...

As ugly and cumbersome as it makes the 3DS, the Circle Pad Pro is actually a great-performing accessory that improves the control range of games that it's compatible with.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Sam Byford (

Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro review


Nintendo has retrofitted the 3DS with some extra buttons and an additional analog stick, but will they make you a better Monster Hunter?

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

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

Dec, 2011

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Nintendo 3DS


A time-tested game system design coupled with innovative, convincing 3D technology, makes the Nintendo 3DS a force to be reckoned with. It's not only the most advanced Nintendo DS yet, but a solid first in a new generation of handheld game systems.

3D works surprisingly well. Bright, beautiful screen. Analog thumb pad is comfortable. Compatible with DS game titles.

3D can be hit or miss; requires watching the screen at just the right angle. Mediocre battery life.

Like the Nintendo Wii ($249.99, 3 stars), the 3DS lets your create your own virtual avatars or "Miis". This time, instead of manually creating Miis, you have the option of automating the process with the Mii-Maker app. After you set basic settings like...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Kohler (

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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 : 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 : 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

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