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Nintendo 3DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5211 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. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo 3DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the size.

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

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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Siobhan Keogh (pcworld.co.nz)

Review: Nintendo 3DS

 

In June of last year at the E3 Expo in Tokyo, Nintendo announced the new branch of its DS handheld game consoles, the 3DS. It was one of the biggest stories at E3 last year. After what has seemed like a very long wait, it's finally here. But is it any...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Matthew (mightyape.co.nz)

Fantastic Console - I'm hooked!"

 

Despite owning a PSP for the last 5 years, I decided to buy a Nintendo 3DSover the PSVita. The 3DS just seemed like more of a fun and full-featuredconsole. There are a number of inbuilt applications like FaceRaiders, and ARGames, and the 3D camera –...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Hamish (mightyape.co.nz)

Truely Amazing!!!"

 

I actually pre-ordered this from The Warehouse, but i should havepre-ordered it from here! Got it at launch and i love it! At first there was a game drought, but Nintendo made up for it with Ocarina ofTime, Super Mario 3D Land and Mariokart 7, and what...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Matt (mightyape.co.nz)

Awesome!!!!!"

 

I love my 3DS, it is great even without buying any extra games asFaceRaiders and AR Games are awesome. There are some awesome looking games coming out later this year as well. The3D effect is really cool. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (mightyape.co.nz)

Oh the fun :-)"

 

I got my 3ds from Mighty ape on release. I was getting really excited as weapproached the release date. My friend was also getting one at the same time, soI was thinking of all the cool things we can do via then net and stuff.Although he backed out at...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Dylan (mightyape.co.nz)

Awesome gadget"

 

I'm really happy with my 3DS. The 3D effect is quite striking and theaugmented reality is a great party trick. It's quite magical and kids areespecially excited by the 3D. Recommended!

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Purple / Black, Red / Black, White / Blue / Multi / Pink / Red / White
Gaming control function keys:Back, D-pad, Home, Menu, Power, Select, Start / Back, Home, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display:LCD / LED
Display diagonal:12.4 / 8.46 / 8.89 / 8.97 / 9.86
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:10.6 / 7.62 / 7.67 / 8.46 / 9.86
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 800 x 240
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Features

Certification:ESRB
Developer:ArtePiazza / SQUARE ENIX / Artepiazza/Square Enix / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc. / Game Freak / GAME FREAK Inc. / Ganbarion / Good-Feel / Grezzo / GREZZO Co. Ltd / h.a.n.d., Bandai Namco Games / HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Headstrong Games / HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD. / Image Epoch / Intelligent Systems / Level-5 / MercurySteam Entertainment / Nintendo / Nintendo / Red Entertainment Corp. / Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. / Sanzaru Games / skip Ltd. / Spike Chunsoft / Red Entertainment Corporation / Square Enix / Square-Enix / syn Sophia / Traveller's Tales / TT Fusion
Distribution type:Download / Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / EC (Early Childhood) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Limited / Special / Steelbook
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Action / RPG / Adventure / Adventure / RPG / Educational / Fighting / FPS (First Person Shooter) / Kids / LifeStyle / Music / Platform / Puzzle / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Simulation / Sports / Strategy / Strategy / RPG
Language version:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN / DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA / ENG / English / English, French / English, Italian / French / German / German, Dutch, English, EST, French, Italian / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian / German, English / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / Italian / Multilingual
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 6
Multiplayer mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 16 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Publisher:ATLUS U.S.A., Inc. / Nintendo / Sega
Release Date:02/10/2011 / 03/02/2017 / 05/15/2015 / 05/29/2015 / 06.06.2014 / 06.15.2016 / 09.06.2013 / 09.16.2016 / 09.27.2016 / 10.06.2016 / 10.09.2015 / 10/02/2012 / 11.11.2014 / 11/11/2014 / 13/05/2016 / 13/06/2014 / 14.03.2014 / 16.11.2012 / 17.11.15 / 18/03/2016 / 19/02/2016 / 20.01.2017 / 20.05.2016 / 20/11/2015 / 21/08/2015 / 23.11.2016 / 26/04/2013 / 28.11.2014 / 29.04.2016 / 6/06/2014 / Mar 20, 2015 / September 26, 2014
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):02/09/2016 / 03.02.2017 / 03/02/2017 / 06.11.2015 / 06/11/2015 / 09.06.2013 / 10/06/2016 / 14.10.2016 / 15/05/2015 / 15/06/2016 / 15/09/2017 / 16/09/2016 / 17/11/2015 / 17/11/2017 / 19.05.2017 / 19/05/2017 / 20.01.2017 / 20/01/2017 / 20/03/2015 / 20/05/2016 / 23.06.2017 / 23/06/2017 / 23/11/2016 / 26/02/2016 / 26/09/2014 / 27/09/2016 / 28/06/2017 / 28/07/2017 / 30.09.2016
Split screen: No
USK rating:12 / 6

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA2 / WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Other features

AC (power) in: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC
Games included:1 / Animal Crossing / New Style Boutique 2 / Super Mario 3D / Super Mario 3D Land
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Toy figure(s) included:Y
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Gyroscope:No / Yes
Internal Memory:256
Motion sensor: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL
Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:268
Processor Model:ARM11
Video apps:Hulu+, NetFlix, YouTube

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 5 / 6 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:1 / 2
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC
Included memory card size:2 / 4

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.03 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 21.6 / 7.3 / 7.4
Height :2 / 2.03 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 7.36 / 7.37 / 7.4 / 8.06 / 80.6 / 9.3
Weight:226 / 226.4 / 226.7 / 226.8 / 235 / 253 / 336
Width:13.4 / 13.5 / 14.2 / 142 / 15.6