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Nintendo 3DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5184 reviews of Nintendo 3DS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the reliability and price are overall positive. The size and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Comments about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size.

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98% of the reviews on 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)

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Hill (

Nintendo 3DS review


The Nintendo3DS is the latest handheld console to successfully take the world of 3D gaming to the next level.

Glasses-free 3D effective ; FAmiliar interface ; Augmented reality potential

Feels a bit toy-like ; 3D effect will fill some with ; Battery life could have been b

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (

Nintendo 3DS games video


Street Fighter goes into the third dimension

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Pakinkis (

Nintendo 3DS review


The world's first 3D handheld games console is here. Can the 3DS rule the world of handheld gaming?

It's 3D without glasses ; Best DS graphics yet ; Augmented reality shows potential ; Sleek looks ; Reduced price is good

3 hour battery life is poor

The UK release of the Nintendo 3DS on 25 March 2011 saw Europe welcome the latest offering from arguably the most innovative company in the gaming world.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Nintendo 3DS: Super Monkey Ball 3D hands-on - Pocket-lint


Strangely, Super Monkey Ball 3D on the Nintendo 3DS has been getting bad press, but from our short time with the title, we're impressed enough with the

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

First Look: Nintendo 3DS


With the smartphone not just nipping at your heels but biting at them hard, how do you stay one step ahead? Nintendo believes the answer is creating a handheld games console that offers 3D viewing without the need for glasses, but does it deliver the...

3D screen, analogue stick, improved Wi-Fi, two cameras for 3D filming

3D tech involves you finding the perfect viewing spot

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (

Nintendo 3DS


With glasses-free 3D, powerful specifications, improved controls and a host of extras in an attractive and portable package, is Nintendo's latest portable games console worth getting?

Fun ; Glasses-free 3D works ; Superb controls ; Mini-games included ; Well-built

Poor battery life ; Proprietary charger ; Region-locked games

Mind you, as far as colour choices go, both black and aqua are very attractive, and we wouldn’t be surprised if pink and white joined the party later in the 3DS’ life-cycle. Indeed, on its own merits, the 3DS is quite a good-looking console.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Peckham, (

Nintendo 3DS review


Let's get a few things out of the way. Yes, the Nintendo 3DS's glasses-free 3D is impressive. No, it won't make you cross-eyed or blind. Yes, the 3D effect you've heard so much about creates clever and often fascinating gameplay.

There's never been a handheld quite like the Nintendo 3DS - one as brimming with features as well as potential, and offering an experience that's frankly impossible on other mobile devices like Apple's iPhone 4 or Sony's upcoming PSP successor. If you...

Mar, 2011


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Nintendo 3DS review


We've been holding off giving our opinion on Nintendo's much-hyped 3D handheld, largely because we were waiting for some actual games to play on, which turned up just yesterday - a couple of weeks after the hardware. Here, you can read our impressions...

A bewildering array of technology in a compact package, the Nintendo 3DS has huge potential.

Mar, 2011

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Nintendo 3DS review


3D gaming has gone handheld, and Nintendo hopes it'll fend off the smartphone horde

Behind the times in many ways but the glasses-free 3D has us spellbound

Feb, 2011

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Behind the times in many ways but the glasses-free 3D has us spellbound

The big surprise the first time you pick up Nintendo’s glasses-free 3D games machine is that the 3D doesn’t actually pop out. Instead it sinks into the widescreen display to a depth of around 5cm (acc

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


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


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


Developer:ArtePiazza / SQUARE ENIX / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc. / Game Freak / Ganbarion / Good-Feel / HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Headstrong Games / HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD. / Intelligent Systems / Level-5 / Nintendo / Red Entertainment Corp. / Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. / Sanzaru Games / Spike Chunsoft / Red Entertainment Corporation / syn Sophia / Traveller's Tales / TT Fusion
Distribution type:Download / Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / EC (Early Childhood) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Limited / Steelbook
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Action / RPG / Adventure / Educational / Fighting / Kids / LifeStyle / Music / Platform / Puzzle / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Simulation / Strategy / Strategy / RPG
Language version:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA / ENG / English / English, French / French / German / German, English
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 6
Multiplayer mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Publisher:Nintendo / Sega
Release Date:02/10/2011 / 03/02/2017 / 05/15/2015 / 05/29/2015 / 06.15.2016 / 09.06.2013 / 09.16.2016 / 09.20.2016 / 09.27.2016 / 10.06.2016 / 10.09.2015 / 10/02/2012 / 11.11.2014 / 11/11/2014 / 13/05/2016 / 14.03.2014 / 16.11.2012 / 18/03/2016 / 20.01.2017 / 20.05.2016 / 21/08/2015 / 23.11.2016 / 26/04/2013 / 29.04.2016 / 6/06/2014 / Mar 20, 2015 / September 26, 2014
Split screen: No
USK rating:12 / 6


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


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
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


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


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


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