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Review of Nintendo 3DS$169

Review of Nintendo 3DS

Very Good
4.40 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: August 04, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • 3D effect works without glasses
  • Wide upper screen
  • Expansive game library (and growing)
  • Nice UI
  • More security features
  • Telescoping stylus
  • Pseudo-Surround sound added
  • Short battery life
  • Low resolution cameras
  • Poor online friend interaction
  • Small stylus

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Nintendo 3DS. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.40 stars, and the price range is $169.99.

Nintendo 3DS is a worthy addition to Nintendo's DS line and the 3D gaming is impressive. The 3DS interface is responsive and easy to navigate and users can create Mii characters using the built-in camera. Players also like the augmented reality applications on this device. It has good graphics and 3D is amazing without glasses. It boasts a good backwards capability with DS and most all DS games can be played on 3DS. Nintendo 3DS comes in many attractive colors. Reviewers also like the 3DS exclusive titles, such as Legend of Zelda and Ocarina of Time 3D.

Few things which reviewers complain about are: short battery life, low resolution camera, small stylus and not so good online interaction system.

Overall, Nintendo 3DS is a superb addition to hand held gaming devices and it features 3D play and augmented reality games. It is cool and fun to play games on Nintendo 3DS.

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
26 Reviews
Playing games in 3D is really cool and fun
Review Group #: 2
(5.00 stars)
12 Reviews
Short battery life of 3 to 5 hours
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
16 Reviews
Good graphics Good 3D effect
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
16 Reviews
Games are really fun 3D is amazing without glasses
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
18 Reviews
Augmented reality games are fun
Review Group #: 6
(5.00 stars)
19 Reviews
Users love this device and its different colors
Review Group #: 7
(4.50 stars)
19 Reviews
Amazon delivers on time Amazing graphics
Review Group #: 8
(4.50 stars)
19 Reviews
Backwards capability with DS is good as well
Review Group #: 9
(4.50 stars)
23 Reviews
3D and augmented reality games are fun
Review Group #: 10
(4.50 stars)
44 Reviews
Healthy game library
Review Group #: 11
(4.50 stars)
29 Reviews
Camera works well Big screen Fun and impressive
Review Group #: 12
(4.50 stars)
45 Reviews
It can play DS games

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
gamestop.com$169.99Cosmo Black
toysrus.com$169.99Flame Red

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Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 4.30 stars from 679 reviews‎.
Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 4.00 stars from 33 reviews‎.
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Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 4.60 stars from 10 reviews‎.

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