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72
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

Pros
  • Compelling 3D screen
  • Interesting AR game demos
  • Analog controls
Cons
  • Costly
  • Poor battery life
  • Screen requires exacting precision
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User Reviews

80
timchoi89
Most of the important points are already said in the category ratings. Anyway,...read more
60
HexiJosh
Out of excitement, I bought the 3DS on launch day. 5 hours later I regretted...read more
80
Nintendonick
This thing is magic. I love my 3DS. I have had absolutely no issues with the...read more
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75
Average Critic Score

Game library

73
 

Graphics

82
 

Battery life

51
 

Portability (size / weight)

71
 

Durability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

82
 

User

90
 
85

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85
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 
85

Engadget

85
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
83

Engadget

83
 

Critic

79
 

User

85
 
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