Nintendo 3DS Cosmo Black Handheld System
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- sainzjacobMay 9, 2011by
Great system for anyone looking for a fun way to pass some time.
I've always liked Nintendo handhelds and after reading product descriptions I decided to check out the system for myself and found it to be even better than I expected. Almost everything great about the dsi has been retained or upgraded, from the built in mic to the dual cameras which can now take 3D pictures. The system supports all ds titles and though the top screen is larger the quality is relatively unchanged thanks to the letterbox ratio used for ds games.
One great feature is the use of the AR cards provided with the system which give you several different fun minigames all in 3D. Everyone I know who sees ARgames or Face Raiders gets drawn in and has a great time, even my 50+ year old family members love shooting each others faces in Face Raiders. This is one of the major appeals of Nintendo products, it's mass appeal to people of any age.
Another great feature is The Streetpass Mii plaza, which uses your Mii and the data of others using Streetpass you walk by to populate your plaza and give you coins as you take steps which can be used to buy items in the plaza. The people you pass are logged along with their status and available to help you fight monsters and perform other tasks within the game.
Now for the only downside I've found, the battery life. The battery is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery but it only last for about 3-4 hours during 3DS gameplay and 5-8 on ds games. This seems short considering that most previous ds platforms boasted 10+ hours of playtime, but when compared to other handhelds of comparable quality such as the psp 3000 this is about average. This short life is also balanced out by the systems capability to use the pedometer, Streetpass, and Spotpass content while in sleep mode and save a great deal of battery power while still allowing you to collect the coins and content.
As for the actual 3DS games, they are top notch handheld quality and can only truly be understood by seeing them for yourself. If you're on the fence about purchasing the system for yourself or as gift I would recommend going into a local store and and checking out the display for yourself and seeing just how much fun the system can be. I would also recommend purchasing a case that can fit a few games and the charger/dock for the system.
Overall I would recommend the 3DS to anyone who is already a fan of the family friendly entertainment that Nintendo provides as well as those who are just looking for a fun way to pass some time.Read full review
- jorda.matteJul 20, 2015by
Bigger isn't always better - don't throw out the origjnal 3DS just yet.
Price is better than a brand new 2DS, and your experience is a lot better. eBaying for an older 3DS is probably one of the best deals on the site. The "Cosmo Black" looks great and doesn't have the same shininess and sort of gaudy gradient look as the other colors, and as such as recommended over the others. I traded "down" from an XL for this due to hand fatigue. Couldn't be happier.
- hunteharriso_0Feb 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Fantastic System for a Fantastic Price
I was ambivalent about buying this to begin with, but I've had nothing but hours of fun with it. For the price I paid: "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it."
- hoffm-aaroFeb 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
was shown as listed good product
- jham9570Jan 19, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
My little boy is very happy!!!
Thank you so much...
The 3DS came very fast and not only is my son happy,but I (mom) am happy... I got my cell phone back (he was always playing games on it-lol). I works perfectly. I would definitely recommend you to a friend!!!