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Nintendo 3DS Console - Cosmos Black

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  Generally just a fantastic console

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It's a great little thing this. Easy to set up and get used to, plenty of useful and fun features and it provides a great gaming experience, especially with the 3D feature enabled. The graphics are fantastic and the 3D is much better than I expected. This isn't some trick 3D effect, this is the real deal and it's amazing. One other little detail that I liked is that the stylus' length can be adjusted - very useful. If there's one criticism I've got of the console it's that the battery life doesn't last all that long, especially when you've got the 3D effect on full - maybe about 3 hours at the most in this case. This is helped, though, to an extent, by the fact that the charger cable is pretty long and can easily stretch across an average sized room, so it's really not a problem at all. All the buttons on the console such as the volume and 3D sliders are very well positioned so you can easily alter these while you're playing your game. My second and final criticism is that the quality of the camera leaves a lot to be desired, which some people might find annoying. However I suspect the majority of people won't mind this as it's only a minor feature in the first place.
Overall this console is really really impressive and the gaming experience it provides is probably the best of any handheld console I've ever played on, and for 120 quid with free next day delivery, the Nintendo 3DS is worth every single penny.

  Great Console. . .

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I bought the blue version of this console, about a year after its release, for an excellent price. I heard MANY bad reviews about the console before purchasing, and was relieved to find that it was actually a great buy. The built in games, the E-shop, and the new feature to record video on there is amazing, and the quality of the 3d games is just fantastic. I've never seen better graphics on a handheld console! The only reason i've only given 4 stars, is because of the 3d effect. It is great, for a while, but soon gives you a headache, so if you're buying purely for the 3d effect, then I'd look into this in more detail.But overall, This console is the best ds I've ever had, and ive owned all 4 of the ds series. If you're going to buy any of the ds's, I'd reccomend this one highly. :D

  AUGMENTED REALITY

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I bought this for my daughter and was blown away by the Augmented Reality games which come pre-loaded with this console - just amazing, and 3D without having to wear the Buddy Holly specs... fantastic! Overall the console is a good weight and comfortable to hold, even the 2D graphics are crisper and brighter on the widescreen display, and the 3D is amazing. An excellent price with ultra-fast delivery from THE most reliable online retailer. Don't think about it, don't hesitate, just buy one... NOW!!

  Why are we waiting

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After seeing all pre release marketing hype bought myself the 3DS on day of release, should of waited 6 months as none of the internet options other than multiplayer are still ready to use and the amount of quality games available is poor i bought console with pilotwings and turned this off after a day and bought SS4 the day after which i already have on ps3,and were still miles away from any releases of quality which were splashed around original marketing,but maybe its a good job the games are pants as not using the console at least extends the poor battery life. so far dissapointed as this machine should be awesome.

  Very cool but poor launch lineup

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I have the black 3ds with Pilot Wings and it's amazing how well the 3d actually works. Problem is there is a browser but you can't use it yet (awaiting update) and you can download games, but not yet (awaiting updates) and there are some amazing games coming (Zelda, Starfox etc) but not yet. The system is genuinely impressive but the launch games are lacking, Nintendo need to start getting these other features added asap or they will lose momentum.

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  AMAZING!!!

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I purchased the Cosmos Black 3DS with Super Street Fighter 4 on launch day & i have to say it is BRILLIANT!!!! Graphics are Vastly improved over the DSi. they are somewhere between Wii & Xbox 360 level & the 3D effect is EXELLENT!!!

Taking 3d pictures, AR cards & pre installed Face raiders are so much fun!!! Creating Mii's are better than on the Wii. There are other features like Street pass & Spot pass which enables developers to offer DLC like on the Xbox 360 & PS3. Music player & Mii plaza are great editions too!!

Cant wait till Nintendo send out more updates. Ive read that there will be a Nintendo eShop, where you can download 3D Film Trailers, watch SKY 3D, download new games, gameboy classics & more. Also a Web Browser will be available very soon. Glad i bought one & will be getting the Aqua Blue 3DS one for my son.

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  Falls just short of brilliant

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Graphically this device is virtually identical to the DSi. I've seen absolutely no difference in the clarity or rendering of previous DS titles when played on the 3DS, so if you're expecting any kind of upscaling you'll sadly be left disappointed.

Official 3D titles offer slightly more in the graphics department, boasting relatively impressive rendering, but it really becomes special when you crank up the 3D meter to take full advantage of what this little system is capable of. Much like a 3D movie, some of the titles available on the 3DS will leave you in awe as you reach out in an attempt to grab the screen and suddenly remind yourself that there's nothing there. And if of course the 3D effect isn't for you, you can simply turn it off, which is great for those with sensitive eyesight.

The only thing that holds this device back and has ultimately meant only a 4* rating is the short battery life. If you're pushing this handheld to it's limit with a 3D game, the wireless activated and the sound up, you're going to suck the battery dry in just 3-4 hours. You can of course prolong the battery life by turning off the 3D effect, switching off the wirless and turning down the sound, but that
will of course mean compromising your overall gaming experience.

Nintendo truly have created a pioneering piece of hardware in the 3DS and it's a testament to all the company stands for. I would highly recommend this mobile gaming device to anyone who's looking for casual gaming on the go, but ultimately if you're looking for mind-blowing graphics for hours on end then you're setting the bar way too high with your expectations.

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  pecker??????????????????

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everyone dont listen 2 pecker he or she has no idea about gaming at all i also have a ps3 and a 3d tv which if anyone hasnt played is amazing BUT!!!! for a handheld console without glasses the 3d is class i urge everyone thinking about getting to do so it really is amazing

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  Awesome Games Machines

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@peckers how can you compare it to a PS3, there two totally different systems. Anyway i bought one of these the other day and i had loads of fun playing with the 3d camera and especially the Augmented Reality. After a good few hours playing around with all the built in features i finally got round to playing a game (Splinter Cell 3d) OMG it was so cool, the 3d is really cool. Just remember to adjust the slider for the 3d to your preference and take breaks every hour or so..

  Awesome Games Machines

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@peckers how can you compare it to a PS3, there two totally different systems. Anyway i bought one of these the other day and i had loads of fun playing with the 3d camera and especially the Augmented Reality. After a good few hours playing around with all the built in features i finally got round to playing a game (Splinter Cell 3d) OMG it was so cool, the 3d is really cool. Just remember to adjust the slider for the 3d to your preference and take breaks every hour or so..