Have some burning questions about the 3DS? Curious about its appearance, build quality, or battery life? Jason’s here to give you a quick rundown of all things good and bad about the 3DS after spending a day with Nintendo’s newest console.

We’ll have a full review and video review of the 3DS up in about week after spending some more time with the device – so check back for that!

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  • Link

    Dude. It sounded like all you did was bash it.

    • Jason Rappaport

      Nah. It's a great console! And we're gonna be stuck with it for a while whether I love it or not. I love the console but there are some issues, like with all things, at first glance that Nintendo will end up resolving in the next 3DS revision (like the DS Phat to the DS Lite).

      But anyways, this isn't a review nor my final opinion on anything – it's just my opinions after a few hours. πŸ˜›

      • strongfan

        I really *love* how they put the stylus in the back of the consol…like they did with the original DS, which they fixed with the DS Lite…but then they just had to ruin it again. Why did they do this? So the 3DS Lite will look better by comparison.

  • zeldafan4040

    Add me everyone! My code is 1418-6704-8537

    • cloverplayer

      you should be careful, even on zelda universe (gasps!) there are people who will spam you and stuff. you should probly meet someone before allowing them to message you

  • zeldafan4040

    Jason, it would be such an honor if you would add me… πŸ™‚

  • That sucks about the battery life and the eye strain, but the graphics will still be amazing, plus I'm excited for all the new amazing games that are going to be coming out soon. Awesome.

  • "Peace and Triforce Pieces!"


    • GorCoronSumo

      Awesome line…

      • dark_link121

        very awesome

  • Tadashi

    Add me please~?

    Name: Tadashi
    FC: 0301-9782-9076

  • TheMaverickk

    I haven't personally had any eye strain issues yet, but then again I won't know until I've played it for an hour straight in a really involving game. Still I've had no issues after a half hour of use.

    I used it for at least 2-3 hours today straight out of the box before I was in the red zone… and I didn't run it till it went dry. So I have no idea what he was doing to burn it out in under 2 hours.

    I feel like from everything I've seen that there are really varied experiences from people. Although I think there is a lot of exaggerations as well. I'm sure we will see revisions in the upcoming months.

    Not to the tech really though… I truly don't believe we will see Nintendo slim this system much. They've gone on record of saying that this was as small as they could get it with everything in there. As for the stylus that was placed where is is due to the tech as well and where it's placed within the system.

    If there's a revision I think it will be that they'll have a future standard with a longer battery as batteries improve and get cheaper. Much like how they revised the GBA SP… so basically later in life released SP's had brighter screens.

    Anyways who knows though wait and see!

  • zoraluigi


    Also, you could give that to me at any point you like… I wouldn't complain…

    • Ari

      What's with ''JEWSON", it sounds like an anti jew remark with how you said it. Sorry if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that would upset someone.

  • Frintu72

    Heh, alright, I'll play along. I preordered a 3DS, so let's be friends my good sir.


    Much obliged, Jason. :3

  • Link-182

    Add me Jason, it'd be an honor as well! Anyone else can add me but make sure you send your friend code as a reply so i know to add you as well!

  • triforceguy1

    I haven't had any eye strain at all and I was expecting the battery life to be bad. I think Nyko has a new battery pack that allows you to play twice as much more time without charging, haven't tried it out yet though


    Here's my friend code – 1676 – 3669 – 1120 and my Nikname is Leon

    I'll add you after I get home from school

    • triforceguy1

      Just added you Jason, I hope you add me back πŸ˜‰

  • Heavenly Spoon

    I've been playing Lego Star Wars for 1.5 hours on average at a time (according to the activity log) and I have no eye strain of headaches at all, like, at all. Which is odd, because a 3D movie makes me cross-eyed for a week, this doesn't…
    I guess it differs from person to person, but I'm pretty sure you'll get used to it after a while.

    The power saving function doesn't seem to be on when you first use the console, it might help, haven't run out of battery after turning it on.
    But yeah, without it, barely 4 hours of battery life, and plugging it in forces you to unplug your cradle (and the cradle's too awesome to be unplugged), glad I still have my DSi charger.

    Friend code: 1676-3666-3371

  • Alessandra

    I found this on a tech site that I usually go to, has anyone experienced this on their Nintendo3DS?:

  • BGSchoolcraft


  • Chancellor_Cole

    All right Jason, this might be fun! Here's my Friend Code: 4253 – 3471 – 3699

  • Somebody


  • Afro

    My friend code is:
    4983 4916 2355
    My nickname is Afro

  • QueenxLink

    In a matter of time, we'll be seeing people go blind from using too much 3D… I don't want a 3DS.

  • Reedsta


  • InterestingPigeons


  • shadownin

    People who have eye strain are WEAK; WEAK I tell you they should be ashamed of their weakness.

    PS. No stupid people should reply to this comment.

  • Siaarn

    I hate the new charging dock thing, I always play my DS lite with the charger plugged into it, it'll be too hard to play it on a dock : But hey, it's brand new, there's plenty of room for improvement.

    • TheMaverickk

      Uhhh…. you can take the wire out of the charging dock and plug that wire straight into your 3DS you know that right.

      You don't have to use the dock to charge it, it's just an added convenience which looks nice.

      Not to mention the AC adapter is the same as the one used for the DSi. So if you got the DSi it means you got a spare 3DS AC adapter πŸ˜›

  • Punnutty

    The battery life of the 3Ds is better than the batttery life of my Ipod (it's very old)

  • Lifesavers2

    For some reason I can’t log on, but… Y’all know who I am!
    I luff u Jason! Even though I’m a guy… Whatever! <3

  • Ultimon

    If you could add me that would be great
    nickname Riley
    code: 3866 8034 8735


    Your complaints about the original DS games screen resolution are easily fixed. Before you play an original DS game just hold down start and select at the same time for a second. It will put the screen in the proper resolution and will look fine.

    Oh, and my friend code is 2062-9155-6320, ya know if you wanna be my friend and thank my for the tip. . .

    • THE JOE

      oh and my name is funemanjoe incase you is wondering.