|Product||Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Nintendo 2DS (Blue)||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000|
|Price||$141.99 to $323.42||$199.69 to $294.98||$100.00 to $129.99||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4 stars||5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||March 27, 2011||July 28, 2012||October 12, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.
Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.
In the face of stiff competition from smart phone and tablet gaming, we were hoping for something more audacious from Sony's Vita revamp. The Vita Slim is still a powerful, portable games machine however -- just watch out for those pricey, proprietary memory cards. Owners of the original shouldn't worry about upgrading, but if there are Vita-specific titles you've been hankering to play for a while now, this is a good time to get involved.
|Media Type|| |
Flash memory card
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|Buying choices|| ||Prices from 7 stores||Prices from 6 stores|| |
Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.