Pros

  • Clever and intrepid social networking features
  • Dual cameras can capture 3D pictures and video
  • Portable 3D without special glasses

Cons

  • Narrow "sweet spot" viewing field for 3D effect
  • Low 0.3-megapixel cameras
  • Only 5 hours battery life playing 3DS games

At A Glance

Though it's uglier and trickier to get the hang of than its predecessors, the 3DS manages to be a unique gaming machine that Nintendo fans will want.