Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black) comparison

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Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)

Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

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Nintendo 2DS (Blue)

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Price $7 to $187 at 3 stores $189 to $271 at 2 stores $262 at 1 store $123 to $129 at 2 stores $399 to $513 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date March 27, 2011 July 28, 2012 February 15, 2012 October 12, 2013 November 15, 2013
The 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. Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console. 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. The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable Info unavailable 960 x 544
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Processor type Info unavailable Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
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Media Type Cartridge
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Blu-ray
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 GB
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