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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4629 reviews of Nintendo DS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 user reviews of Nintendo DS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design, portability, size

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DS Handheld ConsoleNintendo DS Handheld Console

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1151 user reviews of Nintendo DS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the game selection and design. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, game selection

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DSNintendo DS

May, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

The Nintendo DS is the much hyped new handheld console from Nintendo, and competitor to the Sony's PSP. Whilst Nintendo have stated the DS is not a Gameboy replacement, for all intents and purposes it is a more powerful handheld console, and thus will...

Touch screen, wireless technology, brilliant games ;

Not the most powerful thing around ;

The DS comes in at less than one third of the cost of the PSP, and bears all of Nintendo's trademark characters, the characters that have captured entire generations across the world. The likes of Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong don't need awe inspiring...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

Nintendo's innovative DS is the next must-have portable gaming console

Dual-screen design ; Backlit screen ; Higher resolution display than Game Boy Advance SP ; Backward-compatible with older GBA games ; Built-in support for wireless gaming ; Standard-size headphone jack

Somewhat bulky

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Jan, 2005

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

Up against it when compared to the PSP and not the worthy substitute it should have been. Once more people crack the dual screen, though, it might be worth a second look

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : David Latham & Nick Schaedel (gamebiz.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

Graphics capabilities could have been a bit better.. Nintendo will have their work cut out for them when Sony's PSP arrives., Not that many good games released on launch.

Dual screens, Your favourite Nintendo characters, in touch-screen games!, Wireless multiplayer with up to 16 people., Slick design, perfect pocket device.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

First Take: Nintendo DS

 

We take Nintendo's newly announced portable for a test drive.

May, 2004

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

The Nintendo ds is great. It is fast, reliable and the battery lasts for a long time.

Pretty much everything; touch screen, pictochat

nothing

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

5 months ago I had a brain opp, well, it's not good, I went out and bought of these nintendo ds because there is a lot of the brain programs, It's the only thing that is saving my memory. If you are like me, and have anything with the memory or eyes,...

Very compact just put it in the pocket. When I am waiting all the time, it eats time, and the brain more alert

None

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

Everything is absolutely perfect

Absolutely Everything

Nothing at all

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

Everything is Perfect

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS

 

5 months ago I had a brain opp, well, it's not good, I went out and bought of these nintendo ds because there is a lot of the brain programs, It's the only thing that is saving my memory. If you are like me, and have anything with the memory or eyes,...

Very compact just put it in the pocket. When I am waiting all the time, it eats time, and the brain more alert.

None

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Metallic / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED indicators: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.8cm
Height:8.5cm
Weight:275g
Width:14.8cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:10.7 / 7.62 / 8.25
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:7.62 / 8.25
Second display resolution:256 x 192
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:18-bit colour
Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Features

Developer:Nintendo
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Action / Adventure / Educational / Puzzle
Language version:DUT / ENG
PEGI Rating:3
Platform:Nintendo DS

Game

Elements:Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment
Max Number of Players:4
PEGI Rating:3+

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DS
Type:Handheld game console

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Do you know your walking routine?/DS/DS nintendogs pak Labrador & Friends/Lite
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo/Nintendo DS Browser/Walk with me!

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver
Package Type:Retail

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, M4A
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Second Camera: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:WEP / WEP, WPA, WPA-AES, WPA-TKIP, WPA2, WPA2-AES
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

AC (power) in: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Games included:1 / Pokémon Bianco Versione / Pokémon Nero Versione
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Internal Memory:16 / 256 / 4
Parental control: Yes
Platform:Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Battery Capacity:850
Battery life (max):10 / 14
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2.5

Software

Category:Games/Internet & communication applications
Licence Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational/Internet & communication - browser / suite
Type:Nintendo DS

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:0.25
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.89 / 7.49 / 7.5 / 8.47
Height :1.89 / 1.9 / 2.89 / 7.49
Weight:214 / 218 / 275 / 314
Width:13.7 / 14.9