Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS Vs. PSP vs. DS vs. iPhone Graphics

How much better do 3DS games look than DS games? Does 3DS put Nintendo ahead of Sony in the handheld wars? How does the iPhone compare to the dedicated gaming machines?

iPhone vs 3DS vs PSP vs DS

First, let’s talk resolutions. The image below shows the actual resolutions of our portable contenders. While the 3DS is a large improvement over the DS, it still doesn’t reach the resolutions of the iPhone and PSP. What the diagram doesn’t show is the 3DS is powering two screens… and there’s the small issue of the screen being 3D. In fact the 3DS’s screen actually displays 800 x 240 pixels, 400 x 240 for each eye.

3DS Resolutions
Also missing from the illustration above is the new iPhone 4. The reason is that it has a colossal resolution which is just too big to fit on this page (seriously). The diagram below has been shrunk to fit on the page but you can click it if you’d like to see the iPhone 4’s actual resolution.
iPhone 4 Resolution

What we really want to see is how the games look. I’ve tried to compare like-with-like as much as possible but it is difficult to find images displaying similar things from the various platforms. Also remember that, as with some of the other games, all the 3DS games you see here are unfinished, and you can’t see them in 3D obviously.

Animal Crossing

For starters, a straight comparison between DS and 3DS. It’s obvious which will come out on top but this works well to demonstrate how much smoother and more detailed 3DS games look compared to DS games.

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Animal Crossing - 3DS

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Animal Crossing DS

Mario Kart

Another straight forward battle of old and new. Things are looking pretty jagged on the original DS.

Mario kart 3DS

Mario kart - 3DS

Mario kart DS

Mario kart DS - DS

Kingdom Hearts

Here we go, Nintendo vs. Sony. Does the 3DS beat the PSP here? Probably not. Both games look fantastic but in this case, PSP just about has the edge. Though if you were to add in the 3D effects, we would likely be a different outcome.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - PSP

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - PSP

Kingdom Hearts 3DS

Kingdom Hearts 3DS

Kingdom Hearts - DS

Kingdom Hearts - DS

Metal Gear Solid

Let’s throw the iPhone into the mix with this one, I have to because between the 3DS and PSP, it’s just too close to call. The iPhone game has an entirely different style of gameplay and looks OK, but considering this was the best image of the game I could find, it’s not all that impressive.

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Metal Gear Solid Touch - iPhone

metal gear peae walker - psp

Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker - PSP

Metal Gear Solid- 3DS

Metal Gear Solid- 3DS

Resident Evil

This could be the most impressive thing we’ve seen on 3DS. Some of the 3DS screenshots look like they could have been taken from the PS3 or Xbox 360 Resident Evil games. The textures on the iPhone game look as though they come from another era. On a happier note for iPhone, the game only costs a few pound.

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Resident Evil 4 - iPhone

Resident Evil - 3DS

Resident Evil Revelations- 3DS

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Resident Evil - DS

The Sims

In contrast with the other games we’ve looked at, The Sims actually looks best on the iPhone. Bear in mind, The Sims 3 isn’t available on PSP so I’m showing you a picture from the 5 year old Sims 2.

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The Sims 3 - iPhone

Sims 2 PSP

The Sims 2 - PSP

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 - 3DS

Sims 3 DS

The Sims 3 - DS

Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell looks great on PSP and 3DS, adequate on iPhone and pretty old school on DS.

splintercell-iphone

Splinter Cell Conviction - iPhone

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials - PSP

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials - PSP

Splinter Cell - 3DS

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - 3DS

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - DS

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - DS

Street Fighter IV

While the iPhone does a decent job graphically, and it’s good that the controls are transparent, it’s unfortunate that you can’t see through your thumbs while playing.

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Street Fighter IV - iPhone

streetfighter IV - 3DS

Street Fighter IV - 3DS

Your Thoughts

What do you think? Is the 3DS delivering what you hoped it would? Is the iPhone a threat to Nintendo’s throne? Where does the PSP stand now? Whatever you think, let us know in the comments below.


By on 4 July 2010
One day Adam had a vision, and that vision was in 3D. After a while his eyes started to hurt so he looked away from the vision and started making a website about the 3DS instead of playing it, and so 3DS Buzz was born.

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Comments

  1. fail says:

    3DS pwns all no questions asked

  2. BUT says:

    The 3DS is great BUT the iPhone only lost for 2 reasons- 1 it is made as a PHONE not a gaming console and is not based around gaming thus the result is that the games MADE for iphone are not exactly perfect. 2 the 3DS has really terrible display for this day and age and the iPhone completely annihilates it in that field. Also some games are really good on iPhone eg. Dead Space, Infinity Blade, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Asphalt 6, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. The 3DS was made FOR gaming and so the other things it can do are rather minor and pathetic where the iPhone is more of an all-rounder. Yes, the iPhone is beaten by the 3DS but the 3DS is nothing when compared to the iPhone in the “all-rounder” category.

  3. TradeMark says:

    mario kart made me ruin my pants, totally cannot wait *drooling over my keyboard*

  4. 3-Dw!N says:

    3Ds is sooooo cool I pre ordered it as soon as I heard of it its way better than iphone and psp best system ever

  5. david says:

    i wish i could pre-order mine 🙁

  6. Ikki says:

    No offense but this article is extremely inaccurate.

    Some people may take it seriously

  7. Steven says:

    I agree to Ikki, the 3DS pictures are only screenshots of the pre advertisement. It looks good as they always make it but it isn’t from the actual gameplay itself. It is just like how they advertise food for a restaurant, it looks so good on the TV but when you see it for yourself it looks like caned food you wouldn’t give to your dog. Not saying that the 3DS’s graphics suck its just that those images don’t look accurate at all by the lighting, it appears Doctored up to me. I mean come on the Resident Evil and metal geared solid look like they were just off a poster or from a website. Im not saying the 3DS is bad, im just saying this, ” Graphics don’t make up a game, the story line and interaction does”.

  8. Livio says:

    I agree, The 3DS is great. the graphics are good enough for me, and with the 3D, and touch it is even better. My favorite game to this day is Super Mario RPG, which i hope i can get off VC, and that had not very great graphics, although great for it’s time.
    Even today, many people love pokemon (i like it, but not a diehard fan) and it’s mostly 2D!

  9. Carlos says:

    LOL, I love how people always try to trash the iPhone and iPad when they clearly aren’t made for gaming.

    iPhone does the function of well, a phone. So, it obviously uses 3G, messaging, push messages, and all that nasty stuff that gobbles the iPhone’s battery whole. But, since this thing is an all-rounder, you CAN just turn off the the 3G. And, if you’re not fond of doing that stuff and just want a portable Apple product that plays games and music that doesn’t drain the battery as much as a phone, JUST GET AN IPOD.

    http://www.iphone4andipad.info/archives/iphone-4-battery-life-part-2-3d-games-minimum-settings.html

    The guy in this website investigated how long a iPhone 4 last does. I quote, “For this test, I turned everything off or down to the minimum and it lasted 6 hours and 36 minutes.”

    The iPhone 4 was released in June 24, 2010, and probably, the iPhone 4G/5 is being developed as I speak. Obviously, this thing has probably started development AFTER iPhone 3GS’s release, on June 8, 2009. 3DS was probably being developed after DSi. They had plenty of time to develop and they also started developing in a pretty recent time. So, they had the technology to improve the battery life, but didn’t. It’s pretty embarrassing for a GAMING handheld to have a more pathetic battery life than something that’s a stupid phone that plays games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMaiop-Ca-I&feature=relmfu

    Around 0:57-1:00, IGN UK answers how long is a 3DS’s battery life. It’s around two and a half hours with the 3D on. 3D off and 2D on, it lasts less than three hours. I’m not a big IGN fan, but these dudes said some sweet information not many people have accessible to them now, so we would have to rely on them instead. Albeit, I totally believe them, Of course!

    Clearly, the iPhone beat the 3DS with minimum specs. If he had it all in maximum brightness, and volume, it would probably beat the 3DS’s battery capability with this huge number difference.

    I know that the iPod/iPhone/iPad doesn’t have the best controls, but there ARE controllers for everything. So, if you’re not a fan of that stuff, just use a controller with it, and you’ll do just fine. eBay it, Amazon it, I don’t know. And, people are developing awesome games for the portable iOS that are designed for the iPod, so I honestly don’t get the point of said argument.
    “iPhone/iPad/iPod isn’t for hardcore gamers.” Really? I thought Nintendo was for pussy casual gamers, weeaboos, and little kids that can’t play COD because mommy doesn’t let her? Don’t get me wrong, I hate FPS, and all that stuff. It bores me. I’m a retro guy, and a dude that is such a Fullmetal Alchemist fan. I detest watching Dubs, they sorta suck. 😉
    Apple is slowly evolving into a Gaming industry. Basically, Nintendo had the same situation too, after the E.T. Crisis in USA. They tried to make it NOT look like a toy. People still laughed at Nintendo for their folly efforts. What of them now? Well, they’re only a billion-dollar gaming industry in Tokyo, Japan.
    So, if Nintendo managed to do this in let’s say, 30, 35 years with less than half the money they have right now, why can’t another billion-dollar company like Apple can’t in less than a decade?
    Oh, and of course. Aaron’s awesome posts of stock and sales of Nintendo, Apple, and Sony! That kicks butt.
    Man, people try to act unbiased here, but they fail horribly. Fanboys are the worst. They argue over anything, even if the numbers are totally right and proves them wrong in every way.
    Like many other fellow gamers around here, it is true. The VirtualBoy by Nintendo was a 3D console. Now, the first 3D console…? No. The Sega Master System did it before VirtualBoy. And BEFORE that, the ColecoVision had 3D. I’m sure other consoles before the ColecoVision had 3D. (Lol, probably not, IDK.) So, pretty much, people saying that Nintendo was being revolutionary and new with the whole 3D experience thing are totally wrong. 3D is something old as hell. Even if you say it has glasses or not, it’s still 3D. It’s not original. A three year old can come up with an idea like that.
    And yes, I currently possess an iPod 4, and am content with it. I play it more than anything else. My DS is gathering DUST. Yes, DUST. I’ve been a gamer for over a decade. I will purchase the 3DS, but not because of its current games. I only want it because of its vast Virtual Console library. (Game Gear and Turbografx 16, YES!!!) 3DS is more of a Revisiting of what was once GOOD VIDEO GAMES than anything else. I think I will only purchase Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time Remake, Star Fox 64 Remake, and nothing more. Gaming is in its crisis. They’re focusing too much on the gaming aspect than on anything else. People dp Facebook and Twitter too. Nintendo and Sony better do something with their online service because damn, it sucked now, and I doubt they’ll fix it up so fast now. Just you wait. Google, Apple, and indie people developing amazing games like Sonic Fan Remix, Sonic 2 HD, Sonic the Hedgehog, (look it up, I’m a total Sonic fan, btw) and other amazing fan games will save the day. Just you wait. 😉

  10. Ian says:

    @Carlos

    Carlos we understand you think that the ipad and iphone are better but we are not having any competition :(. It’s just a small analysis made by what a 3ds fan has seen so far about the 3ds and other systems. If this were a life or death comparison sure go ahead fire away but its just a fan post let it be. We are all fighting about which is better but what we should be thinking is the fact that we all have our own choices when it comes to what we like. We don’t need to trash each others choice of preference. You like your ipad/iphone but we will like the 3ds better, we are all different does it really matter which is better as long as we satisfy the consumers? I don’t think it does 🙂

  11. Carlos says:

    I’m just saying. I like the 3DS, it just won’t be a complete console, in my opinion. I don’t have a problem whether people thiink the 3DS is superior to the iPod/iPad/iPhone or or not. If they are going to say so, they at least have to have their facts straight. That’s all I want.

  12. Cj says:

    The Iphone has a couple cool games, but still, part of the screen is being used to play. you can’t touch the on-screen buttons, so your thumbs hover over invisible buttons. You can’t feel the controls, which makes just moving with the d-pad a pain. The best games on the iphone are games that are novel and are advertised as “addictive”, because complex controls on the iphone make playing games like Zenonia, or Call of duty painful. I like my itouch, but i only play it for 2 or 3 minutes, when i have nothing else to do. I want the 3ds because you can only play Angry Birds so long.

  13. Carlos says:

    @Cj
    Well, I have played games for the iPod/iPad/iPhone that are really fun.
    Say Sims 3, for example. It isn’t like the PC version, (never will be, and the 3DS can’t compete either) but there have been times that I had to stop and charge my iPod’s battery because I’ve played for hours! But, I suppose that’s your opinion, so yeah.

  14. Carlos says:

    Well, I have played games for the iPod/iPad/iPhone that are really fun.
    Say Sims 3, for example. It isn’t like the PC version, (never will be, and the 3DS can’t compete either) but there have been times that I had to stop and charge my iPod’s battery because I’ve played for hours! But, I suppose that’s your opinion, so yeah.@Cj My bad. I’m just a newb at this. lol

  15. jester says:

    why does the ipod have to get in all this.there are only a few games that are fun on the ipod and most of them are short.

  16. jester says:

    why does the ipod have to get in all this.there are only a few games that are fun on the ipod and most of them are short. and for sony, they should go back to making good tvs

  17. Chris says:

    @BUT
    Dude. Jesus dude. Hold the crazy train. Was that some kind of epic iPhone fanboy rant? Of course the 3DS is not as good an all rounder as the iPhone, the iPhone is a, wait for it, PHONE. It’s supposed to do things like text and call and nowadays it seems logical it also has great multimedia capabilities. But seriously? Comparing the iPhone to the 3DS? They are two totally different beasts. The 3DS was never meant to be some kind of a, well, an iPhone. This section here only compares the screens, and granted, the new iPhone 4 retina make-you-pay-£900-for-it display is all very nice and crisp, it really is a magnificent display. But saying the 3DS display is, and I quote, “really terrible for this day and age” is nonsense. I really do not see what is wrong? The graphical capabilities are, as the screenshots show, very good indeed, and it is real 3D without glasses. Also, the iPhone gets mediocre rip-off’s of games, ports from the DS at the very best. The 3DS? It will see some of the greatest games of all time, in glorious scrumptious 3D. That is why this mathematical calculation is correct: Nintendo > the rest.

  18. Chris says:

    Wrooooooooooooong! 3DS screen resolution is 800×240! Look it up!

  19. Carlos says:

    @Chris
    Not to sound like a bitch or anything, but how do you know the graphics are any good on the 3DS? For all we know, that can just be CG animation, and not real gameplay. To tell you the truth, I’m am getting bored of video games now. It’s really more of the same. I’m only 16, so it can’t be that I’m getting older. I still think I’m a kid, deep down. Well, I still am. The years are ahead of me. Perhaps I should just apply my hobby (which is writing in general) more. Maybe some good ol’ 16 bit Sonic will do me some justice. I honestly don’t know.

  20. jester says:

    why does the iphone need to get in this they shouldnt be making full games. the only good games on the iphone are short games
    3DS and psp have finnally met and who cares about the ngp’s graphics..graphics arent everything…but something

  21. flyinggazzelle says:

    The 3ds’ screen is smaller than the i phone and psp’s making the graphics look better than if they were all on the same size screen. So sure the 3ds screen is smaller but it is harder to notice those pesky runaway pixels. I’ve played the 3ds and it’s fantastic the 3d can do both pop out and pull in styles of 3d. So for you Carlos, sonic today sucks for the time of genesis………love it, but it really is amazing 3d on the 3ds. Chris, think about what I’m talking about screen size.

  22. Andy says:

    @Carlos
    I just wanted to comment on 2 points first you said that “ther focusing to much on the gaming aspects” but last time I checked that’s what gaming is about 2nd the iPod gaming library is not impressive it’s titles like cut the rope that become hits kinda simmilarnto the wii and frankly it pises me off it kills the market and weather you agreemwith me. Or not games like Mario galaxy heavy rain mass effect dead space assassins creed batman Arjun asylum would prob not excist if developers knew that they would be sold for a buck, in conclusion don’t compare the iPhone games to any portable games even the ds because of people like you and that want the aaa games for a buck that arekilling the market if you think the I pod games are good have play your cut the rope game but don’t come on a handheld website and talk about how good your phone is

  23. Carlos says:

    @Andy I don’t think you ever read my comments well.

    I DON’T have an iPhone, I have an iPod. I have the shittiest phone ever, dude. I wish I could have one, but I don’t.

    In other words, what ALL of you are saying is that you’re satisfied with the same horse-shit these companies have been giving your for over twenty years, and won’t accept GOOD games from original, great indie developers that have EXCELLENT ideas for games? I suppose that you hate fangames too.

    Honestly, I don’t get why there’s so much flaming. I said I was getting the 3DS, since I find it to be a good console for Retro gaming. Other than that, nothing else is revolutionary. Quite the opposite. Also, I don’t get how that’s killing the market. You DO know that the Angry Birds dudes have well over three games? And there’s people who buy it. It’s only worth a buck. And guess what? They’re millionaires by JUST that game. Probably even more, since the individual who created Doodle Jump for the iOS is a millionaire. And Doodle Jump is just one game.

    I love fanboys. They can be so ignorant. They possess no valid arguments to prove their state. It’s like saying the sky is red, and the refrigerator is a TV. How can you say that, if I see a blue sky and a refrigerator? No point whatsoever. No point.

  24. Ramon says:

    Hey guys, super excited for 3rd to come out and just to add to the debates… I’m a die hard, hard-core, super fan of Pokemon, just beat Black and working on White all of my Pokemon are breeded to have super high EVs and IVs. Yes, I have a life and a job… I just don’t sleep any more hahaha and I’m 19, iik alittle old for Pokemon? Well shut up haters! Anyways, I’m posting from my iTouch, how ironic. But this baby never leaves my pocket, it’s my little pocket monster hahahaha… Nvm… But honestly I can play robot unicorn attack until I kill my entire battery! Also I have phoenix write (or wright) ace attorney on my iPod which was a ds game but I nvr got to play, if u don’t know about it look it up and if u think it sounds stupid, I did too but it is awesome! Over all my ds has more “game” time on it but my itouch has way more ” I need something to play cuz I’m bored” or “kill time before next class” time. Nvr owned a psp, I was going to buy one then I heard the 3ds was goof to be 249.99 and I can only afford one. Anyways my point is my ds has it’s place for Pokemon, moon, professor layton, ace attorny, and Mario kart and my iPod has it’s place ad an all around tool, calculator, schedule, facebook, so on and every time/boredom killing games,n my case I don’t mean to offend the hard core iPod/iPad gamers it’s just how I used um

  25. Victor says:

    Yo seriously you all who talk about the iphone and ipad like they are gods… They are just a phone or a pc extension (ipad). They are not made for gaming and they SUCK at it. I dont like to play games where my fingers hide most the action SRY.

    XPERIA play in my opinion will mop the floor with the icraps in the gaming area. But it is true that the Iphone is very polyvalent and useful and I love it but it is a BAD gaming machine.

    Now concerning this article. I am pretty sure the 3ds is the most powerful of the 3 systems showcased there… But remember the psp is what like… 4-5 yrs old even more XD I am a bit disappointed that the 3ds doesn’t have a mind blowing advance on it T-T But I love the 3d and the classic remakes are going to rock plus all the new features.

    And as a side note… Sony and Nintendo exclusives are top notch and no games on the iphone comes to even a light year in competing with them. Ah and yes you also get buttons on their machines and you wont accidentally crack your screen like the majority of the iphone owners XD. So yeah leave the iphone to the cellphone internet deppartment and gaming consoles in gaming consoles. Both sides dont have what it takes to compete with each other on their own turf.

  26. Victor says:

    @Carlos

    O_O no one wants to buy a controller for his iphone like: In the subway take the iphone out and plug the adapter controller while it shakes like hell and crap XD You said it yourself it isn’t made for gaming… its like a swiss knife. Does lots of stuff but doesn’t excel at anything. It is one of the most convenient tools around though. It is an internet browser but a real pc for the same price is much faster. It is a portable gaming machine but a real handheld with buttons and true first party games do much better at it and don’t forget that they also do it for a much lesser price. Hell iphone 4 is what like 800$ and the new Ipad2 with 64g and 3g is like freaking 900$ Dood apple is sick. Look at the specs for the new PSP ngp. Quad core, Quad graphics card, dual touch screen, motion, camera, nice resolution oled screen (mops the floor with all the icraps in specs) and the price is going to range anywhere from 250-350$… Talk about paying just for the apple logo XD Anyway I have an iphone and I love it for what it is but when I play games its either on my DS ( tomorrow 3ds yay!) or PSP. That should be true for anyone who is a gamer looking for good controls, responsiveness and better gameplay. Not just some 5 minutes time killer apps.

  27. Wiener says:

    Steven :
    I agree to Ikki, the 3DS pictures are only screenshots of the pre advertisement. It looks good as they always make it but it isn’t from the actual gameplay itself. It is just like how they advertise food for a restaurant, it looks so good on the TV but when you see it for yourself it looks like caned food you wouldn’t give to your dog. Not saying that the 3DS’s graphics suck its just that those images don’t look accurate at all by the lighting, it appears Doctored up to me. I mean come on the Resident Evil and metal geared solid look like they were just off a poster or from a website. Im not saying the 3DS is bad, im just saying this, ” Graphics don’t make up a game, the story line and interaction does”.

    The Graphics on the actual console will look WAY BETTER than they do here.

  28. kavan says:

    @Ramon
    ”Hey guys, super excited for the 3rd to come out and just to add to the debates….”
    —-
    EPIC IPOD AUTO CORRECT FAIL.
    (another reason to use a 3ds instead

  29. Matt says:

    None of this articles matters. E3 will lay down the future for portable gaming. With the announcement of the next big games line up and more details on the NGP. Right now, nobody should be investing in anything except patience. Also that close up of Snake from MGS is a bit of a stretch?

  30. Ikki says:

    I meant it as in what Wiener said.
    The screenshots don’t do the 3DS justice.

  31. Shiga says:

    The psp unsurprisingly still pulls it off…and they forgot to showcase GoW Ghost of Sparta….its the best looking title on the psp no doubt…+ the psp has the best games…

  32. Samrat says:

    You missed the resolution of the iPhone 3GS in the colossal image.

  33. Matt says:

    From now on, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 will destroy 3DS and PSP graphics wise.
    Epic Games just got the unreal engine working on the iphone and itouch, and it looks AMAZING. As in, it passes for an XBOX 360 GAME. Don’t believe me? Epic Games just released a tech demo on the app store, you can download it and see for yourself. Or just watch the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ncmwgJzqw

    Seriously, when I first played the demo, my jaw dropped. I’m not spamming here, just want everyone to know that the iPhone 4 has best graphics

  34. paolo says:

    ngp will pawn them all

  35. Nonya says:

    T@paolo Bro have you seen the 3DS? It has good games and will have hardcore games(finally!). NGP has good graphics, but that doesnt mean anything so shut the he’ll up.

  36. Mimi says:

    @Matt

    Unfortunately at the rate Apple is charging the Game dev and how Google is charging their game dev, alot of Apple dev is moving on to Android – Alot of top games from iphone to Android has been termed FOC, The game will turn around.

    Iphone is popular and it will still continue to be a strong contender, 3DS however is unique, a different form of Gaming platform , leaving it to open for AR games which iphone had not yet develop and 3D games which iphone just recently started.

    3DS focus is to break the 2D gaming scene, not like monopolizing who have the best graphic etc etc.. any idea why DS lite sold more than 100 million worldwide? Not graphics definitely… I have an ipod / 3DS/ DS lite / Xbox and WM phone which i play games on it. Each are relatively have different gaming style you adapt and play on.. so how to compare and say which is better is hardly a comparison.. i CANT compare.. i like all of them. Only issues is battery lifespan..

    Nintendo focus alot on interactive gaming .. i perceive.. Iphone too haven reach that point yet. A lot of focus on trying to bring Iphone up or down.. there’s still room for improvement for all Gagdets.. be it Apple or Nintendo or Sony..

  37. person says:

    BUT :The 3DS is great BUT the iPhone only lost for 2 reasons- 1 it is made as a PHONE not a gaming console and is not based around gaming thus the result is that the games MADE for iphone are not exactly perfect. 2 the 3DS has really terrible display for this day and age and the iPhone completely annihilates it in that field. Also some games are really good on iPhone eg. Dead Space, Infinity Blade, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Asphalt 6, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. The 3DS was made FOR gaming and so the other things it can do are rather minor and pathetic where the iPhone is more of an all-rounder. Yes, the iPhone is beaten by the 3DS but the 3DS is nothing when compared to the iPhone in the “all-rounder” category.

    Yes, the iPhone is beaten by the 3DS but the 3DS is nothing when compared to the iPhone in the “all-rounder” category.

    The 3DS wasn’t made as an ‘all-rounder’, so your argument is completly null and void using your own logic.

  38. D Nice says:

    I sum up all that is being said by re-quoting what was already said… Nintendo > The Rest. I’ve been an Nintendo fan since the beginning (I do own other systems though) and I remember back in the early to mid 90’s having a VERY similar argument about whether Neo Geo was a better system than the SNES because of the superior specs and graphics. Fast forward to 2011.. Nintendo now sells Neo Geo Games in there arcade! Haha! Nintendo is THE video game company at the end of the day for good reason.. they have stayed dedicated to making VIDEO GAMES ONLY while Sony, Microsoft and Apple don’t! Those companies have been try so hard to become #1 which is not something that is realistic.. they know that being the competition is where they will be “successful”.

    D

  39. Eddie says:

    If you guys are all fired up about the 3DS you need to check out the specs for the new PSP VITA they blow away all of these. Games play is wicked as well as graphics bigger screen more pixels and touch amongst the million other things they have improved

  40. james braselton says:

    hi there i go iphone becuase iphone browser suports youtube other browser has zero internet video suport

  41. gonzo says:

    imma from mine… imma so proud of my 3gs its great for me using it every day like a ipod touch. downloading any format with wi- fi playing music in my car. ill try watching movies there tho cuz divix is not a problem anymore tho but usually sux not cuz controls but cuza titles i want mario so bad so 3ds ill be in love with i think and hope cuz havent a real job and livin in poland:/ where paid bad price is even highs but ya know not so bad:) im hapy person!!! but i need money just a little bit to be happy and some fine job maybe but im dont give a damn of education for now

  42. dude says:

    psp has the best graphics from the console collection but still i think 3ds has better graphics. iphone totally sucks!!!

  43. Tintin says:

    I think I’ll just stick with buying a DS Lite (for the battery life and the GBA backward compatibility), waiting for the PSP Vita (hopefully it’ll be all that and more) and just stick with my crappy phone (Sorry Apple :(). 🙂

    …I do wish I had a Mac though. All those colors. *_*

  44. Rick says:

    The actual game of the 3ds looks a lot better than the screenshots shown here. Resi mercenaries make you feel like you’re playing a ps3 game.

  45. Rick says:

    Well, how much is the iphone 4 again? I think it costs a psp, 3ds, ds, iphone 3gs combined.. @Matt

  46. Alex says:

    I say iPhone 4 and psp are about even now that they are making games using unreal engine for iPhone. They have games on iPhone that have graphics that compare to ps3 and xbox.

  47. kyle says:

    @Steven i have the 3ds and the graphics are just as good as the previous game videos and all the pictures here except for possibly resident evil are very accurate

  48. Person says:

    3ds is the best by far. Compare it to a 360 and then they’re even.

  49. john carmack says:

    lol this article is trash! iphone 4 have processing power that overpowered 3ds if use at full power. The matter is developer tend to make game with bad graphic because they need to sell it at low price to compete with other game on itunes but at least there are few developer that make game with great graphic on iphone like gameloft and EA and even Iphone 3GS can run unreal engine 3 while 3ds cant!.Oh and few big japanese developer like capcom and bamco now give more support to iOS

  50. James says:

    OMG this article is so inaccurate.Why? Well we all know that the ipad 2 isnt for gamingbut take a look at this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsFCsd-NshA&feature=related its almost like the ngp graphics and the ngp totally kicks 3ds a**.And please dont tell me that its not about the graphics its about the gameplay that is just an excuse to why the 3ds sucks.

  51. ben says:

    ipads suck

  52. john jordan says:

    ipad ifad just a gimmick for casual gamers who dont know nutten about games

  53. Basan says:

    Iphones graphics are good but I think that we need to play games in gaming consoles not in phones.

  54. llolz says:

    Hmm… Well i think big N is not trying when it came to 3ds cause psp can rival it very easly which i find as a bad thing like the wii u shave come out 5 years ago should

  55. 3dsowner says:

    i have to say the iphone has the better graphics out of the portable systems, just watch one or their unreal engine based games. for the people saying iphone shouldnt be counted as a gaming device are fuking ignorant as mobile gaming has vastly grown. with that being said the mobile devices costs 3 times as much as the portable gaming devices. im a 3rd owner and have to say i am not quite satisfied in the graphics department when i watched psvita gameplays however nintendo was never about superior gfx

  56. predator says:

    psp rulzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  58. raizo says:

    iphone best graphics but in gaming you are kidding with me but 3ds has best graphics with 3d turned on best controls

  59. wigie king of gaming says:

    psp good graphics,splinter cell acential are 3d and games metal gear solid you are 3d grapcs?

  60. Goku jr says:

    what a scam… Comparing 3DS and a PSP… and saying that PSP has higher graphics? they are different in generations.. and PSP has no chance of Winning i have a Both PSP and 3DS

  61. Hasan says:

    They showed the best games of iphone and 3ds but not psp’s .. please show god of war of psp and resistance retibution and silent hill shattered memories ..

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  63. kariuki says:

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