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superbagpuss Sun 18-Aug-13 20:05:31

thanks everyone

are they worth the money?

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 19:39:16

for which age ranges is the Nintendo 3DS system recommended?

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 19:36:03

the 3D function isn't recommended under the age of 7 but it is ok for any age group to use with the 3D switched off and you can lock it off as shown in the previous link.

lljkk Sun 18-Aug-13 18:41:03

Cinema advert this afternoon advised that 3DS not for under 7s. Make of that what you will!

lljkk Sun 18-Aug-13 09:27:36

I notice it's increasingly hard to find 2nd hand games for ordinary DSi, might be correct that the 3DS has taken over.
DC don't like the 3DS or DS-XL.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 08:57:29

How do I set up Parental Controls on the Nintendo 3DS system? - tells you how to turn off 3D

nippysweetie82 Sun 18-Aug-13 08:40:44

You can still buy the dsi on Amazon but there's not much difference in price between that and the 3ds. My kids just use it with the 3d turned off.

superbagpuss Sun 18-Aug-13 08:38:40

would a generic tablet be better idea?

superbagpuss Sun 18-Aug-13 08:38:17

thanks for the advice
I didn't know you could turn off the 3d version

my ds are quite good at looking after things but they would only being using them supervised

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 08:31:54

sorry not a DSlite but a DSi was the previous model but I dont think they make them any more either

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 08:30:44

p.s. you would probably have to get a used/refurbished DS lite if you dont get a 3DS

lljkk Sun 18-Aug-13 08:28:32

Regular Ds you'll only find 2nd hand (ebid etc.)
Wouldn't your budget stretch to a 2nd hand DSi (maybe £70 on Ebay if not too close to Xmas)?
I wouldn't want my 4yo to have one, tbh. Mine wouldn't appreciate how breakable it is. Now 5yo, DS has never asked about having own DSi, either.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 18-Aug-13 08:28:21

most of the new games are being released for the 3DS. You can turn off and parent protect the 3D function so it doesnt get used - both mine (age 6 and 9) have had the 3DS for a couple of years but never use the 3D function.

superbagpuss Sun 18-Aug-13 08:23:04

I am thinking early about Christmas presents for Ds 4

I think a ds will be a good idea, not the 3 d one as too young for that

is this a good idea for a 4 year old?
where do I get a normal one? do they still exist?

what do I need to know as I have not had one before
what are good games to have


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