Do you guys think the Vita has a better build quality than the 3DS?

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3 years ago#1
The 3DS feels like it was made out of cheap plastic. The Vita feels smooth, strong, and durable whenever I grasp my hands around it.
3 years ago#2
They both feel cheap to me.
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3 years ago#3
The hinges always feel like they are going to break on the DS series. My ds lites actually did.
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3 years ago#4
Neither feel expensive like an iPad.
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3 years ago#5
SkittyOnWailord posted...
They both feel cheap to me.


I strangely feel the opposite, I think they both feel like quality handhelds but I've owned every handheld since Atari lynx.
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3 years ago#6
The vita definitely feels like a premium product. The 3DS models are a bit tacky a cheap looking. The xl is worse.
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3 years ago#7
Both systems have been drop tested on youtube 3 times at 3 different angles from 4 feet high onto concrete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCP1vthhnPU - Vita

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paCenhQLrtk - 3DS xl

Both survived with nothing but a few scratches.
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3 years ago#8
SkittyOnWailord posted...
They both feel cheap to me.


I wouldn't say "cheap", but when I first grabbed them I certainly didn't think "now that's a high quality electronic right there!".

I'd say they're both ok and that's about it.
3 years ago#9
They're $250 game machines, with that in mind I'd say they're pretty good quality. I'm sure if they priced them out to $500 then we could get brushed metal cases and additional polish.
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3 years ago#10
i have an xl and a vita..

they're both built pretty well. the vita is like a sexy lady, you wanna protect it by buying a case for it. and the XL is like a military guy, you can just throw it anywhere and it would still be ok even without a case.

the only difference is the material used, i feel like the vita is the more "premium" device. but i feel more comfy using the 3ds outside my house though.

so in short, whichever you buy, you are getting an equally good quality device.
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