Comparison Between Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, And 3DS XL

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Like it, love it, or just impartial about Nintendo’s new handheld console, the fact remains that the Nintendo 2DS has joined the 3DS family of portables. Similarities and differences between the three models can be spotted rather easily, but there are some that may not be so obvious.

Compiled below, is a list of differences between the three models; the Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS XL.

Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS

  • Suggested Retail Price: $129.99
  • Plays 3DS Games (2D only)
  • Plays DS Games
  • Upper Screen Size: 3.53 Inches
  • Lower Screen Size: 3.02 Inches
  • Console Cannot Be Folded
  • 4GB SD Card Included
  • (2) Outer Cameras, (1) Inner Camera
  • Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • StreetPass Enabled
  • SpotPass Enabled
  • Sleep Mode Switch
  • Battery Life: 3DS Games (3.5-5.5 hrs), DS Games (5-9 hrs), Sleep Mode (approx. 3 days)
  • Charge Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs
  • No Power Save Mode
  • Monaural Speakers (Stereo w/ Headphones)
  • Size: 5 Inches High, 5.67 Inches Wide, 0.8 Inches Thick
  • Weight: 0.57 lbs
  • Power Adapter Included

Nintendo 3DS

3DS Black

  • Suggested Retail Price: $169.99
  • Plays 3DS Games
  • Plays DS Games
  • Upper Screen Size: 3.53 Inches
  • Lower Screen Size: 3.02 Inches
  • Console Can Be Folded
  • 2GB SD Card Included
  • (2) Outer Cameras, (1) Inner Camera
  • Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • StreetPass Enabled
  • SpotPass Enabled
  • Battery Life: 3DS Games (3-5 hrs), DS Games (5-8 hrs), Sleep Mode (approx. 3 days)
  • Charge Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs
  • Power Save Mode
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Size: 2.91 Inches High, 5.27 Inches Wide, 0.83 Inches Thick (closed)
  • Weight: 0.52 lbs
  • Power Adapter Included

Nintendo 3DS XL

Blue/Black Nintendo 3DS XL

  • Suggested Retail Price: $199.99
  • Plays 3DS Games
  • Plays DS Games
  • Upper Screen Size: 4.88 Inches
  • Lower Screen Size: 4.18 Inches
  • Console Can Be Folded
  • 4GB SD Card Included
  • (2) Outer Cameras, (1) Inner Camera
  • Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • StreetPass Enabled
  • SpotPass Enabled
  • Battery Life: 3DS Games (3.5-6.5 hrs), DS Games (6-10 hrs), Sleep Mode (approx. 3 days)
  • Charge Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs
  • Power Save Mode
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Size: 3.66 Inches High, 6.14 Inches Wide, 0.87 Inches Thick (closed)
  • Weight: 0.74 lbs
  • Power Adapter Not Included

The Nintendo 2DS will launch in North America and Europe on Saturday, October 12th — the same date that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are globally released around the world — for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Be sure to check out all of our news coverage on the Nintendo 2DS.

Source: Nintendo UK

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