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Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS system
An aqua blue-colored Nintendo 3DS
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Handheld
Released 2011
Predecessor Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld system from Nintendo, being the fourth generation of handheld systems. It will have all of the features of the Nintendo DSi, plus graphics greatly improved from the DS Lite, and screens that allow you to see in 3D that appears to go into the screen without special glasses. It also has a bigger screen, and an analog stick. The Nintendo 3DS was released on March 27, 2011.It is the latest of all Nintendos handhelds so far.


Satoru Iwata, current presidents of Nintendo, announced the Nintendo 3DS at E3 2010. He announced that the 3DS would have a slider bar that would allow players to change the depth of the 3D. Along with the 3DS, Iwata announced that several top companies are already producing games specifically for the 3DS, including: Square Enix and Konami. Iwata also elaborated that the 3DS' camera could take pictures in 3D.

Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL is a larger model of the 3DS. Just like the Nintendo DSI XL, it has bigger screens. The 3DS XL has a battery that last longer than the original 3DS, but the speakers of 3DS XL are less loud.It is also 6.81 inches large and 6.14 inches Wide

Nintendo 2DS

Main article: Nintendo 2DS

On October 12, 2013, Nintendo released the new Nintendo 2DS which was made for the younger age group so that they can still play Nintendo 3DS games to avoid health concerns from the 3-D effects.

Mario Games


  • Aqua Blue (discontinued)
  • Cosmo Black
  • Flame Red (discontinued)
  • Pearl Pink
  • Ice White (Europe & Japan only)
  • Cobalt Blue (Japan only)
  • Midnight Purple (North America only)

3DS XL Colors

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Black

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