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3DS vs 3DS XL vs 2DS

Console

3DS XL

3DS

2DS

Worldwide Release Date

July 2012
March 2011
October 2013

Price

$199.99
$169.99
$129.99

Plays 3DS Games

Yes, 2D and 3D
Yes, 2D and 3D
Yes, but 2D only

Backwards Compatability

Plays DS Games
Plays DS Games
Plays DS Games

Design

Foldable
Foldable
Non-foldable

Screens

  1. Upper:
    • 4.88 Inch
    • 3D-Enabled
    • Widescreen LCD
  2. Lower:
    • 4.18 Inch
    • Touchscreen LCD
  1. Upper:
    • 3.52 Inch
    • 3D-Enabled
    • Widescreen LCD
  2. Lower:
    • 3.02 Inch
    • Touchscreen LCD
  1. Upper:
    • 3.52 Inch
    • Widescreen LCD
  2. Lower:
    • 3.02 Inch
    • Touchscreen LCD

Cameras

2 Back, 1 Front
2 Back, 1 Front
2 Back, 1 Front

Speakers

Stereo
Stereo
Mono (Stereo With
Headphones)

Memory

4 GB SD Card Included
2 GB SD Card Included
4 GB SD Card Included

Sensors

  • Motion Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Motion Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Motion Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor

Wifi-Enabled

Yes
Yes
Yes

SpotPass

Yes
Yes
Yes

StreetPass

Yes
Yes
Yes

Sleep Mode

Yes, by closing the console
Yes, by closing the console
Yes, with a sleep switch

Battery Life

  1. 3DS Gaming:
    • 3.5 to 5.5 Hours
  2. DS Gaming:
    • 6 to 10 Hours
  3. Sleep Mode:
    • 3 Days
  1. 3DS Gaming:
    • 3 to 5 Hours
  2. DS Gaming:
    • 5 to 8 Hours
  3. Sleep Mode
    • 3 Days
  1. 3DS Gaming:
    • 3.5 to 5.5 Hours
  2. DS Gaming:
    • 5 to 9 Hours
  3. Sleep Mode
    • 3 Days

Charge Time

3.5 Hours
3.5 Hours
3.5 Hours

Dimensions

93mm high x
156mm wide x
22mm thick (closed)
74 mm high x
134mm wide x
21 mm thick (closed)
127mm high x
144 mm wide x
20.33mm thick

Weight

336 Grams
235 Grams
260 Grams

Power Saving Mode

Yes
Yes
No

Available Colors
in the U.S.

  • Blue/Black
  • Red/Black
  • Pink/White
  • Black
  • Cosmo Black
  • Midnight Purple
  • Pearl Pink

  • Blue/Black
  • Red/Black


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