Nintendo 2DS vs Nintendo New 3DS XL

5.67 in
5.0 in
Nintendo 2DS portable game console
vs
6.3 in
0.79 in
Nintendo New 3DS XL portable game console

Full Comparison

General

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CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
532 MHz
GPU Clock Speed
400 MHz
266 MHz
Screen size
3.53 in
4.88 in
Second screen size
3.02 in
4.88 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
800, 240
Built-in camera
yesYes
yesYes
Backward compatibility
yesYes
yesYes
Multiplayer support
yesYes
yesYes

Technical

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Processor cores
2
4
Processor type
2 Core Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore
4 Core 268 MHz ARM11 MPCore
GPU type
DMP PICA200
PICA200
Ram memory
128MB
256MB
Touch display
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Width
5.67 in
6.30 in
Depth
0.80 in
3.70 in
Height
5.00 in
0.79 in
Weight
0.57 lb
0.73 lb
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Silver, White, Yellow
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White, Yellow

Storage

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Internal storage
4GB
4GB
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC)
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Built-in hard drive
noNo
noNo

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, MP3
AAC, M4A, MP3
Built-in speakers
1-channel (Mono)
2-channel (Stereo)

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
USB
noNo
noNo
GPRS
noNo
noNo
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Bluetooth
noNo
noNo
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
noNo
noNo
Built-in navigation system
noNo
noNo

Network

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Online service
Nintendo Network
Nintendo Network

Power

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Battery life (running)
9 h
3.57 h
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Number of batteries required
1
1

Often compared to 2DS

Often compared to New 3DS XL