Nintendo 2DS vs Nintendo New 3DS XL

5.0 in
5.67 in
Nintendo 2DS Portable Game Console
vs
6.3 in
0.85 in
Nintendo New 3DS XL Portable Game Console

Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU cores
2
4
CPU clock speed
266 MHz
804 MHz
CPU type
ARM11
ARM11
GPU type
PICA200
PICA200
GPU clock speed
400 MHz
266 MHz
Ram memory
128MB
256MB

Display

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Screen size
3.02 in
4.87 in
Screen resolution
400, 240
400, 240
Number of colours
16.78 million colours
16.78 million colours
Touch display
yesyes
yesyes
Touchscreen type
Resistive
Resistive
Second display
yesyes
yesyes
Second screen size
3.53 in
4.18 in
Second display resolution
320, 240
320, 240

Camera

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Built-in camera
yesyes
yesyes
Main camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx
Second camera
yesyes
yesyes
Second camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx

Dimensions

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Height
5.67 in
0.85 in
Width
5.00 in
6.30 in
Depth
5.00 in
3.68 in
Weight
0.56 lb
0.73 lb

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black, Blue, Black, Red, Blue, Blue, Transparent, Pink, Pink, White, Red, Red, Transparent, Red, White, Transparent, Yellow, White
Black, Black, Lime, Black, Metallic, Black, Orange, Blue, Blue, Metallic, Pink, White, Red, White
Built-in touchpad
nono
nono
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
Analogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Analog thumbsticks
yesyes
yesyes
Shoulder buttons
yesyes
yesyes
Volume control
Digital
Digital
LED indicators
Y
Y

Storage

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Internal storage
1 GB
256 MB
Memory card reader
yesyes
yesyes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital (SD)
microSD, microSDHC
Memory card included
SDHC
MicroSD
Included memory card size
4 GB
4 GB
Built-in hard drive
nono
nono
Built-in optical drive
nono
nono

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, MP3
AAC, MP3
Built-in speakers
yesyes
2-channel (Stereo)
Number of built-in speakers
1
2

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game
Motion sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Gyroscope
yesyes
yesyes
Accelerometer
yesyes
yesyes
Multiplayer support
yesyes
yesyes
Backward compatibility
yesyes
yesyes
Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Video game included
nono
yesyes
Stylus pen
yesyes
yesyes
Parental control
yesyes
yesyes

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesyes
yesyes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g
USB
nono
nono
GPRS
nono
nono
Bluetooth
nono
nono
DC-in jack
yesyes
yesyes
Headphone connectivity
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
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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Power consumption (typical)
4.1 W
4.1 W
Battery life (running)
9 h
3.57 h
Battery life (max)
9 h
12 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries required
1
1
Charging time
3.5 h
3.5 h