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Nintendo 2DS XL vs Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 2DS XL Portable Game Console
Nintendo 2DS XL
0.63 in
3.66 in
Nintendo 3DS XL Portable Game Console
Nintendo 3DS XL
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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25 editorial reviews
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Full Comparison

Display

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Display type
LCD
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LED
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Screen size
4.87 in
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4.85 in
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Screen resolution
  • 400
  • 240
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  • 800
  • 240
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Number of colours
16.78 million colours
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16.78 million colours
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Touch display
yes
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yes
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Touchscreen type
Capacitive
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Resistive
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Second display
yes
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yes
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Second screen size
4.18 in
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4.18 in
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Second display resolution
  • 320
  • 240
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  • 320
  • 240
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Aspect ratio
N/A
16:10
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Camera

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Built-in camera
yes
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yes
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Main camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
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0.3 Mpx
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Second camera
yes
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yes
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Second camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
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0.3 Mpx
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Dimensions

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Weight
9.17 oz
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3.28 oz
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Height
N/A
3.66 in
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Width
N/A
0.63 in
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Depth
N/A
3.66 in
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Design

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Colour of product
Black,Turquoise
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  • Black
  • Black,Blue
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Black,Silver
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Pink,White
  • White
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Built-in touchpad
no
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no
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Gaming control function keys
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
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  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
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Gaming control technology
N/A
Analogue / Digital
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Analog thumbsticks
N/A
yes
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Shoulder buttons
N/A
yes
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LED indicators
N/A
Y
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Storage

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Memory card reader
yes
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yes
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Compatible memory cards
microSDHC
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  • Secure Digital
  • Secure Digital HC
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Memory card included
MicroSDHC
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SD
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Included memory card size
4.0 GB
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4.0 GB
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Built-in optical drive
no
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no
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Internal storage
N/A
2 GB
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Type of media
N/A
Memory card
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Built-in hard drive
N/A
no
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Features

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Motion sensor
yes
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yes
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Gyroscope
yes
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yes
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Built-in microphone
yes
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yes
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Video game included
no
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no
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Stylus pen
yes
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yes
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Parental control
yes
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yes
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Accessories included
N/A
Game
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3D support
N/A
yes
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Accelerometer
N/A
yes
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Multiplayer support
N/A
yes
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Backward compatibility
N/A
yes
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Games included
N/A
Super Mario 3D Land
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Connectivity

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WiFi
yes
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no
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Bluetooth
no
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no
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DC-in jack
yes
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yes
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Headphone connectivity
3.5 mm
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3.5 mm
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Headphone output
1
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1
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Wireless networking standard
N/A
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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USB
N/A
yes
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USB version
N/A
2.0
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GPRS
N/A
no
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Microphone in
N/A
yes
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3G (UMTS)
N/A
no
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Built-in navigation system
N/A
no
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