Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo New 2DS XL

5.31 in
0.79 in
Nintendo 3DS portable game console
vs
6.38 in
0.85 in
Nintendo New 2DS XL portable game console

Full Comparison

General

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CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
268 MHz
Screen size
3.88 in
4.88 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
400, 234
Built-in camera
yesYes
yesYes
Backward compatibility
yesYes
yesYes
Multiplayer support
yesYes
yesYes

Technical

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Ram memory
256MB
256MB
Touch display
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Width
5.31 in
6.38 in
Depth
2.91 in
3.40 in
Height
0.79 in
0.85 in
Weight
0.50 lb
0.57 lb
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Orange, Red, White, Yellow

Storage

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

Audio

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

Image

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Supported image files
GIF, JPEG/JPG
GIF, JPEG/JPG

Connectivity

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

Power

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Battery life (running)
5 h
6.5 h
Number of batteries required
1
1

Often compared to 3DS

Often compared to New 2DS XL