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Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo New 3DS

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console
Nintendo 3DS
5.59 in
3.17 in
Nintendo New 3DS Portable Game Console
Nintendo New 3DS
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
47
3.8 out of 5
11 user ratings
5 stars
9 %
4 stars
81 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
9 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
49
3.8 out of 5
13 user ratings
5 stars
15 %
4 stars
76 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
User rating
34
4.2 out of 5
34 user ratings
5 stars
44 %
4 stars
35 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %
33
4.3 out of 5
33 user ratings
5 stars
48 %
4 stars
36 %
3 stars
15 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
CPU cores24
CPU clock speed266.0 MHz804.0 MHz
CPU typeARM11ARM11
GPU typeDigital Media Professionals PICA200PICA200
GPU clock speed400.0 MHz266.0 MHz
Ram memory256MB256MB

Display

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Display typeLED
N/A
Screen size3.52 in3.32 in
Aspect ratio16:10
N/A
Screen resolution800 x 240 px800 x 240 px
Number of colours16.78 million colours16.78 million colours
Touch displayyesyes
Touchscreen typeResistiveResistive
Second displayyesyes
Second screen size3.02 in3.33 in
Second display resolution320 x 240 px320 x 240 px

Camera

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Built-in camerayesyes
Main camera resolution0.3 Mpx0.3 Mpx
Second camerayesyes
Second camera resolution0.3 Mpx0.3 Mpx

Dimensions

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Height2.9 in3.17 in
Width5.3 in5.59 in
Depth0.8 in0.85 in
Weight8.0 oz8.92 oz

Design

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Purple
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Black
  • White
Built-in touchpadyesno
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / DigitalAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
  • Back
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Menu
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
Analog thumbsticksyesyes
Shoulder buttonsyesyes
LED indicatorsYY
Volume control
N/A
Digital

Storage

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Internal storage1 GB256 MB
Memory card readeryesyes
Type of mediaMemory cardMemory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital
microSD
Included memory card size2.0 GB4.0 GB
Built-in hard drivenono
Built-in optical drivenono
Memory card included
N/A
MicroSD

Audio properties

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Supported audio files
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • MP3
Built-in speakersyesyes
Number of built-in speakers22

Image

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Supported image files
  • GIF
  • JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG

Features

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Accessories includedGameGame
3D supportyesyes
Motion sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Accelerometeryesyes
Multiplayer supportyesyes
Backward compatibilityyesyes
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Video game includednono
Games includedNintendogs & Cats Golden Retriever
N/A
Stylus penyesyes
Parental control
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
WiFiyesyes
Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
USBnoyes
GPRSnono
Bluetoothnono
DC-in jackyesyes
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm3.5 mm
Headphone output11
3G (UMTS)nono
Built-in navigation systemnono

Network

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
App StoreNintendo eShopNintendo eShop
Online service
N/A
Nintendo Network
Social features
N/A
  • Facebook
  • Leaderboards
  • Twitter

Power

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo New 3DSNintendo New 3DS
Battery life (running)5.0 h6.0 h
Battery life (max)8.0 h10.5 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries required11
Charging time3.5 h3.5 h
Power consumption (typical)
N/A
4.1 W

Pros & Cons

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