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Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo Switch

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console
Nintendo 3DS
9.06 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch Portable Game Console
Nintendo Switch
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
96
4.1 out of 5
30 user ratings
5 stars
23 %
4 stars
63 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
User rating
35
4.2 out of 5
35 user ratings
5 stars
42 %
4 stars
34 %
3 stars
20 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %
48
4.2 out of 5
48 user ratings
5 stars
41 %
4 stars
45 %
3 stars
4 %
2 stars
4 %
1 stars
4 %

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Technical details

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
CPU cores28
CPU clock speed266.0 MHz768.0 MHz
CPU typeARM11PSP CPU

Display

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Display typeLEDLCD
Screen size3.52 in6.2 in
Aspect ratio16:1016:9
Screen resolution800 x 240 px1280 x 720 px
Touch displayyesno
Touchscreen typeResistiveCapacitive
Second displayyesno

Camera

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Built-in camerayesyes

Dimensions

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Height2.9 in4.02 in
Width5.3 in9.06 in
Depth0.8 in0.55 in
Weight8.0 oz10.55 oz

Design

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Purple
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Black,Blue,Grey
  • Black,Blue,Red
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Blue,Grey,Red
  • Green,Grey,Red
  • Grey
  • Grey,Red
Built-in touchpadyesyes
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / DigitalAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
D-pad
Analog thumbsticksyesyes
Shoulder buttonsyesyes

Storage

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Internal storage1 GB400 MB
Memory card readeryesyes
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
Built-in optical drivenoyes

Audio properties

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Number of built-in speakers22

Features

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Motion sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Accelerometeryesyes
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Video game includednoyes
Games includedNintendogs & Cats Golden RetrieverFortnite Bundle

Connectivity

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
WiFiyesyes
Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
802.11ac
USBnoyes
Bluetoothnono
DC-in jackyesyes
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm3.5 mm
Headphone output11

Power

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Battery life (max)8.0 h9.0 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Charging time3.5 h3.0 h

Pros & Cons

Pros
      Cons

          Often compared with Nintendo 3DS

          Often compared with Nintendo Switch