Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo New 2DS XL

0.63 in
3.66 in
Nintendo 3DS XL Portable Game Console
vs
5.67 in
5.0 in
Nintendo New 2DS XL Portable Game Console

Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU clock speed
266 MHz
268 MHz
Ram memory
128MB
256MB

Display

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Screen size
4.85 in
4.87 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
400, 240
Number of colours
16.78 million colours
16.78 million colours
Touch display
yesyes
yesyes
Touchscreen type
Resistive
Capacitive
Second display
yesyes
yesyes
Second screen size
4.18 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
3.66 in
5.00 in
Width
0.63 in
5.67 in
Depth
3.66 in
0.80 in
Weight
0.21 lb
0.57 lb

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black, Blue, Black, Grey, Black, Red, Black, Silver, Blue, Orange, Pink, Pink, White, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Black, Green, Lime, Black, Lime, Black, Turquoise, Green, Grey, Purple, Lavender, White, Orange, White
Built-in touchpad
nono
nono
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
Digital
Gaming control function keys
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start

Storage

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Memory card reader
yesyes
yesyes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
microSDHC
Memory card included
SD
MicroSDHC
Included memory card size
4 GB
4 GB
Built-in hard drive
nono
yesyes
Built-in optical drive
nono
nono

Audio

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

Image

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

Features

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

Connectivity

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WiFi
nono
yesyes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
USB
yesyes
nono
GPRS
nono
nono
Bluetooth
nono
yesyes
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

Power

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