See what the Nintendo 3DS family of systems can do

Congratulations on your new system! You already know it plays awesome games on the go, but there's plenty more to learn. Read on for our top tips.

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Learn about the My Nintendo rewards program.

Learn all about the StreetPass feature.


1. Paid membership may be required. Visit Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube game detail pages for details.
2. The Download Play feature is available only for select games.
3. Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Software updates may be required. Visit amiibo.com for specific details on how each amiibo works. For use with Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems, a Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory is required. Sold separately.

Now that you've got the basics down, check out these popular games.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere!

Pokemon Sun Pokemon Moon

Embark on a new adventure as a Pokémon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region.

Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.

Mario Party Star Rush

Think fast and have a blast with a variety of ways to party with Mario™, Toad™, and more, on-the-go or on the couch!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Create your ideal world as you customize your character, your house, and your town. Tap in Animal Crossing series amiibo figures and cards to have fun with your favorite characters.

For Nintendo 3DS systems, use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

ESRB: E to E10+
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