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  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
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Price(MSRP1) $229.99 $199.99 $129.99
Plays 3D games In 2D and face-tracking 3D In 2D and 3D In 2D only
Plays Nintendo DS games
Local & online multiplayer
Download games & applications2
Plays 3D videos In 2D only
Records 3D video and 3D stop-motion animation3
Data storage for games, photos & music microSDHC card (4GB included) SD card (4GB included) SD card (4GB included)
Takes photos with built-in cameras 2D and 3D photos 2D and 3D photos 2D and 3D photos4
Built-in NFC reader    
AR capabilities (Augmented Reality)
StreetPass™ (Exchanges game data with system owners you pass on the street)
SpotPass™ (Detects Nintendo Zone locations to access content on the go)
Parental Controls (to manage content accessed by children)
Included software
Screen size Upper: 4.88 inches (diagonal)
Lower: 4.18 inches (diagonal)
Upper: 4.88 inches (diagonal)
Lower: 4.18 inches (diagonal)
Upper: 3.53 inches (diagonal)
Lower: 3.02 inches (diagonal)
Graphics display 3D-enabled widescreen LCD (with face-tracking 3D) 800x240 pixels (400 pixels per eye when using 3D feature) Wide-screen LCD display showing 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution. (400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals) Widescreen LCD display, capable of displaying approximately 16.77 million colors at 400x240 pixel resolution.
Sleep Mode (by closing the console) (by closing the console) (with a sleep switch)
Power saving mode  
Speakers Stereo Stereo Mono (Stereo with headphones)
Dimensions 93.5mm high x 160mm wide x 21.5mm thick (closed) 93mm high x 156mm wide x 22mm thick (closed) 127mm high x 144mm wide x 20.3mm thick
Weight Approx. 12 ounces Approx. 12 ounces Approx. 9 ounces
  1. MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary. See retailer for details.
  2. Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to
  3. System update may be required.
  4. 3D photos are only viewable in 2D on the Nintendo 2DS system.
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