Nintendo 3DS

72
Global
Score
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Model

Key Specs

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
yes
Camera
yes
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser

General

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge (2048 MB)
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Display

Secondary display
yes

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Camera / optical)
Camera
yes (Internal) (0.3 megapixels)
Other peripherals
Array

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes
Audio playback
yes (AAC, MP3)
Video playback
yes

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Online features
Array
Downloadable content
Array

Storage

Internal storage
yes
Memory card support
yes (SD)

Hardware

CPU speed
266 MHz
GPU speed
133 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
64 MB
Internal ROM
1536 MB
USB
None

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)