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Nintendo DS line / Nintendo 3DS line
Nintendo DS Logo.svgNintendo 3DS logo.png
Developer Nintendo
Type Handheld game console
Generation Seventh generation
Eighth generation
Retail availability 2004-present
Units shipped Nintendo DS
Worldwide: 153.98 million
Nintendo 3DS
Worldwide: 42.74 million
(as of December 31, 2013)
Best-selling game Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros., 30.38 million
Nintendo 3DS
Pokemon X and Y, 11.61 million
(as of Feb 7, 2014)
Game Boy Advance (DS, DS Lite only)
Virtual Console (3DS (XL), 2DS only)
Predecessor Game Boy line
Website Official website

The Nintendo DS (Japanese: ニンテンドーDS Hepburn: Nintendō Dī Esu?) line and Nintendo 3DS line (often called the 3DS family), abbreviated to DS and 3DS respectively, are two lines of handheld game consoles developed and sold by Nintendo since 2004. The original DS line was succeeded by the 3DS line in 2011.

Initially released as an experimental platform ancillary to the Game Boy line, the DS line soon replaced it as Nintendo's flagship handheld device family. Featuring and interacting with many of the game series that are seen on the company's home console lines, the DS line has often represented the bulk of the company's unit system sales throughout the course of its history.

Throughout its lifetime, Sony's PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita have been the main market competitors to the DS and 3DS respectively. There have been four different models of the DS line on the market: the original DS, the DS lite, the DSi and DSi XL. Similarly, there have been five models of the 3DS line: the original 3DS, the 3DS XL, the 2DS, the New 3DS and the New 3DS XL.

The Nintendo DS line has been highly successful, continuing the trend of its predecessor, the Game Boy line. With over 153 million units sold worldwide, the DS models are the best-selling handheld consoles, and second best-selling console overall behind the PlayStation 2. The 3DS line has also been relatively successful, with over 42 million shipped as of 2013.


Timeline of release years
2004– Nintendo DS
2006– - Nintendo DS Lite
2008– Nintendo DSi
2009– Nintendo DSi XL
2011– Nintendo 3DS
2012– Nintendo 3DS XL
2013– Nintendo 2DS
2014– New Nintendo 3DS & XL


Nintendo DS family[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

Main article: Nintendo DS
An Electric Blue Nintendo DS in its opened position.

The Nintendo DS (abbreviated to DS) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device went on sale in North America on November 21, 2004. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen",[1] introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: an LCD screen working in tandem with a touchscreen, a built-in microphone, and support for wireless connectivity.[2] Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network. Alternatively, they can interact online using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.

Prior to its release, the Nintendo DS was marketed as a "third pillar" in Nintendo's console lineup, meant to complement the Game Boy Advance and GameCube. However, backward compatibility with Game Boy Advance titles and strong sales ultimately established the new handheld console as the successor to the Game Boy series.

Nintendo DS Lite[edit]

Main article: Nintendo DS Lite
A black Nintendo DS Lite in its opened position.

The Nintendo DS Lite (abbreviated to DS Lite) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is a slimmer, brighter, and more lightweight redesign of the original Nintendo DS. It was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its initial release in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model.[3] It has been released in Australia, North America, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore, and defined regions in South America, the Middle East, and East Asia. As of December 31, 2013, shipments of the DS Lite have reached 93.86 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo.[4]

Nintendo DSi[edit]

Main article: Nintendo DSi
A black Nintendo DSi in its opened position.

The Nintendo DSi (abbreviated to DSi)[5] is a dual-screen handheld game console released by Nintendo. The console launched in Japan on November 1, 2008, and worldwide beginning in April 2009. It is the third iteration of the Nintendo DS, and its primary market rival is Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP). Development of the DSi began in late 2006, and the handheld was unveiled during an October 2008 Nintendo conference in Tokyo. Consumer demand convinced Nintendo to produce a slimmer handheld with larger screens than the DS Lite. Consequently, Nintendo removed the Game Boy Advance (GBA) cartridge slot to improve portability without sacrificing durability.

While the DSi's design is similar to that of the DS Lite, it features two digital cameras, supports internal and external content storage, and connects to an online store called the Nintendo DSi Shop. Nintendo stated that families often share DS and DS Lite consoles. Its new functionality was intended to facilitate personalization, so as to encourage each member of a household to purchase a DSi. The handheld supports exclusive physical media in addition to DS games with DSi-specific features and standard DS titles. The only exception to its backward compatibility are earlier DS games that required the GBA slot. As of December 31, 2013, Nintendo had sold 41.33 million DSi and DSi XL units combined.[4]

Reviews of the Nintendo DSi were generally positive; although IGN and bit-tech decried the console's lack of exclusive software and removal of the GBA cartridge slot, its added functionality caused many journalists to recommend it to those who had not purchased a previous DS model. Numerous critics were disappointed with the limited resolution of DSi's cameras, though others such as Ars Technica and GameSpot agreed they were adequate for the handheld's display. CNET and PCWorld considered the DSi Shop to be the most important buying incentive for current DS owners.

Nintendo DSi XL[edit]

Main article: Nintendo DSi XL
A burgundy Nintendo DSi XL in its opened position.

The Nintendo DSi XL (abbreviated to DSi XL) features larger screens, and a greater overall size, than the original DSi. It is the fourth DS model, the first to be available as a pure size variation.[6] Iwata said that cost restraints had, until then, limited the screen size and multiplayer aspects of portable game consoles, and that the DSi XL offers "an improved view angle on the screens", which makes it the first "portable system that can be enjoyed with people surrounding the gamer."[6] He argued that this introduces a new method of playing portable video games, wherein those "surrounding the game player can also join in one way or the other to the gameplay."[6] While the original DSi was specifically designed for individual use, Iwata suggested that DSi XL buyers give the console a "steady place on a table in the living room," so that it might be shared by multiple household members.[6]

The DSi XL is the longest, widest and heaviest DS model.[5][7] The console features two 4.2-inch (110 mm) wide-viewing-angle LCD screens with the same resolution as the smaller model.[8] It has improved battery life over the DSi on all brightness settings; for example, batteries last 13–17 hours at the dimmest setting.[5] The handheld is outfitted with identical speakers contained in larger speaker enclosures, enabling them to produce louder sound. The hinges stop the screen at 120° in addition to the original DSi's position of 155° to allow easier table-top viewing.[9] The DSi XL is bundled with two longer styli, one of which is thicker, rounded, and pen-like,[10] and does not fit inside the unit.[11]

Nintendo 3DS family[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Main article: Nintendo 3DS
An aqua blue Nintendo 3DS in its opened position.

The Nintendo 3DS (abbreviated to 3DS) is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. It is capable of projecting stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or additional accessories. Nintendo announced the device in March 2010 and officially unveiled it at E3 2010 on June 15, 2010.[12][13] The console succeeds the Nintendo DS, featuring backward compatibility with older Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi video games,[14] and competes with the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld console.[15]

The handheld offers new features such as the StreetPass and SpotPass tag modes, powered by Nintendo Network; augmented reality, using its 3D cameras; and Virtual Console, which allows owners to download and play games originally released on older video game systems. It is also pre-loaded with various applications including: an online distribution store called Nintendo eShop, a social networking service called Miiverse; an Internet Browser; the Netflix, Hulu Plus and YouTube streaming video services; Nintendo Video; a messaging application called Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in Europe and Australia); and Mii Maker.

The Nintendo 3DS was first released in Japan on February 26, 2011, and worldwide beginning in March 2011.[16][17] Less than six months later on July 28, 2011, Nintendo announced a significant price reduction from US$249 to US$169 amid disappointing launch sales.[18] The company offered ten free Nintendo Entertainment System games and ten free Game Boy Advance games from the Nintendo eShop to consumers who bought the system at the original launch price.[19] This strategy was considered a major success, and the console has gone on to become one of Nintendo's most successfully sold handheld consoles in the first two years of its release. As of December 31, 2013, all Nintendo 3DS models and 2DS models combined have sold 42.74 million units.[4]

Nintendo 3DS XL[edit]

Main article: Nintendo 3DS XL
A blue + black Nintendo 3DS XL in its opened position.

The Nintendo 3DS XL (abbreviated to 3DS XL) is the first Nintendo 3DS handheld game console revision produced by Nintendo. As with the transition from the Nintendo DSi to the DSi XL, the Nintendo 3DS XL features larger screens, longer battery life, and a greater overall size than the original Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS XL is intended to complement the original 3DS, not replace it, as both models remain in production. When in its open position, the Nintendo 3DS XL is the longest, widest and heaviest system of the Nintendo 3DS family.[20] As of December 31, 2013, Nintendo reports 15.21 million units sold.[4]

Nintendo 2DS[edit]

Main article: Nintendo 2DS
A Blue + Black Nintendo 2DS.

The Nintendo 2DS (abbreviated to 2DS) is a handheld game console developed by Nintendo. Announced in August 2013, the console released in North America, Europe,[21] Australia and New Zealand[22] on October 12, 2013, with no current plans for a Japanese launch. The Nintendo 2DS is an entry-level version of the Nintendo 3DS which maintains compatibility with software designed for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, but uses a new slate-like design rather than the clamshell design used by its precursors and lacks the Nintendo 3DS's signature autostereoscopic 3D functionality.[23]

Upon its unveiling, reception of the Nintendo 2DS was mixed, particularly regarding the design of the device which some reviewers felt was less appealing than that of the 3DS with some however commenting that it felt more robust. The Nintendo 2DS console is sold concurrently with the other models of the Nintendo 3DS family as an incentive to expand the market for Nintendo 3DS games. It is intended for a different audience than the 3DS, in particular children younger than seven years old, whom are not recommended to use the 3DS's 3D functionality.[24] Nintendo have stated however that 3D will remain a part of their future plans.[25] Various publications praised its pricing and form-factor, but also criticized the console's poor aesthetics, sound quality, and battery life.[26][27]

As of December 31, 2013, Nintendo reports 2.11 million units sold.[4]

New Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Main article: New Nintendo 3DS

The New Nintendo 3DS and its larger XL variant, are handheld game console models developed by Nintendo and announced on August 30, 2014. They feature a slightly modified 3DS and 3DS XL design and features the addition of two new shoulder buttons and a new L-analog stick, as well as a faster processor. They were released in Japan in October 2014, in Australia and New Zealand in November 2014, with North American and European markets expected to follow in 2015.


Comparison of Nintendo DS line systems
Product line Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS
Name New Nintendo 3DS XL New Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 2DS Nintendo 3DS XL Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DSi XL Nintendo DSi Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS
Logo New Nintendo 3DS XL Logo.png New Nintendo 3DS logo.png Logo-nintendo2ds.png Nintendo 3DS XL logo.png Nintendo 3DS (logo).svg Nintendo DSi XL logo.svg Nintendo DSi logo.svg Nintendo DS Lite logo.svg Nintendo DS Logo.svg
Console Nintendo 2DS Nintendo 3DS XL Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DSi XL An opened clamshell dual-screen handheld device. A camera is embedded in the internal hinge. Nintendo DS Lite An original Nintendo DS
In production Current Discontinued
Generation Eighth generation Seventh generation
Release date
  • JP 11 October 2014
  • AUS 21 November 2014
  • KR December 2013
  • JP 28 July 2012
  • EU 28 July 2012
  • NA 19 August 2012
  • AUS 23 August 2012
  • JP 26 February 2011
  • EU 25 March 2011
  • NA 27 March 2011
  • AUS 31 March 2011
  • JP 21 November 2009
  • EU 5 March 2010
  • NA 28 March 2010
  • AUS 15 April 2010
  • JP 1 November 2008
  • AUS 2 April 2009
  • EU 3 April 2009
  • NA 5 April 2009
  • JP 2 March 2006
  • AUS 1 June 2006
  • NA 11 June 2006
  • EU 23 June 2006
  • AUS 24 February 2005
  • EU 11 March 2005
Launch price ¥18,900
Current price Unreleased Unreleased Same as the launch price. Same as the launch price. ¥15,000[32]


Discontinued Discontinued
Units shipped Worldwide: 44.14 million (as of June 30, 2014)[4] Worldwide: 153.99 million (as of June 30, 2014)[4]
Best-selling game Pokemon X and Y, 17.63 million units (as of March 31, 2014)[34] New Super Mario Bros., 30.75 million units (as of March 31, 2014)
3D enabled Yes (adjustable depth) No Yes (adjustable depth) No
Display Autostereoscopic (3D) 4.88 in (124 mm)[35] Autostereoscopic (3D) 3.88 in (99 mm)[35] 3.52 in (90 mm) Autostereoscopic (3D) 4.88 in (124 mm)[35] Autostereoscopic (3D) 3.53 in (90 mm)[35] 4.2 in (107 mm) 3.25 in (83 mm) 3.12 in (79 mm) 3.0 in (76 mm)
Upper: 800 × 240 px (400 × 240 WQVGA per eye) 256 × 192 px (both screens)[28]
Lower: 320 × 240 QVGA
approximately 16.77 million colors[35] 262,144 colors[36]
5 brightness levels 4 brightness levels Backlight On/Off toggle
Processor Unknown Dual-core ARM11, single-core ARM9 133 MHz ARM9 and 33 MHz ARM7 67 MHz ARM946E-S and 33 MHz ARM7TDMI
Graphics Unknown Digital Media Professionals PICA200[37] Nintendo proprietary
Memory Unknown 128 MB FCRAM[38] 16 MB PSRAM 4 MB SRAM
(expandable via Game Boy Advance slot)
Camera One front-facing and two outward-facing 0.3 MP (VGA) sensors
Infrared LED light facing the user
One front-facing and two outward-facing 0.3 MP (VGA) sensors[35] Front-facing and outward-facing 0.3 MP sensors None
Storage 4 GB Micro SD Card included
(Expandable up to 32 GB via SD/SDHC card slot)[39]
4 GB SD Card included[40]
(expandable up to 128 GB via SD/SDHC/SDXC cards)
2 GB SD Card included[41]
(expandable up to 128 GB via SD/SDHC/SDXC cards)
Expandable up to 32 GB via SD/SDHC card slot None
Physical media Nintendo 3DS Game Card (1-8 GB)

Nintendo DS Game Card (8-512 MB)

Nintendo DS Game Card (8-512 MB) Nintendo DS Game Card (8-512 MB)
Game Boy Advance Game Cartridge (2-32 MB)
Input controls
  • D-pad
  • A/B/X/Y, L/R, and START/SELECT buttons
  • Touchscreen
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • D-pad
  • A/B/X/Y, L/R, and START/SELECT buttons
  • Touchscreen
  • Microphone[28]
Battery 1700 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3.5–7 hours (determined by screen brightness, Wi-Fi, sound volume, and 3D effect)[42]
1400 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3.5–6 hours (determined by screen brightness, Wi-Fi, sound volume, and 3D effect)
1300 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3.5–5.5 hours (determined by screen brightness, Wi-Fi and sound volume)[43]
1750 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3.5–6.5 hours (determined by screen brightness, Wi-Fi, sound volume, and 3D effect)[44][45]
1300 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3–5 hours (determined by screen brightness, Wi-Fi, sound volume, and 3D effect)[35]
1050 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 13–17 hours (on the lowest brightness setting)
  • 4–5 hours (on the brightest)[46]
840 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 9–14 hours (on the lowest brightness setting)
  • 3–4 hours (on the brightest)[46]
1000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 15–19 hours (on the lowest brightness setting)
  • 5–8 hours (on the brightest)[47]
850 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 6–10 hours
    (determined by screen brightness, wireless, and sound volume)[28]
7–12 hours for DS compatibility mode 6.5–10.5 hours for DS compatibility mode 5–9 hours for DS compatibility mode 6–10 hours for DS compatibility mode 5–8 hours for DS compatibility mode
  • Integrated 802.11b/g
    (only compatible with WEP or unencrypted networks while playing regular Nintendo DS games)[48]
  • Integrated 802.11 (legacy mode)
    (only compatible with WEP or unencrypted networks)[49]
Stylus 96 mm (3.8 in) long[50] 96 mm (3.8 in) long Extendable up to 100 mm (3.9 in) long[35] 96 mm (3.8 in) long × 4.9 mm (0.19 in) wide 92 mm (3.6 in) long × 4.9 mm (0.19 in) wide 87.5 mm (3.44 in) long × 4.9 mm (0.19 in) wide 75 mm (3.0 in) long × 4 mm (0.16 in) wide
Weight 329 grams (11.6 oz) 253 grams (8.9 oz) 260 grams (9.2 oz) 336 grams (11.9 oz)[45] 235 grams (8.3 oz)[51] 314 grams (11.1 oz) 214 grams (7.5 oz) 218 grams (7.7 oz) 275 grams (9.7 oz)

160 mm (6.3 in) W
93.5 mm (3.68 in) D
21.5 mm (0.85 in) H

142 mm (5.6 in) W
80.6 mm (3.17 in) D
21.6 mm (0.85 in) H

144 mm (5.7 in) W
127 mm (5.0 in) D
20.3 mm (0.80 in) H

156 mm (6.1 in) W
93 mm (3.7 in) D
22 mm (0.87 in) H [45]

134 mm (5.3 in) W
74 mm (2.9 in) D
22 mm (0.87 in) H [52]

161 mm (6.3 in) W
91.4 mm (3.60 in) D
21.2 mm (0.83 in) H

137 mm (5.4 in) W
74.9 mm (2.95 in) D
18.9 mm (0.74 in) H

133 mm (5.2 in) W
73.9 mm (2.91 in) D
21.5 mm (0.85 in) H

148.7 mm (5.85 in) W
84.7 mm (3.33 in) D
28.9 mm (1.14 in) H[28]

Colors and styles List of Nintendo 3DS colors and styles List of Nintendo DS colors and styles
Online services Nintendo Network Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Preloaded applications
  • Nintendo DS/DSi Game Card launcher
  • Brain Age Reading
  • Brain Age Math
  • DS Download Play
  • Nintendo DSi Browser
  • Nintendo DSi Camera
  • Nintendo DSi Shop
  • Nintendo DSi Sound
  • PictoChat[28]
  • Flipnote Studio
  • System Settings
Regional lockout Yes No
List of games List of Nintendo 3DS games List of Nintendo DS games
Backward compatibility

Nintendo Game Cards

Nintendo DS/DSi Game Card

Downloadable only

N/A Game Boy Advance Game Pak
(single-player only)


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