Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo 3DS
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Photos of various models of Nintendo 3DS
Details
Type Handheld
Release date(s) Japan Feburary 25, 2011
Europe March 25, 2011
North America March 27, 2011
Australia March 31, 2011
Singapore circa April 2011[1] (Maxsoft)
Brazil July 9, 2011
Korea April 28, 2012
Hong Kong September 28, 2012
Taiwan September 28, 2012
China December 7, 2012 (iQue 3DS XL)
External links NWiki
Alternate models Nintendo 3DS XL
New Nintendo 3DS
New Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo 2DS
New Nintendo 2DS XL
Console chronology
Previous console
Nintendo DS
Next console
Nintendo Switch
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The Nintendo 3DS is a family of handheld consoles made by Nintendo, first released in 2011. It is the successor to the Nintendo DS family of handhelds. It is the handheld counterpart of the Wii U. The 3DS gets its name from the stereoscopic 3D feature it provides which is present on the models with 3D in the name. The models with 2D in the name lack this feature, but can still use all other 3DS features. It is the first Nintendo portable system to feature and support Miis as a system feature. Miis can be created on the 3DS using the Mii Maker app, which is the 3DS equivalent to the Wii’s Mii Channel. It also supports amiibo (although it requires a special adapter on non- "New" models).

The 3DS had five revisions. The first two were the Nintendo 3DS XL, which added a bigger screen, and the 2DS, which was a budget option that discarded the folding hinge and the 3D for a child-friendly, albeit bulkier, design. The New Nintendo 3DS added built-in NFC for amiibo, a right control stick, and ZL and ZR buttons, and had other slightly better specs with its own small library of exclusive games. The New Nintendo 3DS had its own variants, the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which combined the XL model’s larger screen and the “New” model’s additional buttons, and the New Nintendo 2DS XL, which was the same as its 3D counterpart but with the 3D function removed and a smaller hinge.

List of Mii software for Nintendo 3DS

Mii-focused software for Nintendo 3DS

Software with Mii cameos

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List of Mii games for Nintendo 3DS

Mii-focused games

Games with Miis playable

Tech-demo with Mii cameos