Differences between Nintendo 2DS and 3DS

The Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS are two versions of the portable video game console developed by Nintendo Co., Ltd, a multinational company dedicated to the commercialization and technological development of video games and consumer electronics.

These two consoles have a series of technical specifications that not only differentiate them from each other but also make them the favorites for some Nintendo users, who are attracted by the technological advances that they present. In this article we will present the differences between Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS, with special emphasis on their technical specifications and features.

Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS is an eighth generation portable video game console developed by the company Nintendo Co., Ltd and launched on the market in 2013. Nintendo 2DS belongs to the Nintendo 3DS family and retains the same functions and specifications as this one, the only exception is that does not play video games with the 3D effect (three dimensions), but in 2D (two dimensions) and hence its name: Nintendo 2DS.

Regarding its physical details, this portable console has the same features as Nintendo 3DS, an ergonomic and folding design, upper and lower touch screen, notification indicator, lower camera, sliding button, volume controls and -lever C-, which allows advanced control in compatible games. Its dimensions are 127 x 144 x 20.3 mm and its weight is 260 grams.

Regarding its technical specifications, it has 4 GB SD memory included, Wi-Fi connection capacity, rest mode through the “rest” button and mono sound. Additionally, Nintendo 2DS allows wireless communication to play in multiplayer or cooperative play; Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows compatible programs to write and read data on an amiibo figure, by using an amiibo figure (customizable accessory figures) with a compatible game you can obtain objects and additional game content, character customization and many other options.

In addition, this console is compatible with all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D and most Nintendo DS games, so it has a large number of games suitable for children. Finally, Nintendo 2Ds is cheaper than other portable consoles, so it became popular immediately after its launch.

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS is an eighth generation portable video game console developed by the Japanese company Nintendo Co., Ltd whose main attraction is to be able to display 3D (three-dimensional) graphics without the need to use special glasses, thanks to auto-stereoscopic technology. Nintendo 3DS was launched in February 2011 and mainly competes with PlayStation Vita, a video game console from the Sony company.

Regarding its technical specifications, Nintendo 3DS has a 266MHz ARM11 Dual-Core CPU, 512MB DS Cards and 8GB 3DS Cards support, 2GB SD Card storage and up to 32GB SDHC Cards and compatibility with Nintendo DS/DSI Virtual Console. . In addition, it has the rest mode option when closing the console.

Regarding its physical characteristics, Nintendo 3DS has dimensions of 74 x 134 x 21 mm, a weight of 235 grams and stereo sound. In addition to this, Nintendo 3DS has the innovation of face tracking and 3D stabilizer, which allows immersion in game worlds with 3D technology and allows taking 3D photos, creating 3D videos and using AR Cards that will make the characters – amiibo – that are obtained come to life.

According to the above, the main differences between Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS are:

Nintendo 2DS Nintendo 3DS
It was released in October 2013. It was released in February 2011.
Supports 4GB SD cards and SDHC cards up to 32GB Supports 2GB SD cards and SDHC cards up to 32GB
It has a C lever that allows advanced control in compatible games. Does not have lever option C.
It has dimensions of 127 x 144 x 20.3 mm and weight of 260 grams. It has dimensions of 74 x 134 x 21 mm and a weight of 235 grams.
monkey sound. Stereo sound.
It is capable of displaying graphics only in 2 dimensions. It is capable of displaying graphics in 3 dimensions without the need for 3d glasses.

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