Monday, 17 October 2011

The difference between Nintendo DS and 3DS explained

What is the difference between the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS?

Despite Nintendo's best efforts, there is still much confusion amongst casual gamers about what the difference is between it and all of the other DS models. Let's clarify:

The Nintendo 3DS (released March 2011 in North America) is the follow-up to the Nintendo DS, but unlike the DS Lite, DSi, or DSi XL, the upgrade is not simply cosmetic.

The Nintendo 3DS is a brand new console with much-improved graphics, connectivity and, of course, the ability to play games in stereoscopic 3D without the need for any special glasses.

The Nintendo 3DS will still play all of your old Nintendo DS games, but you will need to upgrade in order to experience the wealth of new offerings including augmented reality, the 3DS eShop, and first party games including Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Check out 3DS Focus' Guide to the 3DS for dozens of FAQs about the Nintendo 3DS.

If you have any questions about the 3DS', comment below and I'll do my best to answer for you!

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