The Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS, Hepburn: Nintendō 3DS, abbreviated to 3DS) is a portable game console produced by Nintendo.

Nintendo 3DS
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An Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS in the open poseetion.
ManufacturerNintendo, Foxconn
Product faimilyNintendo 3DS faimily
TypeHaundheld gemme console
GenerationAicht generation
Release date
Introductory price¥25,000/US$249/AU$349.95
Units shippedWarldwide: 42.74 million
(as o  December 31, 2013)[9]
Operatin seestemNintendo 3DS OS
CPUDual-Core ARM11 MPCore, single-core ARM9
Storage capacityIncludit 2 GB SD caird
1 GB internal flash memory
Cartridge save
Memory128 MB FCRAM, 6 MB VRAM
DisplayUpper: 3.5" autostereoscopic (3D) LCD @ 800 × 240 px (400 × 240 WQVGA per eye)
Lower: 3.0" resistive touchscreen LCD @ 320 × 240 (QVGA)
GraphicsDMP PICA200 GPU[10][11]
SoondStereo speakers, Microphone
CameraAne uiser-facin an twa forward-facing VGA cameras.
Connectivity2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Infrared[12]
Online services
DimensionsWidth: 13.4 cm (5.3 in)
Height: 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
Depth: 2.2 cm (0.87 in)[13]
Wicht235 gram (8.3 oz)
Best-sellin gemmePokémon X and Y, 12 million units (as o  April 07, 2014)[14]
Nintendo DS/DSi, Virtual Console
PredecessorNintendo DS family
SuccessorNintendo 3DS XL (redesign)
Nintendo 2DS (redesign)
Relatit airticlesFamicom 3D System
Virtual Boy


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