Super Nintendo themed case is a must-have for retro game fans. Includes SNES classic Super Mario Kart, a large display. Plays many games in 3D. Able to download and play “New 3DS” exclusive games like EarthBound and Donkey Kong Country.
Fairly expensive. AC adapter sold separately.
Has all of the features of the New 3DS XL without the 3D gameplay for at least $50 less. Includes Mario Kart 7. Is available in orange or turquoise. Makes for an excellent first video game system for kids. Includes AC adapter.
No 3D gameplay, but 3D isn’t recommended for kids under 6 years old anyway.
This jet-black New 3DS XL sports Pokémon Sun & Moon’s mascots, Solgaleo & Lunala, on both sides of the case. Stereo speakers. Amiibo functionality, and face-tracking 3D controls.
Special edition 3DS models like this one can be pricy. Doesn't include a game or AC adapter.
Easily the cheapest modern DS system available. Its sturdy wedge shape is perfect for younger players. Plays every game in the 3DS library. Available in Crimson Red 2 or Electric Blue 2, and includes Mario Kart 7.
No 3D gameplay. Lacks protective foldable clamshell design.
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Nintendo’s 3DS is an incredibly popular handheld video game system that has sold well over 73 million units worldwide. Featuring a wide range of creative and entertaining games, including Donkey Kong, Super Mario, Pokémon, and Kirby, online gameplay with millions of allies and opponents, and a durable design with a long-lasting ion lithium battery, it’s no surprise that the Nintendo 3DS family of game systems is such an incredible hit. With that said, Nintendo has released a few different models under the 3DS banner over the years, which may make it difficult to select the best 3DS game system for your gaming needs.