Family-friendly play for all ages

These games make a great fit for beginning gamers.

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems is ready to play

You can get in the game with the New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL, or Nintendo 2DS systems!

With any handheld system in the Nintendo 3DS family, you can…

  • play any Nintendo 3DS game
  • download games & apps
  • use built-in software
  • play multiplayer games with friends & family
  • enable parental controls to manage content

Nintendo 2DS

A high-quality handheld that lets kids just play! It’s small, light, and sturdy—a perfect fit for beginning gamers. It's also a perfect bargain at a low price.

79.99 /109.99
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Electric Blue

New Nintendo 2DS XL

A lightweight, go-anywhere system with the power of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system in a streamlined, affordable package—and it plays a huge library of games in 2D.

149.99 /199.99
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New Nintendo 3DS XL

Take gaming to the next level with an extra-large screen, face-tracking 3D, and built-in amiibo support. A great choice for players wanting a more immersive experience.

199.99 /239.99
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Which Nintendo 3DS family system is right for you?

You can use this handy chart to compare features, screen sizes, and more between the New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Original release date 7/28/17 2/13/15 10/12/13
Plays Nintendo 3DS games In 2D In 2D and face‑tracking 3D In 2D
Compatible with Nintendo 3DS software

Nintendo’s adventures in handheld gaming

There’s no play like on-the-go play! Click through a timeline of Nintendo’s portable systems and the games we love to play on them.

Just for Parents

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