Fun features!

If you recently unwrapped a Nintendo 3DS family system, we’ve got another gift for you: a rundown of fantastic features and other things to explore.

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These features and more are available on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including the New Nintendo 2DS XL, the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and the Nintendo 2DS systems.


Free rewards program


You can get birthday discounts, reward offers, and more with a free Nintendo Account. To get started, you can ask a grown-up to set up a Nintendo Network ID and a free Nintendo Account, then help you link your Nintendo Network ID and account to start earning and redeeming My Nintendo points. More info on setting up a child account can be found here.


Easy-peasy digital downloads


At Nintendo eShop, you can find free demos for games like Hey! PIKMIN, Monster Hunter Stories, and Miitopia. It’s also the place to find games that can be purchased digitally and downloaded directly onto your system, like Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, or The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D. Talk about a one-stop shop for entertainment!


Wireless features for multiplayer fun


Certain games let you get in on multiplayer action with the local wireless feature (each player has their own system and their own game) or the Download Play feature (one player can share their game with other players who each have their own system). There are also tons of games with cool StreetPass features, like challenging other players and exchanging certain in-game items.


In-game extras with amiibo


You can tap compatible amiibo figures and cards to score all sorts of cool things: new characters, game modes, outfits, power-ups, or other fun perks. Plus, one amiibo may work with multiple games! For example, you can tap a Goomba amiibo figures to get in-game bonuses on Minigame Island in the Mario Party: The Top 100 game—and you can use the same Goomba amiibo figure to unlock extra Minion Stamp Sheets in the Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions game. Lots of other Nintendo 3DS games are amiibo compatible, too. You can use amiibo via built-in amiibo support or the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).


Videos and movies


You can watch the latest movies and videos right on your system*, like the Play Nintendo Show on the Play Nintendo YouTube channel—the official Nintendo channel for kids and families!


To learn more about the fun things you can do with your new system, you can visit the official sites for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS.


 *Paid membership may be required. Visit YouTube website for details.

Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems play Nintendo 3DS games in 2D only.

amiibo figures shown not actual size. Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Visit for specific details on how each amiibo works.

Games, systems, amiibo and accessories sold separately.

Hey! PIKMIN Game in 2D. ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Mild Cartoon Violence

Monster Hunter Stories ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence

Miitopia ESRB Rating: Everyone with Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D. ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes

The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes

Mario Party: The Top 100 ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Game in 2D. ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes