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Congratulations on your new system! You may already know it plays awesome games on the go, but there’s plenty more to learn. You can read on for our top tips.


The Nintendo 3DS family of systems includes the New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS systems.


The free My Nintendo rewards program


With the free My Nintendo rewards programs, you can complete missions, earn My Nintendo points*, and redeem them for rewards! To get started, you can ask a grown-up to create a free Nintendo Account** to enroll automatically in the rewards program. You can also link your account with your Nintendo Network ID. This lets you get customized My Nintendo offers, receive a birthday discount on select digital games, and more. To learn more about setting up a child account, you can visit the official My Nintendo site.


Swapping game data with StreetPass


The StreetPass feature lets players exchange certain game data from compatible games and apps. In the Mario Kart 7 game, you can share and view ghost data from racers you pass on the street. At any time, you’ll see the 100 most recent players you’ve passed—and if they’re online*, you can challenge them to a race right on the spot! Note: to take advantage of StreetPass tags and information, the StreetPass feature in each game must be turned on.


Digital demos and downloads


Fun really doesn’t have to cost a thing! You can visit the Nintendo eShop on your device to find free demos for games like WarioWare Gold, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Tomodachi Life. You can also find games that can be purchased digitally or downloaded directly onto your system, like the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games. Talk about a one-stop shop for entertainment! Please note that a free Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content from Nintendo eShop.


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. In the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game, you can bring your town to life with amiibo! You can discover new villagers, explore the Campground, and interact with characters—all with the tap of compatible amiibo figures and cards. 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).


Creating Mii characters


It’s easy to use the system’s Mii Maker application to create Mii characters—in-game avatars designed to represent yourself, a friend, or some fanciful character. You can use the system’s built-in camera to take a photo and let the Mii Maker application automatically generate your Mii character. You can even choose your Mii character as a driver in the Mario Kart 7 game once the option is unlocked!


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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.

Mario Kart 7 ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief

WarioWare Gold ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

Tomodachi Life ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Fantasy Violence, Comic Mischief

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

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief