|Type||Handheld video game console|
|Generation||Eighth generation era|
|First available|| February 26, 2011|
March 25, 2011
/ March 27, 2011
March 31, 2011
April 28, 2012
|GPU||Digital Media Professionals PICA200 GPU|
|Media||Nintendo 3DS cartridge, Nintendo DS cartridge, SD Card (3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS), microSD (New 3DS, New 3DS XL|
|System storage||Included 2 GB SD card (3DS)|
Included 4 GB SD card (3DS XL, 2DS)
Included 4 GB microSD card (New 3DS, New 3DS XL)
256 MB internal flash memory
|Controller input||Nintendo 3DS, Circle Pad Pro|
|Online service||Nintendo Network, Nintendo eShop, Nintendo Zone|
|Backward compatibility||Nintendo DS, Virtual Console|
The Nintendo 3DS (called by players N3DS or just 3DS for short) is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. It is an autostereoscopic device capable of projecting stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or additional accessories. Nintendo announced the device in March 2010 and officially unveiled it at E3 2010 on June 15, 2010. The console succeeds the Nintendo DS, featuring backward compatibility with older Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi video games, and competes with the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld console. It's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's main platform and also works as a controller in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
A second model of Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL, was released on July 28th in Japan and Europe, and in North America on August 19th, boasting larger screens than the original Nintendo 3DS. A third variation of the 3DS, called Nintendo 2DS, was released in all regions except Japan on October 12, 2013. It is considered a reduced-cost Nintendo 3DS, with a flat design rather than a clamshell design; it also lacks the option for 3D visuals.
The New Nintendo 3DS (called by players New 3DS) is an upgraded version of the Nintendo 3DS. It counts with a bigger size than the default Nintendo 3DS, bigger size, faster downloads and startup, more control with the 3D camera, and also comes with a new stick that moves the camera (that is used to do Smash Attacks). Some games are exclusive to this console. The New 3DS also has built-in amiibo compatibility, whereas the original 3DS models require an adapter to interact with the figurines.
Impact to Super Smash Bros.
Playable Characters originating from N64
|Dark Pit||Kid Icarus: Uprising|
|Greninja||Pokémon X and Y|
|Lucina||Fire Emblem: Awakening|
|Robin||Fire Emblem: Awakening|