Date: 1 Feb 2011

Nintendo DS Family Compared

This table compares the whole Nintendo DS family side by side. We've included everything from physical dimensions and weight to the internal processor clock speeds..

Model Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DSi XL Nintendo DSi Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS

In Production

Yes No

Price at launch

£229.99 £159.99 £149.99 £99.99 £99.99
Launch Date 2011-03-25 2010-03-05 2009-04-23 2006-06-23 2005-03-11
TFT Displays 3D Display:
1 x 3.53", 800x240 (400x240 per eye)

2D Touch Screen:
1 x 3", 320x240

2 x 4.2"

Wide viewing angle TFT
2 x 3.25" 2 x 3.12"
2 x 3"
256 x 192 pixels
18 bit colour, approx 260,000 colours
Dimensions (mm)
width/depth/height
134 x 74
x21
161 x 91.4
x 21.2
137 x 74.9
x18.9
133 x 73.9
x21.87
148.7 x 84.7
x28.9
Weight (grams) 230 314 214 218 275
Battery Capacity (mAh) 1300 1050 840 1000 850
Typical Battery Life (hours)

5 to 8, DS games

3 to 5, 3DS games

13 to 17 9 to 14 15 to 19 6 to 10
Battery lif is dependant on screen brightness setting
Camera 1 x Front 2D
2 x Rear 3D 0.3MP
2 x 0.3 MP camera, front and rear None
Card Slots 3DS, DSi/ DS & SD DSi/DS & SD DS, GBA
Connectivity 802.11b/g + WEP & WPA1/2
WPA support is coded within each game. Older games will not support WPA
802.11b + WEP Support
Processor

2 x ARM11 @ 266MHz /
1 x GPU @ 133MHz

ARM9 @133MHz /
ARM7 @ 33MHz

ARM9 @67MHz /
ARM7 @ 33MHz

Memory 64MB / 4MB or VRAM 16MB 4MB
Storage 1.5GB 256MB
Region Lock Hardware is region locked No
Only DSi software is region locked
No
Preloaded Applications PictoChat, 3DS Sound,
Mii Maker,
StreetPass Mii Plaza,
Face Raiders,
3DS Camera,
AR Games,
3D Videos,
eShop,
Internet Browser
PictoChat, DSi Browser,
DSi Sound,
DSi Camera,
DSi Shop,
Flipnote Studio,
Brain Age Express: Math,
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters,
Photo Clock
PictoChat,
DSi Browser,
DSi Sound,
DSi Camera,
DSi Shop,
Flipnote Studio
Pictochat
 

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