Nintendo 3DS Consoles
The Nintendo 3DS family is a collection of handheld gaming consoles created by gaming Nintendo, first released in 2011. Similarly to the previous Nintendo DS family, the 3DS has been immensely popular, having sold over 58 million units worldwide. Its most notable feature is the capability to project stereoscopic 3D effects from the screen without needing 3D glasses or additional accessories. It also allows backwards compatibility with previous Nintendo DS devices, meaning you can play old games with ease.
The Nintendo 3DS is the original version in the 3DS family. As well as being able to play 3D games on the device, users can browse the internet, watch Netflix and Youtube and hang out with friends in the new social networking service, Miiverse. The 3DS was updated in 2014 with the New Nintendo 3DS. The newer version features an updated processor, a brand new design for the hardware and the ability to provide support for Amiibo.
Nintendo 3DS XL
The Nintendo 3DS XL was released shortly after the original 3DS console. This device features two larger screens (4.88 inches and 4.18 inches) and a bigger battery that allows for longer use. Like the 3DS, the XL received a makeover in 2014, with a new processor, hardware design and also an even larger display.
The Nintendo 2DS was released in 2013 and is an entry-level gaming device aimed at children. This is the first DS console to feature a non-folding flat form with two screens. Interestingly, despite the name, it doesn't provide support for 3D gaming, but it does allow you to play any 3DS or DS game on it. In early 2017, the 2DS was upgraded through the Nintendo 2DS XL which has a 4.88 inch screen as well as an updated processor, hardware and camera.