40points

Nintendo 3DS

70points

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
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31 facts in comparison

Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch

Why is Nintendo 3DS better than Nintendo Switch?

  • 103.76mm narrower
    ?

    135mmvs238.76mm
  • 27.6mm shorter
    ?

    74mmvs101.6mm
  • Supports connectivity between home and portable devices
    ?
  • Has a secondary screen
    ?
  • 163g lighter
    ?

    235gvs398g
  • Supports 3D
    ?

Why is Nintendo Switch better than Nintendo 3DS?

  • 168 more available games
    ?

    2441vs2273
  • 14.93x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2GHzvs2 x 0.268GHz
  • Is region free
    ?
  • 6mm thinner
    ?

    14mmvs20mm
  • 3.32x more battery power
    ?

    4310mAhvs1300mAh
  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • 30GB more internal storage
    ?

    32GBvs2GB

Price comparison

Nintendo 3DS

Buy used:

$108.95

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL - Pikachu Yellow Edi...Nintendo New 3DS XL - Pikachu Yellow Edition [Discontinued]
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$299.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Styl...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Style (Renewed)
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$399.99
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNew Nintendo 2DS XL - Purple + Silver Wi...New Nintendo 2DS XL - Purple + Silver With Mario Kart 7 Pre-installed - Nintendo 2DS
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$199.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Blac...Nintendo New 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition
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$337.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo 3DS - Cosmo Black (Renewed)
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$219.95
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nint...Nintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL Console
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$294.85
Nintendo 3DS aliexpressProfessionally Refurbished For 3DS 3DSXL...Professionally Refurbished For 3DS 3DSXL 3DSLL Game Console For 3DS Game console With R4 32GB and System 16GB
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$122.00

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$344.50

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon ...Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)
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$365.18
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch 32GB Console Video Games...Nintendo Switch 32GB Console Video Games w/ 32GB Memory Card | Neon Red/Neon Blue Joy-Con | 1080p Resolution | 802.11ac WiFi | HDMI | Surround Sound | IR Motion Camera
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$389.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con - HAC-...Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)
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$372.93
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Red & Blue Joy-Con + ...Nintendo Switch w/ Red & Blue Joy-Con + Animal Crossing (New Horizons) Game Bundle
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$434.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Gray Joy-Con + Mario ...Nintendo Switch w/ Gray Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) - Switch
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$464.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Neon Blue & Neon Red ...Nintendo Switch w/ Neon Blue & Neon Red Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) - Switch
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$474.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch HAC 001 with Gray Joy-Co...Nintendo Switch HAC 001 with Gray Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) & Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Disc) Game Bundle
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$579.96
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon ...Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con HAC-001 w/ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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$502.90
Nintendo Switch AmazonNewest Nintendo Switch Lite - 5.5" Touch...Newest Nintendo Switch Lite - 5.5" Touchscreen Display, Built-in Plus Control Pad, iPuzzle 9-in-1 Carrying Case, Built-in Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 0.61 lbs - Yellow
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$304.99
Nintendo Switch aliexpressNintendo Switch Nintendo 32 GB Blue Red
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$608.97

General info

1.Is region free
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.
2.thickness

20mm

14mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

135mm

238.76mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.battery power

1300mAh

4310mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
5.height

74mm

101.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weight

235g

398g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 0.268GHz

4 x 2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.internal storage

2GB

32GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

Connectivity

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an external memory slot
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.Supports connectivity between home and portable devices
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
A portable device (e.g., handheld console, smartphone) can be connected to a home console and used as a gamepad.

Controllers

1.number of analog sticks

1

2

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2.Compatible with a motion-sensing controller(s)
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
A motion controller is a type of game controller that utilizes sensors (such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other types of sensors) to track motion and provide input.
3.Has a wireless controller
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
4.number of buttons

10

18

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Features

1.number of games

2273

2441

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
2.pixel density

133ppi

236ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

3.5"

6.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.resolution

400 x 240px

1280 x 720px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.has a touch screen
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.Has a secondary screen
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
A secondary screen complements the main screen, offering an enhanced and improved user experience.

Price comparison

Nintendo 3DS

Buy used:

$108.95

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL - Pikachu Yellow Edi...Nintendo New 3DS XL - Pikachu Yellow Edition [Discontinued]
Amazon logo
$299.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Styl...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Style (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.99
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNew Nintendo 2DS XL - Purple + Silver Wi...New Nintendo 2DS XL - Purple + Silver With Mario Kart 7 Pre-installed - Nintendo 2DS
Amazon logo
$199.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Blac...Nintendo New 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition
Amazon logo
$337.00
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo 3DS - Cosmo Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$219.95
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nint...Nintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL Console
Amazon logo
$294.85
Nintendo 3DS aliexpressProfessionally Refurbished For 3DS 3DSXL...Professionally Refurbished For 3DS 3DSXL 3DSLL Game Console For 3DS Game console With R4 32GB and System 16GB
aliexpress logo
$122.00

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$344.50

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon ...Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)
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$365.18
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch 32GB Console Video Games...Nintendo Switch 32GB Console Video Games w/ 32GB Memory Card | Neon Red/Neon Blue Joy-Con | 1080p Resolution | 802.11ac WiFi | HDMI | Surround Sound | IR Motion Camera
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$389.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con - HAC-...Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)
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$372.93
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Red & Blue Joy-Con + ...Nintendo Switch w/ Red & Blue Joy-Con + Animal Crossing (New Horizons) Game Bundle
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$434.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Gray Joy-Con + Mario ...Nintendo Switch w/ Gray Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) - Switch
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$464.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch w/ Neon Blue & Neon Red ...Nintendo Switch w/ Neon Blue & Neon Red Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) - Switch
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$474.99
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch HAC 001 with Gray Joy-Co...Nintendo Switch HAC 001 with Gray Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Full Game Download) & Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Disc) Game Bundle
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$579.96
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon ...Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con HAC-001 w/ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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$502.90
Nintendo Switch AmazonNewest Nintendo Switch Lite - 5.5" Touch...Newest Nintendo Switch Lite - 5.5" Touchscreen Display, Built-in Plus Control Pad, iPuzzle 9-in-1 Carrying Case, Built-in Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 0.61 lbs - Yellow
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$304.99
Nintendo Switch aliexpressNintendo Switch Nintendo 32 GB Blue Red
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$608.97

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