40points

Nintendo 3DS

36points

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo 3DS
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26 facts in comparison

Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo Wii

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
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Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo Wii

Why is Nintendo 3DS better than Nintendo Wii?

  • 1051 more available games
    ?

    2273vs1222
  • 62.5MB more RAM memory
    ?

    0.13GBvs0.0625GB
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 195.4mm thinner
    ?

    20mmvs215.4mm
  • 22mm narrower
    ?

    135mmvs157mm
  • 1.5GB more internal storage
    ?

    2GBvs0.5GB
  • 1 more analog sticks
    ?

    1vs0
  • Has a touch screen
    ?

Why is Nintendo Wii better than Nintendo 3DS?

  • 36.01% faster CPU speed
    ?

    1 x 0.729GHzvs2 x 0.268GHz
  • Is DLNA-certified
    ?
  • 30mm shorter
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    44mmvs74mm
  • Compatible with a motion-sensing controller(s)
    ?
  • Has a wireless controller
    ?
  • Has optical tracking
    ?
  • Has an optical disc drive
    ?

Price comparison

Nintendo 3DS

Buy used:

$93.89

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 Solgaleo Lunala Blac...Nintendo New 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition
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$337.00
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 AmazonNintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nint...Nintendo Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL Console
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$294.85
Nintendo 3DS AmazonNintendo 3DS - Cosmo Black (Renewed)
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$199.95

Nintendo Wii

Buy used:

$64.99

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo Wii AmazonNintendo Wii Console, White (Renewed)
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$179.92
Nintendo Wii AmazonNintendo Wii Console with Wii Sports (Re...Nintendo Wii Console with Wii Sports (Renewed)
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$209.99
Nintendo Wii AmazonWii Console with Mario Kart Wii Bundle -...Wii Console with Mario Kart Wii Bundle - White (Renewed)
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$219.99
Nintendo Wii AmazonNintendo Wii Console (Black) - (Renewed)...Nintendo Wii Console (Black) - (Renewed)
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$199.99
Nintendo Wii AmazonNintendo Wii Console (Red) (Renewed)
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$224.95
Nintendo Wii AmazonNintendo Wii Sports & Resort Special Val...Nintendo Wii Sports & Resort Special Value Edition (Renewed)
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$279.99
Nintendo Wii aliexpressRemote Switch joycon pro wireless video ...Remote Switch joycon pro wireless video console games Bluetooth left and right game joystick Gamepad action Football
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$68.29
Nintendo Wii walmartWii Console White - Refurbished
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$112.95

General info

1.Is region free
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
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

215.4mm

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

157mm

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

74mm

44mm

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

235g

1.2kg

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.
6.Has an optical disc drive
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 0.268GHz

1 x 0.729GHz

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.RAM

0.13GB

62.5MB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

2GB

0.5GB

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 Wii
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an external memory slot
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
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.is DLNA-certified
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
5.Supports connectivity between home and portable devices
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
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

0

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2.Compatible with a motion-sensing controller(s)
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
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 Wii
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
4.number of buttons

10

8

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

Features

1.number of games

2273

1222

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
2.number of channels of sound output

2

2

The more channels of sound, the more realistic the experience becomes.
3.has a touch screen
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.Has a secondary screen
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
A secondary screen complements the main screen, offering an enhanced and improved user experience.
5.Has optical tracking
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
The device tracks the user's motion and gestures using a camera. This allows for enhanced gameplay through recognizing the player's movement.
6.Has an autostereoscopic display
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii
An autostereoscopic screen displays 3D images that can be seen without 3D glasses.

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