29points

Nintendo 3DS XL

56points

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 3DS XL
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42 facts in comparison

Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch

Why is Nintendo 3DS XL better than Nintendo Switch?

  • 82.76mm narrower
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    156mmvs238.76mm
  • 8.6mm shorter
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    93mmvs101.6mm
  • Supports connectivity between home and portable devices
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  • Has an autostereoscopic display
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  • Has a secondary screen
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  • Has two sensors
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Why is Nintendo Switch better than Nintendo 3DS XL?

  • 1710 more games available
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    3983vs2273
  • 14.93x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2GHzvs2 x 0.268GHz
  • 3.88GB more RAM memory
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    4GBvs0.125GB
  • Is region free
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  • 2.46x more battery power
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    4310mAhvs1750mAh
  • Has an internal power supply
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • 30GB more internal storage
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    32GBvs2GB

Price comparison

Nintendo 3DS XL

Buy used:

$156.24

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Styl...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Style (Renewed)
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$439.94
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black [Old Model]...Nintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black [Old Model] (Renewed)
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$379.99
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console - Black (Ren...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console - Black (Renewed)
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$439.94
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNew Nintendo 3DS XL - Red (Renewed)
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$449.95
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Black [Old Model] (Ren...Nintendo 3DS XL - Black [Old Model] (Renewed)
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$382.50
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Red/Black (Renewed)
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$429.89
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros 2 L...Nintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros 2 Limited Edition (Renewed)
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$429.95

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
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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$379.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonLED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Recharg...LED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Rechargeable (Black)
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$507.92
Nintendo Switch AmazonNSW NINTENDO SWITCH (NEON BLUE / NEON RE...NSW NINTENDO SWITCH (NEON BLUE / NEON RED) (JAPAN)
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$390.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edi...Nintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edition)
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$459.32

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.RAM

0.13GB

4GB

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.Can connect to an external drive
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.
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.
5.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.
6.supports ray tracing
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.
7.Is an NVMe SSD
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, which has a higher bandwidth than the SATA interface. This results in much faster read/write speeds compared to SSDs which use the SATA interface.

General info

1.Hard drive is replaceable
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
2.Is region free
Nintendo 3DS XL
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.
3.battery power

1750mAh

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.
4.Has an internal power supply
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
5.thickness

22mm

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.
6.width

156mm

238.76mm

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

93mm

101.6mm

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

336g

299g

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.
9.is portable
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
A hand-held console allows you to play games on the go, making it great for commutes or while on vacation.

Connectivity

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an external memory slot
Nintendo 3DS XL
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 XL
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
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Nintendo Switch
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
A portable device (e.g., handheld console, smartphone) can be connected to a home console and used as a gamepad.
7.Has USB Type-C
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
8.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
9.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Features

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

96ppi

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.Can play games while they download
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
4.screen size

4.88"

6.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
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Nintendo Switch
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.Has an autostereoscopic display
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Nintendo Switch
An autostereoscopic screen displays 3D images that can be seen without 3D glasses.
7.Has a secondary screen
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Nintendo Switch
A secondary screen complements the main screen, offering an enhanced and improved user experience.
8.has two sensors
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Nintendo Switch
The device has two sensors and two lenses. The 3D images may be seen in the parallax-barrier LCD panel without glasses.
9.has stereo speakers
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Nintendo Switch
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Controllers

1.Compatible with a motion-sensing controller(s)
Nintendo 3DS XL
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.
The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
3.has an integrated touchpad
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
4.Has a wireless controller
Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Switch
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Price comparison

Nintendo 3DS XL

Buy used:

$156.24

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Styl...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console- Galaxy Style (Renewed)
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$439.94
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black [Old Model]...Nintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black [Old Model] (Renewed)
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$379.99
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo New 3DS XL Console - Black (Ren...Nintendo New 3DS XL Console - Black (Renewed)
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$439.94
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNew Nintendo 3DS XL - Red (Renewed)
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$449.95
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Black [Old Model] (Ren...Nintendo 3DS XL - Black [Old Model] (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$382.50
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL - Red/Black (Renewed)
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$429.89
Nintendo 3DS XL AmazonNintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros 2 L...Nintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros 2 Limited Edition (Renewed)
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$429.95

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$249.99

ProductStorePrice
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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$379.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonLED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Recharg...LED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Rechargeable (Black)
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$507.92
Nintendo Switch AmazonNSW NINTENDO SWITCH (NEON BLUE / NEON RE...NSW NINTENDO SWITCH (NEON BLUE / NEON RED) (JAPAN)
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$390.00
Nintendo Switch AmazonNintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edi...Nintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edition)
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$459.32

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