Nintendo DS, DSi, XL, 3DS ... Since the Black and White Game Boy, Nintendo's portable console has come a long way. Until the recent 3DS XL, several models are intended for children as well as occasional or passionate players. Overview of the capabilities and specificities of each console.
- Nintendo DS
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Nintendo DSi
- Nintendo DSi XL
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo 3DS XL
- Released in 2004, the Nintendo DS is the first console to offer a game on two screens simultaneously.
- It is compatible with Game Boy Advance games thanks to a dedicated port.
- Equipped with WiFi, with a range of 10 to 30 meters, to connect players to each other.
Nintendo DS Lite
- Much lighter than the Nintendo DS, it is this which made the success of the Nintendo portable console. It is the best-selling console in the world.
- Available in white, black, pink, red, green, turquoise and pink.
- The model is also backward compatible with Game Boy Advance games.
- The DSi arrived in Europe in 2009. It succeeds the DS Lite with a thinner and lighter model.
- It is equipped with an SD card reader, in particular for storing photos or games downloaded via Nintendo DSiWare, using Nintendo Points. It can in particular be connected to the home network.
- Equipped with two indoor and outdoor photo lenses.
- Available in metallic blue, sky blue and red.
Nintendo DSi XL
- It is the first console model aimed at a more adult audience, and sometimes even senior, with greater ease of reading.
- The console is bigger, with two screens twice the size of the classic Nintendo DSi.
- The functionality is the same as on the Nintendo DSi.
- Available since March 2011, it is the first portable console to turn to 3D. The top screen is adjustable for a level of comfort suited to the player.
- In addition to 3D, several notable new features: a circular pad for game movements, and a console geared towards exchanging with SpotPass (WiFi connection) and StreetPass to record the data of players who are less than ten meters away. console.
- Backward compatible with 2D games, but not with Game Boy Advance games.
Nintendo 3DS XL
- The last model of the portable console was released in July 2012. It exists in several colors: white, black, blue, red, blue, silver or pink.
- Twice the size of the 3DS, it's also wider, with rounded edges and a matte appearance.
- Also integrates StreetPass and SpotPass functions. Equipped with a circular pad.
- Sold without charger, but compatible with the Nintendo 3DS charger.