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whats the difference between the nintendo 3ds and the nintendo DSi?

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asked 12 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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The 3DS has a shorter battery life, a larger top screen capable of glasses-free 3D, more powerful components for better performance, and an analog disk for control. Those are the main hardware difference. It also has a number of software features like street pass which sort of lets you passively interact with other 3DS owners and it tracks steps which translate into a virtual currency.
answered 12 years ago by louiedog Mercenary (1,020 points)   15
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The DSi is the last generation of "older" DS, technically different but still based off roughly the same platform.  The 3DS is considered an entirely new platform, and features glasses-free 3D (hence its name) along with much more powerful processors.  It will also play DS/DSi games thanks to backwards compatibility.
answered 12 years ago by TxdoHawk Mercenary (1,466 points)   1 1 17
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3DS is a whole new concept altogether. It's Nintendo's first move into the 3D games market. It's also a way for them to assess market response.
answered 12 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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Dsi is just an older handheld generation.
answered 12 years ago by smitti9 Adept (760 points)   11
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The main difference is that nintendo 3Ds allows you to play games in 3D

You can't play 3d games on nintendo Dsi
answered 12 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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The 3DS is nintendo's latest pocket console. It's main gimmick is the glasses free 3D screen on the top. The DSi is an earlier console, which is more of an upgraded DS lite. The two consoles are marginally different, though the 3DS is backwards compatible with earlier DS games.
answered 12 years ago by Mr.TwisT Journeyman (621 points)   7

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