3DS Technical Specifications

Nintendo 3DSProcessors:

  • CPU:
    • Unknown ARM processor
  • GPU:
    • Modified PICA200 by Digital Media Professionals
    • Around 200 MHz clock
    • Render-to-Texture
    • MipMap
    • Bilinear texture filtering
    • Alpha blending
    • Full-scene anti-aliasing (2×2)
    • Polygon offset
    • 8-bit stencil buffer
    • 24-bit depth buffer
    • Single/Double/Triple buffer
    • DMP’s MAESTRO-2G technology
      • Per pixel lighting
      • Procedural texture
      • Refraction mapping
      • Subdivision primitive
      • Shadows
      • Gaseous object rendering

Memory:

  • 128 MB of FCRAM (Fast Cycle Random Access Memory)

Displays:

  • Top Screen
    • Autostereoscopic 3.53 in (90 mm), 800 × 240 px (effectively 400 × 240 WQVGA per eye)
    • 24-bit color
    • 5 backlight brightness settings
  • Bottom Screen
    • 3.02 in (77 mm), 320 × 240 QVGA
    • 24-bit color
    • 5 backlight brightness settings

Connectivity:

  • Integrated 802.11b/g
  • IR port

Storage:

  • 2 GB of NAND flash memory (SD card)
  • Can be upgraded with no higher than 32 GB SDHC cards

Other Hardware Features:

  • Microphone
  • Cameras
    • 1 front-facing 0.3 MP VGA (regular 2-Dimensional photos)
    • 2 rear-facing 0.3 MP VGA (3-dimensional photos)

Region Locking:

  • Regional lockout for Nintendo 3DS, DSiWare, and Nintendo DSi-enhanced software between Japan, America and Europe/Australia

Physical Controls:

  • D-pad
  • Push-buttons (A, B, X, Y)
  • Shoulder buttons (L & R)
  • Bottom touchscreen and stylus
    • Stylus extendable to 100 mm (3.9 in)
  • Circle Pad
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Volume slider
  • 3D depth slider
  • Wireless communications switch

Battery:

  • 1300 mAh
  • Lasts 3-5 hours depending on settings (Wi-Fi, screen brightness, etc)
  • Lasts 5-8 hours in DS compatibility mode

Physical Dimensions:

  • 134 mm (5.3 in) wide × 74 mm (2.9 in) deep × 21 mm (0.83 in) high
  • Weighs 230 grams (8.1 oz)

Preloaded Applications & Games:

  • DS Download Play
  • Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Nintendo 3DS Download Play
  • Nintendo 3DS Messaging Service
  • Nintendo 3DS Sound
  • 3D Videos
  • Activity Log
  • AR Games
  • Face Raiders
  • Mii Maker
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza

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