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Frequently asked questions about the Nintendo 2DS. What is it? How does it differ from the Nintendo 3DS? How is it the same? Find out.
Learn how to register a Friend Code on your Nintendo 3DS.
Instructions on how to recover or reset your personal identification number (PIN) for the Nintendo 3DS's Parental Control settings.
A definition of the term 'Lavender Town Syndrome'
Nintendo's Wii U sure looks like a portable game system, but is it actually in the same family as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS?
Choices, choices--should you buy the Nintendo DSi or the Nintendo 3DS? This comparison of both systems' features will help you decide.
Are you undecided about whether you should purchase the Nintendo DSi or the older Nintendo DS Lite? This list outlines the key functions of both handheld systems, and will help you make up your mind.
Is it possible to play Nintendo 3DS games on the Wii U?
Learn how to buy and download digitally distributed games (including retro games) on the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS Xl play Game Boy Advance titles?
Need to free up some room on your 3DS SD card? Here's how to delete application and game data.
Learn how to use your Nintendo 3DS as an MP3 player
Somewhere out there, there's a Nintendo DS that's just right for you. This guide breaks down each iteration of the Nintendo DS based on the hardware features gamers generally look for.
Got a short memory? Here's how to retrieve your Nintendo Network ID and / or password.
What's the difference between downloading a Nintendo 3DS eShop game
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL?
Learn how to set up a Wi-Fi Connection for your Nintendo 3DS.
Did your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL system update fail to download? Are you locked out of the eShop as a result? Here's how to fix the problem.
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS? How do you boot Nintendo DS games at their normal resolution?
Do you find yourself afflicted with nausea and headaches whenever you try to play video games, especially 3D video games? You may be a sufferer of video game-induced motion sickness, but cheer up--there are ways to deal with it.
How long can the Nintendo 3DS XL battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
How long can the Nintendo 3DS battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
Wondering if you can afford the Nintendo 3DS? Learn more about how much the 3DS cost including what games are preloaded.
The Pokemon Global Trade Station is nearing 100 million trades. The Pokemon Company promises to distribute a new Pokemon for the occasion.
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Nintendo recommends that children 6 and under should play the 3DS with the 3D turned off. Here's how to disable the 3D through the Parental Controls menu.
Gary, the player's rival in Pokemon Red/Blue, has a Raticate on his team that disappears. What happened to it?
Nintendo puts five hit Nintendo 3DS on sale.
Hello About.com Nintendo 3DS readers, and thank you for being part of my audience! This is just a heads-up to let you know About.com is retiring the blog
Quick and easy instructions on how to transfer data between Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL SD cards.
How does the Nintendo 3DS project 3D images without the need for the user to wear glasses or headgear?
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS come with a built-in alarm clock?
Is the Nintendo 3DS region free, or is it region locked?
Learn how to turn off Parental Controls on the Nintendo 3DS.
Learn how to apply patches and updates to the games you buy on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Here's a quick overview of the Nintendo 3DS and its capabilities.
How long can you play your Nintendo 2DS before it needs to be recharged?
Is the Nintendo 2DS right for you? We break the system down point-by-point.
Can you buy 'Pokemon' games for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or any smartphone or tablet?
What sets the Nintendo 3DS apart from the Nintendo DS Lite and the Nintendo DSi? Here's a breakdown of the available numbers and features, accompanied by explanations that are easy to understand.
Here's how to get the most out of your Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass feature.
An excavation team is currently digging up the landfill wherein Atari dumped its unsold 2600 merchandise.
Thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS? Here's what you can expect to find inside the box.
There are a lot of role-playing games (RPGs) available on the Nintendo DS. RPGs are fun, but they can be time consuming. You'll want to save your best efforts for the most fulfilling adventures. Use this handy list to help you identify the best RPGs on Nintendo's handheld system.
Learn how to access and download games from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL region locked?
Can the 3D images projected by the Nintendo 3DS harm a child's eyesight, or cause eyestrain?
Here's what you need to know about the Nintendo DSi and how it's different from the original style Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DS Lite.
Should you buy the Nintendo 3DS? Read our full review of the system.
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL come packed with an AC adapter? That depends on where you live.
When you pick up your Nintendo 3DS at the store, what comes home with you? Here's a list.
The Nintendo 2DS versus the Nintendo 3DS - which one should you buy? This guide will help you make an informed choice.
A definition of the term 'Pokemon Lost Silver'
Were you given a free download code for a game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop? Here's what you need to do with it.
If setting up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo DSi has you a bit intimidated, this step-by-step guide will help you out.
Learn how to download Nintendo 3DS game demos from the eShop.
The Nintendo DSi XL has large screens, but what else is different? Here's everything you need to know about the fourth iteration of the Nintendo DS.
A breakdown of the restrictions you can apply through the Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls menu.
Learn how to delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo 3DS's Friend List.
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Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL come packed with a game? Well, yes and no.
The Nintendo DS experience goes beyond the store shelf. Learn about the ten best homebrew games for the DS.
Once in a while, you'll be asked to perform a system update for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's how you can do it.
Can you play with your Nintendo 3DS even while the battery recharges?
A list of the Special or Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL systems that you'll love to add to your collection -- if you can! Page 2.
If your Nintendo 3DS has locked up, here's how to perform a hard reset.
Has your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL suffered some screen scratches over the course of its life? There are a couple of things you can do about it.
Play Coins are digital currency that you earn when you walk with your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL. 100 steps earns you one coin for a daily total of ten.
Here's how to find a hot spot and set up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL.
Learn how to register your Nintendo DS games and systems with Club Nintendo so you can protect your consoles and earn exclusive rewards.
A step-by-step guide on setting up Parental Controls on your Nintendo 3DS.
Likely you're here because you just need to know--what is the Nintendo DS, anyway? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the first iteration of the Nintendo DS.
New to Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Here's a list of great tips that will help you get settled in.
Is the Nintendo 2DS able to play Nintendo DS games?
An explanation of the difference between the Nintendo 3DS's SpotPass and StreetPass features.
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program.
Here's how to brighten or dim your Nintendo 3DS screens.
A few hints, tips, and suggestions for succeeding at Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS.
A complete list of the Nintendo 3DS colors available around the world.
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It takes a lot of cash to fund the public works projects in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Here are some tips to help you earn lots of bells.
If your Nintendo 3DS's touch screen isn't responding properly, or if it isn't working at all, it may need to be calibrated. Here's how to do it.
Tips and information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS. What's different from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past?
Break open your piggy bank: Here's the Nintendo 2DS's asking price.
Is there any credibility to the legend of the White Hand .gif in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue?
How does the Nintendo DSi XL compare to other members of the Nintendo DS family? Is it worth the asking price?
A full review of the role-playing game 'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story' by Nintendo
Everything you need to know about SwapNote, the Nintendo 3DS's messaging application.
Is your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL hinge about to give up the ghost? Here's what you need to do.
Is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS a worthy successor to A Link to the Past? Our review lays it all out.
How does the Nintendo DS Lite differ from the original style Nintendo DS? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the second iteration of the Nintendo DS.
It's a showdown! The Nintendo DS, PSP, and iPhone/iPod Touch are all great handhelds, but here are five good reasons why the Nintendo DS is your best choice.
A step-by-step guide on how to transfer your DSiWare, photos, and sound recordings from your Nintendo DSi to your Nintendo 3DS.
A review of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS.
Why haven't we seen Game Boy Advance games on the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console service? Will we ever see them?
Can the Nintendo 3DS play movies?
Curious about the Pokemon TV app for iOS and Android? Here's what you need to know.
A review of 'Super Mario 3D Land,' a 3D platforming game for the Nintendo 3DS.
The latest trailer for Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is looking good.
Learn how to buy and redeem Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi using a credit card.
A full review of the action/platforming title Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.
During E3 2014, Nintendo offered a demo of Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS at select Best Buy stores. Here's how it plays.
Everything you need to know about Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y (3DS), including how to get Mega Stones and a list of Pokemon capable of Mega Evolving.
Learn how to make a game Wish List on the eShop.
A definition of the term 'action game'
Nintendo has a special Torchic waiting for Pokemon X and Y owners. Here's how to retrieve it.
Wait a second--is the Nintendo 2DS a whole new system, or just another type of 3DS?
A full review of Hyperkin's 3DS PowerPlus battery life expansion pack for the Nintendo 3DS
Though it may be unbelievable, Nintendo has good reason to keep its properties off smartphones and tablets.
Learn how to shoot 3D pictures with your Nintendo 3DS.
Every DS game is branded with a letter label in the lower left corner. These are ESRB content ratings, which are to video games what MPAA letter ratings are to movies. This guide to ESRB ratings thoroughly outlines what each letter means, and explains the kinds of content parents should be wary of.
Your Nintendo DS is there for you when it's time to kick back, but you might be surprised to learn that you can use it to organize your life, too. Here are five essential homebrew applications for the Nintendo DS.
A definition of the term 'SpotPass'
Here's how to link a Nintendo Network ID from your Wii U to your Nintendo 3DS.
A full review of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
A listing and explanation of the software that comes pre-loaded with the Nintendo 3DS.
A full review of the adventure/simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf by Nintendo.
A preview of 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow--Mirror of Fate' for the Nintendo 3DS (information courtesy of the June 2012 edition of Nintendo Power)
The Pokemon designs in modern games are subject to heavy criticism, but are they really less interesting than the critters we started with?
Having trouble getting the Nintendo Network and Miiverse to connect? Here are some causes and solutions.
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What Are Shiny Pokemon? Are They Stronger Than Normal Pokemon?
See the Streepass feature but don't know what it is or what it does? Here is an explanation of the StreetPass feature for the Nintendo 3DS.
A definition of the term 'RPG/role-playing game'
Has your brain been feeling flabby? Here are seven great games that will exercise your mind.
Here's how to take care of the battery behind your Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi so that it'll never abandon you in a time of need.
A side-by-side comparison of the prices for the different iterations of the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS.
A full review of the RPG title 'Pokemon Black/White' from Nintendo.
The Nintendo 3DS XL is coming! Here's what you should know about this 3DS upgrade.
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Everything you need to know about the Pokemon PokeDex iPhone/iPad app.
Here's how to access Miiverse from outside a Wii U or a Nintendo 3DS.
A full review of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, an RPG by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.
If a specific Nintendo 3DS app or game is freezing up on you repeatedly, you can try fixing it with the Nintendo 3DS software repair tool.
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball for the Nintendo 3DS is a mini-game collection that lets you bargain for low prices. Here's how to haggle for the best deals.
Getting into Nintendo DS homebrew can seem intimidating. Get straightforward answers to some basic questions about the hardware and legalities of independent game development.
A definition of term 'Virtual Console'
Going on a trip? Here are ten excellent games that should prove to be good travelling companions.
Read about the Game & Watch library, a series of handheld games developed by Gunpei Yokoi that helped shape the history of the Nintendo DS and portable games in general.
Is the Nintendo 3DS just another upgrade of the original Nintendo DS?
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro, AKA the Slider Pad add-on accessory.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the five best superhero games available for the Nintendo DS.
Is Angry Birds Trilogy just a cash grab, or will it actually help promote the preservation of digital/downloadable games?
Need to find your Friend Code? It's easy!
A definition of the term 'Adventure Game'
Which Wi-Fi security modes are supported by the Nintendo 3DS family?
A definition of the term 'Pokemon'
What's under Cubone's mask in the Pokemon games? Is it a baby Kangaskhan? Is it something else?
What's the purpose of the Nintendo DSi Transfer Tool?
Learn how to shoot 3D video with your Nintendo 3DS.