Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo 3DS
Gray Nintendo logo
Red Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Product familyNintendo 3DS
TypeGame console
Release dateFebruary 26, 2011
Introductory price¥25,000 ($250)
Operating systemNintendo 3DS system software
CPUARM11 @ 268 MHz
Memory128 MB (FCRAM)
Storage2 GB Toshiba eMMC
Removable media32 GB SD/SDHC card slot
DisplayUpper: 3.5 in (8.9 cm) 800x240
Lower: 3 in (7.6 cm) 320x240
GraphicsDMP PICA200

The Nintendo 3DS is the original model in the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles. It was released on February 26, 2011 in Japan and in March 2011 for Australia, Europe, and North America. The 3DS was a very successful console family, selling 75.94 million units and the 3DS family was not discontinued all the way until September 2020.

Collection Specifics

My Nintendo 3DS is the red-colored model from Japan, which I bought off eBay for $65 on September 11, 2021.

On June 25, 2023, I decided to homebrew this 3DS to allow me to play games from any region, instead of just Japanese ones. This makes it easier for me to find games locally and also makes it easier for me to understand the games I play since I still have lots to learn regarding Japanese.

Game Collection


  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Mario Kart 7
  • とびだせ どうぶつの森 (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)


  • イラスト交換日記 (Illustrated Exchange Diary)
  • 毛糸のカビィ プラス 体験版 (Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Trial)
  • メイドインワリオ ゴジャス 体験版 (WarioWare Gold Trial)
  • 名探偵ピカチュウ 特別体験版 (Detective Pikachu Special Trial Version)
  • みんなで!カービィハンダーズZ (Team Kirby Clash Deluxe)
  • モンハン日記 ぽかぽかアイルー村DX (Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village)