Nintendo 3DS

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A blue 3DS.

The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld console made by Nintendo as a successor to the Nintendo DS. It utilizes a 3D screen, augmented reality, motion control and backwards compatibility. It was announced at in March 2010 and later unveiled at E3 2010 by Nintendo, it was made available for purchase in Japan on February 26, 2011; in Europe on March 25, 2011; in North America on March 27, 2011; and in Australia on March 31, 2011. On July 28, 2011, Nintendo released a price drop on 3DS consoles, which resulted in an Ambassador program for customers who bought the console before that time.

In July 2012, a second revision, the Nintendo 3DS XL was released, which boasted 90% bigger screens amongst other improvements. In October 2013, the 2DS was released, which does not allow 3D graphics, but boasts a better resolution and a departure from the clamshell design of the system. Most recent is the New Nintendo 3DS that was released in Japan in October of 2014, and released in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and America on February 13 of 2015. The New Nintendo 3DS is capable of emulating Super Nintendo games, and as a result, the first two Donkey Kong Country games were released for the Virtual Console for the system in March 2016.

The 3DS has no main Donkey Kong titles released exclusively on it so far, mainly ports of older games. The Nintendo eShop feature has also made a few Donkey Kong games available for download to play on the 3DS.

Donkey Kong games[edit]


Via eShop[edit]

Via Nintendo DSiWare[edit]

Via Virtual Console[edit]


New Nintendo 3DS exclusive[edit]