Backwards compatible with : Nintendo DS Gamecube, Virtual Console

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Nintendo 3DS versus Wii comparison chart
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Successor Nintendo 3DS XL Wii U
Online services Nintendo Network, Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, SpotPass, StreetPass, Nintendo Plaza, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection WiiConnect24 Wii Shop Channel
Manufacturer Nintendo, Foxconn Nintendo
Generation Eighth Generation 7th generation console
CPU Nintendo ARM IBM PowerPC-based "Broadway"
Media Nintendo 3DS, DS and DSi Game Cards 12 cm Wii Optical Disc 8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, Downloads
Type Handheld game console Family In Home Game Console
Product family Nintendo 3DS Wii
Storage capacity Included 2 GB SD card, 2 GB internal flash memory (1.5 usable), Cartridge save 512 MB Internal flash memory SD card, SDHC card Nintendo GameCube Memory Card
Release date JP February 26, 2011, EU March 25, 2011, NA March 27, 2011, AU March 31, 2011, KO April 28, 2012 November 19th 2006
Connectivity 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, IR Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2 × USB 2.0 LAN Adapter (via USB)
Developer Nintendo Nintendo
Predecessor Nintendo DSi XL Nintendo GameCube

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