The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo in 2011 as the successor to the Nintendo DS, featuring backward compatibility with older DS games. As an eighth generation console, its primary competitor was Sony's Playstaion Vita. The 3DS' most prominent feature, and namesake, is the ability to display stereoscopic 3D effects without the need of 3D glasses or other accessories. Other new features the console offers include the StreetPass and SpotPass tag modes, augmented reality using built-in 3D cameras, the Virtual Console, the Nintendo eShop, the Miiverse social networking service, an internet browser, the Netflix, Hulu Plus and YouTube streaming services, Nintendo Video, the Swapnote messaging app, and the Mii Maker.
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