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The Nintendo 3DS handheld console

The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld console by Nintendo, released in 2011, which is the successor to the Nintendo DS. The most notable feature of this console is the use of autostereoscopic (i.e. without glasses) 3D, which can be configured using a slider.

There are currently three active 3DS emulators, Citra, Panda3DS, and the upcoming Mikage.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
Citra Windows / macOS / Linux / Android Discontinued X ?
Panda3DS Windows / macOS / Linux / Android Git ~
Mikage Windows / Linux / Android Unreleased ~ (upcoming)
3dmoo Windows Git
TronDS Windows v1.0.0.5


Citra is capable of running most of the well-known 3DS games like: Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, Inazuma Eleven Shadow/Lightand, and at a playable speed and only on 64-bit systems. Most of hardware has been documented. There is still some work left to do, but it should run fine on most computers.Pokemon X and Y cannot be played.