Top 5 Best Nintendo 3Ds Emulators for Android, Windows and Mac

Nintendo launched the Nintendo 3Ds gaming console which is great for gamers who want to play their favourite games day in and day out. However, there is a major limitation to it that the Nintendo games require the 3Ds console to play the games along with the controller. However, you may have thought about playing the Nintendo games on your Android, Mac or Windows PCs. Thus, we have compiled the list of Top 5 Nintendo 3Ds Emulators available for Windows, Mac, and Android smartphones. Note that an emulator is a software that is able to play cross platform applications and in this case Nintendo games.

Top 5 Best Nintendo 3Ds Emulators for Android, Windows and Mac

1. Citra (available for Windows and Mac)

Citra was launched in 2015 as an Open Source project and at the start there was just a command line interface and the software didn’t have anything to be operated by but as time went by the emulator has developed in to a full fledged emulator and is currently the best emulator for Windows and Mac that is available for free.

Currently, Citra is capable of operating at 60fps with resolution of 400 x 200 and the emulator handles multiple-screen modes as well as single-screen with various options available for customization.It is availble for Windows and Mac.It can be downloaded from the link given below

2. R4 3Ds Emulator

R4 3Ds emulator is the next one on the list of the best emulators available for Windows. This emulator is able to play most of the games that are available for Nintendo 3Ds console. This console is also very useful for the game developers that develop on the Nintendo 3Ds console and can check the output of their game on their PCs.

3. DraStic DS Emulator

The DraStic DS Emulator is the next emulator in our list of the top emulators to run the Nintendo 3Ds games. This emulator is particularly popular as this one is the best one available for Android smartphones. In terms of running on Android smartphones, the emulator provides on-screen controls. The emulator also provides an option to load 2 games at a time in split screen mode to switch between games.

4. DeSmuMe

This emulator is next up on our list and is available for the Windows laptops with 32-bit and 64-bit architecture. This is also popular as most of the emulators only provide support for 64-bit PCs whereas this emulator does support 32-bit PCs as well.


This emulator is a little different in terms of pricing as the latest version of this emulator is available for $2.5 but as the emulator gets a new version, the previous version of this emulator becomes free which is advantageous for both the developers and its users.

Here, we have included the list of the Top 5 Emulators that are available for the Windows PCs and Android smartphones. Do let us know in the comments if you have any other emulators for Nintendo 3Ds that you have used and are good to be included in this list.

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