YouTuber plays Xbox Series X using a Nintendo DS

Xbox Series X Nintendo DS TV Tuner the retro future youtube video

In November last year, the world was blessed with the next generation of consoles. Microsoft launched the powerful Xbox Series X, a console that has been regarded as the best iteration yet of its kind. It is capable of running games at up to 120 FPS, while also offering support for 4K and 8K televisions. Naturally, you’ll want to play this in all of its glory on the big screen, but have you ever wondered what it would look like if you played the Xbox Series X on a Nintendo DS? If you wanted the answer to that oddly specific question, never fear, as YouTube channel The Retro Future has got you covered.

All of this is made possible through the use of the Japan-exclusive Agatsuma Entertainment Nintendo DS TV Tuner, an accessory that was apparently released in 2006. In order to use this device, you must use a Nintendo DS with a Game Boy Advance slot. The original purpose of the TV tuner was to allow Japanese audiences to watch a variety of TV broadcasts. However, you are also able to utilize the device’s AV cables to connect it to other inputs. The Retro Future used an AV-to-HDMI converter, allowing them to plug the Xbox Series X into the Nintendo DS TV Tuner. The results are impressive; however, the resolution is obviously going to be poor compared to a proper display.

If you want to play the newly released Resident Evil Village on your Nintendo DS for some reason, it looks like it is possible, albeit maybe without sound. Unfortunately, this particular Nintendo DS TV Tuner is really hard to find, so you might need to stick with playing your Xbox Series X through more conventional means.


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.