The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console released by Nintendo in 2011. Use this tag for 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, and the New 3DS XL

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Retron 5 vs Nintendo 3DS XL [on hold]

My boyfriend was talking the other day about how cool it is that his buddy has a Retron 5. His birthday coming up soon and I wanted to buy him said console, only to see that the Nintendo 3Ds XL has ...
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Is there a way to prove that a nintendo 3ds game is not new?

I have bought a nintendo 3ds game from an online shop. The descriptions said that the product was new and precinted. Unfortunately when I received it, it was without precint of any kind and it was ...
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Can I transfer 3DS stuff from one SD Card to another

What will happen if I remove my loaded 4GB SD CARD from my 3DS XL and put it into another 3DS/3DS XL? (Because when you take out the SD card, everything that is on it stays in the SD card, but not in ...
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Why won't my 3ds connect to the Internet?

I've set up the Internet Profile on my 3DS, but since start of this month, it does not connect to the internet at all! All the other devices can connect to the Internet , but the 3DS won't! What ...
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Can hacked 3DS game files be used for Streetpass or online multiplayer?

Someone recently showed me that he had used Action Replay to gain impossible stats for custom fighters in Super Smash Bros for 3DS. This prevented him from uploading characters to the Wii U version of ...
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Can a UK 3DS play USA DS Titles? [duplicate]

I want to buy Pokemon Soul Silver, a USA version, in order to play it on my 3DS. I know the 3DS is region locked, but is it region locked for DS games? Need an answer generally or specifically for USA ...
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Is there a way I can use Action Replay Powersaves on Ubuntu/Linux?

I'd like to use Action Replay Powersaves, but my computer is running Ubuntu and the official website has only downloads for Windows and Mac.
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Can I do a System Transfer to a “new 3DS” without a working SD Card?

My old 3DS currently has a problem reading SD cards, and I'm planning to pick up a "new 3DS" at the end of this month. I was thinking, is it possible to do a System Transfer without a working SD Card ...
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What Happens If You delete Smash 4 3DS Update Data?

I am currently playing Super Smash Bros For 3DS on a normal 3DS system and the game is on version 1.0.4. I bought it on the e-Shop. I want to update it to the newest version (Mewtwo, Lucas, Ryu etc.) ...
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End game mercenary equipment?

I would like to know how to get the 'ULTIMATE' Great-Sword for the mercenary in Fantasy Life, I am a Legend level and I don't know what other lives I need to master to unlock the sword. Any advice? ...
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What is the recommended upgrade path from Wii and 3DS to Wii U?

I've just got a WiiU and am going to dust off my Wii and transfer my Wii data to it. I've connected to the new store and Nintendo network via my 3DS. Is there an order to transfer my Wii data and ...
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What happens if you use an Amiibo in Smash that hasn't been unlocked as a character?

What happens if you use an Amiibo of a character that is locked by default in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS (like Duck Hunt) before unlocking the character on that copy of the game? Does it ...
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How do I cancel out of the third person view after using the dragonator?

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the 3DS, when you hit the dragonator there are a few seconds when the screen switches to a third person view. I thought that this was just how it was, but in this video ...
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Mii changed on my 3DS

So I have had my 3DS for about three years now as well as a Nintendo Network ID. My little brother was recently given a Wii U and being the kind older sister I am, set it up for him on my Nintendo ID. ...
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I bought the Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Lucas DLC on my 3DS, but it didn't appear on my Wii U

I bought Super Smash Bros for 3DS and wanted a DLC, so I bought Lucas for 3DS and Wii U, but Lucas doesn't appear on my Wii U. I don't know how to link my accounts together. How do I link them ...
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Does Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure support inter-regional multiplayer?

Since I have Japanese 3DS, and my sister has a European one, I was wondering if Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (Dr. Mario ギャクテン!特効薬) supports local multiplayer across regions? From what I understand, this ...
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Is there any console that supports Java on their Internet browser?

I do want to play some flash games (for example, Runescape) on a console, i own the Ps3, Wii U, 3DS and PSP that have internet connection, and i buy legit games for them, so i don't want to modify the ...
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Does the “time played” progress while the device is closed?

After completing the game the first time with 100%, I wanted to make the hero mode "more challenging" by trying to finish with a good time played in the end and restricting myself to fulfil only the ...
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Does loading the game on a different system count as changing the clock?

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are a number of time-sensitive events (daily, weekly etc). To prevent people twiddling the calendar to do the events multiple times in a single ...
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Preparing Luigi's Mansion 3DS for resale

I'm considering selling my old blue 3DS to help fund a New 3DS. The 3DS I bought was the one that came bundled with Luigi's Mansion (an uninspired move on my part) and I want to remove my personal ...
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How many Headgear and Outfits are available?

I've been trying to get my last achievement for Smash 3ds, which involves getting all Headgear, Custom Moves, and Outfits. I've already gotten all of the moves (save for Mewtwo), but I have no idea ...
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3DS XL Nintendo Network ID linking

I have a 3DS XL and I also have a Nintendo Network ID linked to it. I'm planning on trading it in to get a new 3DS XL. Would I have to do a system transfer to get my Nintendo Network ID if I deleted ...
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Can I see a list of which Nintendo eShop games I own somewhere?

Spending the rest of my coins on Virtual Console games, and there's a lot of overlap between Wii, Wii U, 3DS. Just want to make sure I'm not buying one I already have somewhere. Thanks!
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Is downloaded games on new 3ds deleted or unusable after transfer from old 3ds? (NO NINN ID ON NEW 3ds)

Literally what the title says. I got a new 3ds today and I decided to get a game that would normally be unobtainable for me because the game I wanted on the eshop was rated M because of Nintendo Id ...
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How do the codes for the final Club Nintendo Platinum/Gold reward work?

I am a platinum member on Club Nintendo, and recently Nintendo released their Elite member rewards for the year: downloadable 3DS/Wii U games. I own a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and ...
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Nintendo 3DS - Possible to re-download a purchased game without old console? [duplicate]

My girlfriend purchased Zelda on her old 3DS and has since sold it and bought a newer version of the console. Is it possible for her to transfer the game to her new console without re-paying and ...
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Will I be able to redownload games associated to my NNID on the 3DS

So my plan is to transfer from my old 3DS to my 3DS XL (not the new 3DS). I just recently found my old 3DS, so it doesn't have a NNID associated to it but it does have some games on it. I'm thinking ...
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Are all 3DS NES Virtual Console game multi-player capable?

If I buy a Virtual Console game on the 3DS for the NES, and if that game is 2 player or more will it work? I am not sure if there are any 4 player NES games on the NES... will single copy play work on ...
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Can I redownload a game I bought on the new 3ds if I bought it without a NNID?

Basically I'm planning on buying the new 3ds and I'm planning on transferring all the games from my older 3ds XL to it. But before I do that if I were to get on my new 3ds without setting a NNID and I ...
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Is it possible to connect a Gamecube Controller to a 3DS?

I play a lot of SSB4, and I have gotten used to using the 3DS to play. But, is there a way I can connect a Gamecube (or other type of controller) to my 3DS, and play using that instead? I want to ...
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Is it possible to Short Jump on the 3DS?

While playing Smash 4, I realized that I jump high when ever I want to jump (just by tapping the jump button, or moving the stick up for just a second). Is it even possible to Short Jump on the 3DS ...
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Does the Nintendo 3Ds System Transfer delete the data on the target system?

I want to do a system transfer, but I have different Nintendo IDs for my two systems and I've downloaded games on each of them. I have quite a few questions because I'm confused with the info on the ...
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Deleting update data after version 1.0.4 for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

While I haven't updated Super Smash Bros 3DS since Version 1.0.3, I've been debating updating it to the latest version of 1.0.5. However, I've heard that version 1.0.4 added an extra update to the ...
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New 3DS microSD Management - connecting from Linux

Anyone managed to get the "microSD Management" (on the New 3DS) tool to work on anything other than Windows yet? From Windows I can see my 3DS, and browse the SD card share, but I've yet to be able ...
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What are the complete list of benefits for the American Ambassador program?

So way back when the 3ds first came out, I got the Ambassador program along with my purchase of the game because of the price drop. At first it was all well and good I saw a ton of free retro games ...
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Nintendo 3ds won't connect to my wifi

I can't seem to connect my 3ds in my wifi, but when I connect to other wifis like my friend's house and his pocket wifi it connects. Tried searching in google for solutions nothing work like changing ...
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Do I need the 3DS version to use the 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version?

Sorry if the title made no sense. I go a Youth group. Before it starts, we play Super smash bros on the Wii U. I want to bring my 3DS to use as a controller, but I do not have Super smash bros on my ...
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Forgot to Do System Transfer on old 3DS XL, can't login to old NNID [duplicate]

I just picked up the New 3DS XL and never knew about the system transfer until now. I did the 3DS exchange for $100 with GameStop without knowing about it. The GameStop employee didn't inform me ...
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Is it possible to buy an UK Nintendo eShop card with a non-UK PayPal account?

I’ve tried the PayPal Gifts page but I keep getting an error. Nintendo UK does not respond to my emails and PayPal could not fix this issue either. I’ve also tried gamepointsnow.com but they don’t ...
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Online dome Multiplayer connection error [duplicate]

As i have to less Points to answer and/or comment this post here ( Error 006-0612, please try again later.) MH4U English Demo Online Multiplayer connection error I have to write my own question and ...
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How much battery power is enough?

I want to download the latest system updates and some games, but when I try to do so, my 3DS tells me to connect to AC power and when it had sufficient power it will download the updates or games. ...
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Connecting online while at work?

I am trying to connect my 3DS to my work wifi connection. It is an open wifi network that uses a username/password-based login after initially connecting. On my phone or any device, I pull up a ...
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How does Amiibo and 3DS work?

I really like Amiibo and I'm getting the new 3DS this month. So I would like to know how Amiibo will work with the 3DS and if there are already games anounced which will support them.
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Can't seem to soft reset in Pokemon?

Whenever I try to soft reset holding R + L and pressing Select or Start nothing happens. Do I have to do something to my DS or something? I have the most recent update for Omega Ruby and Alpha ...
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Is Mystery Dungeon: EoD region-locked?

I have an Italian 3DS and I've bought a second-hand English Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. I should be able to play it, but I can't, and I don't know why. According to this question "Can I ...
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How do i get my game back

On Christmas I got a 3DS XL with new Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition. I wanted to do a system transfer from my old 3DS. But after the transfer my Mario game was gone. How should I get my game back?
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MH4U English Demo Online Multiplayer connection error

Yesterday I downloaded the MH4U demo from the Nintendo store, played solo for a bit, and then tried to set up a hunt with a friend online. I created a Hall to hunt Tetsucabra, added a passcode, and ...
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How do I move games on my 3DS to the new 3DS?

So, I'm excitedly waiting for the reboot of Majora's Mask on the 3DS in February, and am thinking I might get a New 3DS. Not necessarily the shiny Majora's Mask one, but my current one is definitely ...
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Can I keep downloaded games on a 3ds XL after a system delete?

December 2014 I decided to buy a Nintendo DS XL off of eBay, and found one with hard copies of games, and Ocarina of Time 3D installed onto the device, so when it arrived at first I was super happy ...
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Do I need two copies of MindFeud on the 3DS to play multiplayer?

I was looking at MindFeud for the 3DS and one of the features was: Invite friends or complete strangers and battle online Does that mean I have one copy of the game, I can play with a friend who ...