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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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 ...
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How do i scan QR codes on my 3ds?

I saw pictures with a little icon on the bottom left of the camera thing, but i just don't have that. it's just blank. The one annotated in red doesn't exist for me. How do I get it?
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If I play Mario Kart DS on a 3DS, will WiFi multiplayer still be available?

I've had a DSi for almost an entire year now, and on May 20th of this year, Nintendo discontinued WiFi and multiplayer matchmaking on games. As of May 20, 2014, certain online functionality ...
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American and Japanese Nintendo Zone for HomePass

I've recently set up my own HomePass Relay for my Nintendo 3DS, but the only Nintendo Zone MAC addresses I've found online seem to be from German hotspots. I have now completed the whole Germany, so ...
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Bought a used 3DS, can I change the Nintendo ID and keep downloaded games?

I am very new to this all, I have not owned anything Nintendo since the original Wii launch. I recently picked up a used 3DS which has 2 games on it I would like to keep. It still has the previous ...
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Stolen 3ds before Nintendo ID update: can I get my games back?

Maybe this is a bit late, but is there any way to get my old purchased games back? My 3ds was stolen in 2012, and had purchased some eShop games on it. Only the 3ds itself was stolen, not the ...
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Are there any secret areas in Smash Run?

I was looking at the Smash Run map and noticed that there are some hard to reach platforms near the corners of the map, and what looks like some hidden caves along the right side. What hidden or ...
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Can I sign in on another 3ds and still download games that I downloaded on another one

Can I download games on a different 3ds that I bought on my other one by signing in on the second one or no?
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Can I adjust item frequency?

Is it possible to control the item frequency in smash battles? In all three previous games, the Item Switch had an appearance frequency control that would set how often items appear overall. In SSB4, ...
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How does Conquest Mode work in Super Smash Bros. Direct?

The Smash Bros. title released for the 3DS has an online Conquest Mode that allows users to pick a fighter and earn points. There doesn't appear to be any detailed information about it. Are there ...
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Shovel Knight on 3DS returns error 005-6710 trying to update

When I use the Update option on the Shovel Knight main menu, the progress bar advances three times, then returns the following error: Error Code: 005-6710 An error has occurred. Please try ...
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Why are games more expensive in the EU compared to US?

Example: Smash Bros 3DS US: $39.99 EU: €44.99 which is $57.02, 43% more than US UK: £39.99 which is $64.57, 61% more than US Where is the money going? EU taxes? Shipping? Localization?
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Is anything saved to the 3DS console?

I've noticed that seemingly everything is saved to the SD card in the 3DS. Does the system itself have any memory itself? Or does it use the SD in it as a sort of storage for everything? And if the ...
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When do I get to rate a Mii fantastic?

Under what circumstances are you able to rate a Mii as fantastic or not? There are two 3DS in my household that constantly streetpass but rarely ever do the Miis get to rate each other as fantastic ...
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How many regional Nintendo eShops are there?

I have recently noticed that the European and the US eShop have significantly different offers (special deals, virtual console, etc.) so I was wondering how many regional eShops there are. While ...
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Skylanders Giants 3DS portal compatibility with 2DS

can I use a skylanders portal for Nintendo 3DS on a 2DS?
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Does a downloaded game run slower than a physical game?

For example, when I run the Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition on my 3DS, it just seems, very barely, to run slower than the cartridge version I own. However, I have no way of testing out the ...
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What will happen to my 3DS when I move to a different region?

Recently I bought a 3DS in America, but soon I'm moving to Australia. I've heard that the device is region locked, so I know that if I buy any games in Australia, they won't work on my 3DS. I want ...