The Nintendo 3DS XL is a revision to the original Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console, which features a larger screen and longer battery life. It was first released in Japan on July 28, with other regions following soon after. It was released worldwide by December 2012.

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How can I transfer my New Leaf data to a new console?

I purchased the Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS XL as my entrance into the system & its games. I've recently procured a Zelda themed 3DS XL (Link Between Worlds bundle) and wanted to start playing ...
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Charge a 3DS without a DS charger

I misplaced my 3DS charger. My 3DS is out of battery but for some reason it's urgent that I play it. I'm going to get the charger back eventually but for now is there a way to charge a 3DS using ...
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Is there anyway to move Saved Battle Replays off of a 3DS “SD” Card?

In Pokemon X and Y, you can save re-plays of your battles to re-view later. They get saved on the consoles "SD" card. Is there anyway to move it off the SD card and put into a video or into a ...
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If I connect with others via StreetPass and then I edit my Mii's appearance, will they see the change?

I didn't pay much attention when I was creating my Mii, and never cared too much about it or considered it important. Yesterday I met someone via StreetPass for the first time. Everything went ...
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I'm able to go to other towns on ACNL, but one of my friends can't visit my town. Is anyone else experiencing this too?

Like the title says, I'm able to visit other towns, and other people can visit mine perfectly fine. However, a friend of mine is having trouble visiting my town. She keeps getting an error (018-0510), ...
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How can screenshots/video taken from a 3DS XL be uploaded to a computer? [duplicate]

I see people uploading videos and images of 3DS games all the time. I also see Twitch and Youtube videos of people showing off their top and sometimes even their bottom screens to the viewers. How ...
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How can I find out how many blocks are needed to download a game?

When trying to see how many blocks a game is on the E-Shop, I find that the only way to view so is to have enough money to get that game. For instance, in order to see how many blocks Bravely Default ...
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How much memory does a block hold? [duplicate]

Whenever I get a game on the E-Shop, it lets me know that said game takes a certain amount of blocks. Sometimes it'll let me know I need to make room for more blocks to download some games. How much ...
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When transferring between 3DS systems, is the target permanently lost?

I've been able to find some good data about the 3DS system transfer, but there seems to be conflicting/incomplete info about the state of the target system. I have a 3DS (source) and a 3DS XL ...
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How do I view Youtube comments?

I can't find anyway to view youtube comments. I can only see the description, the likes/dislikes, and related videos.
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How can I take an in-game screenshot of any game? [duplicate]

How do you do this? Sometimes I'll be playing a game and find something funny I'd like to save as a picture, but there seems to be no option to do this. I remember Nintendo updating the 3DS and ...
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New SD card for 3DS XL

I plan on buying buying a new Nintendo 3DS XL and a 32GB SD card right off the bat for it. Can I use the new SD card immediately or is there pre-loaded software or data that may need to be ...
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Is it possible to take screenshots on the 3DS?

In Pokemon X and Y there are specific locations in the game that allows you to save what are essentially 3D screenshots from the upper screen using a virtual camera. This made me wonder - is it ...
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Are eShop download “game-saves” saved to your SD card?

Once a game is downloaded from the eShop, is the game save saved on the SD card or the console? If it's saved on the SD card, can it be loaded by the same game on a different console? I'm wondering ...
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What are the specs for the highest-end SD card the 3DS can support?

I am running low on space on my 3DS-XL, and there are some games coming out soon that I will want to download. I'd like to buy a new SD card before that happens, but I don't want to accidentally get ...
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What does the Power Save option do on 3DS consoles?

If I go in to the brightness control on my 3DSXL, I see that there is a "Power-Saving Mode" that can be turned on or off. Presumably this reduces the power consumption of 3DS consoles, but how does it ...
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How to deal with 3DS' SD card for a system transfer?

I'm thinking of buying a 3DS XL soon and I'd like to do a system transfer to that new device. Is there anything I should know before proceeding? I have a big SD card on my first 3DS and I want to use ...
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What happen to the initial 3DS device after a system transfer?

I'm thinking of buying a 3DS XL soon and I'd like to do a system transfer to that new device. Is there anything I should know before proceeding? Also what happens to the first device after the ...
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What's the general range of a 3DS XL Wi-Fi antenna?

I'm having fun using Streetpass, and want to work out a daily route that will maximise the amount of exposure that I get via the Wifi Streetpass feature. (Gamification is a hell of a thing) Say I'm ...
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What are the differences between a Nintendo 3DS and a Nintendo 3DS XL besides screen size?

I'm looking into buying a 3DS. Besides Screen size and overall size, are there anymore differences between the regular and the XL version? Also, can they both play old DS titles?
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Do I keep pre-installed games when transferring from one 3DS to another?

I have a Nintendo 3DS with lots of games and stuff on, and recently bought the Limited Edition 3DS XL which has Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-installed. If I transfer all my stuff from the 3DS to the ...
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Are pre-installed 3DS games tied to my account or the console itself?

Nintendo is selling 3DS XLs with a game pre-installed. I am curious what the situation with that is. Is the game tied to the console ID, my Nintendo account or is it just a file on the 3DS that is ...
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Are there any ways to purchase the 3DS Nintendo ambassador games?

According to The Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program "there were no plans to make the Game Boy Advance Ambassador titles similarly available" This article is (at time of posting) a little under a ...
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What can I use to autograph a 3DS XL? [closed]

I'm looking to get my 3DS signed at PAX Prime, and I'm wondering what the best writing instrument would be for signing it. Would a regular Sharpie work? Also, what would be the best way to protect ...
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Will we need to replay all levels in Mario Kart 7 for 3 stars, gold wheel, VR rating on the new 3DS XL?

When the 3DS XL comes out, will we lose all the 3 stars rating, gold wheel, and VR score if we play MK 7 on the new console? I heard in the past that the SD card won't be able to save those data, ...