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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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 ...
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Will a prepaid 3DS eShop card work in Costa Rica?

I'm in Costa Rica, and I'm unable to purchase points from the 3DS eShop - not sure if it is due to the country or my bank. Anyway, I figured I'd just buy a prepaid eShop card from Amazon (for ...
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Does the 3DS have an automatic start-up mode?

With the original DS, you could turn on the auto start-up mode and the console would load the game cartridge without going through the menu. As I install new games/apps, the menu of my 3DS is getting ...
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NNID and Club Nintendo

If say, I have linked my club Nintendo account to my NNID, but at one point I want to have a new NNID for whatever reason, if I re-link the Club Nintendo account to my new NNID, then unlink it from my ...
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When is information transmitted in a Streetpass?

When is the information passed during a streetpass? Two hypothetical people pass each other on the street, and 'streetpass' each other. At the moment their 3ds's link up, is the information then ...
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Can a download code be used again after a factory reset deletes the game?

I have the Zelda-colored 3DS, which comes with a Link between Worlds download code. And I downloaded it. Now I will factory-reset the device. After I do so, will I be able to use the code again to ...
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How to unlink my Nintendo ID from the 3DS?

My 3DS has some games downloaded. I want to make it stop using my current Nintendo ID when entering the store. I see two ways to do so: Factory reset: This is absurd. Delete the Nintendo ID, and ...
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Can't access Gohma in OoT3D?

In the Inside of the Deku Tree dungeon, to access the boss, Gohma, you have to deflect bullets from enemies (I can't remember their name) in a certain order. Before, another enemy tells you said ...
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Can you get duplicate puzzle pieces in the Mii Plaza?

On the Mii plaza puzzles, when using coins to generate puzzle pieces, is it possible to get duplicate pieces? When I was doing this last night, one of the panels had only two left for completion ...
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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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How can I record 3DS Footage?

Is there a way I can record 3DS Footage (with out the use of a camera)? I have seen plenty of Youtube people record themselves playing Pokemon games. I know some use a camera, but what about the other ...
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Is Swapnote initially installed internally?

The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with Swapnote preinstalled. Is it preinstalled on the internal memory? Or is it on the included SD card? I know it can be deleted via Data Management, so it's not built-in ...
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What is on the preinstalled SD card?

I bought a plain (non-special-edition) Nintendo 3DS XL, turned it on, and followed the initial setup instructions. Once it was all set up, I removed the preinstalled SD card and inserted a fresh 32GB ...
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How can I clean my 3DS?

I seem to have gotten something sticky over parts of it. Most of it wiped off, but the volume slider and the wireless switch are sticky and tough to move. How can I clean those parts without damaging ...
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Are the Wii U eshop and the 3DS eshop cross compatible?

On steam, I have a single ID. No matter which system I'm on, my games follow me. I get the game on my Windows Desktop and I can then download it and play it on my SteamPC (assuming it's compatible ...
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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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Missing Stars in Yoshi's New Island 1-2

Yoshi's New Island World 1-2 Chomp Rock 'N' Roll I've played this level 4 times now and I'm still missing 5 Stars. I've found all the Red Coins and Smiley Flowers and 25 Stars. I've explored the ...
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Swapping to Back-Up 3DS Data on different SD card - Specifically Animal Crossing New Leaf

I use the digital version of ACNL and approximately 6 months ago, I backed up my 3DS SD card (which I think includes the ACNL save data). I was wondering what would happen if I put my back-up data on ...
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Can I back up cartridge/retail versions of 3DS games?

Is it possible to back-up a cartridge version of a 3DS game (or one sold in retail)?
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What time of day are games released on the 3DS eshop?

It's technically the release day for Pokemon Battle Trozei, seeing as it is after midnight where I am. I went to the eshop, however, and while I can find the game and view its details, I can't ...
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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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Will I be able to get the free Pokemon game if I link that same 3DS that I've unlinked from Club Nintendo a while back?

My 3DS used to be linked to Club Nintendo but I unlinked it a while back. Will I be able to get the free Pokemon game if I link that same 3DS again? Or will it recognize it still? I'm not sure how ...
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Is it possible to unlink a CN account temporarily and re-link it later to register the games afterwards?

At the moment I hit platinum status but want to avoid downloading Pokemon Bank and Steel Diver to save those coins for the next CN year (that starts on July). I was wondering, could it be possible to ...
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Can game data be transferred to another game cartridge?

Okay, This may have been answered already, but I need to know the answer before I end up crying in a ball of tears. Apparently, I kind of lost my Nintendogs 3DS game cartridge... It's somewhere, ...
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What is the Capacity Core Shop used for?

In the Mulkuth Capital in the building where the food, item and equipment vendors are, upstairs there's a Capacity Core Shop, when i talk to the vendor however first a list appears of the core then i ...
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How do I find the bundled game that came with my 3DS XL?

I recently bought a Nintendo 3DS XL Luigi edition, and the store page says it includes The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. However, there is no game cartridge included and the SD card that ...
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Can I transfer Pokemon X/Y save files between cartridges/digital copies?

Specifically, I want to know if the following situations are possible. Can I have played pokemon X on a cartridge, make a save file and play the game to completion, then download a DIGITAL copy of ...
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How to get my previously owned 3DS games WITHOUT the original system

So basically, I think I've really dun goofed here. After much debate, I finally decided to exchange my old 3DS with the 3DS XL and in my excitement, I didn't actually read up on the fact that if you ...
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How many players must own Mario Bros for 2 player mode?

There's a version of the original Mario Bros (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/steaDexI7H4v0UEWC20wW3alYYaGW5bz) available for the 3DS on the Nintendo eShop. If I buy this eShop version, can I ...
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Can I use my Nintendo Network ID on multiple 3DS systems?

I have a 3DS for me, and one that the kids share. I understand that I can't use purchases from my system on the kids' one. Can I at least sign in with the same account? I don't want to have to make a ...
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Legend of Zelda: Four Swords not showing up on Nintendo eShop

Supposedly, you can download The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords for free until Feb 2. http://zelda.com/fourswordsanniversary/ It worked on my son's Nintendo 2DS, but not on my other son's machine. ...
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How to completely disable StreetPass?

I like StreetPass, but all the fake Mii's and cheaters (some people now build contraptions made of Knex that fake walking movement to get more playing coins, stuff like that...) pretty much force me ...