The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console released by Nintendo in 2011.

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Transferring Apps/Games from one 3DS to another

Here is my situation: I recently got a 3DS which has games/apps from the e-Shop. This new 3DS seems to be having some issues so I am planning on returning it for a new one but I want to keep the ...
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Where is the microphone located?

I know the 3DS has a built in microphone somewhere, because I need to blow into it as part of a Cooking Mama 4 minigame. However. I have no idea where it is, so I just generally blow at the bottom ...
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How can I sleep DS games on the 3DS?

On the DS, you could close it mid-play and pick up where you left off (Sleep Mode). You can also do this on the 3DS, but I have found that some DS games won't sleep properly when played on the 3DS ...
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How do I wear hats?

In Find Mii on the 3DS, you can win various hats that you can apparently put on your Mii. I tried going to the Mii Maker to see if that was where I could use the hats but I didn't see an option ...
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Is meeting people on the street the only way to make friends?

I want to meet more people/have more Miis in my 3DS Mii plaza. Is there another way (other than StreetPass) to meet new Miis? While StreetPass is fine, I don't meet people very often. I know the ...
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Can I use any SD card?

The 3DS comes with a 2GB SD card in it. Is it possible to use any SD card in that slot? I am tempted to buy a bigger SD card for it eventually (because I like getting games from the e-shop, and that's ...
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Will my US 3DS Power supply burn out on 240 V?

Simple really, I picked up a 3DS in the US because of the immense price differences, but live in Australia. Wondering if I can get away with buying a $10 plug adapter without a transformer in it that ...
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How do I change my personal Mii on the 3DS?

I imported my old Mii into the 3DS from my Wii. Now, I'd like to replace the "personal Mii" that I set up on the 3DS with the one from the Wii. Is there any way to do it, without editing the existing ...
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Can I play DS games from any region on the 3DS?

I have a North American 3DS, and I really, really want to get a copy of the DS game Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. However, the only way to get it in North America is to import a European ...
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Can a 3DS receive DS Download Play games from DS cartridges?

Can the 3DS receive and play games from the regular DS (DS, DSi, DS Lite, DSi XL)? For example, Tetris from Tetris DS or Mario vs Luigi from New Super Mario Bros. Or will I lose the ability to play ...
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Is there a way to get DS games to use the full top screen on a 3DS?

I noticed that when I play DS games on my 3DS, the games don't fill the entirety of the top screen on the 3DS - there are black bars on either side of the image. Is there a way to get the game to ...
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What do you do with Play Coins?

I noticed that I get Play Coins when I walk around with my 3DS on. What are they good for? I know that Nintendo mentioned you would be able to possibly use them in games to unlock things - are there ...
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Can I use a flash cartridge to play Atari games via an emulator on a Nintendo 3DS?

I have a 3DS and I want to install an Atari emulator to play some old games (Boulder Dash, River Rider). I have read that I need a flash cartridge(such as the R4), but I am still not sure how these ...
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Why does my 3DS Activity Log claim I've spent less time playing a game than the game itself?

I've noticed an interesting property of the 3DS Activity Log: it seems to track less time played than the internal play clock for most titles I've tried on the system. Take a DS game I recently ...
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Will DS games played on a 3DS have any 3D effects?

A friend told me that if I purchased a recent copy of Mario Kart DS it would have 3D effects added if I played it on a 3DS. I have an older version which doesn't work, but my friend informed that it ...
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How do I access the Nintendo Channel on my 3DS?

Apparently the Nintendo Channel is available on the 3DS. However, I have no idea how to access it. I tried searching for both Nintendo Channel and Kirby on the eShop (thinking it is just merged with ...
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3DS street pass: How long do we have to be in range?

How long do 2 3DSs have to be "in range" to download each other's information? I was wondering this as I was driving in a car; will driving through the range of a 3DS for about 10 seconds be enough ...
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How do you throw people on SSF4 3DS?

How do you throw them? Every time I play online on the 3DS, I look at the moves list and I do it but it won't work. Is there an easier way or am I doing it wrong or what?
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Is the Nintendo 3DS region-locked?

I am thinking of buying a 3DS when the price drop comes into place in America, however I live in Australia. Will Australian 3DS games work on a North American 3DS?
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Where can I find a list of all 3DS titles available in the 3DS eShop?

I am planning to get a 3DS, and wanted to know what sort of games are up on the 3DS eShop. I tried checking the Nintendo website, but it only shows a list of "featured" titles, not the entire shop ...
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Can I play Zelda Ocarina of time for the 3DS on public transport?

I have a 3ds and I'm quite interested in getting Zelda for it. However most of my gaming time at the moment is on my commute to and from work. I have read that the targeting in Zelda uses the ...
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What day is Nintendo's eShop updated on?

I've been looking around and can't seem to find any solid confirmation on what day new titles are added to the eShop. I know within the next 7 days or so I'll find out, but I thought this might also ...
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Dead or Alive: Dimensions Control Mechanism

In the recently released title for the Nintendo 3DS, some of the video previews seem to suggest that the characters are controlled by "selecting" combinations on the touch screen, rather than in the ...