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 change my StreetPass message

When I meet new people in streetpass, my Mii says something that I'd like to change. I can't find the setting for it. Where do I change it?
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How can I watch 3DS Nintendo Video from another country?

I have an American 3DS, but I now live in Germany. The stupid media-licensing pillowfights are ruining my day, again. I just found out a bunch of great content is coming to Nintendo Video, and as ...
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How can I resolve a 3DS networking issue?

I can't seem to connect my pokemon x game to my network, even though I have tried using both my guest network and my secure network. Both of them are WPA secured (I believe, I can't check right now, ...
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Can a game purchased from the nintendo store be moved to a different console?

If I purchased a game from the Nintendo Store can I move that game from my 3DS to a different one? Or is that game permanently stuck on the console that you buy it on? If a 3DS broke could you ...
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Can I delete the Health and Safety Information app?

On my Nintendo 3DS, I am getting real annoyed when I try to press a game right next to it but accidentally press the Health and Safety Information icon. Is there any way to delete it permanently off ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of buying games in Nintendo eShop vs physical cartridges?

Certain Nintendo 3DS titles (e.g. Animal Crossing) are available as both physical copies and in the Nintendo eShop. What are the advantages and disadvantages to buying from each?
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Are DS/DSi flash cards compatible with the 3DS and 3DS XL?

I love to play emulated SNES games in my DSi XL, using an Acekard 2i. I'm about to buy a 3DS XL and I need to know if it will suffice all my emulation needs. Thanks.
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Are polypropylene pages safe to store DS and 3DS games?

I read, once upon a time, that plastic pages can create static that destroys the information stored on game cartridges. I am trying to find a storage solution for my games, and the binder I found ...
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If I enable local play, will it disable internet?

On my 3ds, if I am playing with someone locally, I don't see the internet. Does this mean I have disabled it?
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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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Is there a way to remove the region lock on a 3DS and still connect to the nintendo store

I have an old DS Lite, and I want to get the Etrian Odyssey series, but the 4th one only came out on 3DS, so I'm going to get a 3DS. But since the 3DS is region locked I was thinking of getting all ...
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Any advice on how to beat Robotnik?

I am having difficulty beating the last level in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. The speed at which the beans fall is way too fast! Is there any advice that someone can give me to actually pass this ...
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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 is the Exchange Booth?

The Streetpass Plaza recently updated to include some new games and in the process, it has added a new icon called "Exchange Booth". When I try clicking on it, it doesn't do anything and there's ...
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How do I transfer my StreetPass data from one 3DS system to another?

I just got a 3DS XL system and I want to move my 3DS profile to the new handheld. Will the System Transfer also transfer my StreetPass progress? I've finished several panels and received several Find ...
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How do I kill the crab boss?

In the Beach world, the end boss is at least one (I think three, though, if the cutscene is any indication) crab. I have no idea how to fight it! No matter what I do, it seems to hurt me, and I am ...
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Register Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS at Club Nintendo

I bought a (european) 3DS and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate two days ago (bought seperately, no bundle) and want to take advantage of this current running promotion where it says If you register ...
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Multiple Photos to upload from 3DS?

I was able to upload one photo, but how can you upload multiple photos on the same post by Nintendo's i.nintendo.net "3DS Image Share" service? I need tips for it for my AC:NL journals.
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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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How do I transfer my secrets between the original Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages and Seasons and the 3DS versions?

It's been a while since I played the original editions of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. I'm starting up cold on the 3DS and I want to know how to transfer all my secrets ...
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Do Oracles of Ages & Seasons play in Game Boy Color mode or Game Boy Advance mode on the 3DS?

In the original release for The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons the games supported some extra content when played on a Game Boy Advance. Is that the case ...
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How do I link my games in the 3DS releases of the Oracles games?

Originally, linking the games required passwords for the most part, but you could also link using a Game Link cable to connect the games (provided you had two GameBoys to use). Do the Virtual Console ...
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Difference between 3ds and nds roms

Are there any difference between both console roms? Is it possible to play 3ds games on nds emulator?
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What does the Lost Word attack from the Knocker demon do in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers?

I recruited this demon very early in the game. It had an attack called Lost Word that I used once and automatically killed all the other demons in my party. I was wondering, is this really its only ...
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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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How can I transfer system data to a new 3DS without using System Transfer? [duplicate]

I recently punched my 3DS while playing Mario Kart and cracked the screen. I've bought a new 3DS console, but can't do a System Transfer because the broken 3DS can't connect to the internet. Is there ...
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Pokemon Black and White for 3DS - Does it exist?

My little cousin is asking for Pokemon Black and White for the 3DS... I can find Black and I can find White but I can't find Black and White as a single game. Did I misunderstand? Is there a Pokemon ...
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Can I use iPhone adapter to charge Nintendo 3DS?

My Nintendo 3DS does not come with a cable like this, but I'm wondering if I can buy it and plug it to my iPhone/iPad adapter. Is it safe to do so? (If someone can point me to the right Nintendo KB ...
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Can I transfer 3DS stuff from one SD card to another?

I have a 3ds with the stock 2gb SD in it. I want to download full retail titles, but not many are going to fit on that card before it gets filled up. My plan is to eventually get a bigger SD card, ...
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Is there any way to delete notifications?

I can't seem to find a way at all, and I'm wondering if I'm just missing something or if this is just plain not possible. I know that you can turn off receiving notifications for individual ...
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How do you tell the region of a 3DS game from its case?

How do you tell the region (America, Europe, Japan) of a Nintendo 3DS game from its case? A Wii game usually has "PAL" on front side if it's an European release, but how does a 3DS game indicate its ...
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Stuck halfway through Sonic Generations, have all available levels completed

I am up to, and have completed, Radical highway. I have at least a D on all courses, with many being completed with an S or A rank. I don't know where I can go from here. I cannot advance any ...
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Why does the 3DS talk about Sleep Mode when you press the Power Button?

When I press the Power Button once on my 3DS when turned on, I get a screen about Sleep Mode. It tells me I need to close the screen to enter Sleep Mode, insinuating that simply closing the 3DS when ...
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Where is the WiFi antenna located?

Where in the body of the Nintendo 3DS is the WiFi antenna located? To try to get more StreetPasses, I place the 3DS in an indent on my car's dashboard when I'm driving. Which part of the 3DS do I ...
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If You Press No For Getting New Mii's, How do you get it back?

When I first got SpotPass on the Mii Plaza, it asked if you wanted to get new Miis using the Internet. I accidently pressed no, and now my plaza isn't filling up good. How can I get more miis into ...
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Is it possible to transfer Wii Virtual Console games to the 3DS?

I bought some NES games on the Wii that are also sold in the 3DS shop. Is it possible to transfer them from the Wii to the 3DS?
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Can Spyro from the Skylanders Nintendo 3ds starter pack work on the PS3 platform?

I'm getting my grandson started on Skylanders for Christmas & know nothing about the story/game. I bought Giants & want to give him the Spyro figurine (which I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Can I transfer individual 3DS eShop games?

I have an American 3DS, but am now living in Germany. I can order American games by mail, but it would be much easier to buy games in the eShop, in cases where physical and digital versions are both ...
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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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If I use up the spaces in the Software Library in the Activity Log, will any other games I play after it is full be recorded?

In my Activity Log, almost all of the pages in the Software Library are full. Will the pages of the book expand or will any of the games I play after I fill up the Software Library not be recorded?
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What Kind of Miis can I use to defeat the mummy ghost in Find Mii 2?

I am currently on Find Mii 2. There is a part where there are 2 enemies: an armored ghost and a mummy ghost. There is one problem: any person I streetpass gets caught off guard and flees! Is there 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, ...
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3DS + and - charging contacts?

I am trying to charge my 3DS without the original charger via USB cable (by stripping the wires). On the back of the 3DS, which metal contact is positive and which is negative?
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How do I use the mallets in 3D Classics: Kid Icarus?

I'm on the second area of the first stage of 3D Classics: Kid Icarus. I've collected 13 items which the manual identifies as mallets; it says that I can use them as weapons by pressing Y to switch ...
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Why does direct sunlight disable the 3D?

My understanding of the 3DS's auto stereoscopic display is that it uses blockers to hide half the screen from each eye. However, I've noticed that when direct sunlight is on the screen, the effect ...
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How does Download Later work?

I bought a few games on the eshop today, and selected a few demos. I set them all to Download Later, and then I closed the lid of my 3DS. I figured that would work, as Download Later requires the 3DS ...
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How do I permanently remove a previous Mii from a 3DS when it is not in the Mii Plaza?

I brought a second-hand 3DS and when in the Mii Plaza, I am the only character, the favorite. But when I play Mario Kart 7, all the accolades show as the previous owner's Mii even though her Mii is ...