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

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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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Is there a boss in the Bottom of the Well?

I'm in the Bottom of the Well dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (on the 3DS if it matters). I've found every chest shown by the Compass, but I still don't have a Boss Key, and I can't ...
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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 ...
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How do I create folders?

I just got the new 3DS firmware update, and I know that it gives me the ability to create folders on my home screen (according to various blogs). However, I can't figure out how to make the folders. ...
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How Do I activate StreetPass on 3DS Sound?

I don't know how to activate Streetpass on 3DS sound. How do I transfer a song from my computer to the SD card?
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How does the Circle Pad Pro work?

I am trying to use the Circle Pad Pro, and while it worked for a while (and was pretty awesome), all of a sudden it isn't working anymore. I am not sure how the thing works, so I don't have any idea ...
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Can I remove the game listing without removing the game?

I want to remove some of the games that appear on my Home screen - the ones I don't play very often, like Face Raiders, for example. I don't want to take them out of the system completely, because ...
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Can someone clarify how Spot Pass on the 3DS works?

I'm a little confused by how Spotpass works- this is in specific reference to how the Puzzle Swap pieces are now available through Spotpass, not just Streetpass. So they will show up if you touch ...
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Did the update to Puzzle Swap which added Kid Icarus also add any other puzzles? [closed]

I was just wondering if any additional puzzles were added that weren't revealed yet, or if Kid Icarus was the only one. I'd rather not know what they are though, just a yes and how many or no. Thanks! ...
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How does the Circle Pad Pro affect Resident Evil: Revelations' controls?

I've played through the first level of Resident Evil: Revelations without the Circle Pad Pro. Having played through almost all Resident Evil games, I'm familiar with the "tank controls" of the series. ...
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How do I start a career race?

I'm playing Formula 1 2011 for the 3DS and I can't for the life of me figure out how to actually start my racing career. I went to the Career menu, then opened the Laptop and accepted two trial ...
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What are Special Miis?

I was looking at the list of StreetPass accomplishments and noticed there are a few accomplishments that require you to StreetPass with Special Miis. What are Special Miis? What makes them special? ...
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After a system transfer, eShop purchases are no longer available to re-download

After a system transfer, my eShop purchases are no longer available to re-download. How can I find my purchases to re-download?
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Is there any way to make Bit.Trip Fate lefty-friendly?

I am lefthanded, and am trying to play Bit.Trip Fate on the 3DS, which requires me to use the analog stick with the left hand, and the stylus with my right. This is incredibly awkward, and borders on ...
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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 ...