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

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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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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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Why do Miis have no ears [closed]

I just noticed that after looking closely at a Mii in my game. They also have no fingers like Animal Crossing characters. Why don't Miis have ears???
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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 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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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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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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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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What exactly happens when you change your 3DS region?

In the 3DS' System settings app, you can try to change your region settings (Country and State/Region). If you attempt to do this, though, a warning is displayed which basically says anything related ...
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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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How can I trade Pokemon between my 3DS and my PC?

On one hand I have Sapphire on my PC, running with VBA emulator, and on the other I have Pokemon X on my 3DS. I wanted to trade several Gen 3 and lower Pokemon between them, but couldn't find out how. ...
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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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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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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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How do I earn Play Coins?

On my Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the T&T store is selling Fortune Cookies for 2 Play Coins. I went to my home screen, and realized that I had 1 Play Coin. How do I obtain more Play Coins?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 to get Space Saucer glims in Attack of the Friday Monsters?

I only need one more of glim #13 to get the Space Saucer card. An FAQ on GameFAQs claims you can get them by beating S-Chan, but I've done so many times; never getting that last glim.
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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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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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What mini games in mii plaza give you hats?

I'm thinking about buying the extra mini games that you can purchase in mii plaza. Can they potentially give you additional hats? It's not the definite deciding factor, but it's definitely a point ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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 ...
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Are there any armor and weapon changes for the main characters?

I'm playing Conception 2 and I noticed that I haven't changed my main character or any of the heroine's armor or weaponry... pretty much ever (except when I got the free armor and weapon DLC, but... I ...
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Is it possible to make more than one Pokémon save file?

Is there a way to get a second save file in the game Pokemon Y? I got the game for Christmas and want to share the game with my brother, but I can't without deleting my save file because there is only ...
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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 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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What happens to game saves when you delete a Nintendo Network ID?

I don't care for the games or the DLC I bought, but what happens to game saves like Pokemon Y, SMT, Rhythm Thief, etc.? I read somewhere that deleting NNID deletes saves games. I cannot find out if ...
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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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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 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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Do you get a 5000 bell reward everytime you provide the dream suite with a new version of your town in animal crossing new leaf?

I have updated the dream for my animal crossing new leaf town a couple of times and each time I do I get given 5000 bells as a reward. At first I thought it happened when you hadn't provided an update ...
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Is it possible to merge a mii created on a wii with one created on a 3DS?

I have created a new Mii on my 3DS (not imported from a Wii) and set it up as my Mii-verse Mii. I was planning to copy my Wii profile to a Wii U in the future, is it possible to merge my Mii from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...