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

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Nintendo Network ID requirement

Which regions are accepted by Nintendo Network ID? I live in Malaysia and they don't allow me to join the network ID. Any idea or list of which countries are accepted? I have tried a few times and ...
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Is Mystery Dungeon: EoD region-locked?

I have an Italian 3DS and I've bought a second-hand English Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. I should be able to play it, but I can't, and I don't know why. According to this question "Can I ...
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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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How do i get my game back

On Christmas I got a 3DS XL with new Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition. I wanted to do a system transfer from my old 3DS. But after the transfer my Mario game was gone. How should I get my game back?
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MH4U English Demo Online Multiplayer connection error

Yesterday I downloaded the MH4U demo from the Nintendo store, played solo for a bit, and then tried to set up a hunt with a friend online. I created a Hall to hunt Tetsucabra, added a passcode, and ...
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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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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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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 move games on my 3DS to the new 3DS?

nSo, I'm excitedly waiting the reboot of Majora's Mask on the 3DS in February, and am thinking I might get a New 3DS. Not necessarily the shiny Majora's Mask one, but my current one is definitely ...
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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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Can I keep downloaded games on a 3ds XL after a system delete?

DECEMBER 2014- Ok... So I decided to buy a Nintendo DS XL off eBay, and found one with hard copies of games, and Ocarina of time remake installed onto the device, so when it arrived at first I was ...
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How to scan QR codes with a Nintendo 3DS?

Okay, I really think I'm slightly insane. I looked for guides like this one, but I just can't find that on my 2DS camera software. As I can't find such a guide for the Nintendo 2DS, I think that 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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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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Do I need two copies of MindFeud on the 3DS to play multiplayer?

I was looking at MindFeud for the 3DS and one of the features was: Invite friends or complete strangers and battle online Does that mean I have one copy of the game, I can play with a friend who ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How big is a 3DS storage 'block'?

Storage on the 3DS' SD card is calculated in the 3DS eShop using strange units called 'blocks'. While these may have been an attempt to simplify things for the average user, it also makes it much ...
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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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Will my eshop downloads be deleted if I delete my nintendo Network ID?

Basically, I'm an Idiot.(No comments needed lol) I accidentally put in my email wrong when setting up my Nintendo Network and now I have forgot my password. Seems to me that the only option is to ...
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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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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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Bought a used 3DS, can I change the Nintendo ID and keep downloaded games?

very new to this all, 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 kids Nintendo ID ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...