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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Is there any console that supports Java on their Internet browser?

I do want to play some flash games (for example, Runescape) on a console, i own the Ps3, Wii U, 3DS and PSP that have internet connection, and i buy legit games for them, so i don't want to modify the ...
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Does the “time played” progress while the device is closed?

After completing the game the first time with 100%, I wanted to make the hero mode "more challenging" by trying to finish with a good time played in the end and restricting myself to fulfil only the ...
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Is downloaded games on new 3ds deleted or unusable after transfer from old 3ds? (NO NINN ID ON NEW 3ds)

Literally what the title says. I got a new 3ds today and I decided to get a game that would normally be unobtainable for me because the game I wanted on the eshop was rated M because of Nintendo Id ...
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Will I be able to redownload games associated to my NNID on the 3DS

So my plan is to transfer from my old 3DS to my 3DS XL (not the new 3DS). I just recently found my old 3DS, so it doesn't have a NNID associated to it but it does have some games on it. I'm thinking ...
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Does loading the game on a different system count as changing the clock?

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are a number of time-sensitive events (daily, weekly etc). To prevent people twiddling the calendar to do the events multiple times in a single ...
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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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Can I keep downloaded games on a 3ds XL after a system delete?

December 2014 I decided to buy a Nintendo DS XL off of eBay, and found one with hard copies of games, and Ocarina of Time 3D installed onto the device, so when it arrived at first I was super happy ...
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Deleting update data after version 1.0.4 for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

While I haven't updated Super Smash Bros 3DS since Version 1.0.3, I've been debating updating it to the latest version of 1.0.5. However, I've heard that version 1.0.4 added an extra update to the ...
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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 many Headgear and Outfits are available?

I've been trying to get my last achievement for Smash 3ds, which involves getting all Headgear, Custom Moves, and Outfits. I've already gotten all of the moves (save for Mewtwo), but I have no idea ...
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New 3DS microSD Management - connecting from Linux

Anyone managed to get the "microSD Management" (on the New 3DS) tool to work on anything other than Windows yet? From Windows I can see my 3DS, and browse the SD card share, but I've yet to be able ...
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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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How do the codes for the final Club Nintendo Platinum/Gold reward work?

I am a platinum member on Club Nintendo, and recently Nintendo released their Elite member rewards for the year: downloadable 3DS/Wii U games. I own a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and ...
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Can I redownload a game I bought on the new 3ds if I bought it without a NNID?

Basically I'm planning on buying the new 3ds and I'm planning on transferring all the games from my older 3ds XL to it. But before I do that if I were to get on my new 3ds without setting a NNID and I ...
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Can I use my Nintendo Network ID on multiple 3DS systems?

I have a 3DS for me, and one that the kids share. I understand that I can't use purchases from my system on the kids' one. Can I at least sign in with the same account? I don't want to have to make a ...
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Preparing Luigi's Mansion 3DS for resale

I'm considering selling my old blue 3DS to help fund a New 3DS. The 3DS I bought was the one that came bundled with Luigi's Mansion (an uninspired move on my part) and I want to remove my personal ...
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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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Bought a used 3DS, can I change the Nintendo ID and keep downloaded games?

I am very new to this all, I 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 previous ...
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How do I move games on my 3DS to the new 3DS?

So, I'm excitedly waiting for 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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3DS XL Nintendo Network ID linking

I have a 3DS XL and I also have a Nintendo Network ID linked to it. I'm planning on trading it in to get a new 3DS XL. Would I have to do a system transfer to get my Nintendo Network ID if I deleted ...
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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 see a list of which Nintendo eShop games I own somewhere?

Spending the rest of my coins on Virtual Console games, and there's a lot of overlap between Wii, Wii U, 3DS. Just want to make sure I'm not buying one I already have somewhere. Thanks!
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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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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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Nintendo 3ds won't connect to my wifi

I can't seem to connect my 3ds in my wifi, but when I connect to other wifis like my friend's house and his pocket wifi it connects. Tried searching in google for solutions nothing work like changing ...
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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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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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Nintendo 3DS - Possible to re-download a purchased game without old console? [duplicate]

My girlfriend purchased Zelda on her old 3DS and has since sold it and bought a newer version of the console. Is it possible for her to transfer the game to her new console without re-paying and ...
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Are all 3DS NES Virtual Console game multi-player capable?

If I buy a Virtual Console game on the 3DS for the NES, and if that game is 2 player or more will it work? I am not sure if there are any 4 player NES games on the NES... will single copy play work on ...
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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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Is it possible to connect a Gamecube Controller to a 3DS?

I play a lot of SSB4, and I have gotten used to using the 3DS to play. But, is there a way I can connect a Gamecube (or other type of controller) to my 3DS, and play using that instead? I want to ...
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Does the Nintendo 3Ds System Transfer delete the data on the target system?

I want to do a system transfer, but I have different Nintendo IDs for my two systems and I've downloaded games on each of them. I have quite a few questions because I'm confused with the info on the ...
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Is it possible to Short Jump on the 3DS?

While playing Smash 4, I realized that I jump high when ever I want to jump (just by tapping the jump button, or moving the stick up for just a second). Is it even possible to Short Jump on the 3DS ...
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Is it possible to buy an UK Nintendo eShop card with a non-UK PayPal account?

I’ve tried the PayPal Gifts page but I keep getting an error. Nintendo UK does not respond to my emails and PayPal could not fix this issue either. I’ve also tried gamepointsnow.com but they don’t ...
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How much battery power is enough?

I want to download the latest system updates and some games, but when I try to do so, my 3DS tells me to connect to AC power and when it had sufficient power it will download the updates or games. ...
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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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What happens if I choose one Mii or another when linking my 3DS to the Miiverse?

I just finished updating my 3DS to the new 7.0.0-13 update, which adds the Miiverse to the 3DS and finally combines the funds of both Wii U and 3DS e-shops. Right now, my 3DS is giving me the choice ...
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What are the complete list of benefits for the American Ambassador program?

So way back when the 3ds first came out, I got the Ambassador program along with my purchase of the game because of the price drop. At first it was all well and good I saw a ton of free retro games ...
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Do I need the 3DS version to use the 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version?

Sorry if the title made no sense. I go a Youth group. Before it starts, we play Super smash bros on the Wii U. I want to bring my 3DS to use as a controller, but I do not have Super smash bros on my ...
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Forgot to Do System Transfer on old 3DS XL, can't login to old NNID [duplicate]

I just picked up the New 3DS XL and never knew about the system transfer until now. I did the 3DS exchange for $100 with GameStop without knowing about it. The GameStop employee didn't inform me ...
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Online dome Multiplayer connection error [duplicate]

As i have to less Points to answer and/or comment this post here ( Error 006-0612, please try again later.) MH4U English Demo Online Multiplayer connection error I have to write my own question and ...
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Connecting online while at work?

I am trying to connect my 3DS to my work wifi connection. It is an open wifi network that uses a username/password-based login after initially connecting. On my phone or any device, I pull up a ...
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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 does Amiibo and 3DS work?

I really like Amiibo and I'm getting the new 3DS this month. So I would like to know how Amiibo will work with the 3DS and if there are already games anounced which will support them.
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Can't seem to soft reset in Pokemon?

Whenever I try to soft reset holding R + L and pressing Select or Start nothing happens. Do I have to do something to my DS or something? I have the most recent update for Omega Ruby and Alpha ...
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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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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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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?