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Questions tagged [new-nintendo-3ds-3dsxl-2ds-2dsxl]

The upgraded editions of the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld consoles, including a better processor, two additional shoulder buttons and better 3D display. Use this tag for questions specific to the New 3DS, New 2DS, and XL variants of the same.

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Changing NNID on Mario Edition New 3Ds

I got a New Nintendo 3DS system, it is a Mario edition so it comes with Super Mario 3D Land preinstalled. I, stubbornly, decided to created my Nintendo account and NNID in my home region, Colombia; ...
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Is it possible to reuse 3DS nintendo account on a Switch? Is there any benefit in doing so?

I already have a Nintendo account created on a 3DS. When adding a new user on a Switch, I have a choice between logging into an existing account or creating a new one. Will I be able to use the ...
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If I put my gamer ID into a preowned new 3ds Xl that has games already downloaded, will the games be affected in any way?

I'm planning on getting a preowned New 3ds Xl from someone and the listing says it has games downloaded onto the system. I have my own 3DS (the older version) and I created a gamer ID on it to help ...
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Moving Nintendo eShop games from a 3DS to a New 3DS

I bought a Nintendo 3DS the week it came out. Loved it, but it failed to recognize my 64GB microSD card for external purchases. (Not a problem, expect that I realized "hey, if I buy Hyrule Warriors, ...
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Can't get any more panels after putting Puzzle Swap to Game Vault

I accidentally added Puzzle Swap to Game Vault on my 3DS. I have undone that, but I don't seem to get any new puzzles since then. When I meet friends who I know to have panels I don't have, I get to a ...
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Do I have enough SD storage on my new 2ds xl for updates

I recently bought a new 2ds xl and was wondering if I buy the physical version of Pokemon Sun will I have enough SD space to install the updates for the game?
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How do I effectively backup my 3DS saved games?

I lost a 3DS last year, and last week my SD card decided to turn half of itself into bad sectors. I finally got around to using the built-in Data Management option and have a backup on my PC, but I ...
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Will using a screen protector affect my 3ds xl touch screen?

I am looking for a way to keep my 3DS XL screen clean. I looked up this website: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/47/~/how-to-clean-the-screen But I still can't remove ...
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Is it safe to leave “Thumbs.db” on the N3DSXL microSD card, or should I remove it?

I was using microSD Management on my New 3DS XL, to take a look at some of the pictures on the card (specifically, the Guild Card and QR code for Etrian Odyssey IV, which are stored in a separate ...
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Will a 3ds be fine if a cartridge is removed while it is running?

My little sister took my game out of my 3ds while it was on and the game was still on, and I am worried. Are there any glitches that might occur after this incident? After I realized she did this I ...
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How do I use amiibos?

I got an amiibo but I don't know how to use them in animal crossing new leaf. I haven't played it in a year (or a bit less), is there a new place or do I need to get something in the game to use the ...
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What is this thing on new 3ds xl?

On my (and all other) "new 3ds xl" there is a grey thing on the right side near the top screen, It looks like a button and it's next to the bottom screen and straight above the "y" button and ...
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If I create a new Nintendo ID, can I still play my games I have downloaded to an SD card?

I Was wondering if I am able to keep games that I have downloaded to an SD card if I create a new Nintendo ID. I dislike my Nintendo ID very much. I had not chosen it, and it is offensive to me.
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(How) can I access microSD Management from a Mac?

I recently purchased a New 3DS, and the microSD card is in a really weird place. This leaves me with the most convenient option, microSD Management. Nintendo's website says it can only be accessed ...
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How do I save software on a 3DS transfer?

So I've recently bought a New 3DS XL to replace my old 2DS, and the 3DS has a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed on it. When I do a system transfer, is there any way to save the game??
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Will formatting a 3DS affect my Pokémon games or Pokémon bank?

I have been encountering error 001-0502 since last month. I tried the solution posted by Nintendo (forward the ports), but it did not work and I do not know if I did it correctly (I tried to google it)...
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How long does a 3DS have when the light turns red?

When the power indicator on a 3DS turns red, about how much time is remaining on its battery life? I am asking this for all types of 3DS.
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Can you transfer AC:NL game data between a physical copy of the game to a digital copy?

I've been playing on this world for a few days in AC:NL on the physical copy of the game. I recently bought the digital copy, is there anyway I can transfer the physical data to the digital one? Can I ...
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Are there advantages of having a Japanese vs an American 3DS?

I am from India, and I am planing to order new Nintendo 3DS XL from Play-Asia. I am looking at either a Japanese version or an American version. The Japanese version is cheaper for me, but I don't ...
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No space on New 3ds xl

I have a brand new Nintendo New 3DS XL. I have downloaded pokemon AS and the update. There is no room for pokemon X. I have not taken any pictures, only downloaded these games. How do I fix this
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C-Stick not staying enabled

Every time I start up MH4U the option to enable the Circle Pad Pro is disabled. If I go to the options and enable it the C-Stick stays active until returning to the main menu. Is there a way to make ...
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How is the new 3DS different from the previous 3DS?

I've got a 3DS XL released in 2012. I'd like to know how the "new" 3DS XL, released in 2014, is different so I can figure out if it is worth the upgrade.
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Can I do a System Transfer to a “new 3DS” without a working SD Card?

My old 3DS currently has a problem reading SD cards, and I'm planning to pick up a "new 3DS" at the end of this month. I was thinking, is it possible to do a System Transfer without a working SD Card ...
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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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Micro SD Card 32G - will the SanDisk Pixtor work with the new 3DSXL? It's an SDSDQUP-032Q-AB46A. It's an SDHC1

Planning to re-transfer to the new card from the old 3DSXL. Did not delete on the last transfer and noticed that I only had 3K plus blocks after reloading MH4U. Decided to get a 32G card but didn't ...
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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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Do the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS XL have swappable faceplates?

Do the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS XL have swappable faceplates? I saw that the new Nintendo 3DS has swappable face plates, apparently for the ambassador edition, and was wondering if the ...
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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 ...