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The Nintendo 3DS Family consists of a series of handheld game consoles released by Nintendo from 2011. Use this tag for 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS systems. For the New Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS, 2DS XL, please use the [new-nintendo-3ds-3dsxl-2ds-2dsxl] tag instead.

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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 the Nintendo 3DS region-locked?

I am thinking of buying a 3DS when the price drop comes into place in America, however I live in Australia. Will Australian 3DS games work on a North American 3DS?
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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 3DS 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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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

Based on the previous games realesed on the virtual console from old Nintendo platforms like Game Boy. Does anyone know if a known glitch or exploit on the original game were fixed on the new ...
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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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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Four days ago my 3DS fell into water while on, when I pulled it out it remained on, quickly I turned it off and dry it with a towel, removed the SD card and game card, and placed it in a bowl with ...
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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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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 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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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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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 link my games in the 3DS releases of the Oracles games?

Originally, linking the games required passwords for the most part, but you could also link using a Game Link cable to connect the games (provided you had two GameBoys to use). Do the Virtual Console ...
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Is the 2DS region locked? Will I be able to play NA games on a Japanese System?

If I purchase a 2DS from Japan, will I be able to play American games on it?
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Are pre-installed 3DS games tied to my account or the console itself?

Nintendo is selling 3DS XLs with a game pre-installed. I am curious what the situation with that is. Is the game tied to the console ID, my Nintendo account or is it just a file on the 3DS that is ...
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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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Are you able to delete a pre-loaded game from your 3DS? How do you re-download it?

I have a 3DS that came with a game pre-loaded on it. How would I go about deleting the game (NOT the data if possible) off of the system to free up space? And since I never actually received a game ...
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What are the specs for the highest-end SD card the 3DS can support?

I am running low on space on my 3DS-XL, and there are some games coming out soon that I will want to download. I'd like to buy a new SD card before that happens, but I don't want to accidentally get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can game data be transferred to another game cartridge?

Okay, This may have been answered already, but I need to know the answer before I end up crying in a ball of tears. Apparently, I kind of lost my Nintendogs 3DS game cartridge... It's somewhere, ...
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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 change the 3DS eShop region?

I got a 3DS XL for Christmas. However, the only things on the eShop in Costa Rica are updates! I can't change my NNID region, and the eShop refuses to load when the NNID region and 3DS profile region ...
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Transfer all data EXCEPT pre-installed game (and possibly that game's data) from one 3DS to another

As mentioned in my other questions, I currently have an Animal Crossing 3DS-XL that came with Animal Crossing New Leaf pre-loaded on there. I want to transfer my data to a New 3DS (the New model), ...
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Which region-free 3DS eShop countries exist, assuming they do?

Continued on from my previous question, I ultimately deleted my 3DS NNID and decided to recreate it under a different region [which will have to wait until my birthday due to parental problems]. The ...
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Why won't this NPC move in?

I'm playing the 3DS version of Terraria, and I just recently beat the Wall of Flesh. Now I have an NPC (named "Shiitake") wanting to settle down, but despite there being plenty of suitable dwellings ...
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