The most notable changes from the 3DS XL to the New 3DS XL include:
"Super Stable 3D". A feature that makes use of the front IR camera to track your face to adapt the 3D image appropriately, which improves the 3D. Thanks to it, you won't have to worry about holding the device at the right angle as much as before.
The New 3DS XL is slightly larger than its ...
The New 3DS and its XL counterpart both offer only 1 GB of storage space. Pokémon X/Y and Pokémon ORAS require 1.7/1.8 GB respectively. Obviously, each game is far too large to fit on the 3DS' internal memory.
Fortunately, the New 3DS supports SD cards to extend the console's memory, and ship with 4 GB SD cards by default. However, it's possible that games ...
If you are not keen on Japanese, I'd recommend to focus on the USA one. Language can be changed in some Japanese games, but only if English is supported.
The vast majority of JP games only support the Japanese language. A second language only appears when the cartridge is expected on international market, and only in their versions. Most Pokemon games do ...
As long as you weren't in the middle of saving when the incident occurred, you'll be fine. The only problem with removing the cartridge while the system/game is on is the game will no longer play(until you put the cart back in and restart the system), and any unsaved progress will likely be lost.
If you remove the cartridge/power off the system while it is ...
According to this Nintendo Support article, you cannot directly use the account you set up with your 3DS. A 3DS system uses an account that is tied to a Nintendo Network ID, which functions differently than accounts tied to a Switch.
Nintendo Accounts and Nintendo Network IDs are used for different purposes.
A Nintendo ...
Yes, you are able to delete a pre-loaded game from your 3DS (as it is treated as a eShop purchase).
You can redownload it as any other eShop game that you have purchased in the past.
You need to be logged in a Nintendo Network ID account so the game is linked, since you need a NNID to be able to enter eShop, that souldn't be an issue.
Here you can read ...
You will use the 3DS System Transfer from the System Settings -> Other Settings menu (sub selection/page 4).
The menu options should be the same on the New 3DS even if they're shuffled around.
The process will transfer everything over from the old 3DS to the new New 3DS except for anything that was a part of a pre-installed bundle (eg, if you bought a 3DS ...
After posting my speculative comment, I did a little bit of research and found this article by Nintendo about the pre-installed software for the 3DS.
Pre-installed games are stored on the SDHC Card or microSDHC Card included with the system. This means that a portion of the available space will be taken up by the pre-installed game. If you choose to ...
This file is created in Windows when you have the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option selected in the File explorer. What this does is it stores graphics, movie, and some document files then generates a preview of the folder contents using a thumbnail cache, so that folder content doesn't need to be recalculated every time the folder is viewed.
These can ...
I found the answer on Nintendo's support website where they say that you need system menu version 6.0.0-0U or higher to backup your save-data. You can follow the instructions here. Once the data is backed up, you can use the SD card to move the backup data to a PC or something.
I use a screen protector and it works just fine. I found this thread which discusses some pros and cons of using a screen protector on a DS. The main caution seems to be keeping them out of the sun for extended periods of time, as they risk bubbling and becoming more of a nuisance than they're designed to be.
However I've used a HORI Screen protector on my ...
The digital purchases on the eshop are tied to the account. If you change the account you will lose access to the games.
As per Nintendo Support:
Digital game purchases are final, and cannot be transferred to a
different Nintendo Account.
Please make sure that you are logged into the correct Nintendo
Account when purchasing or redeeming a ...
Last I checked, 3DS games are tied to the system you purchased them on rather than just the account. However, it is possibly to permanently transfer them to a new system using the 3DS System Transfer feature.
Nintendo also has a video on how to do it:
Monster Hunter Double Cross (aka XX) is pretty much a direct port with updated graphics from the 3DS version but content and gameplaywise it is identical. This also makes it able to crossplay between Switch and 3DS versions in online rooms but not local play.
Note, the crossplay feature is only available in the japanese XX versions for 3DS and Switch since ...
I don't own the game myself, but failing any notice by Nintendo the update is available to download through the eShop.
Even once you get updated you need a new Nintendo 3DS to scan Amiibos directly, or their puck-shaped NFC reader accessory for older 3DS models.
You cannot, unfortunately.
If you try to use an SD card with games saved on them from a different NNID, you will not be able to access them as the new NNID will not have a license for the content on the SD card.
Posts in this thread confirm this.
Downloaded software and things like DLC are tied (locked) to the system on which they were downloaded. If ...
I tried to get this working, but got the same error you did about permissions. :(
The more I read about it, the more it sounds like it won't work without changes on Nintendo's side. I found this post on the 3DS subreddit that said they could get it working on Windows 7, but not on macOS or Windows 10. My only thought is that maybe the 3DS is using an older ...
Resetting your 3DS will not remove any of your pokémon bank or cartridge data.
Pokémon bank is tied to your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) though -- make sure you can carry that over between your system resets.
That depends on your model, charging, and usage methods.
My 3DS lasted about 10 minutes after hitting Red, and 2 after hitting Critical playing Mario Kart 7 - Not a power hungry game.
My New 3DS XL lasts between 25-30 minutes on Red, and 5 on Critical playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, while exploring, not in massive battles. It also has more internals it ...
For standard 3DS: (I don't have all of the 3DS versions to tell you about them)
A few minutes, if you're actively using it.
Mine's lasting about 5-10 minutes until it starts blinking, depending on enabled features (3d, WiFi,..), current game, screen brightness, etc.
Sleep mode should last longer (30 minutes?), but I haven't watched the battery die in ...
Yes, it is possible to transfer data from cartridges to an SD card in your 3DS/2DS or New 3DS. All you need for that is the Save Data Transfer Tool, which you can find on the eShop.
To scan the QR code, open the eShop, then click on the menu button in the top left, and select the second item called "Redeem download code" or similar, then click on "Scan QR ...
The 3DS is region-locked, so if you buy a japanese 3DS you will only be able to play imported japanese games, and if you buy a 3DS from europe you will only be able to play their games, and so on.
Being able to change the language depends on the game, I think. A lot of japanese games are only available in japanese, but some might have an option for english ...
From this thread:
You still have to activate it in the game options before you load your save. If you just activate it in game, you have to do this every time.
Since the alternative behavior matches up with your situation, it seems like this is the culprit. You just need to activate it in the main menu rather than in the menu once you load your file.
So... here are some long and shorts to your question.
1) You can chose to not delete some data on the receiving (new in your case) 3DS but only the data on your SD card. See here:
Tap "Delete" to confirm deletion of all Nintendo 3DS data on the target system's SD Card. Tap the blue "Delete" button to begin the transfer.
If "Do Not ...
Nintendo's official statement is that microSDHC cards of 5GB and larger (up to 32GB) are compatible with the 3D SXL.
Your particular card model is not on the list of tested models, but it appears to otherwise meet the requirements of the 3DS XL.
Only the New Nintendo 3DS has swappable faceplates. The New Nintendo 3DS XL does NOT have that option.
It's a common sentiment, I'm sure, but I'll say it anyway: too bad the New 3DS XL doesn't support swappable face plates. As much as I like the designs, if and when I upgrade, I want the big screen.
The problem is ...