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Assuming the 3DS cannot be repaired, there's good news and not-as-good news (and maybe a little bad news) I'll start with --- The good news: Game Cartridges: all your save data is stored on the cartridge, with a new 3DS system you can pick back up wherever you left off in your savegames. The only thing lost may be streetpass data, and certain things like ...


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Your Pokebank information is tied to your Nintendo Network ID. So, yes; if you get a replacement 3DS, and login to your old NNID account on it, you will be able access and withdraw your stored Pokemon (assuming the thief did not otherwise mess with them). However, the same NNID cannot be associated with more than one 3DS at a time. As a result, you will ...


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Yes, what you want to do is possible. While all 3DS software is region-locked, Nintendo DS software is not. Because that region-locking isn't encoded into the DS software, you can play software from all regions on your 3DS. You can even check out this youtube video where someone demonstrates a DS games from North America, Japan, and Europe on their North ...


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Based on a few other links I've found, it appears to be the 3DS and not the account that gets banned. Take this link for example. It contains the following screenshot: According to that screenshot, which is from a 3DS, it states that "This device's access to online services has been restricted by Nintendo." The link also states that buying a new 3DS is ...


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Blocks on the 3DS are each 128KB in size. This translates to 8 blocks per Megabyte, or 8192 per Gigabyte. (All using proper binary prefixes, of course.)


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There will be no 3D effect with a regular DS game, as this IGN article states: Standard DS games will not have the ability to be displayed in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS. DS games will...only be displayed in standard 2D. To further the point, on this comparison chart from Nintendo, it states at the bottom that: Only Nintendo 3DS software can be played ...


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For built-in software, they're used in: Streetpass Quest I and II: Two coins apiece for a "wanderer", random color, level 1 or 2, that goes along with miis you've met. It's usually a good idea to max out to have 10 characters in the party whenever you "venture forth". In quest 2 you can also spend 2+level coins to have previously met miis rejoin even ...


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According to Nintendo's own FAQ (Click General Information -> What Is Transferred During the System Transfer Process?), you will keep your game on the target system, and be able to redownload it from the eShop, see the two excerpts from the answer: What Is Transferred During the System Transfer Process? Applies To: Transfer From Nintendo 3DS Answer: ...


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Unfortunately, as you have noted, without the original system to transfer to, you are likely without hope. 3DS titles are tied to console, not to any ID (Nintendo Network ID or otherwise), so without the console, you can't do a whole bunch. If you had the console, you'd be able to do things differently, but as it stands, there isn't much you can do. There ...


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In many cases, yes. There is no "save screenshot to SD card" feature in the 3DS as of right now. Some games allow you to take pictures under certain conditions (the camera man in Pokémon XY, the camera in Pilotwings Resort, pressing L + R in Animal Crossing New Leaf, etc.), but this differs from game to game. With the Miiverse, however (which was added to ...


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This is not possible. When you set up a NNID on your system, the digital copy of Luigi's Mansion was linked to it. You can see this by deleting the game from your system, going to the eShop, and checking redownloadable software - Luigi's Mansion will be there. You can delete a NNID from a 3DS system, but it will also make any linked games unplayable, which ...


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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 ...


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Officially, the 3DS only supports SD and SDHC cards (of which, the upper limit on SDHC is 32GB). And for out-of-the-box solutions, it is true that 32GB is the largest SD card you can buy. However, after some digging, it is less that the 3DS does not support SDXC cards (64GB+), but rather that is does not support the exFAT file system that these eXtreme ...


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Nintendo states that the 3DS is SDHC compliant, (The HC here means "high capacity") which means that any SD card that is SDHC compliant should work. Almost all SD cards that are larger than 2GB are SDHC cards and should work fine. There's a little logo on the card that looks like a stylized SD with the letters "HC" underneath. SDHC cards have a maximum ...


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For the regular 3DS, the mic is the small hole under the Start button. For the 3DS XL, it is on the right of the Start button. It is a small hole marked with a 'mic' label above it.


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It is possible - with the newest software update (version Version 3.0.0-6U), you can transfer software, sounds, and images from one 3DS to another using the System Transfer found in the System Settings menu. However, if you no longer have access to the Nintendo 3DS, the transfer cannot be completed. It is all transferred using local wireless communication, ...


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No. He either wants Pokémon White OR Pokémon Black, or Pokémon White AND Pokémon Black.


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You can link a single ID to your 3DS and Wii U (this is a fairly recent change). But the games are not "cross buy" in any way similar to the Playstation ecosystem. You can upgrade Wii VC games to Wii U (only if they physically reside on the Wii U console), but buying [GAME] on Wii U, much less Wii, doesn't entitle you to [GAME] on 3DS even if [GAME] is on ...


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I don't know if this is the specific problem you're having, but there's apparently some hardware weirdness when the 3DS is in sleep mode, possibly related to sleep mode with DS games. Exposure to magnetic fields might be part of the problem. For instance, putting a 3DS on top of a DS Lite (which has magnets in the speakers in the lid) can sometimes cause ...


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You are correct. Nintendo gave us folders and named ones at that with the capacity for up to 60 items and at the same time also gave devs the ability to push updates. Apparently nobody put up any official info about how to create folders yet so I'll just describe my experience in doing so (note that wherever I tap an icon/folder in the home screen, you can ...


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As far as I know, there is no way to permanently delete this app. You have a couple of options to avoid clicking it accidentally, though: Place it in a folder. When you select an empty spot in your Home Screen, you can choose to create a folder. You can then place the Health and Safety Information, along with any other built-in app you don't want in a ...


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The Amiibo will not unlock that character. The Amiibo just becomes an AI controlled character, which can be placed on your team or play against you. There is no difference between the different versions of the game.


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No it will not delete the games unless you tell your camera or laptop to format the SD card. So be very careful about what your computer is asking you to do when you plug the card in. In a laptop it will show up as a storage device which you can access and copy the files from your SD card to your computer.


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There appears to be two modes for playing DS games on the 3DS. If you hold Select+Start while the DS game is loading, it will display in it's "Native Resolution" on the 3DS screens. Unfortunately, this is going to make the black bars bigger and not smaller. As far as I can tell, this is the only other display mode that the 3DS supports when playing DS ...


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A quick wikipedia search resulted in this: Note: I have summarized and paraphrased. Source. 90% larger screens; the top screen is 4.88 in (124 mm) and the bottom one 4.18 in (106 mm). 86% longer battery life; 1750 mAh lithium-ion battery, lasting 3.5 to 6.5 hours compared to the previous 3 to 5 hours on 3DS games and 6 to 10 hours compared to the ...


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The first scenario (transferring a save game to a digital copy) should be possible. In the 3DS's E-Shop there is a free app called "Save Data Transfer Tool". To quote the store page: The Save Data Transfer Tool allows Nintendo 3DS users to transfer save data from the packaged version of a game to the downloadable version. Players that originally purchased ...


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When the 3DS systems connect, all of the data that is going to be shared, is shared at that moment in the quick burst of data exchanged. Normally the light kicks on after a data exchange, but I've seen it lag at times. I'm not sure why. I've also had it not light up at all after a data exchange. I'm not sure what the contributing factors are in each case. ...


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You were given a download code for the Wii U version when you bought the 3DS DLC. This page details how to get that download code and then use it on the Wii U: 1. The Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS The download code for the Wii U content included in the "3DS & Wii U" option will be listed on the Receipt. You can view the Receipt by going to the ...


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