From what I've gathered from this forum over the past few days is that out of the two most popular cards the DSTwo is the much superior flash cart as opposed to the cheaper R4i Gold. However my 3DS hasn't been updated as of yet, so I really don't see the point in using the best flash cart for the most recent firmware. I was thinking of playing DS games on the R4i gold, since the DSTwo is WAY too expensive for me being a poor college student (60$). So my questions are... - Will the newer 3DS games (or the ones already out) ask for firmware updates before loading? - If I want to play a 3DS game already installed on my SD card will I need to have the latest firmware update? Also I'm already aware I need the latest firmware update to use the eshop, the internet, and probably to play the game wirelessly. EDIT: Firmware Ver. 4.2.0-9U. And yes I know I can't dl 3DS games. Thanks!