I am an impatient and lazy schmuck. I was planning to buy the N3DSXL on release, but there's a few things that I'm concerned with, primarily Gateway support. There's a local seller who has A Link Between Worlds edition 3DS XL with firmware 8.1 on it for $135. I own a Gateway but no console at the moment. So, I am eliciting opinions - should I pull the trigger on this one or wait? Pros with ALBW 3DSXL* I can downgrade the firmware and start playing games now * With downgraded firmware comes the easy, offline exploit (the big one for me) * 9.5 emunand support with GW3.0.4. * Decent resell value Cons with ALBW 3DSXL * It ain't the new 3DS XL * It's gold and may be distracting? Pros with N3DS XL * It's the newest system: c-stick, processor upgrades, auto-brightness, etc. Cons with N3DS XL * No Gateway support at the moment, no news as to when, and I don't want to drop $90 on Sky to play. * Any exploit they release may require wifi every time you want to enter Gateway mode * It's not immediately in front of my face.