1. The Real Jdbye

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    I think the base model 3DS starts at like $1500 straight from Nintendo (don't quote me on that, that's just what I remember of some publicly posted information someone leaked), and a couple hundred bucks more for n3DS(XL) and as anyone can sign up for a developer account and order 3DS and Wii U development hardware it's not exactly hard to get one new straight from the source.
    I'd guess you could get $500-750 for it pretty easily.
     
  2. DjoeN

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    I would have blurred all serials, isn't it so that all dev kits stay property of the company (Nintendo in this case)
    But, he, who am i :D
     
  3. zoogie

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    Dev units are necessary if one wants to develop and release a 3ds game.
    Couple of bad news items though:
    1. The retail scene on 3ds is basically completely dried up. Indie devs report total sales of < 100 units with regularity (that ain't going to pay your rent unless you live w/ parents).
    2. If you buy second hand, Nintendo won't have record of your purchase and you will still have to buy a dev unit from them if you want to publish (the good news is that their dev program is open to anyone - on 3ds/WiiU at least).
    3. Nintendo will also require you to buy a debugger, which is very costly, UNLESS you have a new3ds/new2ds panda, where they will allow you to dev and publish Unity games (not SDK) with just the test unit. It's clear that your panda is an old3ds so you'd need a debugger to publish SDK/Unity games with it. (unity games can run on old3ds, just poorly).

    Honestly, the only reason to dev and publish on 3ds is to "prove" yourself worthy of a Switch SDK, a platform where you can actually make a living. (then again, why not just publish a Unity game on Steam first? you'll make more in the end).

    The good news is that dev units can play retail games when hacked, so they still have practical value to the general public, and not just as a collector's curiosity. I would put it on ebay for $150-200 and see what you can get.

    tl;dr - near worthless as a dev unit but has decent value as a hacked 3ds game player.
     
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    The serials belong to someone else

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    image.jpg From what I’ve read I have pandas as well as devkits
     

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  5. Ryccardo

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    Nah, it's less than 400 for a Panda N3DS :)

    But if you want the actual cool gear (a home system with video output), that base figure is right

    (and while nearly-always-online DRM may not be a thing on consumer consoles outside of "free"-games-with-subscription options, it is with modern devkits, including the N3DS boxes where you actually rent features)
     
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    There’s a lot of stuff
     

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  7. The Real Jdbye

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    Ah in that case they aren't worth much. Did the use to be more expensive? I could have sworn they used to cost more.
     
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    While that is the classic pithy answer, one I have given myself on more than one occasion, and still true you can do better than that and note historical prices, try to guess at desirability (the 3ds was a so-so console with a less than brilliant homebrew scene from where I sit, but still popular enough to warrant some attention so there is that) or figure out how to maximise desirability (time of year, do you spend 2 hours creating a nice display mounting board/fiddling with installed software or indeed buy in some flash carts or replace batteries/recondition a thing or two/stick video out, explode the thing into a piece of serious wall art..., while it is probably never going to get as silly as the SNES-PS1 prototype is sitting on them for a year or three so we get some kind of nostalgia a good plan, especially if they don't owe the OP too much right now? One picture I see in the thread looks like several major form factors, bundle or not does change things -- a collection off the showroom floor has fewer potential buyers but said buyers might well pay up to save aggravation down the line, even more so if it is on a nice wall mountable board a la the image attached).
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    How many of said questions we might be able to answer, or answer well, around here is a slightly different matter (indeed you have likely seen as much dubious logic in business discussions around here as I), though at the same time it is more likely there will be some unknown options available if all the choice hardware and software mods are considered.


    Video of marginal related interest at this point, mainly as I would have said a segacd dev kit is nowt but a wallhanger/shelf of cool stuff fodder but it appears not (or was not when that video was being made).
     
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    By the time everyone could become an official developer they were already off the (new) market, but according to https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-development-hardware.327858/ they were roughly the same*

    (note that the boxes were outsourced to different companies - Kyoto Microcomputer for the O3DS series instead of the usual Intelligent Systems, they were the last "you own it and drm free" models by the definition in my previous post, the N3DS model is available with 1/2/4/8 GB (2 of those, not sure of which) of ram, ...)

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    * including a subscription of arbitrarily reasonable time; if you just want video capture for a short term, the N3DS box is a better deal
     
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  10. The Real Jdbye

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    I might have been thinking of the boxes since they can actually hook up to a PC for debugging and I just confused the two. The panda and snake units seem to be not so great for that, but mostly for testing.
     
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    Oh my god I'm so jealous of all this stuff
     
  12. Stressbox

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    I think I’m going to start letting them go for about $300
     
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    nice stuff, any put to sell or trade ? ;)
     
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    There is a buy / sell / trade forum. You need 100 posts to gain access to there. Any trading outside of those forums is against tos.
     
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    oh , thank's
     
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