BIG DECISION!!!!11!!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Xexyz, Sep 16, 2013.

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Which one?

  1. 3DS + 1 3DS game + R4i Gold 3ds + 8gb sd + $40 Eshop/another game

    17.9%
  2. 3DS + DSTWO + 8gb sd + $20 eshop

    39.3%
  3. 3DS XL + nothing

    42.9%
  1. Xexyz
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    Xexyz GBATemp's™ Official Xexyz

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    This is a BIG decision! HELP!
     
  2. logon

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    Have you seen what the 3ds gateway card does
    It allows the play of 3ds roms. I would consider that if I were you
     
  3. Xexyz
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    Xexyz GBATemp's™ Official Xexyz

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    I can't afford it bro. :sad: Plus I want to play online!
     
  4. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I would say the second option but save those 20 eShop funds for later.
    Once u get another 20$ buy urself a real game, not eShop meh games.
     
  5. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    well considering you want to play online i would stick with a DSTWO , the most reliable card when considering Nintendo updates , which are obviously required to play online
     
  6. Xexyz
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    This is a one time thing, cause I'm selling my NES collection of 86 games.
    Myself
     
  7. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    how do you have 86 NES games yet no job??
     
  8. EyeZ

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    The 3DS XL's screens make for more enjoyable gaming, but with your options you will have no games if you purchase the XL.

    Your second option includes the DSTWO which is an awesome cart.

    Your first option gives you more for your monies.

    You have to decide if wanna purchase quality over quantity, tough choice, if it was my choice i would probably go for option 3 & buy the games when i had money, but that's easy for me to say.

    I'm not gonna vote, but good luck with your choice.
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Probably because he got them from his family when they bought the games in the 80's?

    @OP: why cant you get a game with your 3DS XL?
     
  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Buy a PSVita. :tpi:

    On a serious note though, you'll be far safer with a DSTwo in terms of updates (external processor, different build etc.), plus you'll be able to reap all the benefits of DSTwo-specific homebrew. 3DS games won't magically disappear and they can only get cheaper with time while flashcarts will gradually get harder to get and once (or more appropriately "if") the R4i Gold gets blocked for good, you might as well throw it in the trash. You'll catch up with 3DS games in time, DS games should cover your gaming needs until you get some extra dough. :yaynds:
     
  11. Ammako

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    ?

    You can afford to get a 3DS + (a 3DS game + an R4i Gold w/ microSD card + $40 eShop credit), but can't afford a 3DS + a Gateway?
    Gateway seems to hover around $80-$90, surely the 3DS game + R4i Gold w/ microSD card + $40 eShop credit could be substituted with it.

    Unless you're getting a special deal for an used copy of a 3DS game in order to get it for cheaper than retail price.

    It's worth looking into, since the Gateway blue card runs on a modified version of Wood, which will most likely support every NDS rom to date. And since you'd be keeping the 3DS on 4.5 firmware (assuming you can find a 3DS on that firmware), you shouldn't have to worry about 3DS updates blocking it.
     
  12. Xexyz
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    3DS $190+$80=$270 $20 out of budget. Plus where is the DS flahcard? $190+80+23.72+$10= 303.72 $53.72 out of budget
     
  13. Ammako

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    The blue Gateway card acts as a regular NDS flashcard, the red card is for 3DS games.
    When you buy the Gateway, you should normally be receiving both the red and the blue card (Normally, because there were people saying they only received the red card or something, probably depends on the reseller.)

    It may be worth looking into ways to make $20, because a 3DS on 4.5 w/ the Gateway would let you play pretty much every NDS backup just as well as the R4i Gold, with the added bonus of being able to play 3DS backups.
    Unless you plan on eventually buying stuff on the eShop or playing any of the most recent 3DS games, in which case the Gateway is out of question.
     
  14. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Gotta vote for the XL. Anything else is too small.
     
  15. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Get a 3DS XL. It's actually a really nice upgrade. And I'd recommend mowing lawns or saving money and then splurging a bit more. :P
     
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  16. Theconejo

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    Find a used on on craigslist and save some money to get the gateway card?
     
  17. Xexyz
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    I would use the eShop and update.
     
  18. Theconejo

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    Quick check on my local c-list shows the going rate for a OG 3ds is about 130, even with a game in some cases. I would go that route if I were buying and trying to save some cash.

    Edit: about 180 for a XL
     
  19. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I voted for the first option because you get more for your dollar.

    I would go with the 3rd personally because the 3DS XL is much more comfortable if you're above the age of 14.

    EDIT: As a 3DS owner I regret not waiting for the XL to come out. The 3DS can produce some really cramped up/sore hands due to how small it is. And the Stylus placement is terrible.
     
  20. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Aren't there 3DS XL bundles you can get allowing you to get more value for money?