Can anyone confirm if new batch of 3DSes are on 11.3?

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  1. Disco Inferno
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    I saw a comment on one of Smealum's tweets by someone who claimed that the latest batch of 3DSes come with 11.3, but I haven't heard this from anywhere else. Can anyone confirm finding a 3DS on 11.3 out of the box? If it's true, the timing would explain why the supply was so low over the holidays.

    https://twitter.com/WickedsInferno/status/829973423451418624
     


  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    Personally, I don't think currently they will being it only was released not long ago, it takes a long time to manufacture and ship to the stores etc. unless it was refurbished then potentially
     
  3. Patxinco

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    Here in Europe has been a huge lack of N3DS non XL for almost 5-6 months, if they were planning this, they nailed it...
     
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    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    unless they had 11.3 ready to go 2 months ago already, you shouldn't really find that firmware in current stock and probably not for 4-8 more weeks. if at all
     
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    Normally I would agree, but someone claimed that the new stock has 11.3, so I'm asking for confirmation.

    Additionally, there was a 3DS drought over the holiday season, and the new restocks were timed pretty close to the new firmware update. It's entirely possible Nintendo could have planned this. /tinfoilhat
     
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    That's someone claiming, no proof? Merely speculation.
     
  7. Disco Inferno
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    That's why I'm asking anyone else for confirmation. I'm sure someone must have bought one from the new batch by now.
     
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    Just bought a new 3ds xl galaxy from my local gamestop and it came with 11.2, serial QW1237. The guy behind the counter said it came in "last week", so if any local stores still have stock people should still be good to go for a bit.

    Currently crossing my fingers that the refurb FE edition I ordered today is also not yet fucked. Will update once I get that.
     
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    Thanks. The galaxy edition has been on my shopping list for a while, and this puts my mind at ease.
     
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    Im pretty sure new stock will be on new firmware. It's no coincidence that all the stores are sold out for months.
     
  11. Disco Inferno
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    But in this thread, I'm asking for confirmations either way.
     
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    Be happy with speculations. ;)
     
  13. Disco Inferno
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    I've already got one report of a new 11.2 with partial serial number, so I don't need to be. Here's hoping more reports come in.
     
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    I've seen some reports on Smea's twitter that people have been buying a few N3DS preloaded with 11.3 already, so I don't know
     
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    That's where I saw the comment I linked to in my OP, but couldn't corroborate it. Did you see more besides that one?
     
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    not only has the stock been so low for months, Bestbuy.com recently stocked up for like 30 min N3DSXL Black and i quickly bought one and chose 2-day shipping, my order has since been backordered.. RIP this will come with 11.3 for sure.
     
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    .... wat the hell.

    11.3 has been out for 5 days.
    It takes 8-10 weeks to manufacture and ship a 3ds from china.
    If you buy a (new outta box) 3ds with 11.3, it was a return.
     
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    So... I am going to guess that the pikachu new Nintendo 3ds XL is going to be on 11.3.0 when it comes out in the U.S
     
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    well, when new3ds came out weren't there a batch that came released with 9.5?
     
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    That would imply that Nintendo was aware of safehax/fasthax before it was publicly released and they fixed it 'months ago'.
    I think Nintendo must have just recently patched it, and pushed the update ASAP so it's very unlikely any units manufactured since before last week are on latest firmware. The ones being manufactured now will be on latest firmware most likely, but you won't see them in stores for a couple of months. From what we've seen earlier, their distribution time has been around about 6-8 weeks

    Not likely, but there is a possibility. I managed to get the Singapore/Malaysia/UAE one that is a repackaged NTSC-U, on 11.2. it's very likely the sets that are coming out to USA later this month have already been sent to the distributors, so unless Nintendo open the sealed boxes and update, or ask their distributors to (I read they had once asked Amazon to do this, but not sure if it's true), it should be on 11.2.