Classic 3DS firmware

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  1. MarkDarkness
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    I have been searching for a couple hours now, and yes, I have seen the wiki thread regarding this issue. But to be as straightforward as possible: if I buy a classic 3DS (no bundle), will it come with a firmware 4.5 or lower? As in, do classic 3DS's even exist with a firmware above that straight out of the box?

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    no.

    you're welcome,
     
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  4. XiTaU

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    many 3ds consoles come with over 4.5 out of the box its all luck of the draw really. Ur luck is also gonna run out the longer u wait.
     
  5. Öhr

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    there might be a serial number on the box, indicating the production date. maybe someone somewhere has already compiled a list, which indicates the year and thus possible firmware version...

    Imo, the GW is not worth it yet, for several reasons:
    Compatibility issues, online not working, old firmware requirement, no homebrew yet, 3DS brick risk and few fantastic 3DS games out there (compared to older consoles/handhelds).
     
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    If you find one old enough and or not used, it might come with it.
     
  7. MarkDarkness
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    Thank you for all the feedback, it provided some interesting insight.

    On the other hand, I recently came across a Luigi's Mansion bundle... well, that one is pretty certain to have 4.5, I think...? And it looks pretty good.
     
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    if you buy 3DS on a less gaming country, you'll get 2.0 or even 1.1 3DS
     
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