Seeing that I'll be getting a 3DS (not XL) soon, I'm trying to gather some information on which models are most likely to have the 4.5 firmware on-board, preferably lower. The region of interest is Europe. I did quite a bit of Googling regarding the matter, here are my conclusions: The Aqua Blue model has been discontinued in Europe in 2012, it's guaranteed to have a low enough firmware to run 3DS Mode flashcarts The Flame/Flare Red model has been discontinued at an unknown date, it's hit and miss The Cosmo Black model is still in circulation, another mystery The Pearl Pink model does not interest me for obvious reasons The Ice White model is still manufactured, mystery firmware to be expected Now, my question is as follows - I'm asking you guys on any and all information regarding the issue. I know about the "Copyright 2012" check already, but assuming that checking the box would be impossible, what other tell-tale signs are there? Perhaps some of you bought one of those models recently and has insight as to what firmware was originally on-board? I really wouldn't want to end up with an incompatible system. Thank you in advance for any and all tips!