Get a Gateway or wait it out?

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  1. mar789
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    I was contemplating getting a Gateway, I've been waiting it out for months and always tell myself there is no point getting one now as each month passes. I was wondering if it is actually worth getting now or should I just wait?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Cid barba corta

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    I think it´s totally a worth card. I´ve bought the R4i in the past just because it was cheaper and back then there was no difference between R4 and GW. Now i have both cards and i can assure GW is by far supperior. I can´t tell you Sky´s performance since i dont owe one. But if you have a 3ds with 4.1-4.5 firmware, get a GW and enjoy
     
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    Well it costs $60. That's less than the cost of 2 games. You can play as many games as you want on it.
    Do the math :P
     
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    I just got mine today, and I am also on 9.2.0-20

    But I thought it is better to order it now than to wait for the Update, since then everybody will order one ;)
     
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    It depends. Do you have a 4.5 or below 3DS? Then yes, by all means get it. But, if you're one of those people with a 5.0+ console that are waiting for Gateway to release their sysNAND 9.2 update, that's an entirely different story. We don't know when (or heck, if) the update will come out. A month ago Gateway said they're "in the process of finalizing our support for 3DS systems running System Firmware 9.0.0-20 / 9.1.0-20J / 9.2.0-20 natively!" Whether or not that means it's coming out tomorrow or months from now, we have no idea. If you do decide to wait, make sure to keep an eye on the Gateway website, because as soon as it's released, those units will go flying off the shelves.
     
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    Up to you, man.

    Think about the future, when they release the update, will you regret not ordering it sooner or you won't ?
     
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    Well I ordered mine Yesterday from Playmods.co.uk and they sent me an email saying that they ship today. So Yeah you can buy one. Wait for the update, and you can play all games you want. So, like many people said, it's worth it.
     
  8. Haymose

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    Well do you want to ride the hype train when the update is released? Or wait it out a few more days or possibly weeks to get one shipped? Maybe save money if it's a troll? An easier decision to make if you got cash laying around.
     
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    Playmods.co.uk is with promotion with Gateway, so I bought now :)
     
  10. johnbus

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    Out of curiosity, did anyone else think of this?

     
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    If you honestly don't care about homebrew or region lock, get a Sky3DS, at least you don't have to wait a month for that and much less hassle of it breaking on you. Get a Gateway if you want to wait for the update, and you'll get homebrew, region lock, and cia.
     
  12. Skull Kiddo

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    Be patient like me. I think it's just a matter of weeks or even days for the 9.2 release.

    Unless you want the far inferior Sky3DS just to play it on 9.4, although I don't recommend that because someday that will be blocked too.
     
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    I'm waiting it out. It helps that I already have all the 3ds games and ninjhax homebrew that ai want, though.

    I just want to make sure GW doesn't pull a Sky3ds and release a new card...
     
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    I wish I bought Cubic Ninja back in the day xD I only have Pokemon Y, OoT3D, Smash, some DS games and then some eShop games and LA DX. Would help really much if I had homebrew, can imagine myself playing Pokemon Yellow in full 3D (?) and also original resolution. I wonder if the GB/GBC emulators have that nice Gameboy border when you press Start while starting up a GB/GBC VC game?
     
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    Either sell it and buy another 3DS XL that isn't on 9.3 or 9.4 (none of the current retail stock will have it yet) OR just buy a Sky3DS and keep your 9.4 XL. No point in waiting another 2 years for Gateway to find a new entry point.
     
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    You have brought shame and dishonor to the community.
    Bushido!
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    I'm in limbo on a 9.2 3DS XL, waiting for Gateway to support my firmware, or an update to Ninjhax, or (least likely) for Sky3DS to get a solution for homebrew and eShop. Until then, I'm stuck really wishing I could download Xeodrifter...
     
  19. Phantom_User

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    To be honest, waiting it out + getting a gateway are the exact same thing.
     
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  20. flamepanther

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    Not quite. One involves spending money.
     
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    Touché! You got me there, didn't remember that.