Okay, so maybe I'm just being cray, but can someone indulge my paranoia and be a bit of a sounding board please? I enjoy my 3DS XL quite a bit and love supporting developers that make games I enjoy. I own an XL because my eyesight isn't great and the nerve endings in my hands are damaged. As a result, being able to see the classic 3ds screen is difficult for me, and it's painful to hold it for extended periods of time. I have a gateway and my 3DS profile on emunand 9.4 with all of my games. Digital is my preference; it's just more convenient for me, so every 3ds game I own (it's a lot) is digital. I use my gateway to enjoy games from Japan and Europe that never came here, as well as to try new titles that I'm on the fence about buying. Someone on gamefaqs raised a scare that Nintendo had released a new firmware, which appears to be false, but now it's got me thinking; if Nintendo were to release a new firmware before or right after the new 3ds xl releases, I would be hosed right? I wouldn't be able to update my emunand to do the system transfer as it would cease functioning if I understand correctly. What's more, if Nintendo releases a system update before gateway becomes compatible with the unit, or if I can make the transfer then a system update occurs, I lose eshop access as well as the capacity to do a system transfer. Should I legitimately be concerned, or is there a trick I don't know about? At this point I think I might just update my old 3ds, transfer my emunand back to its sysnand, and just wait for the new 3ds to come out. That way if there is a firmware update I'll be safe. I don't want to, but it seems to be the smartest decision overall unless there's a trick I don't know about.