How to be sure to buy a N3DS XL <= 9.2 ?

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  1. Asia81
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    Even on Internet ?

    At the end of the month (Salary ^^') i will buy my New Nintendo 3DS XL EUR, and i will sell my Old 3DS XL EUR 4.5 too.

    But for the N3DS, i want a 9.2 or lower for always use my GateWay, and i'm asking where and how can i be sure to buy a 9.2 from Internet ?

    I will see for physical store with the serial code on the box, but i don't know for from internet.
     
  2. Jao Chu

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    Buy a used console and ask the seller to check the firmware version. Better yet, find one thats advertised as Gateway compatible
     
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    but i want it not used if i can
     
  4. usernametaken

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    Then you'll need to ask the seller for the serial on the box if it's advertised as unopened / new. You could ask if they'd be willing to open and set it up to check the firmware then reset it, but that'd kind of defeat the purpose of new / unopened. :)

    Just make sure if you're buying online that you can return it incase it's not the right FW.
     
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    Edit: Double post.
     
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  7. tipsytoto

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    Buy a mh4u limited edition online if you can find it. Don't believe they released any that weren't 9.2 or below. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    The box's don't come sealed so if you are careful you can check the serial number on the case or in the software.
     
  9. ThemBats

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    What about Zelda Majoras Mask Bundle?

    I'm also thinking about buying a n3ds and would like to get it new. Is there a better option then say amazon, I live in EU?
    Lastly is there an important thing that I need to consider if I end up with a n3ds from different region?
    I'm planning to hack it.
     
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    mm le isn't necessarily safe. there was a second batch with 9.4s. region doesn't particularly matter since gateway mode is region free.
     
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    Standanrd N3DSes have a much better chance of having a FW ≤9.0. Because I didn't want my GW to go to waste, even though I have a SKy3DS, I went to Best Buy and bought a second one. Black. It's not a sure thing, but I could at least return the thing immediately if the FW wasn't what I wanted.
     
  13. tipsytoto

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    Yeah as long as your dont mind a japanese interface until you enter the game. Even then there is a way to supposedly create an emunand with a different region thanthe console but i havent taken that leap yet.
     
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    Not for local multiplayer, IIRC.
     
  15. tipsytoto

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    Thanks for clarifying that, I hadn't actually given it a shot so that's useful info. What about online multiplayer with a .cia or .3dz of a different region?