If I Buy a New "New" 3DS XL - What Firmware Will it Come With? (June 2015)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ofDragons, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. ofDragons
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    Hey if I'm gonna buy a new 3ds I might aswell buy the "new" one. So was wondering what firmware it will come with?
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    It all depends on the amount of product turnover your store of choice has, for example. My local Wal-Mart still has New 3DS units from launch day so those will be running 9.0.

    There's a thread for checking the serial number to pinpoint what firmware the N3DS is running.

    Here it is!
     
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  3. SlateXD

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    There is a HUGE possibility of getting a N3DS with 9.0 Firmware in either black or red!!! I literally just bought one last weekend. A lot of Walmarts have PLENTY. The one i went to had over 15 Black and 20+ Red. And half of them were 9.0 firmware. I just explained to the worker that i wanted to look at the serials to see if one matched what i was looking for (insert reason). My reason was older serials allow you to run homebrew. Not that she knew what i was talking about lol.

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    Then as described in above post, go to this link https://gbatemp.net/threads/n3ds-xl-firmware-by-version-number.381479/

    And match the firmware versions on that list with the ones you find.
     
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  4. DragonSky

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    If you are looking for <9.2 in stores then you are probably out of luck.
    You can try ask at online stores for the serial. They are shipping still higher versions.
    Many will get 9.4/9.5 in stores. It might depend if you are in usa/europe.
     
  5. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    I find tons of red units all over Los Angeles with 9.2 or lower. Black units are becoming increasingly rare
     
  6. ofDragons
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    I bought one guys and it was a QW4017 and came out as 9.0.0 ;)
     
  7. SlateXD

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    gratz :) - Make backup asap.
     
  8. marksteele

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    it all comes down to how popular your area is with nintendo fans. I remember release day I bought mine and I managed to pick up a 9.4 system (hence the firmware list, luckily I was able to return it :P). My point is that it's worth checking stores in your area before assuming they won't have one.
     
  9. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    OP, if you can't find one, I'll sell you a 9.0 red N3DSXL brand new in box bought day 1 from Toys R Us for $249 shipped.
     
  10. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Also, a $50 markup on a $200 item? Yeah, good luck with that, especially when it's been established that 9.0 N3DSXL systems are not rare. Hell, even with 4.5, you'd think that'd be somewhat rare in 2015, but nope, depending on where you live, it's perfectly possible that you could still get your hands on a 4.5 brand new unit without too much fuss. People seem to think the 3DS sells far better than it does when sales have actually slowed down considerably in the past couple of years.
     
  11. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    Tax at any store is $20, plus shipping is about $5, so no, it's a $25 'markup' on an item many stores no longer have.
     
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