Looking to buy about 10 flash cards for Lite, DSi and 3DS.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by kumpandjill, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. kumpandjill
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    Alright guys, so I know I won't get these in time for Christmas, but I want to get a bunch of flash cards to give out to children of family friends. Some of the kids have the DS Lite, some have the DSi and a couple have the 3DS.

    So anyway, I'm looking to get something like 10 of each. That being said, I don't want to break the bank. I know I could just grab a bunch of $35 flash carts, but I'd like to keep the price around $10 each or less (obviously I understand that newer carts will cost more than the ones that are just meant for the Lite, though).

    So what do you guys recommend? I don't need them shipped right away, so I was thinking about ordering from a site like priceangels.com. I've ordered from them before and given the cartridges as gifts and it worked fine. I know a lot of people will just come in and say "don't bother, just get an AceKard" or something like that. But I'm fine with not having the greatest cart around... as long as it plays games.

    So anyway, what are your guys' recommendations for each? Thanks for any help.
     


  2. wchill

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    DS Lite - Cheapo R4
    DSi/3DS - Acekard 2i

    Cheap but reliable (Use WoodR4 for R4 I think)
     
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    Acekard 2i is perfect.

    http://www.tradeinthebox.com/acekard-2i-for-3dsndsi-xlndsindsndsl_p239.html
     
  5. kumpandjill
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    Does that site not give any discounts depending on quantity? :(
     
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    buy a SuperCard DSTWO

    It's 35$ each
     
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    yeah man no way im paying $18 a piece when I want to get like 20 :/
     
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    If you want, I can pm you a link where a genuine acekard2i is $10.88 if you buy 20.
     
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    So the AceKard 2i is pretty much guaranteed to work with all current firmware versions of the DSi, XL and 3DS, correct?

    And it's expected to work with all future versions?
     
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    Well as long as the makers continue supporting it.
     
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    I like acekard 2i.
    firmware very well supported, inexpensive and simple to use.great game compatibility.also works on 3ds.
    there are cheaper cards out there and cheaper places to buy the acekard.but there is also alot of fake cards and conning fookers trying to steal your money...Try to buy your acekard 2i from the official ak reseller such as http://www.gamekool.com/acekard-2iak-2i-support-3dsdsidslds-p-217.html pretty sure they will offer you a good price if you email them and tell them that you need 10
     
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    IMO,r4i gold 3ds from r4ids.cn is right for you.I have checked this card for you and now,it with a good reputation and most important,this card kernel update so quick and it was always the first flashcart to bypass the block of firmware updating. The price is favorable but the function very well. It can support both 3DS and DSi latest firmware without any updating needed. you can buy this item from its official distributor,such as digitopz : http://www.digitopz.com/r4i-gold-3ds-flashcard-for-nintendo-3ds-p-216.html . In fact,you can contact their customer service first,maybe they will give you a more attractive price for such quantity.
     
  14. chaosdarkneo

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    If you do get the Acekard 2i, make sure you get the HW81, NOT the HW44 hardware version, or you're screwed.

    HW44 has no more updates, and HW81 is the newer, updated version.

    Also, if you do get an R4, make sure it's the original R4 (or a 1:1 copy) because if it isn't, it might not run WoodR4, and thus, might not run newer games.
     
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    Acekard 2i is pretty cheap, and you don't have to worry that much about getting a clone/fake. Works on every version of DS ever made.
     
  16. drizzt007

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    I was thinking of picking up a few of the r4i gold cards for the 3DS from digitops , I am getting them for a friend , and I was just wondering if there's anything I need to check before I order.

    Is there anything , such as FW version I need to find out from him or any other pertinent info I need to know , or does the r4i gold work for all 3DS?

    BTW, where are they located (digitops), and has anyone had any problems with them , are they a reputable seller?
    I've only ever bought them from dealextreme , and never had any problems.
     
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    You could try priceangels, dealextreme's sister site. They have them for $11, the r4ids ones.
     
  18. drizzt007

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    hey, thanks.
     
  19. Themanhunt

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    I believe Lightake is the cheapest seller of R4i Gold 3DS in China
     
  20. jimmyemunoz

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    Your friend hopefully is not above 2.1.0.4 firmware because the card will need to be updated with the 2.2.0-4 update of the R4ids.cn website (which will make it compatible with every firmware available at the moment). If his firmware is on 2.1.0.4 or higher then the best thing would be to find out if he has a DSi or DS Lite to flash the 2.2.0.4 update. Hell, you might even have a DS to help him out? You could always e-mail the seller you're buying from and ask if they would update the flash cards for 3.0.0.6 firmware. I believe DigiTopz is located in China IIRC, and yes they're reputable.