Need Advice about getting New 3DS or not...

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  1. Wizardkoer
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    So I have an o3ds (not XL) and it has rxtools with many games. Thing is that it has LOTS of wear and tear by which I mean marks, scratches and small dents. So I put black tape to make it look better (even though it still looks horrible but a lot better). But it's perfectly functional and good.

    I was thinking about getting a new console, because the way the current one looks brings tears to my eyes. So, I can get the following at the following prices (I live in Australia and all prices in AUD):

    - New 3DS preowned $188
    - New 3DS preowned XL $218
    - Original 3DS XL preowned $168
    - Original 3DS preowned $128

    I'm getting preowned because I'm going to downgrade the 3DS to 9.2.0E and if it fails I can claim it wasn't working in the first place and EB games has a soft spot for preowned item returns (from past experience). If I got a Brand New one, it would be very hard to claim it isn't working.

    So which one do you think I should go for? If I got a New 3DS, I would play Hyrule Warriors (It runs at a disgusting FPS on o3DS) Xenoblade, and other games for the New 3DS.

    And if I go for the New 3DS, XL or not?
     


  2. nxwing

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    If you don't really want an N3DS, perhaps replacing the 3DS housing is a replacement?

    I'd get a preowned N3DS XL but I'd test it out first.
     
  3. phalk

    phalk Handheld Maniac

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    If you have money to spend go for a New 3DS.

    Otherwise, wait for the next handheld. There's not much to gain from the upgrade (despite what it's owners will try to say).
    I did this when the DSi was out and I had a DS Lite and I didn't regret it one bit (Despite the DSi having more exclusive content than the New3DS has).
     
  4. ApolloCheese

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    if your o3ds is fully functional you should keep going with it. i own a n3ds and a o3ds and the difference isnt that big. xenoblade is the only exclusive game for n3ds iirc...
    some games may run a little better on n3ds but thats not worth buying it for. your biggest benefit would be super stable 3d which is really great! (i hardly ever played 3d on my o3ds).

    so if you really want to buy a new console go for the n3ds, if you can live with the old one, keep using it...

    edit: get the big one
     
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  5. TheDuckMan64

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    I bought a brand new n3ds xl for my birthday about 2 months ago ($250 from eb games, although I think big w sells them cheaper?), and I would so recommend getting one. I had an o3ds non-XL as well, and the size and speed difference is amazing. I have used a friends n3ds before getting my new n3dsxl and personally I like the size and feel of the XL more, although that's just my preference (Also, some people say that flash cards for a little funny in the XL models, but my r4i, sky and gateway's fit just fine :P).
     
  6. Wizardkoer
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    The only thing that wants to make me cry is that Hyrule Warriors run at about 20fps... 20FPS!!!!! SO BAD!! But New 3DS runs it at an acceptable 30ish. But my biggest point is that my current 3DS LOOKS bad due to its damage as I stated in my original post.
     
  7. 8BitWonder

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    Games'll run much better if you install ntr+n3ds cpu plugin.
     
  8. SomeGamer

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    But Hyrule Warriors runs at N3DS speed on default.
     
  9. Wizardkoer
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    Haha nice setup mate with three flash carts... I think I am gonna get the New 3DS not XL, because the pixels are a bit sharper and it feels nice for me but that's my personal preference. I'll try get the one from EB Games for $188, and like I said, they'll return it easily since its preowned. Also where did you get your r4i, sky3ds and gateway from? I'm in Perth, and no physical shops that sell them here, only in Sydney and Melbourne. I've heard OZModchips are good.
     
  10. 8BitWonder

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    My bad, wasn't aware it did that.
     
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  11. TheDuckMan64

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    Well I recently swapped my Sky for a set of gateway cards from @Quantumcat, and I got my sky and r4 from OzModChips, and I believe she got her gateway from them as well. You can get an r4i gold for about $20 plus shipping, and a gateway is about $90 while the sky is $110. I also hate the idea of cover plates (idk why though :P) which is one of the main reasons I got the XL. Try hunting around a little though, I saw someone from NT auction an n3dsxl on eBay and the winning bid was $54, so make sure to have a good look around before buying anything.
     
  12. nero99

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    O3ds dual core cpu, new 3ds quad core cup. Hat alone is reason enough to upgrade.
     
  13. TheDuckMan64

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    Don't forgot the c-stick and ZL/ZR buttons. They're amazing for games that support them.
     
  14. BORTZ

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    We want pics :D

    I would agree with phalk's advice. If you have the money, go for a N3DS. If not, stay where you are.
     
  15. Bubsy Bobcat

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    If you like turning your handhelds into emulation stations, I'd say it's worth it. It's also worth it if you want to play your games as silky smooth as possible with ntr. :D
     
  16. Wizardkoer
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    NTR ain't an option for me because I can't run 'unauthorised copies' and only genuine shit work on it. I need reinand so I can play any cia I want... But is there a modified version of NTR so I can run unsgined cia?
     
  17. Bubsy Bobcat

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    Aren't you using the NTR loader in ReiNand? I can run unsigned stuff just fine.
     
  18. TheDuckMan64

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    Rxtools disabled sig patches anyway? Make sure your using one of the latest nightlies
     
  19. phalk

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    As I've said, n3ds owners will try to justify their purchase as much as they can. :rofl:

    But in reality, the only real benefit you will be getting is SNES VC and Xenoblade Chronicles.
     
  20. SomeGamer

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    Also Super Stable 3D! But setting up A9LH is a bit more challenging on a N3DS.