I currently own a new 3ds FW 10.1 and sky3ds (staying on this FW and waiting for smea to update to 10.3) now recently I noticed that all the new games for 3ds from now on wouldn't be compatible with my sky, and I can't use eshop/install cia (knew it b4, but now it disturbs me more). now I have a few options: 1.to trade my new 3ds for old 3dsxl- which is risky 'cause the shop doesn't tell me the FW 2.buying another old 3ds/2ds 9.2> and using rxtools+sky+new3ds combo to get almost full compatibility for most of games (not including "binding of isaac" which is only digital and only for new3ds- I like this game but can live without it) 3.buying new3ds on firmware 9.2> which is very rare (as I understand from people on gbatemp) my biggest problem is playing LOZ-TFH and the "smilebasic". please advise me which console to buy- my budget is about 100-150$ 1.what region to buy? is Japanese 3ds more expensive then European/ American? can I install CIAs from other regions? 2.how to check the firmware w/o opening the box? I heard somewhere that all the 2ds's and o3ds's that are right-from-the-box are 9.2 or lower (not talking about the bundled ones) 3.how rare is it to find n3ds 9.2 or lower now-days? other factors I din't mentioned? where can I safely buy 3ds knowing it's from the region I chose and on the right version, while knowing that this place is reliable? BTW I don't care about the color. and the closest video game shop is 3 hours of driving away. sorry for my bad english- its not my main lang.