Moderator's Edit Consolidating threads: If you have reached this thread due to a search, please proceed to the more concise thread found here. EDIT5: With the release of the New 3DS XL and New 3DS in Europe and the New 3DS XL in the Americas, users should start to submit serials for these systems! (Especially since I hear that the first batch itself is mixed -- some consoles having 9.4.0, and others having 9.0.0.) So, I've heard that some New 3DS (LL) consoles from Japan are coming with 8.1.0J, while others are coming with 9.1.0J, so I figured I'd make a thread where people post the letters and at least four numbers of their console's serial, along with the system version their aforementioned console came with and its color. An example submission would be: Code: New 3DS LL (Metallic Blue), QJH1017XXXX X, Version 8.1.0J. If the New 3DS (LL) consoles are anything like the old ones, the serial numbers should give some idea of when Nintendo transitioned to shipping them with the new firmware version. Here's what we have so far in spreadsheet form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rYsMcMy2uvya3EdmqetsDp7mA18dZGwfJdoPgFGhRao/pubhtml This information can be used to predict the version of a New 3DS before it's even turned on! EDIT3: Because people cannot follow simple directions; I am creating a submission wall of shame contained within this spoiler: Caution: contains copious amounts of shame!