New 3DS, what Firmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by GorTesK, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. GorTesK
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    To clarify the question, if I were to buy a 3DS right now, what Firmware Version would it probably be on? (I live in Germany, but it would probably be about the same in every country... right? o.o)
    I already own a 3DSXL on FW 5.X and I'm interested in buying a new normal 3DS for 2 reasons
    1. Pokemon X/Y - I'm gonna buy both on release, so my sister and I can play. Need a second 3DS, so we can both play at the same time (was extremely nerve wracking to wait for her to finish Mystery Dungeon, before I could finally play it -.-) and so we can trade the 3 Starters to each other
    2. Gateway 3DS if its worth it (will see after release/review by Devin) I hate spending 40-50€ for a game, that I only play an hour or so and then never again... so having Gateway 3DS I could test the games beforehand and then decide whether to purchase them or not :-)

    Owning Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity (EU) I should be able to do the 4.5 FW upgrade, in case the 3DS FW is lower than that, right?


    Thanks in advance


    Edit for the mods: In case the thread title might be misleading, feel free to change it :-)
     
  2. grozio

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    i've bought a new 3ds xl from amazon (131 euro) and firmware is 4.2...
     
  3. er745

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    And the black XL? Came out on March 27 in Europe but I've seen in stores in some boxes puts 2012. Not if chances.
     
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    131€ for a NEW XL ? holy sh..... on the german amazon site prizes are like this: 155€ for a new 3DS, 120€ for a used one - 179€ for a new 3DSXL 156€ for a usd one... so... well.. gratz for the 131€ new XL o.O

    but back to my question, does someone else know, what FW a new 3DS(not XL) comes with, nowadays?
     
  5. Alucard8000

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    most of the time its either 4.1 or 4.2
     
  6. BORODA

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    Mine black XL from amazon.de bought on Jul. 12 has 4.5 preinstalled.
    So, for people who want to use gateway, it's a very good idea to buy the console now, until stocks last.
     
  7. Enchilada

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    Look on the back of the box. There you'll see in what year the 3DS was made. Buy one from 2012 because 5.0 wasn't released back then.
     
  8. GorTesK
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    oh.. the date on the back of the box... that's nice.. didn't consider that :-) thanks