QQ3DS vs Sky3DS -- Why are people buying Sky instead?

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  1. RennyFlame
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    I know the QQ3DS is the exact same card -- a clone -- Of the Sky3DS, but, it can be found for slightly (a couple $ here and there) cheaper than a Sky3DS, comes with another cart to play normal DS titles, and even comes with a little card reader.

    You may not need those little additions (me personally, I really like the fact that they include a card for DS roms too) but, why would someone go for a Sky3DS instead? They even use the same template/diskwriting programs iirc.

    Is there some difference between the two that I'm missing?
     
  2. satel

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    no difference between them but i guess because sky3ds is the official product. :P
     
  3. xerosagas

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    QQ isn't even on ShopTemp and a lot of people use that to shop around.
    The original is likely more reliable as well.
     
  4. Wengier

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    I already have a DSTWO, so there is no need for an extra DS cart at all.
     
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    i recently ordered a sky3ds instead of a qq3ds for two reasons:
    1. easier to find.
    2. found it at a pretty good price.
     
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    DSTWO does not offer 3DS rom playback.
     
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    This makes it sound like there's actually a difference between the two.


    http://www.gozenbaby.com/qq3ds-for-playing-any-3dsds-game-on-newest-3ds2dsnew-3ds-p-691.html
    Is that not a reliable source?

    Courtesy of RomAnOCrY,

    This is a QQ3DS:
    http://tof.canardpc.com/view/bc042675-7fdb-4d71-b96a-307e4a5bf4b3.jpg

    And this is a Sky3DS:
    http://tof.canardpc.com/view/ad2f6f00-ae67-4e51-8caf-bf7d33bdfa75.jpg

    As far as I can tell, they're literally the exact same thing...
    So is this really a case of the "official" one being more reliable or..?
     
  8. xerosagas

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    From my experience, clone carts are not always completely identical and lots of times have no quality control whatsoever. The sheer number of crappy R4 clones was astounding.
     
  9. Beware

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    I ordered my Sky at eachmall for about $80, shipped. Why would I get a clone when I can get the original for around the same price/cheaper?
     
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    Unfortunately no, I only can find a picture of the back of a Sky3DS.
     
  12. Maximilious

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    The back is likely no different. It will only be a piece of board with the back end of the solder points to the chips you see in those pictures.
     
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    Oh, I thought there were additional chips on the back, hence my interest ^^
     
  14. xerosagas

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    An R4 clone, which I would be surprised if it weren't blocked in later updates.
    Gateway also comes with an (also crappy) DS cart and more features for $20 less.

    If you want a good DS-mode cart, get a DSTwo.
     
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    I know, but the OP was talking about Sky3DS vs QQ3DS, right? Since I have DSTWO, the extra DS cart provided by QQ3DS is useless to me.
     
  16. thorasgar

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    Where?
     
  17. RennyFlame
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    I mean, I'm not looking for a feature-filled DS cart(is that even a thing?) Just something to play DS games.

    And I'm fairly certain that if Nintendo really wanted to, they could block all flashcarts with the push of an update.
     
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    http://shoptemp.net/products/Supercard-DSTWO-p-97.html

    Pick one.

    I mean the QQ DS cart is probably blocked already. I doubt it works on anything past 9.0.
    In order to block a cart, they have to find the security hole it uses. In all the time I've had a DSTwo it never stays blocked for long and that's IF it gets blocked. Historically it hasn't even when other DS carts have been (RIP AceKard2i).

    A feature-filled DS cart is very much a thing. It's not just features; it's also things like game compatibility, speed, and battery drain.
     
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    Can anyone confirm that the QQ3DS DS card is blocked on 9.5? Lol