Question: Buy now or later?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Edwii, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Edwii
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    So, Been rolling with the dsl with an m3 real for a while now. but the weather up here is bad, and im bored with some money(but still as cheap as ever).

    Current option wait:

    pros: price lowers, hacking progress matures
    cons: 3ds firmware advances, potentional security incresess

    2nd Option buy now:

    Pros: compatible firmware(hopefully), I get to have some fun with it
    cons: would have to buy a new flash-cart for ds games(m3 real wont work right?)



    I would probably be buying off eBay, and probably unused.
    If I buy now, I would have to get a new flash cart, Is it reasonably safe to assume that a flash cart that works with the 3ds for ds games now would be able to play 3ds games in the future, or is it more likely we would need a further advance in 3ds flash cart hardware? If the first, which is the best working flash carts currently? Finally, I remember early on reports of bricking and hacking logs being found on the 3ds if a flash cart was used on it, are there any risks currently of using a flash cart on the 3ds?

    So what do you think, buy now or wait more?
    Thank you for you help, I realize these are a lot of old questions.
     


  2. Slyakin

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    The 3DS is hitting a really hard time right now; It's almost literally on the verge of failing.

    You should wait until the Vita comes out and see if it lasts. If it does, it'd be smart to buy it then. DS mode protection sucks on the 3DS, so if you want to use your DS flashcarts, you shouldn't really worry about that.
     
  3. DigitalDeviant

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    wait for PS Vita, might have more compelling launch games...
     
  4. Lacius

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    When an exploit for the 3DS comes out, one will have time to buy a 3DS before being forced to buy a 3DS with the patched firmware. If that is your reason for buying it now, you should probably just wait. However, you are correct that the M3 Real does not work with the 3DS; you would have to purchase a new flashcart for DS games.
     
  5. 1234turtles

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    buy later, its virtual boy 2 right now
     
  6. KingVamp

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    buy whenever...if you are getting a 3ds just to play ds games, the only upgrade would be having an analog for old ds games...i own a AK2i and dont use anymore due to the lack of depth in ds games....not worried about bricking, and the 3ds capable flashcart may never happen , personally i hope it doesnt..i want hombrew channel instead..trust me, when you upgrade to a 3ds from a reg ds you will see how the reg ds is the playschool version of gamming..... time to grow up
     
  8. kenjixx

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    dun buy dun even consider of buying
    you will regret as soon as you get it. true story
     
  9. superthorn96

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    why is the 3ds on the verge of failing
     
  10. KingVamp

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Slyakin

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    It can be considered as is, due to the fact that companies themselves are now reluctant to develop for a system. In the case that this happens, the 3DS can very well fall into a sales drop and end up killing itself.

    Don't get me wrong; I'm a pro-Nintendo fanboy.
     
  12. Feels Good Man

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    The level of stupidity is overwhelming. Oh my god. >__>
     
  13. DigitalDeviant

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    I'm beginning to worry that we won't get at least decent third party support, only time will tell.
     
  14. princefarzan

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    This. The 3DS is not dying it can only go up from here, the latest sales figure in japan shows it's the best selling system last month beating the psp by almost 2 to 1. People saying it's gonna fail don't know what there talking about and are essentially talking out of there ass.
    Source
     
  15. HateBreed

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    have you all not seen the list of canceled games on the front page? and again.. everything that the 3ds is getting is going to be a port. they have take too long to release 1st party games and to release anything new..
     
  16. Slyakin

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    With a system made of only remakes and ports, you can't really call that success.

    More like cashing in.
     
  17. machomuu

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    ...I'm starting to agree with Feels Good Man...
     
  18. KingVamp

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    So because you can't handle the 3d it crappy now? Yea, ok. [​IMG]

    There at least few games out you should like.
     
  19. HateBreed

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    this 3ds business is making me sad.. if they release the original pokemon (red blue yellow gold silver etc.) i'd feel content with my purchase.. but with the lack of games and crappy 3d (I mean c'mon its 2 screens blurred together that cause headaches and eye problems) I would advise you to stay away at least for now. If they ever do hack it.. what would there be to hack.. Do you really wanna play SSF43D for free that bad?
     
  20. machomuu

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    What? The 3D isn't bad, and I've never gotten a headache or...eye problems. Something must be wrong with your eyes.