So, my girlfriend just got herself a 3DS, and she's interested in playing games with me and considering getting me one, but should I get a 3DS XL right now? I see the Japanese version of the New 3DS LL on Amazon for $200, and it looks like a really good buy. I just don't want to get the XL now and have the New XL come out soon after and be left out on some games and features that are only allowed on the new one. The main reason I'm asking is, I'm also interested in the Gateway 3DS, especially after these past few videos showing that it runs on the New 3DS. I wouldn't mind having both products and just waiting for a firmware upgrade for the Gateway to flash onto the card before using the New 3DS as my main handheld, but I have a few questions. I read that the Gateway 3DS is region-free. So does that mean I can take a game dump from a US title and go online with that and play with my girlfriend who has the actual US cart? Will I still be able to receive official 3DS updates considering that I'll be in the US with a JP system? And another region free question, there will be absolutely no drawbacks towards playing a US rom on a JP system will there? Basically my main thought is, will purchasing this just be like having a US New 3DS coupled with a Gateway 3DS, aside from the system language being in Japanese. Thanks for your time!