I happened upon an original 3DS running 4.5 firmware and kept it put away about a year ago or so when I first heard work was happening on these things, but haven't really kept up-to-date at all other than knowing that the Gateway was released and things were moving forward. I still intend to keep my Zelda XL for online play and streetpassing, etc, so that's not really a consideration for me. I'm just looking for the best cart for my purposes which is mostly loading all my single player and local multiplayer games onto one unit wit the greatest of ease, and not needing to buy another cart for some time. So at this point what's going to be the best option in this specific situation? The posts I find don't really answer.