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New Nintendo 3DS AUS/NZ Launch |OT| Featuring Thieving European Importers

Pancakes R Us

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I've never been keen on the XL (just have the 3DS XL for Cubic Ninja homebrew)...is it really pixellated? I may have to get it since NoA isn't releasing the normal sized one :-(
 

Corgi

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looking at some videos... weird, the 'black' n3ds xl is a different shade of 'black' from the old xl?

is the inside matte or glossy?
 

Chopper

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Faceplates + themes = a dangerously addictive and potentially expensive venture.

I'm currently rocking the white Smash plates that came with my Ambassador unit, and don't appear to be available to buy in Europe at launch. Naturally I bought the matching theme, and it looks fucking badass.

In the interest of diversity, and compulsive accessorizing, I invested in the KK Slider plates that I decided I needed as soon as I saw them months ago. But I'm sad to see that the KK Slider theme is pretty lame. I mean, you're gonna need to seriosouly muck about with the layout of your homescreen if you want to actually see what you've spent your money on. I have alot of stuff loaded on my 3DS!

I wish the theme previews were a little more...interactive.
 

LAM09

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weird you have to access the backplate for sdcard? does it come with a screwdriver?
It doesn't come with a screwdriver. You have to unscrew the screws till they loosen, and then pull the plate off with the top of the stylus.
 

jax

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Has anyone who just picked one of these up from overseas or at home confirmed that it ships with 9.0?
 

Lynd7

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Hey is it normal for the N3DS volume slider to only really be effective from about halfway to full? It seems loud enough, just wondering cause the lower part of the slider seems to drop off in volume before it gets down towards the bottom.
 

Fusebox

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Hey is it normal for the N3DS volume slider to only really be effective from about halfway to full? It seems loud enough, just wondering cause the lower part of the slider seems to drop off in volume before it gets down towards the bottom.
Yeah thats a fair assessment, it makes it a bit tricky dialing in that sweet spot.
 

solarus

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Are the xl consoles shipping from 365games under firmware 9.4? I'm very tempted to upgrade but I don't want to lose gateway functionality, having all my games on one cart is glorious, and support for the new 3ds is comings soon.
 

Hasney

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Are the xl consoles shipping from 365games under firmware 9.4? I'm very tempted to upgrade but I don't want to lose gateway functionality, having all my games on one cart is glorious, and support for the new 3ds is comings soon.
There hasn't been a new console reported in the wild pre-loaded with 9.4 yet.
 

solarus

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There hasn't been a new console reported in the wild pre-loaded with 9.4 yet.
Hmm I'm so tempted to get the majoras mask special edition new 3ds from the uk nintendo store but I'm sure those will have 9.4 or an even newer firmware so I guess I'll settle for a regular new xl. Thanks!
 

Yazuka

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Didn't they release a black charging cradle for the regular N3DS? I can only seem to find a white one and black for the XL model.
Is I'm getting the regular black I'd like to have a black cradle too.
 

boyshine

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Just got my AUS N3DSXL import (Norway) and had a bit of a scare when it wouldn't connect to the eShop.. then looked at the box where it says "This New Nintendo 3DS XL system is intended to access the Nintendo eShop for Australia and New Zealand." Whaaat, will it seriously not work with the local eShop?? So, I changed my country settings to Australia, .. and it worked. Hmm, I thought, this is not good. However, I decided to change back to Norway, and now it connects.. phew!!
 

Ban Puncher

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Heads up to fellow Australians, I was in Target this evening and they had some of the wooden coverplates incorrectly marked at $17 (the same price as the rest on the shelf). They still scanned at the usual $39 but the checkout guy overrode the price.

Your mileage may vary but may be worth a look.
 

Corgi

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so how is the cstick for more precision based aiming games?

Like how does it work for RE revelations/MGS3/moon and other shooter style games with circle pad pro support.
 

Garrett Hawke

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so how is the cstick for more precision based aiming games?

Like how does it work for RE revelations/MGS3/moon and other shooter style games with circle pad pro support.
I didn't like it with RE: Revelations. I'm going to give it a proper try again but my initial reaction (after about an hour of gameplay) was worse than the CPP.
 

BGBW

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Anyone know if you can access the Micro SD from your computer with OS X. I select Connect to Server and it find the 3DS and the 3DS reacts, but when I type in the username and password it says I don't have permission to access it.
 

jax

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looking at some videos... weird, the 'black' n3ds xl is a different shade of 'black' from the old xl?

is the inside matte or glossy?
Matte. I would say it's a better shade of black than the XL. A bit lighter, but not enough to really notice.


Hot damn. My shipment from Play-Asia is already getting here tomorrow, and I ordered it on Friday. Rad.
 

jax

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Ugh. It was supposed to be delivered today. But now it's stuck in clearance. Damn it.
 

Chittagong

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Mine shipped with Fedex from Play-Asia. I wonder if it will get stuck in US customs and how do I resolve it if it happens? I ordered it to a friend's place as I am travelling and don't want her to have to pay any taxes or duties.
 

xxczx

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Mine shipped with Fedex from Play-Asia. I wonder if it will get stuck in US customs and how do I resolve it if it happens? I ordered it to a friend's place as I am travelling and don't want her to have to pay any taxes or duties.
FedEx pays the custom charges and sends you an invoice later on so the package doesn't get stopped.
 

Chittagong

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FedEx pays the custom charges and sends you an invoice later on so the package doesn't get stopped.
Oh that's cool, thanks. So if that happens I assume I should see it in my tracking status and need to just call in to pay / pay online, to get it delivered, right?