1UNSOLUTEDSALTThu 7th Mar 2013 Hey everybody, I am interested in getting a 3DS XL over the original model I have and was curious if I could link my club Nintendo account to the new XL model even if it's used. I also am not sure what happens to the link from my original 3DS. I want to buy a new XL, but I just found a guy is trading his XL for a regular 3DS and I am interested in doing the trade, but don't want to not get credit for my eshop purchases on club Nintendo. Any help would be great. I also would like to know a general time range for a data transfer, because I would like to transfer as we trade so that I bring my games (and Ambassador status) with me. But it says on the official Nintendo site that it can take up to 40 mins. Is this the common case or the extreme case? Take a deep dive with me on games and life on the Introspective Gamer Podcast. Available on SoundCloud, Google Play, and iTunes.