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Topic: How long did it take you to upgrade your OG 3DS to a New 3DS?

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Vivianeat

I upgraded in 2019 due to my OG 1 getting really old and damaged.

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Sunsy

I got my original 3DS Christmas 2011, then when I saved up for it, I treated myself to a New 3DS XL in 2015. Both 3DS systems work, so I keep them both. Useful for local mutliplayer games.

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NinChocolate

Exactly as long as it took Nintendo to get it in stores. Same with the 3DS XL. With the launch 3DS I waited until Zelda came out. I was excited for the hardware but needed a Mario or Zelda to get me on board. Still pack my 3DS when I go out because the Switch Lite is still too big to throw in the pocket. Now if Nintendo announces a mini Switch this year it will be a nice upgrade for pocket gaming hardware

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iLikeUrAttitude

I believe got my new 3ds xl around 2018, perhaps even earlier.
The only reason I got it was for xenoblade 3d and was not disappointed.

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Anti-Matter

I bought Old 3DS XL USA Pink White color on 2 November 2013.

I bought New 3DS XL USA Pearl White color on 5 February 2017.

I bought New 3DS LL Japan Pearl White color on 11 November 2018.

I bought New 3DS XL PAL White Black color (Fire Emblem edition) on 8 June 2020.

So, i have four machines of 3DS XL with All Regions (USA, Japan, PAL).

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skywake

I got the original 3DS around August 2011, I picked up the Zelda themed 3DS XL with A Link Between Worlds when it came out, late 2013. My hinge was starting to crack a bit. I didn't pick up a new 3DS when it launched here in 2014 but I did notice my 3DS XL hinge starting to crack a bit around mid 2015

Remember that Nintendo had that announcement in early 2015 with DeNA talking about a mobile partnership and a new console "NX". Despite everyone being convinced it was a Wii U successor I was fairly sure the 3DS was going to get replaced also. So I held out, NX ended up being the Switch so I never picked up a New 3DS

In the months between the Switch reveal and launch I stopped buying games for Wii U and 3DS, cleared the backlog. When the Switch launched both my Wii U and 3DS went into boxes and I pretty much haven't played them since. Slightly regret not getting one when they were being cleared out

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Late

I wouldn't have upgraded at all if it weren't for the cracked hinge on my 3DS XL. I was worried it would give in completely and tried to fix it myself because fixing it via Finland's official Nintendo site would've taken weeks and would've also cost 90€. The part itself is like 3€ so I wasn't going to pay half of a new console to get it fixed. Replacing the part turned out to be bit more difficult than I'd anticipated so in the end I had to get a console instead. I had moved everything from my 3DS XL to an older model just in case anything goes wrong so I then moved stuff from there to the new one.

I've since discovered my New 3DS XL has trouble reading some random DS games. And I know it's not the games themselves. I first discovered it with the first Trauma Center game. My original 3DS model and my sister's 3DS XL read it just fine but the new one doesn't recognize it, no matter how many times I insert it.

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Dogorilla

I've had my original 3DS since August 2011 but upgraded to a New 2DS XL in 2019 as the shoulder buttons were playing up on my original model, the circle pad was coming off and I was starting to find it uncomfortable to use due to its small size. I would have liked a New 3DS XL but they weren't manufactured any more by the time I upgraded. The 2DS XL is great though, very comfortable to use, I just would have liked to have 3D.

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PSVR_lover

I upgraded day 1. The new 3DS is an amazing system. Play it to this day.

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Gamecuber

Got my og 2DS in April 2014. Love that handheld, still gets used by my kids today.

Decided to treat myself Xmas 2015 by upgrading to a 3DS XL. Wish I hadn’t bothered; the 3D wasn’t brilliant, the screen was more blurry than the 2DS and it wasn’t very comfortable to hold (nice looking machine though in Arctic White).

When the New 3DS launched shortly afterwards I traded in the XL (for nearly the same amount I paid for it) and got a New 3DS regular model. It’s a great handheld but it’s not easy to play for long periods of time without getting hand cramp. Bought a grip for it a while ago and that’s a complete game changer!

Still, I kind of wish I’d never upgraded from the 2DS; it’s the perfect shape to play for long sessions. I wish they’d have done an upgrade to that model with the control stick ‘nubbin’ and extra shoulder buttons instead of the 2DS XL…

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Tyranexx

CST (College Student Tyranexx) finally caved for the OG red 3DS + Super Mario 3D Land bundle in early 2012; I wanted the black Zelda unit that shipped with OoT 3D, but I couldn't pony up the cash before it went out of stock. I still have my red system; it's in decent shape overall, though I had to replace the battery back in 2016. It was NOT fun playing Bravely Default in 2D while being tethered to an outlet half the time lol. I use it every now and again, mainly as my travel machine since it's more compact than the Switch and my N3DS XL.

While I would've loved buying a normal New 3DS unit, Nintendo of America dropped the ball and only had them available in a very limited (and therefore, often scalped) capacity. I purchased my current "main" unit, the SNES N3DS XL, in late 2017 when Amazon US was running some very good Black Friday deals. Mainly because I suspected the 3D units were going out of production; this proved true a few months later. Overall I like the N3DS XL, though I'm not the biggest fan of the slightly bulkier form factor.

I'm a fan of the 3D effect, so I never bought any of the 2D units. I prefer the clamshell design for protection purposes, and I didn't care for the 2DS XL's design at all.

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JaxonH

I drove to a neighboring county for the 24 hour Walmart to buy my New 3DS XL and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Got there at 12:37am.

So… 37 minutes.

But I didn’t upgrade right away for the original XL. Wasn’t convinced I wanted it. The larger screen seemed to make it more pixelated. But I eventually gave in. By the time New 3DS released, I was all in.

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KingMike

Late wrote:

I've since discovered my New 3DS XL has trouble reading some random DS games. And I know it's not the games themselves. I first discovered it with the first Trauma Center game. My original 3DS model and my sister's 3DS XL read it just fine but the new one doesn't recognize it, no matter how many times I insert it.

The only reason I can think of is if it is possibly a fake copy?
For some reason Nintendo cared enough to update the 3DS firmware to increase its ability to detect fake original DS games.

I bought my aqua USA OG 3DS at launch. Still works, though I'm realizing that my touchscreen has probably all along had a slightly miscalibrated sensor (it detects the pixels touch a bit off in the horizontal direction). Not sure if others have had that problem.
I got a black JPN New 3DS in 2015 just because it was then I decided I wanted a JP console.

KingMike

Kayvoo

Had a launch 3DS, loved it to bits but the screen size increase of the XL was a no-brainer for me. By the time I wanted a New 3DS XL they were impossible to find so I got a normal N3DS. Enjoyed the improved 3D but the nub was a let down plus the screen was too tiny so I got rid. Would love to find an N3DSXL in good nick & nice price.

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Late

KingMike wrote:

Late wrote:

I've since discovered my New 3DS XL has trouble reading some random DS games. And I know it's not the games themselves. I first discovered it with the first Trauma Center game. My original 3DS model and my sister's 3DS XL read it just fine but the new one doesn't recognize it, no matter how many times I insert it.

The only reason I can think of is if it is possibly a fake copy?
For some reason Nintendo cared enough to update the 3DS firmware to increase its ability to detect fake original DS games.

I'm very much certain none of my DS games are fakes. All of them are CIB and most of them have been bought when they were new. Trauma Center was used, sure, but it was CIB, in good condition and worked on other 3DS so I don't have any reason to believe it was a pirated copy. Trauma Center wasn't the only game this happened with. It has happened with games I've purchased myself from a store when they were new and which I've played before without any problems. That very much leads me to believe it has something to do with the console itself.

Late

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JuveLeo

About a year for me, although I bought my 3DS late (2015.) I purchased the New 3DS XL in 2016 and gave my OG 3DS to my nephew so we both can play !

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blindsquarel

When my 2ds broke. And I had a 2ds because I had to replace my 3ds and let’s just say when you are 12 it is hard to get consoles in may

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Maximumbeans

Took a few years before I found a unit in good condition for a nice price on eBay. There's a tiny scratch on the top screen but I forget it's there most of the time, and it's horizontal so easier to ignore.
The New model is my go-to now, the regular size is just right for me - not as bulky as the XL but bigger than the OG.

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