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paulsmithy

Hi all

Just got a 2DS each for our 7 year old and 4 year old for use on an overseas holiday (so we can actually get a sleep in occasionally!) I plan to get them set up before we go. I assume there could be a firmware update I will download but just wanted to check on a few other things around this:

  • My son loves the Wii U and has a NNID set up on that and a Mii. Are this linked in any way on what will be his 2DS?
  • I have a few games for them to use. Since we likely won’t have internet access everywhere, should I run them before we leave in case any have updates. I don’t want to “spoil” anything that they may see when playing the game for the first time though.
  • To assist with travelling light, generally 9and I know it can vary) would I be OK to just take the game cartridges and not the boxes. Just not sure if the actual games have any important instructions or if these are usually easy to work out from the screen. (though I suppose I could just take the instructions and leave the boxes!)

Anything else I should think of / do?

Thanks all

paulsmithy

Eel

Their NNID can be linked to the 2ds and their mii, and eShop funds, will be available on the portable.

I'd recommend you to check for updates before hand, it's never a bad idea.

Each game has a digital manual just like on the WiiU, so dont worry about instructions. In addition to the digital manual, most 3ds games (specially those made for kids) are very newcomer friendly.

I'd just recommend you to get a 2DS carrying bag with space for the games so they're not just rolling around (nintendo's own official one comes with tiny pockets for 3 games, but there's other options with more), The game cards are small and may get lost if you're not careful.

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polaris1966

I second the carrying case, with space for some games. I have my own 3DS case with spots for six games that I have on me at all times for gaming sessions. I'm always afraid to leave the cartridges "loose" and might not find them floating around somewhere. A nice, sturdy zip up case would be a good idea if you can find one as well, not with velcro tabs that could open with some bouncing around.

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RadioShadow

The NNID can only be linked to use on one 3DS and Wii U. You basically just have to log in the same Username and Password on the 3DS. Once they are linked, the same Mii, eShop Money, Miiverse etc are shared.

3DS games can be played without the update (if there are any). Games that use Online however won't let you access the Online content until you update. Not sure what you mean by spoil. In most cases, the 3DS will detect if there is an update (requires Internet) and does it automatically. Rare cases you have to go to the eSHop to check for updates.

If you don't want to carry them in their boxes, just be careful not to damage the slot. As long as you store it safely, it should be fine. I personally use a GBA Case (holds 2 GBA games). You can store four 3DS games in their nicely.

Meowpheel wrote:

Each game has a digital manual just like on the WiiU, so dont worry about instructions. In addition to the digital manual, most 3ds games (specially those made for kids) are very newcomer friendly.

Not quite true for the 3DS games. A lot of early releases don't have a Digital manual option like Sonic Generations and Dead or Alive Dimensions. Although they have better physical manuals.

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