I use to use a case with hinges on it for the OG 3ds due to how much it would move. It helped keep it in place. I found a similar one for the 3ds XL. Maybe it would work with yours.
TNP 3DS XL Case - Ultra Clear Crystal Transparent Hard Shell Protective Case Cover Skin Accessory Compatible with Nintendo 3DS XL LL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C6V9DHQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_hWz8Db02A42DH
Right here it says that a preowned O3DS is $160, but to get a brand new New Nintendo 3DS Standard size, it would only be $20 more. I really don't see the point in buying a system with older hardware over something just a bit more expensive and having something brand new.
It’s been well established that Cory in the House holds the title of best 3DS game there is, was, or ever will be
Cory in the House - Nintendo DS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00134YL8E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R12GDbGJPGD0H
You know what is funny? The comments section of this notice in the IGN.
Jeez, they make me feel ashamed for reading this site. Almost everyone is complaining about it, saying bullshit like "Nintendo is the Apple of the handhelds" and how this is the shitiest move that Nintendo ever made. Just a bunch of 12 years old.
It does not even have a second circle pad! I can be happy with my discrete and adequate-sided 3DS, with my mind clear knowing that I'm not losing anything. And it's not a upgrade, like you said, its just a alternate model.
Well, but here's come a fun fact: this model will be sold WITHOUT a AC adapter.
Edit: IGN edited the text, and now is confirmed that this last sentence (WRITTEN 8 HOURS AGO) is only true for EU and Japan. Sorry for the confusion. Now stop being annoying saying "Read the text", because it wasn't there before.
<strong>The update they released in Japan is not to fix the relationship exploit but an unrelated game-corrupting bug.</strong>
This article did not do its full research.
Depends on if you're talking n3ds XL or old 3ds XL. Grips for the older 3ds XL are a little harder to find nowadays.
Most of the cheap options work well. And the monster hunter grips feel amazing, but are bigger and cost $30+.
For n3ds XL, this one works great and is easy to get: Amazon Link
Its available now!!!
Zelda Classic has been around for a while, I'd definitely recommend checking it out. The site seems to have taken a few steps backward with regard to content browsing though.
EDIT: Nevermind, PureZC is the site I was thinking of initially, and that's still fine.
You could have purchased the game as a digital download from Best Buy! [Link for others who may be in a similar situation].
They changed their projection from 18 million 3DS units to 13.5 million
That's a huge change of expectations. A 4.5 million unit difference -- not 100,000. That's selling 25% less than what you thought you were going to sell
The last two I purchased, Wario Ware and Bowser's Inside Story, are only playable in 2D which is why I mentioned it. I can absolutely confirm they are not playable in 3D; it says so on the box. I think I may have forgotten about the Luigi's Mansion remake, though. I think that one is playable in 3D. Most new releases are 2D only though. Just check out the box art for the next release, Kirby's Epic Yarn. Says only playable in 2D in the fine print which is disappointing. Link
heres a tip i learned to get more villagers without streetpass
but it requires that you haven't gotten the second villager
credit goes to super_yoshi over on gamefaqs bravely default forum
- Make sure to turn off autosave just in case
- After finishing the third quest the 2nd worker becomes available to grab
- Save the game at the adventurer (guy in red)
- Talk to the guy between the magic & sword shop (check Norende to see if you get the extra villager)
- Now talk to the adventurer (guy in red) and don't actually save instead go to title screen
- Go back and talk to the guy between the magic & sword shop (if done correctly should have 3 total villagers)
- Rinse and repeat till you get the 20 villagers or however many you want
Edit Heres the link
Take a closer look at The Legend of Legacy's launch edition' 40-page art book
Full resolution shot on that North American Launch Edition for The Legend of Legacy
John Hardin, PR Manager for Atlus USA tweets:
> @JohnLHardin: The LOL outer box is no joke either. It's nearly 6" x 8" (RIP in Peace your 3DS shelf)
> But it's SO. NICE. All praise to @SachiMonster_
Nintendo changed up the look of the 2DS which will be released later this month.
They're available on Amazon (and other sites) for pre-order.
I hope this information helps.
For another $2 there's an Amazon Basics 3DSXL clamshell case. I love how it comes with three cartridge holders on the flap, but it would be nice to have more on the other side of the clamshell too.
I've used mine for 2-3 years and not had any problems. It's been dropped, scraped, tossed in bags, and other normal wear-and-tear and looks as good as new while keeping my 3DSXL safe and sound.
What about the 3DSXL with one of those grip cases? I used to get hand pain due to the edges too but that grip case was a lifesafer!
You can cut the rings to slide out the original rubber nub and carefully trim the retention loops off of the nub's base after it's been removed. If you don't like the PSP cap mod, you just pop off the PSP cap and line up the square under the original rubber nub with the plastic post and shove it back on there.
You can make it look and act like it wasn't tampered with as long as you stuff it back on the plastic post that houses the detection electronics and the edge of the nub goes back under the shell. Now, if someone was to take apart the 3DS in the future, they'd then find out that it's been tampered with, but they'd have to dismantle it to see or yank at the nub to pull it off.
TBH, I had originally planned to only do it to one unit but it worked so freakin' well that now I have two units that I did the modification to. It's so much better than trying to dig your finger into that soft rubber to attempt to make it register the movement. The PSP mod saves your joints and sanity. I still have the two original nubs sitting in a plastic bag with spare PSP caps in case something happens to one of the installed caps.
Follow this YT vid and I used this Insten cap to do the mod. I linked the 3 pack as it's better to have spares on hand in case your press-fit doesn't line up right and you mangle the underside of a cap. If you do it right, it won't wobble much and will sit really low on the units allowing you to close the system and not leave marks on your upper screen.
That's literally the only one I could find. I was going to say something like Cooking Mama, but I'm not even sure if you brew tea in that game.
Might be worth it to buy them a used copy of the game as a joke and some of their favorite tea as the actual present. Good luck.
I'll just leave this here:
If you use this one as an example, since it says down to $20 from $70 and look at the price history, you see it was never $70
Edit: just to add, it's mostly a sales tactic. People like the idea of saving money. When I worked at macy's, nothing was ever sold for the price on the tag (Ralph Lauren being an exception), always below. To further this idea, JC Penny tried to get rid of this tactic and coupons by just advertising the price they would actually sell it at. Sales went down because people weren't getting the "feel good" from "saving money"
Best Buy also has the following games on sale:
Download Link: http://www.filedropper.com/setup_34
Sometimes it's hard for me to put into words why I love video games so much.
Other times it's easy to express it with something as simple as this.
Perhaps one of the most under appreciated things I've come across in gaming this little number which ONLY plays when you are selecting the language on the first screen of the first time set up of a 2DS/3DS as soon as you click to the next screen it is gone. Most people probably breeze right past this.
I popped an aux into my 2DS and hit record, here are the results.
I hope you hear what I heard and find it equally magical/enjoyable.
I use HowLongToBeat.
You can log all your games there, categorize them, mark down completion times, sort by all sorts of properties, and it will estimate how long it takes (Main, Main + Extras, 100%) to complete any specific game or any list you have it generate.
And it can select a random game for you to play, from any generated list.
PM me your address and I will send you one of the clear club Nintendo 3DS Card Cases. I have an extra I have never used and will never use.
if you prefer to buy one, here is a listing on Amazon for a black one for $12 shipped (assuming you are in the USA).
If nothing else, you can buy them from Amazon Japan for a bit cheaper:
Check out the TAKECASE for the N3DSXL and N2DSXL. It includes a zipper pocket for chargers, slots for games, 2 slots for extra styluses and a pocket for your system that velcros to the inside of the case. I have it for my New 3DS XL but it fits New 2DS XL as well, as the pocket is big enough for either (it stretches to fit the New 3DS XL). It comes in Black with either blue, orange, green, or red as the secondary color. Only $14.99 on Amazon. Great reviews.
Only downside is it's only available in Green or Orange at the moment. Green looks snazzy.
I didn't know about the matching theme. I just bought it. Looks good, here.
The charm is actually a micro-usb adapter for the charging port. Got it from Amazon for $9. Link here.
Google Translate (should've linked to this I guess..)
So would this be what I should buy if I'm looking to do this mod myself?
Amazon Hori Blue Filter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NFCD0Y8/ (There were like a bunch with Amazon Prime shipping but I guess they all sold out...)
Amazon iLumishield: https://www.amazon.com/iLLumiShield-Nintendo-Protector-Anti-Bubble-Anti-Fingerprint/dp/B0159EESEA/ (Never used this one but apparently it comes with 3 sets of screen protectors for the top and bottom)
No. It seems that you have a bivolt adapter that works in 110/220V. It should work.
The small difference between 110V and 120V is within the tolerances of most electrical devices. Likewise for 220V and 240V.
Frequency is generally not a problem--most travel items will work on either 50 or 60 Hz. If all the electrical appliance does is produce heat or light (except fluorescent lighting), then the frequency is unlikely to matter.
Frequency is most likely to affect clocks and devices with motors - http://wikitravel.org/en/Electrical_systems
Isn't he the guy that made that incredibly condescending video about people upset at Mass Effect 3? I don't care for him; however, I did have pretty mixed feelings about the demo and other reviews look pretty sub-par so far.
edit - many more reviews are in now...looks like they're much more mixed now.
Yes. Get some 91% rubbing alcohol, some qtips, a set of precision screwdrivers, something to pry with, and maybe a pair of tweezers or forceps (I found them useful when dealing with the flex cables). 3DS doesn't have any triwing screws, thank heavens. If you're going to remove the upper half, you'll need a heat gun or a hair dryer. I haven't taken that half apart, so I can't really comment on it.
I found these two guides from iFixit and TechRepublic to be helpful.
Taking out the main board is the hardest part, with all of the flex connectors it has. Removing the SD card slot is also a royal pain in the ass.
After you've got everything apart, you can wipe it down with the alcohol using a qtip. You can drop a few drops around the 3D slider if that's sticky as well (This, along with moving it a few times, worked well for my milk-3DS). After you're satisfied and everything is dry, put it back together and turn it on.
As far as I have seen, there are no "warranty void" stickers, but there were some marks that came off very easily with the alcohol, so be careful.
I think I remember seeing a dump of them over on /r/3dshacks
Will look for it, just a moment!
EDIT: Here is the post: https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/68lopy/nintendo_metadata_servers_patched_3ds_game_icons/
Or the direct link to the .7z-Archive: https://gofile.io/?c=ggVdKi
Those might not be all but a lot of them.
A better GBA emulator is mGBA which just got ported to the 3DS and is open source, constantly getting updates and aims for accuracy.
Works really great, and runs many games. Although suffers from crashes, those are currently being worked on, and every day there's a new release that fixes bugs.
It is pretty damn pricey but you can order it from Nintendo through Amazon.
Hey sweet. I wondered if anyone would ever compile these. I actually wrote a Mario Kart 7 kart-part calculator a while ago (I'm transferring domains, so it's down at the moment). I'd take the time to write a tennis one too, if people were interested?
EDIT: Well, at least 2 people want it, so that's enough for me! I'll begin throwing it together tomorrow after work and will post a link when it's done. I don't think it will take me very long to get it together. Also: you appear to get a bonus of some sort when you have a complete costume. I'll see if I can figure out what the bonus numbers would be for a set, but if anyone has a source on that, it would be helpful!
edit: all are oos =(
AH, I forgot to post the details.
This is a red XL, and the case is by this guy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/catfashionshow
It's an aluminum (i think) case. It fits super snug with a felt interior as to not scratch the original 3DS. It does not add any bulk, and the design is up to you (as long as the seller is able to laser etch it. He has tips on what kind of design to pick). I really loved this Earthbound (Mother 2) one he had already made up. I'm considering adding a black latex sticker to the areas where the red comes through (especially over the stylus and SD card slot area. That's a bit too much red showing.
You could always drop $19 and buy the game from Amazon instead of pirating it.
Grab a USB power bank + USB cable. (Anker - amazon)
Or a power grip.
edit: gamestop is still selling it. maybe not the location you go to, but the website still shows it available.
Along with the 3DS games being region locked, original DS games are not region locked, so you can play international DS games on your 3DS, as the 3DS is fully backwards compatible with the DS.
Also, be sure to note that 3DS games will not work on a DS system.
For a battery pack that adds a bit of comfort in addition to tripling the battery life, I recommend the Nyko Power Grip.
get one of these plug it into your computer copy your content from SD card to your desktop. Put the microSD card in the reader and copy the content from your desktop to the microSD card.
Might not resolve your issue but for myself, once I started accumulating 3ds games and had the same concerns, I opened an account on http://www.backloggery.com/
That way I was able to track progress and see how many games im playing at once. Helped me narrow it down to usually playing 1-2 story oriented games at a time + Animal crossing or supersmash to relax in between
You can buy bulk empty DS cases on Amazon. That plus a color printer and you could probably fill out your shelf nicely.
Edit: per /u/tpill92 you can buy official DS cases direct from nintendo, a 10 pack is $13 (that's pretty much the same as the ones Amazon is selling, so a bargain if the quality is as high as I would expect it to be).
Amazon has them for $19.95 and a few other sellers have them as cheap as $14 (but likely have shipping.
In general not a big deal
Are you just looking to purchase them online, or are you specifically asking about online retailers with brick and mortar stores?
If it's the former, Amazon US has placeholder pages for both models.
I'm not sure about the latter.
If it wasn't burned in the fire and it's "just" water damage, keep it off and put it in a sealed container with a bunch of desiccant packs.
It may take a while to completely dry it out, but it may fix it.
here is the link to the page with all the systems
Also Aqua blue 3ds is $120 if you can find it in store.
Please take a look at other reviews. I'm not going to demonize this guy, if he didn't like it than so be it, but he seem to be an outlier.
Those are worldwide Pokemon sales. The 16 million games sales are for North America only. According to this article, worldwide total 3DS games sales are 122 million, so Pokemon was a much less percentage than that absurd >50%.
Tales of the Abyss, Bravely Default, Fire Emblem Awakening
And a shot in the blue: Donkey Kong Country Returns is a lot of fun but it's not that long.. 36 hours on average for 100%
A 3DS game with actual gameplay costs $40.
15/40 = 37.5%.
According to HowLongToBeat Black 2 will keep you entertained between 25 and 38 hours.
To even consider buying Pokedex Pro 3D I'd assume you were a Pokemon fan and it's probably safe to double the amount of time you'd spend in a main entry, so we'll say between 50 and 76.
The average gamer would want to 'play' Pokedex Pro 3D for between 9 and 15 hours to justify the purchase, a Pokemon fan is looking at between 19 and 29.
Since you can't use Pokedex Pro 3D while playing a Pokemon game on your 3DS and the next Pokemon game for 3DS will presumably include these models and a Pokedex with the majority of this information, I find it hard to believe that anyone can justify this as a purchase.
tl;dr: You're paying for more than 1/3 of a Pokemon game just to look at and read about them. (Here's a quiz: did you buy this? If you answered no, you win!)
See the Gamefaqs 3DS index page and scroll down to the part that says "Upcoming 3DS Game Releases," there's a heading specifically for North American titles scheduled for upcoming release.
Here ya go, used to be sold at Target, Best Buy, GameStop, though you'd be lucky to find any 3DS stuff on shelves anywhere but WalMart at this point.
To figure out which location in your city (and an updated list --- they already changed the name of my City to the mall) go here:
I'm using this one.
It blocks the cart port, but that's actually a plus for me. No more accidental ejections. It's easy enough to take off when I do need to change games, and that's usually only when I get a new single player game.
I'd recommend the Nyko Power Grip. It triples my battery life, doesn't require removing the original battery, and easily snaps on and off, even during play. I've had mine since Christmas, and I get about 10 hours to a charge using my normal settings with 3D all the way up. Not to mention it makes the 3DS more comfortable to hold as well. The indentions are there if you want to use them, but I think the extra thickness is perfect for just grabbing the system like I normally would a controller.
I recently finished Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. I think it's a bit underrated on Metacritic! The experience really nailed the style and charm of an interactive Ghibli film and it's the most satisfying short video game story and world (~3 hoursish?) that's charmed me to this degree since playing Costume Quest over Halloween a few years back :)
Definitely highly recommend it if this description strikes your interest at all! It's a great little summer game and $8 on Eshop I believe.
If you have access to a 3D printer or a shop that does it, you can try this.
Other than that, you might have to buy a 3DS game you don't care about like this one, first 3DS game on eBay sorting from lowest to highest price. You could probably remove the pins, too.
I've looked into it and people say it does.
See this thread. You have to make sure it's formatted with FAT32.
ETA: And here's someone with a 128GB card. :O
Steel Diver is $5 as well, but the reviews don't look great. Can anyone who has played it weigh in?
They have ported all versions of Minecraft except the original Java edition to a new engine called Bedrock. They’re doing everything they can to move away from Java.
You could buy one one of these 6.35mm to 3.5mm adaptor and tape the cord to the bottom of the 3ds to keep the cable out of the way
He's confirmed that there will be no censorship, but on April Fool's Day, when BoI was first confirmed for 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One, he posted a fake censorship prank. (Isaac would have a leaf over his crotch, and all Christian symbols would be replaced with Scientologist symbols.)
Edit: http://bindingofisaac.com/post/115192982234/rebirth-coming-to-3ds-wiiu-and-xbox1 Link to blog post.
Warioworld. Unless you previously have had a game released on a Nintendo device, you have to submit what you are using the development kit for and show examples. Also, Nintendo is pretty notorious on making you get a smaller game out before you get a green light on anything remotely controversial. Anyhow, this is just Team Meat trying to be provocative. It would not be the first time they had a game denied or removed under sketchy circumstances and raised a fuss about it.
Oh boy, I'm the guy to ask. I've played through all the versions of Cave Story on numerous platforms. Here's a list of the different versions. The first version I played was the DSiWare version on my DSi. When I traded my DSi in for a 3DS, I didn't do a system transfer for some reason so I repurchased the DSiWare version of Cave Story on my 3DS. When Cave Story+3DS (the eShop version) was released, the DSiWare version of Cave Story was removed from the eShop. So there are only two versions that you can buy at the moment for the 3DS - either Cave Story 3D (a retail-only game that has all the environments and characters remade into 2.5D models) or Cave Story+3DS (an eShop-only game that is like the original Cave Story+, which has some extra modes to play other than the story mode, such as time attack. Cave Story+3DS has 2D environments and characters, but there is a bit of a 3D effect, so there is a visible difference between the foreground and the background). Personally, I would go for Cave Story+3DS since it is cheaper, easier to get, and some people complain the 3D models of Cave Story 3D ruin the nostalgic feelings of the game. But Cave Story 3D is better if you've already played some of the other versions, also it has a bit of a novelty since it is hard-to-find. Copies of Cave Story 3D run for a lot of cash because it's out of print and it has a cool 3D effect on the cover of the game's box.
Apparently they released an updated version;
I don't know if this ships to europe, but this is what I got
Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates No. 036 [Japan Import] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NAW4W2W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Ty8hybHSKCGSQ
That was the Amazon listing I used. I paid $15 but looks like it's cheaper now! Only caveat is that most third party sellers ship directly from Japan so be prepared to wait. When choosing a third party seller I'd advise picking one with a high rating and a good number of reviews. :]
Have you tried ebay (Kijiji and Craigslist as well)? I just looked on there and saw many listings for ALBW (ignore the listings with Amiibo as their image, wouldn't trust those) for around $30-40, much more reasonable than the listing Amazon has for $60.
I don't know why that game is so hard to find but to me a lot of Nintendo stuff is hard to find in Canada.
Amazon doesn't sell 3DS/XL/Wii/WiiU directly due to an ongoing dispute with Nintendo. Any orders through their website for these products actually go to a third party Amazon partner.
If you want a 3DS at a normal price, try somewhere else. Newegg, BestBuy for example.
Go to game review websites and search through their reviews. Personally, I use IGN's review page, they let you search pretty easily through different consoles and genres and their reviews are pretty accurate. Here's a direct link if you're lazy:
I picked one of these sets up at Walmart for $10 and it's been useful for a ton of different electronics I've worked on. It has all the way up to 000 sizes.
It was available at the Gamestop Events over the weekend. I found the link in this forum post
Black Yoshi is an "All Around" type player, for those interested
Approximately 11 1/2 hours according to howlongtobeat.com.
How good you are at classic Mega Man style games might also factor in how long it could take you to complete it.
Beyond completing the game for it's achievements, there are several passwords that you can use to create unique runs (like a Ducktales pogo shovel run.)
Within the year, multiplayer will be added to Wii U/PC and three of the boss knights will be playable for all versions of the game.
Edit: While the game might seem easy on the first run, New Game+ and several achievements bring the game to classic NES levels of Nintendo Hard. Shovel Knight is as fun as you make it.
I use a 64 GB in my 3DS. You will need to format the card to FAT32 before you can use it on the 3DS. If you use Windows you will need to download a format tool like HP's tool http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml
In order to format the card. Windows does not natively format storage that are bigger than 32 GB to FAT32, which is why you need a tool.
From http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/reddit.com :
>Reddit has a three-month global Alexa traffic rank of 114. While we estimate that 46% of its visitors are in the US,
Making the US more than likely the number 1 reddit browsing country, by number of visitors.
I don't think anyone was trying to imply anything other than the US release will likely significantly increase the number of players on the reddit MK7 "community." Obviously we're(the US) not the ONLY ones, not even close, but there are a lot of us here.
I’ve been using the TAKECASE for a little while. It’s feels great to use. Fits my New 3DS XL and caseless games with no issues. Fits 16 games. Can even fit my charger if I wanted to take my stuff somewhere. Looks really good and comes in different colors. The stylus being shaped like an actual pen makes it extremely comfortable. Bonus points for anyone who can guess the games in the case. Here’s the amazon link if anyone wants one. They also make cases for the switch.
Just order a replacement game cartridge slot. They get replaced a one part. I had to replace my daughter's.
I have the Amazon basic and it was 10 bucks. It holds 3 games, but I had 6 with me at all times.
AmazonBasics Carrying Case for Nintendo - New 3DS XL, 3DS XL - Black (Officially Licensed by Nintendo) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050SVPCO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8ljiybD2WB6MZ
Those cheap Chinese ones are terrible. The two I bought were barely being held together by the dozen screws in it. Cyber gadget makes a pretty decent grip, but it's quite a bit more expensive. I find that it is much more comfortable than the cheaper versions and has some game storage in the back as well. Amazon
As far as cases... If you want a case to hold the 3ds with the grip installed, the NES classic case is awesome. Just trim out the thin strip of foam in the middle and the gripped console drops right in. Even has room for a charger too! Amazon
Hope that helps!
PERSONALLY I use this
Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand, Tablet Mount Holder for iPad iPhone Series/Nintendo Switch/Samsung Galaxy Tabs/Amazon Kindle Fire HD and More, 30in Overall Length(Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUQ33LG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4pv2Bb4WFK75T
It holds it very tight from left and right (doesn’t cover exhaust on top) however I can’t guarantee if there will be any long term effects or not. I bought warranty for switch and my phone is a few generations ago so I don’t really care. But I probably won’t use it if I have an iPhone XS
Good choice and grats!
For accessories, my picks would be: SD Card (if you go for digital games), screen protectors, carrying case or bag
I'd also buy a hand grip if you get cramps Amazon Link. Even the cheap plastic ones work fine for me. I have grips on all of my 3dses.
Lastly, if you get a bunch of physical games, you can get an 18-in-1 card holder. Makes traveling or swapping easy.
I'd also recommend checking out the e-shop so you are up to date. Can try free demos and maybe find some cheap games or virtual console games. And maybe get a cool theme for your menu screen.
No, you would want to check the usage of the 2.4GHz frequency range within your area to determine the suitable channel.
For Android users, you can use this Wifi Analyzer app.
Typically you would want to choose any one of the channels 1, 6 and 11. Choosing anything else may have adverse effect on transmission speed on everyone else, not only yours.
If your router / Wifi access point has the setting "auto", it may be better to use that since the router automatically chooses the best channel for you on startup.
If you definitely want the 3DSXL and not a 2DS, then I will recommend getting a Nerf case if you're really worried about him dropping it and screen protectors. If you aren't too concerned with him dropping it and just want a more general protection then there are a lot of different cases you could consider, just look around.
Buy Pokemon X or Pokemon Y. The story in Y is a little darker than X (but still just a pokemon game). Animal crossing new leaf can be a lot of fun, but he will either love it or hate it, so I might wait on that. I have not played any of the lego games on the 3DS. I might also suggest New Super Mario Bros 2, it's a great game and shouldn't be too difficult for him. I was playing Super Mario Land on my original gameboy at his age.
This one is the one I have. It's decent, and the price is also decent. It's a hard case, holds three game cartridges.
This is actually the only case I could find, period. lol
For another perspective, here's a somewhat critical review from someonee else: https://www.reddit.com/r/3DS/comments/478dy8/psp1001_analog_cap_replacement_mixed_results/
/u/salmon_in_the_breeze mentions an annoying wobble that ultimately resulted in them uninstalling the psp cap.
I haven't tried this mod yet, but if I did I'd probably get at least 3 caps to be safe (you can get packs of 4 from china for less than $1).
Edit: Aliexpress has a bunch of color options, but shipping is slow:
I'd recommend the Nyko Power Grip. It triples my battery life, doesn't require removing the original battery, and easily snaps on and off, even during play. I've had mine since Christmas, and I get about 10 hours to a charge using my normal settings with 3D all the way up. Not to mention it makes the 3DS more comfortable to hold as well.
I use this one: http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/18/nyko-power-grip-review/
I'm a fan of it personally. It helps make it more comfortable to hold, and it seems to work well. Additionally it won't require tools to remove once the circle pad pro comes out (since it basically acts like a charger that can hold power). It lasts quite a while and I can get by for 2 days without charging each night.
Looks like it's $174.99 and if you opt out of free return and pay with a debit card it it will drop to $171.94.
The Black one has the option to buy multiple systems for even less (Cheapest is $160.86 if you buy 4). Red only has the option to buy 1.
With the 15% discount you could get 4 systems, shipped for free for a total of $546.92 ( or a total of $136.73 each). Great if you have a few friends that want them as well.
I use this case from Best Buy for my xl. I bought it on a whim inside Best Buy because it was a inexpensive and locally available Hori hardcase ripoff. Apparently the two people who reviewed it for the Best Buy website didn't like it very much, but I'm more than happy with it. Of course it's not good if you're dropping it and spilling things on it, but it works perfectly for transporting my xl in a backpack (with 3 games and one in the system).
Sweet! I think that Amazon lists a release date as the last day of the year if they don't have a solid date for release, but do know the year. With that said, Nintendo has confirmed a May 2nd release date.
I haven't played XCX so take that into account but I've heard it's much more open ended than XC. Even though the game may have a ton of content, not having a major goal to work toward, or having too many goals, can lead to lack of direction and boredom. A steep learning curve can also be discouraging.
If those are things that made you quit XCX, XC is much better in those regards. The areas are still large and sprawling but there is a clear goal to work towards, which can keep you focused and interested in the story. You don't have to explore the large areas or do any of the side quests but you can if you want.
That said, XC may still be longer than you're looking to spend on a game. HLTB has the average completion for the main story at 68 hours. If that sounds like it's more time than you'd like to spend on a game, then maybe the Xenoblade series just isn't for you.
Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with XC. I loved it for about 40 hours but that's when I felt like it needed to start wrapping up. Unfortunately, it went on for another 30-40 hours and the mechanics just didn't keep me interested in the game. I did finish it and, this might sound odd since I said it started getting boring, I do want to play it again at some point. But the next time I play it, I'll definitely use my NG+ save file so it doesn't take as long to beat. The game has fantastic visuals and music. I just think the story could've been told more concisely.
$25 for the bundle with the NFC reader. Also groupon has a deal, might not work with everyone... but its $10 for $20 e-gift card.
~~https://www.groupon.com/deals/target-6~~ (sold out)
I already had an account and i never received an email for this deal but it worked perfectly fine for me.
MH4U is really full of content (but be warned, it's not for everyone).
Rune Factory 4 have a lot of things to do, and I really like it.
Animal Crossing can get you a lot of playtime, but it's a strange type of game.
There always http://howlongtobeat.com/ to see these kind of info
if you want less eye strain for your phone, you should download an app to change the lighting to a different color. Seeing blue light will cause eye strain and keep you awake longer. It's better for you to be looking at orange light at night. The program I use for my computer is called flux (https://justgetflux.com/). Website goes into the details of the research and it's free. Note that it is changing the color scheme, so you should turn it off for any work that is color sensitive.
All SD cards greater than 32 GB are SDXC. All SDXC cards work on 3DS, you need to format the card on PC before you can use it. I use a 64 GB card on my 3DS without a problem.
You need to use a tool like this: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml
to format the card for use in the 3DS.
You actually cannot use the built in formatter on Windows because it doesn't allow you to create FAT32 partitions larger than 32 GB. I personally used this one http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml
It works great and fast.