Best nintendo 3ds games & accessories according to redditors

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u/mobott · 48 pointsr/3DS

As a fellow owner of the Zelda 3DS XL, I highly recommend that you get the Hori TPU case and some screen protectors to go along with it.

No matter how careful you are, your 3DS is bound to take some degree of damage eventually. This case does an excellent job of protecting it from normal bumps and wear (it won't do much if you drop it, but that hopefully wouldn't happen) while still showing off the design. Screen protectors are just good to have.

An additional note: I also suggest getting some sort of cleaning cloth to put between the two screens when you close the system: the bezel on the touch screen will scratch up the top screen.

u/squarish4 · 26 pointsr/GameDeals
u/lil_lithopedion · 26 pointsr/nintendo
u/downforce · 24 pointsr/zelda
u/Gardevoir_LvX · 23 pointsr/pokemon

Yeah. My girlfriend encountered that problem. Yoshida's signature slightly smeared when she put it in her bag.

Nintendo 3DS XL Duraflexi Protector - Clear by HORI I protect my 3Ds XL and signatures with this, and I highly recommend it.

Alternatively, you can go to a hobby shop, and buy a mat clear coat finish for model painting.

u/Hackasizlak · 20 pointsr/patientgamers

Nintendo isn't the platform to go with if you want to get games on sale. There are exceptions, but generally their games only bump down $10-$20 over time, it's hard to find any good old Nintendo game for under 20 bucks like you often can with other console/PC games. Just for an example, this Fire Emblem DS game came out in 2012 and is still $40 from any retailer.

Your only real hope for buying cheap Nintendo games is eBay or getting lucky at the right pre-owned store.

u/Jupakazoid · 18 pointsr/MonsterHunter

That's what I use. Nice soft touch finish and can hold 2 games in the back.

Hands haven't cramped even in the 24 hour straight session I had a few weekends ago.

The MHX one is kinda meh, especially for the cost.

u/undersaur · 16 pointsr/nintendo

The Amazon-exclusive steelbook is still available for $89.99 (cheaper than GS of you have Prime).

u/slightly_above_human · 16 pointsr/fireemblem

Uh, assuming you're not shitposting the comic is about Fire Emblem Awakening

u/[deleted] · 15 pointsr/zelda

I really don't think that Ocarina's 'biggest' fans underrate it. Anyways, here let me pick apart this article I disagree with:

>Ocarina doesn’t need perfect controls or intense boss fights to be fantastic.

I'd say most gamers would call bullshit on this.

>the way Link smiles when he learns a new song

No he actually looks quite disgusted.

>Minor characters like Grog are completely fascinating, and the game’s world feels fleshed out and real.

I would totally argue against this. Ocarina had a couple of neat npc's which attention to detail but attention to detail throughout the whole game was pretty inconsistent and Grog wasn't nearly that facsinating as he doesn't do much. Every other game after Ocarina, ESPECIALLY Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword had significantly more interesting npc's and a real fleshed out world. Ocarina's world does not feel 'real' to me.

>Spectacular games are allowed to be flawed.

"The game can have lots of flaws and be poorly designed in many ares (As mentioned before in the article itself!) but when I have rose-colored nostalgia glasses on, the game is simply spectacular)

>Yes, Ocarina‘s Z-targeting sometimes sucked, and yes, its puzzles weren’t as good as they could have been. That doesn’t mean the game wasn’t fantastic

Okay so this is just terrible writing. You never argue against your own point. And the only puzzles in Ocarina that weren't totally mind-numbing to anyone above the age of 8 had solutions that no one would think of, and are frustrating to play through.

>Some games have no room for missteps, but Ocarina of Time isn’t one of them.

I'm noticing a theme here, which is "Ocarina of Time has a bunch of big flaws but the game is better than all the others anyways". I don't think the writer is holding other games to the same standard as Ocarina of Time, because the games that have no room for missteps should be the spectacular fantastic timeless masterpieces. By saying otherwise, the writer is essentially saying that if a game is popular it doesn't have to be as good as or worked on as hard as games that are less popular.

>When I think about my time with Ocarina, I don’t think about the frustrations of the Water Temple. I think about dancing Gorons and riding Epona for the very first time.

"When I think about Ocarina, I deny that poorly designed parts of it even exist (unless I'm writing an article about the poorly designed points and why that means it's a great game) and replace it with nostalgia."

>If you truly appreciate Ocarina, you have to accept that the game can afford a few flaws.

This is another big no-no in writing. It's like when a manipulative girlfriend says something like, "If you really love me then you'll buy me really expensive things". No, I can appreciate Ocarina, accepting the game's flaws, and still acknowledging that it wasn't as perfect as most people generally make it out to be.

All in all, this article is complete shit. It's victim to bad writing, extreme opinionization even with the nature of the topic, and false logic. I will point out here that I love Ocarina of Time. It has a special place in my heart and I think the game is fantastic and innovative and when I think about parts of it or play through it again memories and nostalgia flood through me, but I think that letting a high personal opinion of the game stop you from being able to judge the game for what it is, or even view the game objectively.

u/aerostella · 14 pointsr/zelda

I recommend this case.

u/HeroOfLight · 14 pointsr/3DS

I highly recommend this one if you can find it and have a new 3DS XL:

u/ErrorEra · 13 pointsr/3DS

I'd ask your sister what happened (and never let her borrow your stuff again...)

If all else fails, use a circle pad cover.

u/mwilliams42 · 13 pointsr/3DS

Amazon now has Fire Emblem on sale for the same price. I didn't check the others.


u/Zeretha · 13 pointsr/3DS
u/HereComesJustice · 12 pointsr/ACPocketCamp
u/D-TOX_88 · 12 pointsr/3DS

You could probably get by with a 16 or 32 gb card. Maybe even 8. Your son probably won't be doing much downloading of digital games. Unless you want to steer him in that direction, so you don't have to worry about him losing the game cards. If that's the case, spring for 64. Trick the bitch out with all the bells and whistles. But by the time he would get to an age where he would be downloading on his own, the 3DS will have long been phased out.

Go for the HORI screen protectors. They don't leave any residue when you take them off if they need to be replaced.

Also may want to spring for some kind of 3DS console protection. I went for the HORI duraflexi, but you may be able to find something out there that offers a bit more protection, since your boy is 7 and 7 year olds tend to be rough.

Your kids gonna shit himself when he sees this gamer package. Way to go dad!

u/nonaryprince · 12 pointsr/pokemon

As far as I know, US has the Amazon Exclusive steelbook dual pack:

You get both games and a steelbook featuring both Lunala and Solgaleo.

u/tomster2300 · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I am a paraplegic and get the exact same pain with handhelds. Grips have been a lifesaver! I tried skull & co.'s kickstarter grip and a cheap rubber one off Amazon before sticking with Satisfye's Switch grip. I have big hands and it was the only one large enough to comfortably play with. Edit: They JUST launched all new products but I have their OG Switch grip.

I have other branded grips for my N3DS XL and Vita, but forget what they are (I think they're Japanese brands I found on Amazon), and they're comfortable and work great.

I suggest buying a handful off Amazon to try out and then keep the one that works. They're all made slightly differently so you wont really know until you have them in your "grip" :-) .

Good luck!

Edit: I found the exact grips in my Amazon purchase history (all from Amazon and I live in the states).


N3DS XL (I alternate between the two)

Switch (This still looks like my OG one)

u/eiridel · 10 pointsr/rheumatoid

I struggled a lot trying to play video games when I was first having serious trouble with my hands. I don't know your genre of choice but mine have always been MMOs and turn-based strategy. I agree with /u/SixJointsOfPain that once you're on some sort of DMARD you will likely feel better soon, but until you do here are some of my favorite ways to ease hand stress while gaming with arthritis.

  • Compression gloves. They can help keep swelling at bay (and keep heat in during these wintery months) and ease some of the pain of swollen knuckles.
  • Ergonomic keyboard/mouse/controller. If you play anything on a system they make Monster Hunter for, try searching specifically branded ones like this. People who spend hours at a time hunting monsters on their handhelds are serious about hand comfort, I guess.
  • Breaks to stretch. Not always the easiest if you're playing something fast-paced, but people can be surprisingly considerate if you're like "hold up a sec, medical stuff". I heal a lot in WoW and 99% of players will just let it go at that or after a quick "what's wrong?" "oh I have arthritis in my hands, just needed to stretch. We're good now!" or whatever. You're (presumably?) a grown-up; you do you. ;)
  • Playing easier, slower-paced games. This can suck when all your friends are playing Overwatch but like... The Sims 4 is pretty neat. And Animal Crossing and Pokemon never really get old, do they? :)
  • Find new ways to enjoy the games you love. I personally collect dolls and figures so one of my non-gaming hobbies is posing and photographing my Link figma in all sorts of silly ways and places. Papercraft is also really cool-- and I believe there is software to convert game models straight into papercraft projects.

    I hope this was at all helpful and not just a lot of reading for no payoff. :x I also hope you feel better soon. When I quit WoW four years ago I thought I would never be back but I'm literally logged in right now on my healer in the window behind the one I'm typing this comment in. Modern medicine is amazing.
    If you want someone understanding to commiserate with on bnet (I think I saw some Overwatch in your post history lol) I'm eiridel#1620. This goes for anyone who reads this comment, but please just let me know who you are when you friend me lmao
u/Lil_Druid · 10 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

First off I'll simply say if you're looking for a game that you can sit down and play for hours on end, avoid the Animal Crossing games(at least the first one and the newest one) unless you're the type of person who enjoys messing around with making clothing designs or just wandering around enjoying the sights.

If you have experience with the AC franchise after the first game, I can't give a good review compared to anything but the first game as I've never played the sequels, but as someone who was really hoping for something very similar to the first, it was more than worth my purchase.

What is there to do?
The game is entirely in "real time" based on your 3DS clock, so if your clock is set to, say, 10PM, when you start up the game, it'll be 10PM in game as well and most of the shops will be closed and many of the villagers asleep(this can be changed a little, more on that later. Some villagers also stay up longer than others but others also may go to bed earlier than others).
Edit Holidays/events also happen every so often. Things ranging from fishing or bug catching contests, to a summer solstice to an april fool's day event and many many more. Some aren't terribly game changing(the solstice, for example, making it just look like it's day time even at midnight and making villagers stay out very late) while others like the catching contests can give you plenty to do during the day it's going on.

Disregarding time restrictions, you can run around and collect fruit to sell, talk to villagers(more on that later also), visit shops to buy clothing, furniture, wallpapers, carpets, etc etc. Over the course of a week or two, so long as you're playing regularly, you'll likely unlock an island that you can visit to do mini games and(if you're so inclined) collect a crap load of bugs/fish to rake in easy bells(the currency in game).

Speaking of bugs and fish, catching them is a major part of the game as well as not only is there a museum to donate them to to eventually reach 100% with it, but they're also a major source of money, especially early game with the "mainland" bugs.

Regarding my earlier comment about being able to change the times shops open, this is because you're the mayor of the town on the first character you create. You'll be allowed to enact ordinances such as making the town a "night owl" town which causes shops to close later and villagers to stay up later, make a "rich town" making things sell for larger amounts, but also making buy prices go higher, and a few others. You'll also be able to create "public work" projects which amount to you building things such as simple light posts, wells and bridges to things like a campsite, a police station and a club, to name a few of them.

One of, if not
the* main draw of the games, though, are the villagers. There's dozens of potential villagers in game and upon making your village you're randomly assigned 4(I think) and can have a maximum number of 9(10 I think with the campsite but that one's temporary). Villagers can move out and be replaced with other random ones so you'll rarely be wanting for variety, though it can lead to some sad times if a favorite moves out unexpectedly. Personality wise there's about 8 or so "types", 4 for each gender, that they can act as, though it may just be me, but it seems very much like each individual one also has their own unique mannerisms to a degree. You can talk to them every day, be given "quests" ranging from picking fruit for them, delivering items for them and going to their house(so nothing too epic or anything). They'll sometimes, if you're on your mayor, also ask you to build certain things for them. There's other things you can do with them, but that should give you a relatively quick overview of them.

Other than the villagers moving in and out, the town also evolves to a degree. After spending certain amounts of bells at certain places or doing other things, the "main street" area which is the main area for shopping will expand it's buildings or add new ones for you to use.

A big time sink for many people is the clothing as well. Not only can you collect various types like shirts, pants, shoes, socks, glasses, helmets, etc etc, but you can also make your own designs for shirts and dresses. On the 3DS they've also included a QR system in which you'll eventually unlock the ability to download QR codes that are all over the net and even upload your own.

The other main draw of the game is the housing system. Upon arriving at the town you'll be given a house that you can pay off the loan for and, if desired expand it several times. You can obviously collect and fill it with furniture but also now customize the outside, from the fence around it, to the mailbox, to the walls and roof and door. A fun system is also the feng shui which can give you better luck with various in game mechanics by putting colored pieces of furniture in the "correct" places in your house. You'll also eventually get to have your house graded each day based on various factors.

Sorry for the long post, but that should basically sum up everything you can expect from the game, for the most part. Feel free to ask if you have any other questions, too!

Verdict: If you enjoy games that are pretty primarily geared towards a more casual "pick up for an hour a day" style, then I'd say definitely go for the game as it's worth the money. Totalbiscuit described it well, in my opinion, in saying that it boils down to basically being a "daily quest", but you don't actually have to do anything each day as the only way in which that harms you is that some things may take longer to build. All in all it's a game about having fun, not challenging yourself or trying to overcome obstacles. You can set your own goals, but nothing in the game is really "forced" on you after the tutorial, and even then you don't have to do the entire thing.

EDIT The game's also on sale for about $5 off on Amazon at the moment.

u/reddly · 10 pointsr/3DS

Hope I'm not too late, but as someone who enjoys fantasy games and shooters, I'd recommend the following:

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (a mature soldier-spy type game - thematically similar to Battlefield/Call of Duty)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (b/c he likes Dragon Age)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening (b/c he is interested in Persona Q and League of Legends)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (b/c he is interested in Persona Q - Persona and SMT use the same battle system in different storylines/settings)

    Recommendations for no particular reason

  • Mario Kart 7 - the quintessential 3DS game for all ages, every 3ds should have one.
  • Super Mario 3D Land - difficult at times, but always fun, I always thought "Mario games are for kids" until I played this game.
  • Rune Factory 4 - If he likes RPGs, he'll love this.
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - Persona Q was modeled after this game, but I'm listing it down here because he may feel more at home in the world of Shin Megami Tensei IV listed above.

    PS. I see a lot of people mentioning Pokemon, but if he hasn't shown interest in Pokemon by now he may not like it. It seemed like the perfect game for me but I just couldn't enjoy it half as much as everyone else does.
u/sboles66 · 9 pointsr/smashbros
u/nmdrums · 9 pointsr/3DS

I can go for as long as I want because of this. Get one!

u/ComicallySolemn · 9 pointsr/3DS

Just over-payed for this grip from Japan.

I'm in the U.S. but I'd like to have this as I kick back for my first session of Majora's Mask next month. A bit pricey, but at this point I'm just bleeding money, so why stop now?

Note the difference in where the grip attaches to the New 3DS (front corners and one clip in the back) as opposed to the standard 3DS XL grip). The slot on the front won't be blocked, nor will access to the stylus.

Just wanted to let you guys know that if these exist already in Japan, it's probably only a matter of time before they're over here, and for much cheaper.

u/rerunx5 · 9 pointsr/3DS

There is always the Circle Pad Cover.

u/goldendarknut · 9 pointsr/smashbros

Buy [this] ( and backup your 3DS save files.

u/endlightend · 9 pointsr/3DS

I use this one. Works great for me. My hands are on the larger end and used to cramp like crazy playing without a grip. They have a slightly rubberized texture to help you grip and conveniently has a cart holder slot for two games, as well as a little kickstand to prop the console up. Highly recommended.

u/alicia2468 · 9 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

So to recap:

  1. Regular Edition, Sun or Moon (Everywhere)

  2. Dual Pack with 200 Pokeballs (I think I only saw Best Buy, EB Games had it)

  3. Dual Pack with Steelbook (Amazon Exclusive)

  4. Regular Edition with Legendary Figurine (Walmart Exclusive (?): SUN, MOON)

  5. Dual Pack with Starter Pokemon Figurines (Best Buy, London Drugs)

  6. Costco has a promo where you get Super Mario Bros plus a $5 eShop credit. YMMV


    EDIT: I'll let /u/lbabinz fill in the missing links when they find them ;) (you're awesome :D)
u/field_retro · 9 pointsr/3DS

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.

u/Human_on_a_laptop · 9 pointsr/nintendo

I snagged one of the pre order amazon 3ds for $99 and amazon emailed me this:


We're contacting you about order #[REDACTED] for Nintendo New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Black Edition - Nintendo 3DS. We recently learned that an error caused this item to be displayed at an incorrect price.

This was our mistake, and we'll honor the incorrect price for one of the items you ordered. However, we're unable to honor the price for multiple quantities of this item. Therefore, we've adjusted the quantity of your order to 1.

We're sorry about this. At any given time, despite our best efforts, a small number of the millions of items on our site may be mispriced.

The correct price is listed on our website now, so if you'd like to place another order for more of this item, you can do so here:

We value your business and hope to see you again soon.


Customer Service

Please note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message."

I only ordered one. That was kinda weird. I thought they cancelled my order for a moment.

u/rabid-panda · 9 pointsr/3DS


We're contacting you about order for Nintendo New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Black Edition - Nintendo 3DS. We recently learned that an error caused this item to be displayed at an incorrect price.

This was our mistake, and we'll honor the incorrect price for one of the items you ordered. However, we're unable to honor the price for multiple quantities of this item. Therefore, we've adjusted the quantity of your order to 1.

We're sorry about this. At any given time, despite our best efforts, a small number of the millions of items on our site may be mispriced.

The correct price is listed on our website now, so if you'd like to place another order for more of this item, you can do so here:

We value your business and hope to see you again soon.


Customer Service

u/scottyb83 · 8 pointsr/3DS

This. is the case I am talking about. Very happy with it as I wanted something a bit rubberised and not hard plastic. This is still a little firmer than I wanted but it does the trick. I also wanted something clear as I really liked the 3DS XL I got (Gold Zelda edition) so the fact that it was see through was a big plus. I don't know how well it will protect from a drop as it is very form fitting but it protects the finish and offers a little bit better grip. If you have bigger hands get this case!

I can't link the hard shell zipper case that I got as I got it in store and can't find it online but it is your standard hard shell case with a little padding in case you drop it.

u/FoxJitter · 8 pointsr/3DS

Same price on Amazon, too:

u/ThePhantasm · 8 pointsr/nintendo

I don't know if this has been on sale for a while, but I'm also seeing Animal Crossing: New Leaf for only $26 on Amazon.

u/AWeepingAngelsThesis · 8 pointsr/GamerGhazi
u/Rileyrod · 8 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I got you man, order this one from Amazon. It says LL but that is Japanese for XL, the circle pad pro isn't region locked so all you have to do is put the battery in it, then snap your 3DS XL into that bad boy and change the controls in game to allow the CPP and you are golden.

u/gnarlyswells · 8 pointsr/3DS

Wash hands before playing, don't eat while you play, keep it in a hard pouch/case, use a screen protector, clean using a microfiber cloth, don't do stupid stuff like jam a coin into the circle pad to hatch eggs in pokemon.

For example, I use these for pouch / cloth / screen protector:


screen protector:

edit - to add to this, I personally wrap my 3ds in the microfiber cloth before putting it in the pouch

u/montego200x · 8 pointsr/MonsterHunter

It's a Cyber Gadget grip, imported from Japan. It is SO comfortable. This is the original version (the newer version has shorter grip handles).

Grips are a must for portable Monster Hunter-ing. I have the Satisfye grip for Switch (and just pre-ordered their updated version).

u/Sairyn_ · 7 pointsr/3DS

For both N3DS and N3DSXL systems

Some of these can also be found from retailers online, like Best Buy and Target. I generally use Best Buy, Amazon, and eBay, but check other retailers just in case.

Case: Looking for a protector that protects your system from scratches? Most people recommend the HORI TPU case. NA currently has one for the XL (LL in Japan), but you'll have to import one for the standard size.

  • HORI TPU case for N3DSXL or sometimes the one from Japan is cheaper.
  • HORI TPU case for N3DS, or just search "New 3DS HORI TPU" and look for the ones without XL/LL in the title.

    Looking for a pouch to keep your system from dust or to carry on-the-go and protect them from falls? There's sooo many options you can just search up on Amazon and eBay, not to mention other Japanese import sites.

  • HORI Hard Pouch for N3DSXL is what I went with for my Fire Emblem N3DSXL. Looks plain and I admit I usually go for something different, but when I received it, it screamed good quality. It's black and looks classy, and there's room for 6 cartridges and a stylus. It also fits a system with the HORI TPU on. Alternatively, you can use this for the standard N3DS because it has a strap that will keep it in place.
  • CyberGadget Mint Semi-Hard case for N3DSXL - I originally went for this one. It's fine if you just want to carry around your system, but that's all the room it has. It also had a weird chemical smoky smell that I'm still trying to air out (it's been over 2 weeks now). If the smell ever gets out, I'll use it. Maybe it's just the one I purchased.
  • Trunk Case for N3DS - I have the blue one, and it's decent quality. These trunk cases seem to be in and out of stock though, and prices are unstable. If you can find one for a good price, I'd recommend it.

    Screen Protectors: Screens will inevitably get scratched, as careful as anyone can be. If you're someone who cannot stand scratches or want to keep your system in perfect condition, you can't go wrong with screen protectors.

  • HORI Standard Screen Protectors for N3DSXL is what I had on my old N3DSXL. Here's one for the N3DS. Appliance is easy and they don't interfere with the 3D at all.
  • HORI Blue Light Filtering Screen Protectors for N3DSXL and ones for the N3DS - I just wanted to reduce the blue light because I mainly play before I sleep. Research a bit about blue light if you'd like. I like them, they do the same job as the standard ones with the added blue light filtering.

    Micro SD card: Can't go wrong with Sandisk, and I purchased the 32GB since that's the highest Nintendo says the system will support. Any higher and you have to format it to FAT32 in your PC so the system will recognize it. Any good brand will be fine though, but I just go with Sandisk all the time.

    Stylus: This DSi stylus is so damn comfortable. I never thought it mattered because I just put up with the cramping, but I purchased some items on the Nintendo Online store, so I went for it. It's all I use now. The cheapest shipping is $5 on the store though, so go for it when you're ordering other items with it.

    For N3DS
    Coverplates: Amazon.JP if you have a forwarding service like Tenso. I like AmiAmi, but it's hard to catch the plates sometimes. PlayAsia tends to be more pricey, so sometimes you're better off just looking on eBay if your last resort is PlayAsia.

    For N3DSXL and N3DS

    Charms: Basically the same as the above. Many options around Etsy, just search what you want up. Up to your discretion. :)

    Yeah, I'm a HORI fan. Their products have been solid for me, so I have no qualms with them. I just wish more of their products would appear in NA so shipping times would be shorter, but I think the wait times have been worth it anyway.
u/VashTrigun78 · 7 pointsr/JRPG

I experienced heavy strain with my New 3DS - that thing just isn't all that comfortable to hold. I bought a grip like this one and I haven't experienced and discomfort since. I highly recommend getting something like this if you play a lot on your 3DS.

u/ApexKelbi · 7 pointsr/MonsterHunter

This is similar, and costs much less:

u/clambert12 · 7 pointsr/3DS

I really like this grip. It's super easy to attach/remove and fits comfortably in my hands. Also it can store two cartridges inside a compartment on the back of it, which is pretty neat.

Edit: My issue was slightly different than OP's. I would get really bad wrist pain while using my 3DS and this alleviated that problem. I'm not sure if it would be helpful for OP's issue, but thought I'd link it since I ended up buying 3 different grips and this was the most comfortable one for me.

u/Zachlombardi27 · 7 pointsr/3dshacks

I think I can do that for ya, honestly. I also have, for the left joystick, little caps that make grip better if that interests you too. Maybe private message me I suppose, get this goin!

Edit: and no purchasing, they're so silly cheap, I got it n the postage etc..

Edit 2: This is the left joystick cover, could hook you up with one of those. I honestly love it. Long gaming sessions are perfect for this seemingly simple and pointless lil' grip.

Edit 3: And this is the c-stick replacement. Someone else linked it above as well, but yeah, the psp-1,000 joystick or whatever. Works really great.

Edit 4: Since I'm really gettin down on all this N3DS speak, I'd like to share this as well. My goodness, it makes gaming 1,000x better. Since the grips are not directly under the 3DS, and they are almost basically on the sides, it makes it feel like a legit, comfortable ass videogame controller! (In the vein of an Xbox or PS4 controller) With how I said the grips are on the sides, it makes it not feel so damn cramped like some of the other N3DS grips can. It's seriously so, SO worth the $15 bucks.

u/ArianrhodSC · 7 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I had that. I tried 3 grips and this one worked best for me. Life changing, I can play for hours on a plane with no discomfort.

I'd recommend abandoning the CPP for this if if fits your model:

u/caruano95 · 7 pointsr/3DS

If you are ok with spending money this Grip might be an interesting solution

u/Dubiono · 7 pointsr/smashbros

Have you tried getting a Powersave for 3DS?

That would probably reduce your unlock time.

u/2shovel2knight · 7 pointsr/Games

For the 3DS Monster Hunter games, there is this and this. They make 4 simple changes to the control layout:

-Camera control on the shoulder under the left (!) forefinger

-Inventory button accessible by left middle/ring fingers

-Enlarged run button on right shoulder

-Big and chunky, so it's easy to hold for hours upon hours

I have a better, easier time controlling Monster Hunter with this thing than with the new game and a PS4 controller. It takes the one thing everybody used to complain about with the series, the controls, and makes it effortless.

Also, I wish someone made a one-handed PS4 controller for traditional RPG's. There used to be one for PS1, and it was cool.

u/Khirsah01 · 7 pointsr/pokemon

The NDS and 3DS use what's called Resistive Touch Screens, and is able to be used with any hard enough surface to press the two active layers together to register the touch. You can use the back of your fingernail tip as a stylus in a pinch on these types of screens.

Modern smartphones and the Switch use Capacitive Touch Screens that require either the flesh of your finger, or a compatible material to be able to activate the touch sensor for those screens.

The differences in the technology show why the styluses look so different. This stylus does a great job of showing off both types of stylus nibs. At the bottom of the picture, the black plastic pointed nib on the right is a stylus type for Resistive screens, and the soft rounded nib on the left is for Capacitive screens as it needs to simulate a finger to work.

As long as there's a small enough point for an accurate reading of where you're poking the screen, covering with microfiber is a great idea if you need to protect your screen. I'd still recommend screen protectors in any situation though.

u/SpareNoodle · 7 pointsr/ucf

Just return it?

I can get it cheaper on amazon.

u/Ugly_Muse · 7 pointsr/3DS

I've used this, which is similar and very comfortable.

u/StewofPuppies · 6 pointsr/Games

I thought it was slow selling because it virtually had no games in its library. There was no games to sell the console like Odyssey and BotW did for the Switch or Halo for Xbox. While you guys aren't wrong, the reasons stated aren't necessarily the right reasons. 3DS had a pretty good console design, sure it was weak but I don't think many people complained once the ball got rolling for this line of products and 3DS was a relatively easy piece of hardware (meaning it didn't have too much problems AFAIK unless you frequently dropped it). Games like Fantasy Life, Monster Hunter games, Monster Hunter stories, etc all played beautifully. Mario Kart, Smash, Mario Maker. That was their problem.


Once major IP games started to come out, 3DS started to sell well. I heard Reggie had a lot to do with how they pushed back on that oversight with 3DS by giving a lot of release-date owners free games and lowering the price of the handheld.


>According to Iwata, though, this isn't too surprising: "The current situation resulted from the fact that the delay of developing Nintendo 3DS software and launching online services, like Nintendo eShop, 3D video services and so forth, occurred simultaneously, so we could not meet people's high expectations that they had before its launch, and we did not see momentum after the launch."
>However, in spite of the slower sales, Iwata doesn't seem too worried. He thinks sales will pick up once more heavily-anticipated games - like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - are released, as well as when the Nintendo eShop and 3D video services come online.

From the article you linked there is another reference to which they talk about the reasons for it not doing too well. The fact that it had good initial sales could just mean loyal Nintendo fans or it could also mean that there is genuine interest in the handheld and they just needed to capitalize better. After those IP's came out, 3DS began to do better. 3DS sold like nearly 6 times as much as Wii U did.

u/WhiteBreadMasterRace · 6 pointsr/gaming
u/IndianaGroans · 6 pointsr/smashbros

I'm using the Dreamgear comfort grip I got it in today and so far have loved it.

u/PanicHouse · 6 pointsr/3DS

I've been using this grip since I bought my XL and it feels great for long periods of gaming.

u/GoldenShadowGS · 6 pointsr/3DS

I say neither. I have this, and its great.

I also just ordered this thing, but it hasn't arrived yet.

u/GoldenRajang · 6 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Do you have the circle pad pro? It honestly really helps alot, and its pretty cheap, the japan version works with any 3ds

u/Gr8NonSequitur · 6 pointsr/wiiu

Fire Emblem Awakening, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Donkey Kong Country: TF and a few Amiibos. I already have a backlog of Wii U games such as both Bayonettas, Smash and Hyrule Warriors to get through.

u/Porkpants81 · 6 pointsr/3DS

This is the best case for usage all the time.

It's not bulky so the system will still fit in most external cases as well. Plus it's clear so you can still see the design of your LE system.

u/dirkuscircus · 6 pointsr/3DS

>I've seen those plastic things that go over the pad, but you can't close your DS with one on!

Mine is a Cybergadget Circle Pad Cover (slim type). I can close my N3DS XL perfectly with it.

u/the_light_of_dawn · 6 pointsr/3DS

If your hands are cramping up (like mine always have when playing handhelds), you might want to look into a grip. This one in particular has helped me so much with being able to play my N3DS XL for more than 25 minutes or so at any given time.

It seems like you're referring to both the size (hand cramping) and button quality. The buttons have never been an issue for me. I like that they're bigger than the Vita's at least.

As far as sizing goes, it all comes down to personal preference. Some will tell you they prefer the portability of the N3DS, the colored buttons, and the slightly sharper image on the screen. Others will tell you that they prefer the XL's larger size and don't mind the decreased portability or the slightly less sharp resolution. It all boils down to what you're looking for in your 3DS experience, I guess. I'm a N3DS XL man myself.

u/matthew011029 · 6 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I have personally bought and used these ones, they feel just like a controller and are great for the hands.
I have personally got used to playing without a grip attachment, but generally they are definitely worth it if you get cramps from playing, much more comfortable.

u/rickasaurus007 · 6 pointsr/3DS

I have the Majoras Mask 3DS XL. Love the thing and spent many hours on it.

I did however recently pick this up and gotta say, its a fantastic add-on for the system.

Also having just grabbed MH4U on the Capcom sale, it will be paying for itself over the next 50 hours!

u/jake_kulp · 6 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I just got the MHX Grip. Basically the same thing minus the stand. AMA. I can include pictures!

EDIT: I also own this grip if anyone happens to be interested in my experience with that.

u/Mr_0pportunity · 6 pointsr/3DS
u/lbabinz · 6 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

Happy to oblige :)

EBGames with 200 pokeballs

EBGames In Store Promotion with Figures - more info

Amazon with steelbook

Walmart with figures - not available yet (Nov 28) - I'll update when they appear

BestBuy with 200 pokeballs

Worth noting that these all seem to be exclusives and similarly priced. Also worth noting that the likely reason behind this is that retailers are reporting that Pokemon Sun / Moon are essentially selling like hot cakes ;).

Sad part is, I want them all LOL

u/Buttsbuttes · 6 pointsr/3DS

Bought these a year ago and they fit fine, I don't use PAL but it should not be different. Strange.

Edit: I got this one, actually

Works fine, I hated the concave thumb stick, works perfectly for my n3ds

u/jarmuzek · 6 pointsr/3DS

Hori TPU like everyone has said and will say

u/opulent_lemon · 6 pointsr/MonsterHunter

The Hori Grip is made specifically for monster hunter and is amazing. The second circle pad is on the left side and you control it with your left index finger which takes some getting used to but it allows you to cycle through items, sprint, and move the camera simultaneously which is only possible with that grip.
this thing Literally unplayable without it.

u/0Ameru0 · 6 pointsr/3DS

I use this one
I find it to be very comfortable in the hand.

u/THE_NEWEST_3DS · 6 pointsr/3DS

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!

u/spentthedayonreddit · 6 pointsr/3DS

Hopefully you're in the US, this is all I could find. Best of luck!

u/HowardWVampireHunter · 6 pointsr/3DS

Jayzus that looks tough...

I would recommend that anybody reading gets screen protectors beforehand. I recently got some for my Switch and wished that I had been cautious with my 3DS.

u/agmc · 5 pointsr/pokemon

a device to edit your pokemon x/y savegame. amazon link

u/bzanis · 5 pointsr/3DS

It's not silicone but Hori makes a really nice tpu case

u/JordanRynes · 5 pointsr/3dshacks

Is this is what I need to get the oothax save on a copy of OoT3D? I just want to make absolutely sure before buying anything.

u/RedTheTrainer · 5 pointsr/3dshacks

If you buy a powersaves from amazon here:

and the nintendo selects version of ocarina for 20 bucks and you have the exploit installable without a second 3ds.

Alternatively you could just buy a sky3ds cart and use that to emulate cubic ninja. Thats what I did. I picked up a cheap blue button version for 60 a while a go and just installed the game there. Exploit worked as if it was a game cart

u/TheCodingGamer · 5 pointsr/dragonquest

> ...I'm bummed that the...DLC aspects of the game are gone and I don't get to experience them.

Actually, they're still fairly easy to access. You'll need to extract the savefile from the cartridge, which you can do easily with one of those Action Replay Powersave Editors, and once you have that you just open it in a special DQ9 save editor, and mark the DLC check boxes. That'll give you all the extra quests, inn guests, and exclusive items. Then just put the save file back on the cartridge and play! :D


Here's a full guide for details.

u/LostInVanadiel · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Hoping they simply drop to a better price. When the MH3U themed grips were first being imported, they were around the same high price, but are about $30 now. Those still seem like a good option for original 3DS owners, although I think the CPP is way better.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Non-mobile: Link

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/fleminator · 5 pointsr/3DS

They do, but I haven't found any reasonably priced ones. Though I haven't looked too hard.

u/rachabeth · 5 pointsr/3DS

So I have a set of these and it has made marathon playing possible, and comfortable. Maybe you should look into a pair?
I also have a set that had shoulder buttons, but I found it to be far less comfortable, and I only use them for monster hunter.


u/natedoggcata · 5 pointsr/gaming
u/daves3 · 5 pointsr/3DS

It's 29.96 from amazon (you have to check other sellers), they're out of stock but you can still buy it at that price. Estimated shipping 2-4 weeks. Here's a quick link to it

u/stinkylibrary · 5 pointsr/gaming

I know, my Grandma and I played this when I was younger (yeah my G-ma is cool like that) on N64 and it was bar none the best game I had ever played up until that point. I wish they would release it for the Wii, but it will be out on June 19th, I can't wait.

u/Xarazych · 5 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

That depends on which model of 3DS you have. If you have a 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS, you will need the 3DS Amiibo Reader.

If you have a New Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS XL you just need the system.

Edit to Add: Once you determine the model and accessories you have/need, you have to find the Magic Lamp in Animal Crossing New Leaf or play Happy Home Designer.

u/tacoyum6 · 5 pointsr/smashbros
u/dersephy · 5 pointsr/smashbros

dreamGEAR Comfort Grip

I just bought this one, and it's great for my giant hands. I haven't tested it with Smash Bros yet, but it's awesome for Mario Kart 7 and Kingdom Hearts. Hope this helps!

u/ghost-factory · 5 pointsr/3DS

This looks so awesome. I hate having to wait until September 30th for this one to come out.

u/Brandilio · 5 pointsr/smashbros

This is probably the closest you'll get to making it feel anything like a real controller.

u/maturra · 5 pointsr/3DS

Amazon listed them for pre-order about 30 minutes ago.

Note: Not a referral - I don't earn anything from the link. Just want to lend a hand. :)

u/Gunmetal89 · 5 pointsr/3DS

Clean your device before you put a shell on it.

Edit: Thats the only way I see this scratching anything.

u/brokenskullzero · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

its just a problem with the 3ds originally not having any "right stick" if nintendo designed the 3ds to have dual circle pads, it would be one of the best gaming experiences

on mine, I use this along with the psp cap mod

Feels good for medium and large hands and makes the shoulders feel like the dual shock 2 r2/l2. though only for New 3ds XL models


this too

u/Mr_Flagg · 5 pointsr/3DS

Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

I bought this one about a yea ago. It's an excellent grip, feels comfortable, has a nice smooth rubbery feel and it detaches very easily. Just hold the tab at the back and lift 3ds out.

u/SvennEthir · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I've got the blue version of this grip.

I highly recommend it. It makes the 3DS so much more comfortable. Before my hands would cramp after a little bit of time but now I can play for hours with no problems.

The only issue I have is that it makes it harder to fit in a pocket for carrying the 3DS around.

u/segajupiter · 5 pointsr/3DS

I just recently purchased a Cyber Gadget grip and couldn't be happier. I generally play handhelds while lying on a couch or bed, and the grip improves the ergonomics tremendously.

I have adult sized human hands; without the grip I find that my thumbs are recruited to help stabilize the system which becomes very uncomfortable very quickly. With the grip, the palms of my hands and four fingers do all of the stability work leaving my thumbs free and loose for analog stick input and button presses.

u/smokeyjoey8 · 5 pointsr/3DS

I have the Monster Hunter Generations N3DSXL grip.

It's big, but comfortable. My only problem with it is that one of the shoulder buttons doesn't feel very responsive, but it still works. Mine was $40, and I feel like it was worth it, especially if you play Monster Hunter. If you have the money and you're looking for a big, comfy grip, you can't go wrong with this one.

u/asyrin25 · 5 pointsr/3DS

There's also some great 3ds grips. I'm partial to my Monster Hunter Cross but it's stupid expensive and there's a lot of other options out there for much less that are also more packing friendly. Check Amazon for quick delivery!

u/1-3-4 · 5 pointsr/pokemon

The steelbook dual pack has both games -- on physical carts -- in a limited edition tin case. The outside has Solgaleo on one side, and Lunala on the other, with a map of Alola on the inside.

Here's the Amazon listing, with pictures.

u/Rampey · 4 pointsr/3DS

I recommend getting a clear dura-flex case for your 3ds, it's not that expensive and allows you to protect your 3ds from scratches and hand sweat without covering up the awesome design. link
You can also find this case just about anywhere in-store too incase you don't wanna wait for shipping.

u/pabloescobyte · 4 pointsr/3DS

I assumed the same unfortunately it's quite glossy. All the n3DS XL consoles are glossy finish.

Everyone says good things about the HORI Duraflexi case which is clear.

A little pricier but better selection, you can go with the TPU covers or PC covers from Play-Asia or similar sites like AmiAmi or even check eBay.

Personally I miss the matte finish of the o3DS XL consoles.

u/mholger · 4 pointsr/3DS

Hori has new TPU cases for the New 3DS -- available on Amazon

I loved the TPU case for my "original" 3DS XL, so this is the direction I'm going.

u/SonOfErdrick · 4 pointsr/3DS

I ordered these grips that you put on the circle pad which prevents thumbs from slipping, and it can be very helpful for intense games like Smash Bros.

These arent the same exact ones I got, but its more or less identical:

u/syncorpse · 4 pointsr/3DS

Just got a 3ds a month ago, this was a must have for me, no more cramps or awkward hand positions.

u/VILLIAMZATNER · 4 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Would like to tag on to this to say buying a controller grip and if you're using a N3DSXL, replacing the nub with a PSP 1000 series stick will hugely increase the quality of play. My brother owns a N2DSXL and made the same changes. If ripping out the nub makes you uncomfortable, videos on YouTube are easy to find. I do not regret it one bit, the psp stick is a full upgrade from the shitty nub.

In 2016 I bought a N3DSXL to exclusively play Pokemon and to enter the MH franchise. I tried MHGEN first and the barrier of the controls, and Gen's assumption that you're already an experienced Hunter made me quit before I even killed a Great Maccao.

Advice online suggested MH4U was a better entry point to the series, and it 100% was for me. That motivated me to find ways to make the handheld more comfortable for my giant fucking sausage fingers.

To me, MH4U legitimately feels like a full sized game stuffed into a handheld system. I still found myself fully immersed, even with 3ds graphics, which really fly below the radar when you're occupied with the technical mechanics that make this series so addicting.

u/HohoHere · 4 pointsr/3DS

This Grip is hands down the best accessory I've bought for the new 3ds. Best part is, it doesn't block anything on the 3ds itself! You can close it with it on, access the game slot, charge it, etc.
Couldn't recommend it more personally.

u/Ziathon3 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have both and a Vita and love them all. I play a game on the Switch, a game on the 3DS and then a game on the Vita...wash, rinse and repeat. I purchased all three systems around when the Switch came out because I decided I wanted to give mobile/handheld gaming a go. The games on the 3DS are cheaper too than brand new games, but they are a ton of fun.

The 3DS library is amazing and will give many, many hours of entertainment to both of you. The Switch has good games right now as well and also gives many hours of entertainment.

If you get a 3DS XL (although I agree that the New 2DS XL looks great since I never turn my 3D on haha), I would recommend grips like these for longer sessions. Happy gaming!

u/Phrickshun · 4 pointsr/MonsterHunter

>Sadly much I love 4U my biggest gripe with it... well, can be simply summed by the fact it's on 3DS and the ungodly bad wrist cramps/aches I've get after a while of playing intensive action games on that tiny boxy console.

If you care enough, Buying a 3DS grip like this one pretty much removes the hand cramps you get from playing on the 3DS for long periods of time. I would know because I dealt with the same issue playing Monster Hunter on the 3DS.

u/ertaboy356b · 4 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I got this locally from where I live but I saw one from amazon.

Edit: Just saw the price and HOLY SHIT, it's 3.5 more expensive from where I live. I got mine for $18.

u/EpicBomberMan · 4 pointsr/3DS

Are there any cheap (at most $30) grips for the N3DSXL like this one? I want one with the shoulder buttons set up like this, but I don't want to spend $60+ on it.

u/spacepoptartz · 4 pointsr/Metroid

Ye need one of these. There’s a lot of grip things out there, but I’ve found this one to be the best/most comfortable. Specially if you’ve got big hands

u/TooBrokeToGiveAShit · 4 pointsr/pokemon
u/JustVashu · 4 pointsr/Games

I also preordered the pokemon games, probably always will until they stop deserving my trust. there are not a lot of companies o series that earn that trust thou.

There can be benefits of preordering some times, for example my amazon preorder was for a limited now out of stock item also if the item ever gets a price drop while it's on preorder you get the lowest price available. I've gotten a few games up to 20usd cheaper that way (it may have been a price error but hey).

But I only do it with a few games. I'm not much of a hype guy, I don't even look at trailers, I just wait for the game to come out and see what people think of them.

u/ExistentialTenant · 4 pointsr/patientgamers

The '' article is a single opinion -- why listen to them in particular? Everywhere else, people tend to call it 'Action Adventure' (or just adventure more generally). On Zelda Gamepaedia, on Amazon, on Metacritic, and even on IMDB. Even Nintendo calls it an 'Action' game (though they are fluid with their categorization).

Secondly, the 'RPG characteristics' is a broad list of which 99% of games have elements that would fit. Under the first category, Story, it is described as having a plot involving saving the world and has twists and turns. Boy, I wonder what game has that? But really, any genre has a broad list of characteristics of which 99% of games would fit because most genres have a broad amount of things players can do that have been refined and added over years of development. In general, there tends to be a colloquial understanding of these genre terms. For 'RPGs', I wouldn't say OOT have many elements that would make it fit.

Don't get me wrong -- I don't see the problem in calling it an 'RPG'. It ultimately doesn't really matter in the end so long as you enjoy the game. I'm just curious as to why.

u/SgtMustang · 4 pointsr/Games

The Link model definitely looks higher quality than the 3DS version.

Could be just the lighting, I dunno.

u/niloc · 4 pointsr/3DSdeals

Here is a non mobile.

u/tojikomori · 4 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

Hello! I think you're looking for Animal Crossing: New Leaf or its updated packaging Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo – "Welcome amiibo" is a free downloadable update for the original, so in either case you'll get access to the same game. There are some spin-off titles and some older entries in the main series, but New Leaf is the game AC fans spend most time in.

The game's built-in tutorials are the best way to get started, and you have to play through them to progress anyway so you might as well go through them without spoiling anything by reading too much about it first!

When you get bored or confused or find a particular goal you want to accomplish, you might want to check out this subreddit's FAQ or simply search past posts for advice, but when starting out you'll almost certainly have more fun just wandering around, interacting with animals and objects and discovering things for yourself.

u/Qu1nlan · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay then... how about Animal Crossing New Leaf, a used copy of Chronicle, and some of those picks you recommended so highly?

u/ZebraMuffin · 4 pointsr/3DS

That's Canada. I should have been more clear, they don't sell them in the US.

Here's a link to a US Amazon page. They only have third-party sellers offering them, and it has been like that for years in the US.

u/BeastMode253 · 4 pointsr/3DS

While it shouldn't be mandatory, there are a ton of options out there to make it more comfortable. I bought this grip when I first got my 3DS, and use it or a CPP all the time.

u/Kitten_Boogers · 4 pointsr/smashbros
u/_miles_teg_ · 4 pointsr/3DS

Haven't tried that one but I have this: [DreamGEAR Nintendo 3DS XL Comfort Grip] ( and it's fantastic. My hands used to get cramped after long periods but this took care of that issue. Added bonus it protects the 3DS too.

u/aflarge · 4 pointsr/smashbros

I had a HUGE problem with the shape of the 3DS, too. While this doesn't make it QUITE as awesome as using a controller, a good grip will effectively do away with the hand cramps. This is the one I got, in case you're interested.

u/RadWalk · 4 pointsr/3DS

I just bought one of these: It's actually really nice grip and it gets me in a better habit of having my fingers on L and R the whole time.

u/KDaddy463 · 4 pointsr/nintendo

You can use both sticks to move around and shoot during the sky sections, but it doesn't work that way during ground sections.

It's not really something you need unless you're left-handed. The purpose of the CPP in this game is simply to give lefties a circle pad to use.

The controls are a bit strange and your hands might cramp if you don't hold the system right, but you'll adjust and eventually get used to them.

EDIT: Oh and one more thing. You said you have the XL. The standard Circle Pad Pro does NOT work with a 3DS XL. You have to purchase the bigger "Circle Pad Pro XL", specifically made for the system.

It isn't sold in normal stores, but you can buy it from Amazon here

u/foreignfriend25 · 4 pointsr/3DS

Circle pad pro, its this battery powered peripheral for 3ds that allows the player to use an extra stick and two extra shoulder buttons. looks like this

u/Navolas2 · 4 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Which version of 3ds do you have? If you have an original version of the 3ds or 3ds XL I would suggest the claw pad pro I linked to. It puts an additional Circle pad a little below the L button on the system. Gives you have claw feelings and is way more comfortable at the same time.

I honestly have considered buying an OG 3DS again so I can use it with my American release monster hunter games.Though due to time since release they are getting a bit more spendy.... but it is amazing.

edit: Also could try just the normal Circle Pad Pro. 3DS XL OG 3DS

u/ShokoFlow · 4 pointsr/smashbros

I think /u/8drawr means the pro controller but the actual pro pad is a tool for the 3DS

u/Tyraniboah89 · 4 pointsr/3DS

Sold and shipped by Nintendo for $40 new, seems like there has been another print

u/NotLokey · 4 pointsr/3DS

Hori clear case & screen protectors.
I also use this circle pad cover, it adds more grip to the circle pad.

u/squirrelyscout · 4 pointsr/3DS

A few different products like these exist, where you place them over the circle pad. You have to be careful to remove it with each use and to not close the system with them on.
You could also completely open up the system and replace the pad with one of your choosing, like this.

Be cautious of using anything sticky, like bandaids or circles of velcro. Some adhesives leave icky residue that's hard to safely remove.

There's really no perfectly safe or easy solution other than pausing your battle and wiping your hand off a lot. :/

u/remiarutawa · 4 pointsr/3DS
u/fivehournap · 4 pointsr/3DS

I have this for the regular pokemon N3DS and can confirm, it's amazing.

Only bad thing is I can't see my beautiful cover plate on the back with it on.

Link for smaller n3ds grip
I bought mine for $19 with prime, but the price and availability of prime changes quite frequently.

u/ThatOneNoob1328 · 4 pointsr/3DS

CYBER ・ ラバーコートグリップ (New 3DS用) ブラック

u/Killa_Ape · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I believe Walmart is also selling them for 139$ they have the black or white version if I recall correctly.

Black sold out already! Didn't last long.
White sold out now!
Up and down on Amazon.

u/joshcb7 · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/czasalad · 3 pointsr/3DS

That's nothing compared to what we have here in canada:

our prices from 3rd party at the lowest is $391 ???... like seriously... our prices for the original BF deal is $139.99...

u/Kemintiri · 3 pointsr/3DSdeals

39.99 on's site.

u/MyOtherCarIsEpona · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

N64 version - $20

3DS version - $23

Gamecube version, with original and Master Quest - $25

Collector's disc - OoT, Majora's Mask, Zelda 1 and 2 - $40

Or there's the Wii Virtual Console version for $10.

Alternatively, you can play it on your PC with the retexture mod. I've been wanting to try that for a while but never got around to it.

u/id_kai · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gift One - Animal Crossing New Leaf for my brother

Gift Two - C'mon...gimme. a little surprise for my dogs.

Thanks you guys and you both look quite dapper!

u/dragonblade629 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My big dream is a 3DS XL, but I feel that may be too much. And the only real reason I want it is Animal Crossing and Pokemon, so it'd probably be best to gift someone else.

For gift two, I'd like if you could gift me this Cardfight starter deck, a lot of my friends are getting into it, but I don't have a deck. Plus the art is fantastic.

I feel weird saying this but... C'mon...gimme.

u/UndergroundPhoenix · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You guys look positively gorgeous today! Quite lovely, in fact.

If I was dreaming big, I would go for this off of my One Day wish list full of things I am saving up for.

I don't have anything specific in mind, but C'mon...gimme. You know you want to. J/K. ;)

u/Nickthegreat · 3 pointsr/wiiu

Hours after I submitted this, it seems that Amazon has stopped selling the 3DS XL. I'm really not sure what's going on. See for yourselves here.

u/signal9 · 3 pointsr/3DS

If you really want a big, comfortable feel get the XL and this: LINK I have it and i love it and it makes the 3DS not feel like a system designed for children but instead a system designed for MEN! or WOMEN!

u/inquisitive_chemist · 3 pointsr/3DS

I just got mine on thursday as a birthday gift from the wife and love it. I am burning through xenoblade chronicles until sun/moon come out.

That being said, I do have large hands and I bought and should receive these grips tomorrow.

I find the right side controls are perfect, but the left side kills my thumb. With the grips that should eliminate that.

u/AgentSoup · 3 pointsr/3DS

Friend of mine suggested the DreamGEAR, and it looks absolutely worthwhile. I can solve the problem of the covered stylus dock by just holding my stylus in my beard. Win-win! :D

u/zJeldie · 3 pointsr/smashbros

I've found that the bulk of these grips helps to reduce cramping by making the 3ds feel more like a controller. I personally am using one of these

With this case, I've found that the L and R are hard are awkward to use, so my plan is to mod the case to use those triggers I've posted before.

u/foxdear · 3 pointsr/smashbros

This is something i have. slightly more expensive but it works.

u/Tainysi · 3 pointsr/3DS

copy and pasting my old comment. I currently have this one This is an amazing starter grip. The rubber coating is amazing and the texture is awesome, it's also very secure. My only complaint was the first time I held this, I held it like a controller, so both my index fingers were on the shoulder rests thinking I was pressing L or R buttons. To prevent from confusing myself, I put my middle finger onto the rest and my index finger onto the actual L button (i did not do this for my right hand) and thats how I would hold it. Now, I recently stumbled across THIS beauty. I'm waiting for it to come in but it looks absolutely amazing. It looks like the perfect grip for smash and I suggest anyone to buy one as well. PS: It's out of stock atm but if they're out of stock, just message them and they'll relist the item up. Thats what I did. GRAB THESE QUICK, THEY SOLD OUT OF 10 UNDER 2 HOURS

u/Selcouthit · 3 pointsr/3DS

These are still $11.50 with free Amazon Prime shipping. Rubbery texture, great hand hold. The L/R buttons are a bit difficult to get to at first, but you get used to it and I have no problems.

They DO block the stylus hole, but everything else is accessible.

u/Uncanny_Doom · 3 pointsr/3DS

I would say to at least try to get used to the bare bones system first. If it's still not feeling quite comfy then, look into some grips and make sure you get as many opinions as you can. Watch videos if possible, see what it's like in action. Some grips aren't that secure on the 3DS, or may scratch the system.

This is the grip I use. I got it primarily for playing Smash, and I don't use it with every game I play.

u/PoppedCollars · 3 pointsr/3DS

I think this is the one you're referring to. It's pretty great. Basically turns it into a Playstation controller.

u/1roquois · 3 pointsr/smashbros

I have CYBER's 3DS LL grip. It feels good, looks good, and is really comfortable. It's easy to attach / detach and has a little compartment for two additional games. The only thing is blocks is the stylus compartment and that isn't really important anyway.

Unfortunately I can only find one that ships from Japan so you might have to wait a little longer than usual. I highly recommend it otherwise though.

u/jfmayle · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

So I've been looking for a grip option for my switch when I'm playing it in handheld mode. I have a grip for my 3ds xl and its awesome (

So I'm looking for something like this, but for my switch, thoughts on this Mumba grip/case, or have any other suggestions?

u/netactor · 3 pointsr/3DS

I have a US 3DS XL. I bought a Japanese Circle Pad Pro for the LL from Amazon. It work's perfectly.

u/Incursus · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

The Japanese import is cheaper.

Circle Pad Pro - Nintendo 3DS LL Accessory (3DS LL Console Not Included) Japan Inport

u/rahnawyn · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Did you have an original DS/have you played any of those yet? The DS has a ton of great titles that you can play on your 3DS if didn't start there (or even if you did!)

Here's a long list of random games that you might enjoy:

u/Leafgreen27 · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/dr_pelipper · 3 pointsr/3DS

Do you need one? Probably not. It's more down to how much peace of mind you think it'll give you.

I'm usually pretty careful with my devices, but I got a scratch on the top screen from what must have been a grit of something stuck on the microfiber cloth I normally use. The experience made me conscious of how often I wipe down the bottom screen from using the bottom screen with my fingers, and I definitely didn't want to scratch up the bottom one like I did with top screen.

I got the Hori one for N3DS XL, and I like it. It's not noticeable unless you actively look for it, plus it gives me enough peace of mind. Also while I don't plan on doing so, it is removable though you have to do it carefully.

u/notanafc · 3 pointsr/3DS

I am extremely pleased with the setup I have to fully protect my Solgaleo/Lunala Black Edition XL.

Screen protector -

System protector -

Carrying case -

It was around $40 all said and done, but easily worth it to me.

u/carabea293 · 3 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

Twins! I have this case so I can still see everything

u/Highfro · 3 pointsr/3DS

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL

u/kratosauron0 · 3 pointsr/3DS

Best put a clear cover on top. Hori makes some really nice ones. Adds a little bulk, but there's no way for the decal to rub off.

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL

u/LizardMorty · 3 pointsr/3DS

I have two by Hori. Highly rated and recommend

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL

u/Centrioless · 3 pointsr/3DS

This is strictly for new 3ds XL

For body cover, i recommend This gametech soft cover over Hori duraflexi case. the Gametech case has a couple of clips that hook into the lanyard loop holes on the back. If you're annoyed because hori case doesnt really stick to the device, then you're gon love this gametech case. One thing to note is taht the case itself actually has a frost color rather than clear

For the carrying case, I use this Takecase 3ds xl case. It can store up to 8 games in its central compartment. It also has a inner zip storage where you can store a charger and still have room for 5-8 games more. There's a mesh net that holds the 3ds xl on its place. It has everything that I want from a 3ds xl carrying case. There are other alternatives, but they have very snug space, and don't have inner zip storage

u/MzTredecim · 3 pointsr/3DS

For anyone that doesn't want the hassle of installing the Skinomi, the HORI Duraflexi cases are great. Everyone in my house used the previous version for the XL and enjoyed them.
Here is a cheaper alternative on eBay and the same sans extra stylus (styli?).

Also if your don't already have a charger, I suggest USB chargers. I've been using just USB chargers for months now and they are more convenient. Also if you travel alot, there is no issue with power voltages. Official US 3DS chargers will not work overseas.

All current 3DS XL cases should work with the N3DS XL as will screen protectors.

u/CaiserZero · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I'm pretty protective of my 3DS/N3DSes as well. I do use a case along with a Skinomi skin protector, that covers the whole N3DS. And it was inside a padded pouch. But it was clipped on my left side belt. Out of the 5-6 years, since my first 3DS, never has this ever happened to me. Sometimes bad shit just happens.

u/Eugenian64 · 3 pointsr/nintendo


I just bought the same one (except the original XL one). It has a great feel to it, and you can find ones with great designs on it. It's made of silicone, and is soft and flexible, but it keeps its shape. It doesn't add too much bulk to the device, but it seems protective enough.

10/10 would buy again.

u/RegularWhiteShark · 3 pointsr/3DS

I wouldn't recommend putting stickers on your 3DS. I use this case for mine - it protects the 3DS itself, and you can put stickers on it, no problem. I have a hard travel case for my 3DS, and it still fits in no problem.

Please note that the case i linked is for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. But I highly doubt they don't have similar ones for all the other versions of the 3DS.

u/ForgedInFire · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/CarolineTurpentine · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/RaeLynnShikure · 3 pointsr/amiibo

I've been eyeing this one for mine. I heard good things about their last 3ds case.

u/tam1997reddit · 3 pointsr/3DS

That's weird, cause I bought that from Amazon too

Here the link :

u/qua2k · 3 pointsr/3DS

You can buy small grips that go over the circle pad

Think they even have different colors.

This would solve both sliding off your finger due to sweat and will hide the bump that OP has.

u/TheRadGasm · 3 pointsr/3DS

I was having a lot of problems with circle pad slipperiness, so I invested in these: Cyber Premium Slidepad Cover. It just sticks to your OEM circle pad with a little bit of double-sided tape. Also five stars.

As a bonus, I'm using the Monster Hunter Cross Hunting Gear grip. It's really outstanding for avoiding Fantasy Life and Kid Icarus Uprising cramps.

u/holycowitschris · 3 pointsr/3DS

Buy these for grip.

They just clip onto the top of your circle pad.

I just bought them and they seem to work well for grip. Make sure you put them on CORRECTLY, otherwise they will fall off. I use the one with the dots on my N3DSXL. My circle pad was slippery as well. This is a huge improvement.

u/steelsheep · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I've been using this one for a bit and it feels pretty comfortable to use. It's also got some hidden game storage on the back of it if that sweetens the deal any.

u/AndrewBot88 · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I'd also recommend something like this. Makes it so much more comfortable.

u/TheTrueReview · 3 pointsr/Metroid

I bought a grip like [this]( Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL and its great, I don't play my 3ds without it now. It really helps, specially if you have big meaty paws like me.

u/Mutt999 · 3 pointsr/3DS

I use this. Not cheap, but nicely made and ends hand cramping.

u/drastik25 · 3 pointsr/3DS

If you have carpal tunnel issues make sure you pick up something like this when you get your 2DS

I don't have carpal tunnel but with adult hands it's a pita to hold it without any kind of extra grip. This particular brand is generally considered the best and it makes it so much more comfortable to play for longer than a few minutes.

u/SoJexy · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Hey there! Fellow ex-circle pad pro user. I upgraded to the new 3DS XL from my 3DS XL when it dropped here in NA.

To answer your questions:

>how do you think it compares to the new systems' nubs?

To be brutally honest here, I find the CPP way more responsive compared to the system nub. have really huge hands and found that the nub was a bit tad too small for my taste. But it was still usable and definitely capable of handling the camera changes I needed.

> Which do you find more comfortable?

CPP for sure

> Do you think the nicer screen and better load times are worth the upgrade?

I can tell you right now that the increased performance from the more powerful console is a huge benefit and makes the gameplay and everything much, much smoother. I actually perform way better in hunts because of the higher frame rate. In short - yes it was worth the upgrade. You can always buy a controller grip to ease the lost of the CPP extension (if you're like me and had a more comfortable grip using the CPP). I used this grip for my new 3DS XL and it's wonderful. EDIT: Forgot to mention that the added ZL and ZR buttons for hunter arts are a huge plus as well.

u/bohoa · 3 pointsr/3DS

I love the Cyber Gadget 2! People with small hands may find this a bit too big. They have an updated version in the link that's smaller.

The Monster Hunter XX is very well liked by many too.

u/AariTv · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

While there is no Circle Pad pro, what you can do replace it with a PsP1000 Stick. This stick makes the whole 3DS SO MUCH better. It's a completely different and much easier to use. It's also quite easy to do if you already have a PsP1000 stick.
You can also buy this grip for more comfortable holding.

u/impatiensbloom · 3 pointsr/3DS

I presume your son has a New 3DS XL, based on the fact that you linked to a grip for it. Here's your other main option for that:

I would normally suggest getting Nerf Armor if your son is particularly young, but the one for the New 3DS XL is getting a lot of bad reviews because it left the right edge of the system exposed to accommodate the old 3DS XL. It's not very protective or comfortable that way.

u/crimtex · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I bought this grip and haven't had any problems since: Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

It also helps me utilize the Z-buttons much more just because of how my fingers naturally fall now.

u/gladyskravitz · 3 pointsr/3DS

Yeah, I had a hard time with the price, but I was so disappointed with the other ones.

And I justified it by telling myself it's less than half the price of the monster Hunter grip!

u/Myth3842 · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Too bad they're chunky, doesn't make them exactly portable.

If only this did not cost an arm I would of bought one long time ago.

u/SeishunDash · 3 pointsr/3DS

I purchased it retail in Hong Kong for ~23.50 USD (180 HKD). I just checked Amazon... they charge around 45 USD.. wow.

u/Rayquaza384 · 3 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

While browsing I found this listing, apparently it is the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Official Collector's Edition Guide (Which is 30$ in a separate listing) and includes other stuff. Apparently there are limited quantities and once it's sold out that is it. Thoughts on this, as well as pricing? RIP your wallet if you plan on getting this, in addition to the Sun/Moon Steelcase Book and the Sun/Moon N3DS XL.

u/arielmeme · 3 pointsr/pokemon

Preorder bonuses

u/FuneraryDirge · 3 pointsr/3DS

Protip: buy actual circle pad covers.

Before they were on amazon, I imported these and am still on my first cover.

I even have a second cover on my CPP for when I'm wanting to MonHun on the go.

A ton of grip options + several backups if any are lost/wear away for 8 dollarydoos- I'm still weirded out these aren't a more talked-about/mainstream thing 'round these parts.

Good luck OP!

u/C0liosi · 3 pointsr/smashbros
u/Entopt · 3 pointsr/3DS

I have these thumb grips and the gamecube style one is perfect for the 2ds and gives great grip, no complaints (I have used it on the 2ds for a while).

u/deityloki · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

The circle pad cover is from this set:

u/vryheid · 3 pointsr/TruePokemon

This little gizmo right here:

Apparently it's been out a while, but only recently have X and Y codes started working on it.

u/Dusk-Argentum · 3 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

Short answer: No.

Long answer: Yes, with a ton of work, dedication, and actual real-life money spent, and the right 3DS firmware version.

SUPER LONG ANSWER: Yes, with Homebrew (currently not feasibly achievable with the current firmware version), a PowerSaves device, the proper firmware version (reiterating because it is literally impossible to do on some of the more recent ones). Some valuable resources, in a short form, are this 3DS Homebrew guide, this PowerSaves device purchase page, and this encouraging potato. More than likely, if you're running the proper firmware version, you'll only be able to use OoTHax, which uses an exploit with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (cartridge only, sorry). So here's a purchase page for that, too. Both a Nintendo Selects version and a non-Nintendo Selects version will work, as long as it's a cartridge.

And that's just the basics to get your Homebrew working properly. You'll need the Save Manager Homebrew App, which can be downloaded from a link in this reddit thread in order to export the save data from the 3DS to your SD card, and then this beautiful site in order to actually edit your save data. Since you're only going for a backup, though, I'd recommend just saving the files put onto your SD card by Save Manager (something like garden.dat, exhibition.dat, etc.) and tucking them away in a folder somewhere on your computer. After you backup your files on your computer, you are free to delete your town as you wish and start anew. When you want to return to the old town, just backup your current town's files to your computer, and put the old town's files onto your SD card.

And, uh, one more thing, which I'm going to bold and italics because it's extremely important, no matter which route you go for save backing-upping: Nintendo was VERY smart about the way Animal Crossing: New Leaf deals with save data, and because of this, every single save has it's own unique key. If, for some reason, the game is expecting a key for one save (your most recent one, let's just say) and it gets a key for a different save (a random example being someone else's saves), the game will delete all the data, and wipe the keys, making it only possible to restart ALL over without any way of recovering or restoring from any prior backups. The site I linked you to has a way to make sure that any save put through it can sync up with the current save key, and the Save Manager Homebrew app does, to my best understanding of many uses of it, automatically sync the keys up. I think. I've never really had any problems, and I'm telling you almost 100% exactly how I do it, so you probably won't have any problems either.

(coughs) Did I go a little bit too far there? Nevertheless, everything you need to do is contained within this post.

u/frizzykid · 3 pointsr/pokemon

got one off amazon for like 20$

edit: here you go

u/LanAkou · 3 pointsr/3DS

With the inevitable influx of new people come October 3rd, and especially with the release of the Smash 3DS XL, it might be time to update the FAQ's Case/Battery Pack/Grip thread (there are only 4 parent comments, and all appear to reference the original 3DS)

What are the best clear cases and grips for the 3DS XL?

Based on the little research I've done, the clear Duraflexi protector seems to be the best clear case for the 3DS XL. It protects from scratches, not impact and is not perfectly clear but is probably as good as it gets. Other cases have been said to scratch the 3DS.

u/Votius · 3 pointsr/3DS

Hori TPU case for sure, they are great and wont scratch up the 3ds like other cases. This is the hori tpu case i have, the previously linked case is a harder tpu plastic.

skins you can get lots of places, depends on what you like. I have the zelda 3ds XL and it looks great through the clear hori tpu case, decals/ skins also come though great.

as for flash carts on the 3ds, read this thread from this subreddit

edit for cases

u/Holly164 · 3 pointsr/pokemon

You can get them from - this version will definitely work with X/Y. I'm not sure whether the non-Pro version works - I heard from someone that it's only the packaging that's different, but I'm not sure, and for only a couple of dollars cheaper I wouldn't risk it. I haven't seen them cheaper than the $20 Amazon price, but then I'm not from the US and I didn't really shop around when I got mine anyway.

u/wilsonec · 3 pointsr/3dshacks

You can install OoTHax with an Action Replay PowerSaves so if you're really stuck you can grab one of those. They're like $18 on Amazon

Here's the guide

u/carefree_dude · 3 pointsr/fireemblem

It's not a full on action replay; it's a save editor.

Basically you buy this:

you connect it to your PC, and then plug your game into it. You can back up saves too.

u/Sages · 3 pointsr/pokemon

I know people don't like cheat devices, but another use of the 3DS Powersaves is the ability to back-up save data.

I'm not sure if it will backup and reload successfully since it's corrupt now, but you can create backups in for future play sessions.

u/theJexican18 · 3 pointsr/TruePokemon

Powersaves is the software, action replay is the physical device. The one I have is 17 bucks on Amazon right now, which is where I got mine.

And different people have different motivations, but I prefer to breed my personal competitive pokemon legitimately. Also, getting all EM on a pokemon is a pain and hidden abilities cannot be conferred via powersaves. So while it is true you can edit IVs, pokeball, EVs, etc. its just more fun for me to do it the old fashioned way.

u/robotortoise · 3 pointsr/fireemblem

No, I mean I used this to get homebrew on my 3DS.

I didn't modify the FE save at all. I simply deleted the head models.

u/raizoo · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

They won't ship these overseas, so you'd have to use a forwarder like Tenso. Play-Asia though....

u/Slime_Monster · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I got one of these. It's a CPP made by Hori that moves the second pad to your left pointer finger. It's similar to the claw, but I like this even better.

u/Buey · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Get this:

The camera stick is on the top left instead of the right, so you can move, move camera, and attack at the same time. Similar to clawing with the PSP games.

u/_thats_odd · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Link for the lazy.

u/alphalightningbolt · 3 pointsr/3DS

I use this one which has been great. It has a nice soft touch coating, and room in the back to hold two more game carts. I did buy mine in 2015 and only spent 15-20 bucks on it, not the 40 they are charging right now.

u/alleycw · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/Garlstadt · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

The Amazon reviews are rather positive.

Definitely going to look into it, I got so used to the comfort of my circlepad...

u/Spaz_Mah_Tazz · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

For regular New 3DS, there's this:

I can't tell you if it's good or not but other people say it's good. Maybe shop around for the same product and you may get it cheaper.

u/toodlebutts · 3 pointsr/3DS

The link provided there isn't a grip, it's a Circle Pad Pro for the original 3DS. You already have a C-Stick on the New 3DS, so it's pointless even if it did fit.

Either (which I bought) or are considered the best ones. There are pros and cons to each.

The first one doesn't have a cartridge slot open to pull your carts in and out, meaning you have to take the grip off to change physical cartridge games. However, it's more comfortable to access the triggers than the second one.

The second one is generally the more popular one despite being more expensive. There's room to carry two extra games in the back stand, and isn't as hard to take off as the first grip. However, the positions of the "fake triggers" can be confusing and uncomfortable for when you do actually want to use the 3DS triggers.

u/CrimsonKnight98 · 3 pointsr/3DS
u/Murba · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Amazon has physical copies in stock if you're open to ordering online

u/Solaris251 · 2 pointsr/fireemblem


Which version of Awakening is this? I order it from Amazon which shows the regular NA version. Can it possibly be a bootleg?

u/sakuratsuji · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • Interests - Journals and pens (since I write a lot,) coloring books (stress reliever!) board games, video games, nail polish, loose leaf tea, figurine collecting!
  • Simple pleasures - I live in Arizona, so my perfect summer day is when the monsoons hit. To wake up to a cloudy day only for rain to burst and that sweet petrichor smell fills the air. To hear the sound of rain as we drop twenty degrees in an hour, and best of all, to have the day off to sit in my living and relax with my dog while I do some reading and just catch up on myself and my thoughts :)
  • Well, two things from my wishlist would be awesome for a rainy day. Either this if I'm alone since I can play that on my 3DS for hours at a time, or this if I have friends over, since I can set up a rather dark setting with the sound of rain and thunder (and if we're lucky, the power goes out :P)

    I'm completely alright with divulging my address if I happen to win this contest :)

    And my phrase: Pandora's Mystery Summer Box of Goodies :D
u/neo141 · 2 pointsr/3DS

You could try these.

I don't have them but I have hear good things and you don't need to modify anything. It sounds like what you're after.

u/Hlnkkx · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I got the grip, but the grip wasn't the only issue for me, I also got [this] ( I shoul be getting them before the endof the week I hope it's gonna help.

I have issues keeping the circle centered without it slipping a tiny bit and making me lose the tilt or smash or dash attack I wanted to make. Hopefully it's gonna help.

u/AcidFr33 · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/Yakko27 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That sucks. Sorry it hurts your hands.

Also, Check out these Circle Pads for the 3DS. They might help with traction.

u/Jawnsunn · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I think it's one of those analog slide pad attachments from Cyber Gadget but I'm not actually sure.

u/azuredelcielo · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I got nothing for your hand cramps unfortunately, but even before smash I personally found the 3DS circle pad a bit too slippery for my taste. I grabbed some circle pad covers on amazon, and they've been working great:

One's even got the same pattern as the GameCube stick =)

u/Darkminno · 2 pointsr/3DS

I ended up caving and buying a set of thumb thingies.

If these don't work out, I know what to try next! Thanks, man!

u/College_Dad · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/readysetgoh · 2 pointsr/PokemonPlaza

It is an Action Replay. See?

u/AetherPrismriv · 2 pointsr/SKY3DS

Good luck with that. You're asking someone to never play online again on a original game that they bought with money.

A powersaves costs £12. Buy one and extract your own private header. You can never be sure if someone will play the private header game again. If they do, both parties get banned.

u/Skore_Smogon · 2 pointsr/SVExchange

You can use retail carts as well but you require a piece of 3rd party hardware -

This allows you to extract, back-up and restore your save files and it's these extracted Save Files that KeySav can read to determine SVs for you and your eggs.

u/Kinnikufan · 2 pointsr/PokemonPlaza

[Here] (

Powersave is a cheating device that allows you to backup your games on a computer with a handy little 3DS cartridge adaptor. It also has a bunch of codes loaded into the program that goes with it that allows you to modify pokemon (make them shiny, change IVs, change the ball they were caught in, etc.). I payed about $20 on Amazon for mine. I know others got theirs in Game Stop stores. It's all explained pretty well on the little note paper that comes with the product.

u/iadrummer · 2 pointsr/pokemon

This one on amazon seems to have some eu flags on the packaging. Other than that it might be on the label. The powersaves site shows a distinct difference on what each can do, usually no difference but eu seems to get codes first and then the us a few weeks later.

u/HazMan1988 · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

Does anyone know if the standard version of Action Replay Power Saves will work as it's half the price of the pro version.

u/Dalidon · 2 pointsr/3DS

Idk man, depends on where you live. Here's an Amazon link so you know what it looks like

It's not a guarantee it will work for what you want though. I've never used one of these things. If you decide it's worth it and will get one, you might want to ask around on /r/3dshacks if they know how to achieve it.

u/igromanru · 2 pointsr/powersaves3ds

I don't really know what they are doing. But a "none Pro" version is also available for 5 less €. ¯\(ツ)

u/RobbertDewulf · 2 pointsr/powersaves3ds

Take care that the one on fnac is a bit overpriced. I bought this one on amazon (the standard option) with urgent shipping and 1-day delivery (I was a bit impatient) and it cost me something like 24 € altogether. (Shipped to Portugal)

PS: I use the european version too.

u/Grashlolz · 2 pointsr/PokemonPlaza
u/hanekoma_ · 2 pointsr/3DS

The HORI TPU case is by far the most recommended case here.

amazon link

u/poopnuts · 2 pointsr/3DS

Get the Hori TPU Cover for protection or the DreamGear Comfort Grip for protection and comfort (you'll need it for Smash).

u/SLAMt4stic · 2 pointsr/3DS

I was always the same way with handhelds but I decided to take the dive after getting a Zelda XL. Picked one of these up: I got used to it very quick and I now prefer it because the amount of bulk it adds actually makes the XL more comfortable in my hands.

u/joosen · 2 pointsr/3DS

Since I have a pretty decal, I use this to protect and show it off. I always have it in my hand, like the girls who hold their clutch purse thingy.

If I'm in a Kingdom Hearts or Monster Hunter mode, I just remove the bottom part of the protector, and snap on my CPP and continue my day

u/Hedzx · 2 pointsr/3DS

I recommend this:

Since you have a special edition you don't want it to get scratched! Also get some screen protectors, I think Hori makes some. 3DS screens tend to scratch themselves (even though supposedly the problem is fixed, don't risk it, trust me.)

As for other accesories, if you find that the XL is too awkward to hold on certain games (though you might grow used to it like I did) try getting one of these

They're pretty cheap and sometimes can be finicky to take off (use a card to push up the tabs, I learned this the hard way haha), other than that they are amazing for making games comfy. Other things include a club nintendo game case off ebay (or if club nintendo restocks) like this:

or one of the other ones.

u/CourtingEvil · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I was referring to getting a clear, protective cover for your 3DS. You can still see the awesome vinyl AND it won't get all scratched up!

u/Stereosexual · 2 pointsr/3DS

I'd get both. My set up is the clear duraflexi and the universal pull and go folio

u/pikachuuuuu · 2 pointsr/3DS

Do you want like a carrying case or one that actually snaps onto the 3DS to protect it?

For the former, I have this and it works really well. For the latter, most people recommend the clear Hori case.

I used this generic hard plastic case for a long time and really liked it. They come in a variety of colours too if you do some searching. It says "rubberized" but it's not rubber at all, just slightly transparent hard plastic. I recently switched to this one (also available in a variety of colours) and it looks really nice, but it makes the WiFi act funny if I'm too far from the router.

u/BlueBlurDown · 2 pointsr/3DS

Interesting, that glossy feature is what made me think it would be far worse than my Pikachu. Since my Pikachu was fine naked, that would mean I should fair well with my MM naked.

I have a Hori case for the N3DSXL, but I'm not a big fan. I can't use the charging dock or a proper sleeve. It's pretty much the case and that's it. I much prefer a proper sleeve like Waterfield.

u/KalN7 · 2 pointsr/3DS

Got the Yoshi cleaning cloth as a reward from I forgot how many coins it costs and it's currently not in stock. You can snag one off of Ebay though or just wait 'til they restock it.

This is the clear duraflexi shell I use on all of my XL's -

u/LysandreORAS · 2 pointsr/PokemonPlaza

Try here!

u/ffxiv_sucks · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

so, i'm on 10.7 on an old 3ds

my only options for CFW are getting a cubic ninja, freakyforms deluxe or using another system with pokemon games?

when people say you can do it with oot3d and power saves, is this what they mean, or something else?

u/thedoctorwaffle · 2 pointsr/achacking

> The first one that really caught my eye was one I saw on YouTube. The old New Leaf Ram editor. But it says it's only compatible with versions up to 9.5.0-22. The other method to use NLSE requires using Homebrew. And that's where I'm getting lost.

I'm a little confused as to what you mean here. But to answer your question generally, no, there is currently no way to hack ACNL without homebrew on your firmware.

> And if it is then how exactly does using the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time way actually work?

You'll need to get powersaves in order to use oothax. However, browserhax should also work on your firmware and would be a cost-free alternative if you don't already own powersaves and OoT3d. There are plenty of guides online, and if you need help, look at /r/3dshacks if you haven't already.

> Also as soon as I'm done hacking and put my new save file onto my SD can I delete the files for Homebrew off? Or do I need to keep them to keep the game running right?

You can uninstall homebrew fine, but if you plan to make more than one edit to your save then there isn't really a point.

u/Too_many_pets · 2 pointsr/SharedACTown

It's a cheat device that hooks to a computer by USB. If I put the Animal Crossing cartridge in and open the software, I can back up the game on the computer, so I can have unlimited numbers of saved versions of the game. The device also has some poorly executed item downloads (I had to reset Narnia because I tried to download the King Tut mask, and it got stuck in inventory forever, so I stopped experimenting).

For Narnia, I have a weedy version for letting people weed, a rare item version, which has all the unorderable items and hybrids, and a version for my daughter's best friend, who sometimes likes to play and wants to make sure that the same villagers are always there. If someone visits and weeds, I can just hook the cartridge back up the computer and restore the weeds. Or, if someone takes a bunch of items, I can just restore the version with the rare items. So, if someone steals anything from Ennuia, I can just bring over items then restore Narnia.

Just FYI, a guy was doing adoptions on AdoptMyVillager with a powersaves. He had TT'd every single villager in the game into boxes and saved all the versions so that he could give away any villager.

u/Sorten · 2 pointsr/Pokemongiveaway
  1. The powersaves works directly with the cartridge, so if your copy of pokemon would work with a 3DS, it should work with powersaves. (Don't trust me 100%, since I don't own a 2ds! But I can't see how the 2DS would interfere with the 3DS functionality.)
  2. I got this one. and here is an amazon link of what I think is the same thing

    I think the one without the "pro" is the international edition.
u/Zaccea · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

I really want to recommend an Action Replay, because they have a save file backup feature! However, I only have a digital copy of ACNL so I can't promise that it will work with the "Welcome amiibo" version of the game. Here's a link to it anyways and hopefully somebody else can chime in with their experience.

u/Wherearemylegs · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

Add homebrew to you console - you need this power saves tool to inject the save. It costs $21 and that will allow to do some homebrew but not all.

Follow the ntrboot guide to buy and install CFW which will allow you to do everything. It costs between $10 and $24 depending on the cart you buy but it's worth much, much more than OoT and just a homebrew entrypoint.

u/vatrakk · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

If you have a physical copy of the game, you can just use a Powersave Pro like this one to edit your save.

No need to 'hack' anything.

u/benjymous · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

Action Replay Power Saves

Basically it's a 3DS card reader for your PC - lets you back up, modify and restore saves from your physical games

u/ArkieRN · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

There are several kinds this is the one you want.

It does look like the price went up a little since I bought one though.

u/Melted_Mantine · 2 pointsr/pokemontrades

I'm not UK, but this is mine. It has the save backup for egg checking and the features all the breeders hate.

u/Smiles4you · 2 pointsr/AdoptMyVillager

In order to powersave you'll need something this
You can probably find it in stores too.

A lot of people will have a second game dedicated to cycling because it will take a toll on your town. You'll find cycling guides on the right sidebar under "Useful links"

u/hazel865322 · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

You have to buy this. It allows you to create (multiple) saves of your game.

It only works with cartridge, not downloaded game and only with the same (one) cartridge.

u/NatsumiRin · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

How different is the bow in world compared to 4U?

I played with bow all the way through 4U (and I'm doing it again) and while I'm thinking about getting into bow when I finally play MHW...I think I'm going to have to wait for a special controller similar to the Hori ESP to come out. I can move my character, my camera, and attack at the same time with ease.

u/existingdark · 2 pointsr/monsterhunterrage

Honestly I just need one of these in my life.

u/Arlecchinno · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

He may be talking about the Hori Slide pad. It puts the second circle pad on the left trigger location. Most likely favored by those who miss the infamous claw grip.


u/upperVoteme · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/bumblingfumbling · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I got this just for MH4. big fan. a little awkward to get used to, but i can move without taking my thumb off the action buttons.

u/Shou-Liengod · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

i would go with NEW 2DS XL, its better to have a grip on the game whether then to awkwardly hold the 3DS XL w/Circle Pad Pro, its giant and annoying. there are grips out there that you can use on the normal 3DS XLs or normal 3DS' that has a built in circle pad on them for ease of camera use.


not to mention that on the new 2ds xl, they have more buttons

u/techparadox · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Yeah, that's the thing - I already have the basic 3DS XL and other games for it, so justifying the expense of a newer unit is a little rough. Only other game that would drive me to pick up the new hardware would be a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, since it's only compatible with the new hardware. I might consider going for a New 2DS XL, seeing as how it's about $50 cheaper, but even then it's a bit of a reach for just two games. I think I'm probably going to pull the trigger (no pun intended) on the Hori grip that's designed for the game and fits my older unit, along with a copy of 4U.

u/C3NS0RIOUS · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Here it is on amazon US for $35 I order one and says should be here before feb

u/bunny_avenger · 2 pointsr/3DS

I like my Cyber Gadget grip a lot. It's hard plastic.



u/Deathbot64 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Whats uncomfortable, the console or the stick, cause if it is the consoleyou should just geta grip for it. Cyber has a good one i got and i never take it off now

u/dac5505 · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Yeah, as far as I can tell I bought this exact one and it is EXCELLENT and I can't use my N3DS without it any more.
It has this rubber-like matte finish and it kinda holds like a PS4 controller. Only complaint is that it doesn't do anything to address the shoulder buttons- they aren't covered by the grip so they're still tiny and don't have enough give for me. But that's a gripe with Nintendo's design, not theirs. For that reason though, I'm thinking of switching to a Hori grip. Those have these chunky shoulder button overlays.
Grips for regular size New 3DSes are kind of hard to find because in the US you can't even buy that console unless it's a special edition (I got the pokemon 20th anniversary bundle with Red and Blue on VC pre-installed). So of course the one I have is from Japan, but still sold on Amazon's US storefront. Came in a cool looking Japanese mail bubble-envelope.

u/bakedmon · 2 pointsr/3DS

Long term. I use it for Pokémon and Fire Emblem. Link

u/ninjapepes · 2 pointsr/3DS

I have the same 3DS but currently have no grips for it. This CYBER one is 25 dollars but I've heard great things about it. I don't personally own it but have been thinking about getting it for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as it would just make everything more comfortable. However, the system itself works just fine and is way more comfortable than the standard o3DS with its boxy design poking into your palms. The way the N3DS is rounded out helps a lot with playing for extended periods of time. I do have small hands though.

i lolled

u/psychotropic · 2 pointsr/3DS

This is the one I have. It's quite nice.

u/emuchop · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter
u/ninja_llama · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is around $25

Ocarina of Time you can get for around $30

Both games are definitely well worth it because they are EXCELLENT.

u/TheHonestOcarina · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/crinstifins · 2 pointsr/GameStop

This should give you some perspective. The cheapest one listed on Amazon is about the original MSRP for just the cartridge.
Not all copies that GS sells have the original packaging, but some do. My store had 3 copies all with the original packaging and one with just the cartridge.
Simply put, it's a fair price on the open market considering that sealed copies of that game are far less common and only becoming more rare by the day.

u/adragonisnoslave · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • So... this is what I want to do with my life. But favorite games of all time, growing up in STL I love baseball, and I'm just a massive nerd who's in love with Spiderman.
  • Doctor Who, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Fight Club
  • Aw hell yeah!
u/bluechelloes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Reward: The Calendar! it was my first choice haha

(that's how this works right? lol)

edit:changed reward after clarification.

u/ButturedToast · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have been dying for Animal Crossing. Everyone I know how has a 3DS has it and talks about visiting neighborhoods, designing things and fishing and farming and all the things ! The game looks too freakin' cute. I need it in my life.

My favorite game is... (gonna answer this) probably Halo: Combat Evolved or Viva Pinata, lol. Halo was the very first game I ever really played and my best gaming memories are of me and friends crowded around the TV playing that came split-screen or co-op. And Viva Pinata is just an awesome game. It's so involved and intricate with all the things you can do in it, yet so relaxing to just sit back, chill and enjoy.

Edit: New is preferred for this one.

u/BatmanHimself · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Can't decide, so here are my options! Any of those will be great!

  • PS3: I'd like little big planet 2. I have a young cousin who sometimes comes over and likes to play with me, but I only have "adult" games, so we have to play the demo over and over until she's tired(a.k.a. never).

  • 3DS: Animal Crossing! I keep everyone saying how cool it is, but the only game I got is pokémon.

  • And last but not least... I've been dying to get the Borderlands 2 season pass! I have the physical media for ps3 but Brazilian banks blocked PSN purchases, so my option is the digital code from Amazon. I can't add it to my wishlist because it's a digital code, but there's it ^^^wink ^^^wink

    And my favorite game is... good ol' Shadow of the Colussus! I used to play it like there was no tomorrow on my ps2

    That's a nice contest OP, thanks for doing it!

    EDIT: added the links, and formatted a bit
u/Shugbug1986 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Orlando/Kissimmee :D

Probably a hotel or my great aunts!

I would likely take a 3DSXL to play Pokemon, Monster Hunter 3, and Animal Crossing New Leaf to keep me entertained while I'm not exploring haha. Or I'd take a skateboard to learn to skate with haha. There's some sweet parks around there.

Probably my dad or someone else I know.

u/chriskmee · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

This is how I think of it. I buy most of my games retail so that I can sell / gift them away when i beat them, but any game that I think I will never want to sell, like Animal Crossing or Pokemon, Ill buy that on the e-shop.

If you really must have retail, there is always Amazon

u/doomddo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

AHHHHHH I want that game so bad! EVERY ONE is talking about it!!!! New Leaf is the only thing I have that is Animal crossing on my WL but its over 20$ :/
so If I could get a Gift card to help me get the game that would be cool!!! and when I do get it. I might need to get your friend code! :D

u/mostawesomechic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want animal crossing new leaf cause of selfish reasons. I want it. I wasnt able to preorder it.

u/maggieonreddit · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Go animal crossing!

This is an awesome contest!

u/LPfor3v3r · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't really need it, but I would want to get Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'm currently saving up to buy one so my friend and I can play together. :)

I want to soak in a hot tub!

u/nayohmerae · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We are RAOA. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Ok, that is cool, how did this implant happen? Was it a medical thing or a did you just have it done for the awesomeness of it? Nevermind, I scrolled down and read your explanation that you posted to someone else's question. How do I get this done myself? I would have to say that that is definitely something I would answer in response to your question.

But as far as more unlikely super powers go, I would like to have the power to communicate with animals. As if we were speaking (or telepathically thinking) english to each other. It could come in handy in many ways. Including learning secrets about other humans because how often do you think of hiding your secrets from your pets or wild animals? And it would have a nice Dr. Doolittle effect and make it really easy to become a veterinarian!

This game would be fun to have, it's playing a game where I would have that power, lol.

u/Luckystar812 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Duck Hunt

This is currently my favorite game. :)

Thank you for the contest!

u/G0ATLY · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay for first contests!! :3

Well it's not listed with the sloth or red panda on the cover BUT there is a sloth in THIS game! Here is a cute picture and description!

u/capngrandan · 2 pointsr/nintendo

If you want to buy a physical copy, it's $5 off on Amazon right now.

u/bookishgeek · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/FranceOhnohnohn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want Animal Crossing for the 3DS. I have AC for every platform it was made for (its my favorite game) and I would really love it for the 3DS. It sounds like it is going to be a really fun game and if I got it, it would keep me busy all summer break because I would play it 24/7. Which my family would like since I usually am bored since all my friends ditched me

u/mejjos · 2 pointsr/3DS

$24.57 on Amazon. You can try to price match.

u/mittortz · 2 pointsr/3DS

Normally I would agree, but I really feel like the only person who doesn't enjoy this game. It's like I'm missing something critical in how I'm playing it or something. Maybe it's not for me though. I just don't want to think I wasted $35. But I'm also one of those that gave WoW a decent shot on a couple occasions and never enjoyed it much either, much less get addicted to it.

edit: Look at the reviews on Amazon. There are two 1-star reviews, and I'm pretty sure they're trolling. I don't think I've ever seen a game with more universal appeal. I'm missing something.

u/whiterabbit108 · 2 pointsr/pokemon

I hadn't played since gen 2 and jumped back into it by buying myself a 3DS XL and pokemon X. The amount of new pokemon was a bit overwhelming but I just went through the in game stuff for fun and used pokemon I liked. I saved all of the other stuff (breeding, completing the national dex, etc) for post game.

As for what type of DS you should get, you have 3 options. A regular sized 3DS , a 3DS XL or a 2DS . Now I wanted to keep things as cheap as I could, but I also did not like the look of the 2ds... But the 2ds functions exactly the same as the 3DS just lacking 3D. A 2 DS is the cheapest option if you don't mind the set up of it. The clam shell design of the 3ds/3ds xl were a must for me even though I knew I wouldn't really use the 3d, so that left me to choose between the two. I decided to go for the 3DS XL because it was only about 20 bucks (maybe 30) more than the regular 3DS and I preferred the larger screen and the overall feel of the XL. So while I was looking on spending as little as possible I ended up buying the most expensive option but I am very happy with it :) You could always try to buy a used 3DS or 3DS XL.

u/Fyslexic_Duck · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm currently saving up for a 3ds, thus it would be amazing if gave me any amount of money on a gift card.

u/aarchaput · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When they finally have a liver for me, I'll need something to do while I'm in hospital. Also, this is what I'm spending my next paycheck on.


u/amoliski · 2 pointsr/gaming

It wasn't free, but I bought this and it's let me play every DS and 3DS game with 0 issues. Online works too. Here's a link.

u/what_the_heil · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want this because I want to be able to play games with my fiance! We're long distance, so I can't see him that often. I would love to play pokemon with him!

u/aidotato5 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Dude, just because some modern controllers are stupid doesn't mean that all of the modern controllers and games are "clunky" and "impractical".

Look at the fucking Nintendo 3DS!

Modern design, plays like a SNES controller with a circle pad thing and a touch screen.

Nothing is clunky about it, yet it is modern and new.

Another example of a new design that is functional: the Wii U Gamepad.

It's got a touchscreen, and normal controller buttons.

Want more? PS4. It's just like the PS3 controller but it has a touch pad and a light bar.

See? Nothing about any of these are clunky.

TL;DR: Modern controls aren't "Waggle Wiimote to Pay Respects"

u/xeronut · 2 pointsr/emulation

These screen protectors and this hand grip work reasonably well as replacement accessories, as the only one made for the GPD XD (that I've found) is the soft case (which is pretty nice). They are not perfect fits, but get the job done.

Also, if you use your HDMI-out (mini-HDMI, not micro-HDMI) you'll want to power the device down, then plug in the cables, then power it back up or you'll have sync issues. You can also close the device while streaming video or games - it won't go to sleep but will turn the device's screen off.

Finally, the apps loaded on the system are all free versions of stuff on Google Play and the preloaded ROM/ISO selection leaves a bit to be desired but is a nice bonus. Anything more powerful than a Dreamcast isn't viable (and even that has performance issues on some titles). Pretty much every Android game I've thrown at it runs well too.

-edit- One last thing - there is no Bluetooth functionality, so have a microUSB adapter (and maybe 4-port hub) handy if you plan to do any multiplayer.

u/oloboloboo · 2 pointsr/3DS

I felt even the 3DS-XL that we bought was a little uncomfortable for my large hands. I like being able to carry the game system in my pocket, but I'm thinking about trying one of these Amazon Link- to Comfort Grip by Dreamgear.
Anyone ever tried this?

u/civanov · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I have these and I love them, perfect for large hands. Havent had a cramp since I bought them, well over 500 hours of games with them.

u/brendaneph · 2 pointsr/3DS

My hands are so big I still need a comfort grip for my 3DS XL.

u/zzyxxy · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

I use the Comfort Grip for my XL, looks a bit ugly but I feel much safer having it on.

u/offensivejoke69 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I got one of these. It's ridiculously comfy.

u/sexi_squidward · 2 pointsr/3DS

I feel like I have to do that with mine. I bought an over sized case for my 3DSXL.

It's a great case. I pulled it out at PAX East and my friends thought I was carrying around an N-gage. It looks hilariously too big to carry around but it's comfortable!

u/greedyiguana · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I actually have gone through three.

first I got the dreamgear and holding that one worked really well but i didn't like the material so much and it kept slipping off parts of the 3ds. plus it's also geared towards protection which I'm not too worried about so I returned that one

then I tried the cyber one which honestly felt the best overall to hold. I have pretty big hands and it just fit perfectly like an actual controller. But, for me at least the shoulder buttons were really hard to get to. The way my hands fit onto it, my fingers didn't rest on the shoulder buttons naturally, and trying to move them in the heat of the moment wasn't really working out.

so I returned that one, and picked up this one. I actually just got it today so I haven't gotten to try it out yet, but I've heard good things about it, and it seems like the best of both so here's hoping

u/Turkin4tor · 2 pointsr/smashbros

As a guy with large hands, probably the best purchase I've ever made was this:

I remember when I went to the Smash launch event, everyone was saying how much better it felt to hold the 3ds XL with it. I only use the bottom half for mine.

u/BloodyBenton · 2 pointsr/3DS

There are so many it depends on what you like, differences mostly being plastic or rubber material. I use the dreamgear grip sold on amazon ( ).

u/HotChineseMustardMan · 2 pointsr/3DS

I've purchased both of these products, and my favorite would have to be the 2nd link. However, I have a white version of it that i found on Ebay. The biggest flaw with it would be that you have no access to the Stylus. The first case however is a nice holding case also and you'll have access to everything, but i was just never a big fan of Silicon materials.

u/NinjaDucky9 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I use the bottom of this case when I know I'm going to be playing a while. It makes my 3DS XL much more comfortable to hold for long periods of time. It is a bit bulky on the bottom for the hand grips though. It's relatively easy to take on and off if needed as well.

u/adremeaux · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I'm using the old 3DS XL grip, but you'll need to carefully cut some holes in the top so it doesn't press the z buttons. Beyond that, I mean, it covers all the main buttons/lights on the body but you don't actually need any of those if all you are doing is playing MH.

u/blamethedogs · 2 pointsr/FantasyLife3ds

Here's the case I use:

u/LiquorQuickly · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I got this and it fixed all my issues. It's so fucking comfortable and smooth for my big unwieldy gorilla hands.

They do make the triggers "tighter" for lack of a better word. Some people like it, takes some getting used to.

u/levian_durai · 2 pointsr/nintendo

This is the one I got a few years ago. I think there are some newer models out now for the New 3ds. Search up dreamGEAR 3DS XL Comfort Grip and you'll find more results.

u/solarbang · 2 pointsr/3DS

I'm not sure about the case in which you are referring, but I got this case and I love it. It's very soft and protective. It's like a smooth yet rubbery case.

u/sashafiero · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

I'm loving it. My hands were starting to hurt after playing a lot. is the one I have, although there's something different with the one the top reviewer has; mine does have a game card slot cut out at the back, but the reviewer had to cut one out, but they cut it on the front left? This is supposed to be for the "old" 3DS XL, not the new one. It's easy to pull the case off on the right side to get to the sd card, too. It has helped my hands a bunch. And then I dropped it, and realized it was a good idea for that, too. :D The case has made it crazy bulky for carrying around in my purse, but I think it's worth the trouble.

u/mrmkenyon · 2 pointsr/3DS

I have the same problem. I bought a comfort grip on Amazon after the thread a few days ago recommended them. It's one of the best purchases I've made in a long time.

u/grkirchhoff · 2 pointsr/gaming

Hope that link works, I'm on mobile and haven't slept all night.

But seriously, that thing fucking rocks.

u/atomicfartbomb · 2 pointsr/3DS

I have not found a grip that allows access to the stylus, I have searched for hours on end. I use this one though and it is very comfortable

u/IllegalThoughts · 2 pointsr/Games

Sorry, I meant to link you once I got on a computer.

I use this one ( I bought it on Amazon for ~$20 but the price has since skyrocketed. I'm sure other sites also sell this).

It definitely adds bulk and weight, but the grip/handle of it far outweighs the cons. Whenever I need to travel with my 3DS I just take it off.

u/Ti3go · 2 pointsr/3DS

Also the comfort grip and the cyber grip are things I heard good things about. The last one might be Xl only btw...
Edit: Just found the hand grip as well, which seems to be a regular sized 3ds grip.
Edit 2: The Circle Pad Pro is the only thing I have expiernce with. It's great, but a little bulky. When you're lying in bed playing MH3U it'll get heavy eventually. But still, I'd recommend it.

u/BronyMaster1469 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I heard that the rubber gets thin over time and is kinda squishy. I bought this one and it is amazing. Feels exactly like a controller, but is pretty much impossible to carry in your pocket while you are using it.

u/rittzler · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yeah, having a good grip for your 3ds can really help cramping issues. If you need one for the XL, I reccomend this:

I've been using it for months, it's great! Though the price seems to have gone up a bit since I last saw it. You may wanna look around and see if it's a little cheaper anywhere else(just search for "cyber grip 3ds")

Aside from this, I don't know what else you should do. I hope you find a way to to play comfortably!

u/tophmcmasterson · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I HIGHLY recommend getting this grip . I live in Japan so it was only about 10 bucks here, but it's a night and day different, just feels like holding a game controller. Was getting bad hand cramps after about 20 minutes on the demo, picked that up with the full game and I can play comfortably as long as I like. Feels really sturdy, uncomplicated, takes all of 5 seconds to "install".

u/andysaurus_rex · 2 pointsr/3DS

I don't have a ruler, but my hands are about 1 inch loner than the 3DS XL is long. The 3DS XL is 6.3 inches, so my hand is about 7.3 inches. My Palm size is the width of the 3DS XL, so my palm is about 3.7 inches wide.

None of this really matters in my opinion, because neither of them are comfortable. I tried the 3DS in a store, got cramps. I bought the XL, got cramps. It wasn't until I got a controller style grip for the system that I am able to play it comfortably. My suggestion is that you try them both in stores, see which one is better for you. If they're both bad, get a grip like this. I know there is one out for the N3DS LL now, I'm not sure about the standard size. Other companies make good ones too, but the one I linked is the one I have and trust and it works really really well.

u/VorpalSquirl · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Ok so....I think all of you people who turn it off accidentally are goobers. I don't even see how it's possible to hold the thing this way. THAT BEING SAID. My friend has little tiny baby hands so I got her this and she has not had the problem sense. Good luck, god speed, kill dem damn monsters.

u/SpaceNacho · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I bought this one. It's worked pretty well for me so far. Only thing is I accidentally bent the bottom tab and it snapped off but as long as you don't force it your fine.

u/TheDoktorIsIn · 2 pointsr/3DS

Honestly it feels great but getting it off has thus far been impossible. Dreamgear makes a good one but I think the best one similar to this is this one. The dreamgear one is more like an overall case, and some people say they have to cut the flaps near the l and r buttons. I consider myself a savvy consumer so maybe I just chose poorly here or got a defective one, I don't know.

u/nova2wl · 2 pointsr/3DS

Yeah I do like it and it is definitely better than no grip but I prefer this

The one with the triggers seems kinda junky whereas the Amazon is actually very solid.l but doesn't have the triggers.

I wish I could combine the two.

u/Jinnlyss · 2 pointsr/functionalprint

Maybe it's against the spirit of this sub but there's a decent grip available for the 3DS XL It's not perfect but good enough that I haven't feelt the need to design one myself.

u/PantsAreForPosers · 2 pointsr/pokemon

I've only ever used an XL and I highly recommend it. Especially with these grips.

EDIT: I have big-ish hands and those grips have stopped hand cramps for me. If you get craps in your hands from playing for any length of time... those are the answer. It is also convenient as you can carry two games in the grip.

u/pilgrimz · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/supersonic159 · 2 pointsr/smashbros
u/iGuitar93 · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Japanese packaging but the circle pad pro is the same. The included club nintendo code only works for the Japanese club nintendo

u/stokkebye · 2 pointsr/3DS

you can buy both off of amazon for around the same price:


Cradle Charger

they're fulfilled by amazon so if you have prime you can get 2 day free shipping.

u/boisterile · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

This is the one for the older XL models (don't know if you have an XL, but the extra screen size is really helpful for Monster Hunter too)

Basically just fits around your 3DS and adds an extra analog stick on the right. There's an option in the 4U settings menu to enable it once you get it. It's a godsend.

I thinkkk this is the one for non-XL models, but you may want to do a little more research and make sure

u/Brutalitarian · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter
u/Hello_IamfromTyria · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/MajorTeacup · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yeah, the exact one I bought just dropped a bit (, but seems like we got it at a low point. fist bump

u/altoskyjew · 2 pointsr/3DS
Here is the list. Go past the featured sellers and you get to one that is 23.99 and has free shipping from ninja online. will take about 3 weeks to get to america though.

u/Dietcokke · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I bought mine from amazon and paid $25.50 including shipping. Let me see if I can find the link to the one I bought..

Edit: I can't find the exact buyer I got mine from but this link shows multiple ones for about 25 bucks and free shipping, you just have to pick one.

u/jakethemaggot · 2 pointsr/3DS

[Black](Nintendo New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Black Edition - Nintendo 3DS and [White](Nintendo New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario White Edition - Nintendo 3DS Good luck!

u/hiwymi · 2 pointsr/3DSdeals

You need to live by a Prime Now location that has to have it in stock. Prime Now is only in a handful of cities unfortunately.

Here's the Houston link, and they're still up right now:

u/lethargicmeep · 2 pointsr/3DSdeals

I just managed to snag one on Walmart. Looks like they're having "pre-orders" ship to store. I think they're releasing them one by one because it went OOS 2 times within 10-15 min just now. I will try to PM to Amazon Prime Phoenix right now. I would advise keep refreshing right now!

UPDATE 7:31 PST: I don't live in Phoenix and I was able to get a price reduction on my Walmart order! Here's the chat transcript for reference. There was some slight confusion in the middle of the convo on the CSR's part.
> Diego H: Thanks for chatting with! I’m Diego H and I’ll be assisting you today.
> Lethargicmeep: Hi
> Diego H: I am happy to assist you with that, can you please provide me the link for both items ?
> Lethargicmeep: Ok
> Lethargicmeep: I actually already just ordered the item from
> Lethargicmeep: Here is the URL and my Order #XXXX
> Diego H: Can you provide me your order number ?
> Lethargicmeep: Order #XXXX
> Lethargicmeep: Here is the other website for the price match
> Lethargicmeep: If the item is not showing up, the zip code should be 85034
> Diego H: Give me a moment to verify it please.
> Lethargicmeep: Ok sure
> Diego H: lethargicmeep Can you please go to our website and see where says sold by ?
> Lethargicmeep: My order says sold by
> Diego H: Sold & Shipped by ?
> Lethargicmeep: It's being shipped to the Walmart store yes
> Diego H: uShopMall
> Lethargicmeep: It is not uShopMall
> Diego H: On the systems show that is sold & shipped by uShopMall
> Lethargicmeep: ON my end it says
> Diego H: So I cannot process the price macth
> Lethargicmeep: Did you check my order number?
> Lethargicmeep: Order #6191658-619987
> Diego H: Sorry for the misunderstanding
> Diego H: You want a price reduction.
> Lethargicmeep: Yes because I already purchased it
> Diego H: Good news lethargicmeep I will process the adjustment
> Lethargicmeep: Ok thanks. Will I get an e-mail to confirm it?
> Diego H: Yes lethargicmeep, as well you can verify it on your order details
> Diego H: I already processed it lethargicmeep
> Lethargicmeep: Ok. Thanks Diego for your help.
> Diego H: was an adjustment for $ 49.97
> Diego H: You are very welcome.
> Diego H: Have a great night ?
> Diego H: It's been a pleasure assisting you. I am going to disconnect now. You may receive a brief email survey regarding your experience with me and Walmart after you close this chat, and I would appreciate your feedback. Thank you for contacting and have a great day!
> Lethargicmeep: You too
> Diego H has disconnected.

u/SundownKid · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

This is the only brand worth getting, they are officially Nintendo licensed:

u/jameswarrensaid · 2 pointsr/3DS

Why not something like this which is way cheaper and likely higher quality? It has over 1000 reviews and nearly 5 stars.

HORI Screen Protector for New 3DS XL

u/Drewproject86 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I'm planning on ordering it tomorrow when I get paid.
Along with the "New" 3ds xl screen protector preorder here,
The clear case preorder here,
and a 32gb microsd card here :3

Getting all prepped for my MMN3DS too man haha!

u/swervingmoss · 2 pointsr/3DS

if you have an XL

Honestly thought you were being sarcastic at first lol. But yeah if you use it an excessive amount like Pokémon Ranger where you had to furiously draw circles around the bottom screen you can mess it up. I've had the O3DS since launch as well as the Pokémon edition N3DS, crystal blue 2DS, gold Zelda 3DSXL and the black N3DSXL and those screens are in mint condition since the stylus isn't used as much anymore

u/Yiano · 2 pointsr/3DS

ALWAYS go for the Hori ones now for all my potables. I used to buy cheap no-name ones but decided to pay the extra one time and I'll never go back.

Fit perfectly, it's very easy to apply them bubble-free because of a smart design and the overall quality is great. They're worth the premium price.

Removing them is not easy, but that is the case for all screen protectors.

u/pirulin22 · 2 pointsr/3DS

Get the HORI screen protectors, they are sold out on amazon but they will be back on stock on March 10, they are worth every penny, easy to apply and if I am not mistaken, they help preserve the anti reflective on the top screen.

u/SMHeenan · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/TheJetz · 2 pointsr/3DS

Hori (a really reliable accessory company) makes screen protectors for the New 3DS and New 3DS XL

New 3DS XL

New 3DS

u/deceptivecrows · 2 pointsr/3DS

I use the Hori TPU case. It also helps to keep fingerprints off the system. Just be sure to take the case off every once in a while to make sure dust or dirt particles don't get trapped under it.

u/ShoboMaN · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/omen679 · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Oh I don't have my n3ds xl to compare, but I got this one though in case anyone is curious. Covers much of the "shininess" of my Fire Emblem N3DS XL though.

u/scupfisher · 2 pointsr/3DS

I have large hands and have a n3ds xl. It became much more comfortable to hold once I put a Hori Duriflex case on it.

u/SenordrummeR2 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I have the Fire Emblem: Fates N3DSXL, and I think it's beautiful. I had the same concerns as you, so I purchased the Hori TPU case for it. I've been using it since launch, and it's still in perfect condition. I carry it with me everywhere in my laptop bag, it's been on countless flights and business trips, and the TPU case keeps it pristine. The only exposed point while in sleep mode is the hinge, but that's remained in near mint condition. My only complaint with it is the TPU isn't colorless, so it changes my console from white to off-white, but that's a minor complaint. I'd recommend going this route before you buy a second 3ds.

u/nermal543 · 2 pointsr/3DS

Definitely the Hori duraflexi case. $12.99 on Amazon. I have one for my New XL and my regular size New 3DS and I love them both.

u/redeyemaster · 2 pointsr/vaporents

get one of the clear cases officially licensed by Nintendo.

Or if your problem isn't the device staying in your hands you could try one of these but they don't have an open space to put in cards; not a problem if you slapped a beefy sd card in there and are all digital though.

u/nintendobutt · 2 pointsr/3DS

This works really well. I have one and its working out.

u/Comrade_Kitten · 2 pointsr/3DS

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL US site, im sure there is one for UK aswell.

This is a clear tpu + you can use the tpu while traveling, and keeping the grip at home with this combo.

Will look like this:



Semi flexible, so it won't break if bent.

u/scottjl · 2 pointsr/3DS

I recently picked up this one, like it a lot.

u/IIIRUCKUSllI · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/FoxxyRin · 2 pointsr/3DS

You can get a clear case. They're only $12.99 on Amazon for a great brand. They also give you the flexibility to put whatever you want under the cover to have a "custom" 3DS.

u/FreyaWho8 · 2 pointsr/3DS

That case is a good choice to take the 3DS anywhere but also I would highly suggest you get a Hori Clear cover just like the one /u/CarolineTurpentine mentioned.

With both cases (the one you ordered and the Duraflexi) you and your son are going to have a 3DS for a long time.

u/kiiingbob · 2 pointsr/3DS

I'm getting a New 3DS XL for X-mas so I was in the same boat as you, on google/reddit/amazon/youtube I was looking to see what I should get. Here's what I ultimately decided on:

u/UltimateHobo2 · 2 pointsr/3DS

Hori makes very good clear cases. You can pre-order this on Amazon now.

u/EchoRenegade · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/Zanzkebar · 2 pointsr/3DS

These are the best ones I've used. They're a little pricey, but they work really well.

u/Sexytimeturtle · 2 pointsr/3DS

I tried roughing the surface on mine as I found games unplayable with the default circle pad. It only helped marginally. The caps are a godsend and the best solution.

u/godshammer915 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I really liked that grip but if you play a lot of games that use the shoulder buttons, I found the finger grips on the back to be a bit too high and puts your hand in an awkward position. That being said, I prefer this model for every game that doesn't the shoulder buttons much.

If you do play a lot of Monster Hunter or games that use the shoulders a lot, try this one Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL They moved the finger grips a little lower and makes it a more natural grip.

u/BlueChilli · 2 pointsr/3DS

Cyber Grip 2

If your main concern is comfort, I highly recommend a grip. This is the one I have and it is amazing. Extremely comfortable.

Something to think about. Unless you find a person interesting in trading, I doubt you will find any store willing to do a 1 to 1 trade.

u/Davel23 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I use this one. It's perfect, at least for me.

u/Rufio6 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I use the Hori monster hunter one, but it is massive and pricey. Comfortable though, and sweats better than my other plastic grips.

I'm gonna take a chance on this $8 one from eBay, looks to be one of the slimmer profiles:

Otherwise, the Cyber Gadget Grip for $25 is supposed to be great.

I've used cheap trigger grips on my Old XL that worked amazing. Just got my New 3ds XL and its been tougher to find a good set.

u/luxias79 · 2 pointsr/3DS

I got this grip.

I love it. My hands were getting cramped playing mh4u all the time. Reasonably priced and comfortable.

u/frodo_Tbaggins · 2 pointsr/3DS

I have this, it works great and has storage for 2 games and access to game slot

u/Blue_Pipe · 2 pointsr/3DS

i did some research myself and i think ill go for this:
there is alot of good reviews in forums and even in this sub. Thanks for the help!

u/BiigDaddyDellta · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I got a grip off of Amazon for like less that 30 bucks. I'm not sure what the company name is but it has very obvious red Japanese writing all over the front of it, just search new 3DS XL grip and it should pop up. I have had about 3 different grips for my DS and this one is by a far margin the absolute best. It removes easily, it allows access to your game slot and stylus, it has false triggers to make holding it very comfortable, the smooth surface is clean and doesn't "gunk up" and is also easily cleaned if it does get dirty. I highly suggest this grip when available. I would try and get a link but I am out to sea (Navy) right now and I cannot get one..

edit: got it

u/Ironchar · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

spend the money and get the king of 3DS gaming grips. it is a GAME changer in terms of hand comfort, long term gaming and smash on the go

my only gripe is it loses the ability to pocket the system along with setting it down flat.... but its easy to take on and off AND has cart storage so it offsets. the hinges brake on mine and I'd just buy another it feels so good

u/furyofturi · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

The cyber gadget one is great. The original Hori X one is pretty cool too, and I have used both (my friend got it when first released, and far less expensive).

This one has a very comfortable rubber finish, and fits big hands well. It’s keeps your wrists pointed out at more of a 45 degree angle than the Hori one does, and helps prevent scratching your system (my poor regular 3DS XL got ABUSED by the circle pad pro). Also, features a pocket to hold two cartridges, or use to hold up the system! Very comfy, seats the system well, is excellent and what I use and love.

Drawbacks- no buttons as part of the grip. There are ridges on the back that take getting used to, but still, I said this is a comfy grip. You basically just put your middle fingers across these lower grips. I would LOVE if it had L/R/ZL/ZR buttons, but simply gives you access to comfy access to the actual buttons on the system. This is definitely where the Hori one does better, by providing big triggers on the grip, but this definitely works.


As someone who just recently bought a grip, specifically for playing 4U, this is the one to go with, and is cost efficient and of great quality

u/wizetekniquez · 2 pointsr/3DS

None of these are good get this TRUST me youll thank me later

Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

u/SuperCashBrother · 2 pointsr/Metroid

Thumbs no but wrists hurt after some of the intense boss fights. Fortunately this made the problem go away.

u/PoorSpanaway · 2 pointsr/3DS

Regarding comfort, it's not really heavy feeling, but if your hands are larger than a child's hands, it's not exactly comfortable.

I use this grip:

At the very least, it gets your thumbs in almost the right alignment for better comfort.

u/Bac0n_ · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/Ashtoruin · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

I have the same one, you can get it with prime shipping on amazon for about the same price.

u/Wariosmustache · 2 pointsr/3DS

The other poster posted the same brand, but this is the one I have.

It's slightly cheaper, but that's also because it's a different model (The Grip 2 instead of the Grip Slim)

u/Kwayzhar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Cyber gadget! Make this for SWITCH ! ! !

u/deathspawn · 2 pointsr/3dshacks

I like this one:

Only gripe about it was the card holders in the back had the pins pushed too far inwards and pushed up a label on my Ridge Racer cart. As a grip it works fine though.

u/theflamelord · 2 pointsr/3DS

i have this grip that i use when i go on longer car rides and whatnot, it has a slot in the back for 2 games plus on in the cartridge slot. i have a couple of the 18-24 game cases at home but i don't like carrying those around with me

u/IJustMadeThis · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Amazon recommended this and MHGen together, so...maybe? I haven't bought it yet.

Cyber Gadget Grip

u/CaffinatedOne · 2 pointsr/3DS

I had to find it

Play Asia
Seems to be out of stock until June

Amazon In stock, but massively marked up by the reseller.

I've been using it for awhile and it's been great. It's solidly built, comfortable, and the triggers are useful.

The reviews are accurate that it's really bulky though, so it's not going in a pocket or anything. When I travel, I carry it in my work bag, so it's no big deal, but that's about the only big downside that I've seen.

u/ledit0ut · 2 pointsr/3DS

It's 40 bucks on amazon now. Ships from Japan so it will take awhile unless you pay more.

u/Frickinrockstar · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/Kraivyne · 2 pointsr/3DS
u/Frakshaw · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Oh shit

I think I'll just wait for the MHXX one

u/leenponyd42 · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunter

You can buy the MHX version without the stand on amazon.

u/treevine · 2 pointsr/pokemon

I think it is this.

u/armypantsnflipflops · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Very nice collection! I've only just started into collecting Pokemon games myself since finding all the Gamecube and Wii titles for great prices. Now trying to start the seemingly daunting task of getting all the handheld titles

Do you have the special dual steelbook of Pokemon Sun & Moon preordered by any chance?

u/jmdbcool · 1 pointr/3dshacks

Because I use and abuse my touchscreen and it's prone to scratches, I will always, always recommend a protector on the bottom screen. This may only apply if you play stylus-heavy games like EBA/Osu!, Picross, etc. I like knowing I can swap a protector in a few years and it'll be good as new.

> I'm terrible at applying anything but tempered glass.

The official Hori protectors have a really nice application method that's almost impossible to mess up. There's a small bit of temporary adhesive on one side to help you line it up, then you apply it for real one half at a time.

u/IgnoreMyName · 1 pointr/3DS

Was debating getting a 2XL or a refurbished N3XL for me and my sister but found a new N3XL for $175 on Amazon. $50 more than getting two 2XLs but, brand new, 3d feature is there if needed, better speakers, and longer battery life (several reviews have mentioned 2XL has shorter battery life).

So, I'm on the hunt for some accessories and was wondering if ya'll could help me pick some out.

Charger Will need 2 of these.

  • Is there a difference in charging times between the wall charger and usb chargers?
  • Difference between charge times using usb chargers when plugged into usb wall charger and PC? Would one charge faster than the other?
  • In one of the reviews for the Yuyikes USB charger, someone asked about the difference between it and cheaper usb cables. Someone replied that the cheaper ones only charge while the DS is asleep/off while it can charge while playing. Is this true?
  • Using a USB cable, can you transfer things back and forth between a PC and the DS? Be it the system it self or a microSD card?

    Charger | Price
    Wall Charger | $8
    HDE 3 Pack USB | $8
    HDE 2 Pack USB | $5
    Yuyikes USB | $8

    Screen Protector Will need 2 of these.

  • Does the system close properly with screen protectors installed on the top and bottom screen?
  • I ask because someone people have mentioned their N2dsXL having a tiny gap with screen protectors.
  • If you use one, which do you use personally?

    Brand | Price | # of Pairs | # of Reviews | Avg Score
    Hori | $9 | 1 | 1758 | 4.5
    iLLumiShield | $7 | 3 | 49 | 4.5
    Akwox | $7 | 2 | 125 | 4
    Dmax Armor | $6 | 3 | 65 | 4.5
    iLLumiShield | $10 | 2 | 49 | 4.5
u/Norfaire · 1 pointr/3DS

If you have Amazon Prime, Prime Now is selling those same screen protectors here. Other than that, I don't believe these are being sold (for a reasonable price, at least) anywhere else.

u/snail_songs · 1 pointr/3DS

Seconded on the screen protector. Here are some good options for

u/NinjutStu · 1 pointr/nintendo

Definitely be patient and get a screen protector on there before you go crazy on the screen. I recommend Hori, which I've used on all my Nintendo stuff since my DS Light (which is still on there and took a lot of abuse due to Elite Beat Agents).

Link to Amazon for the New 3DS / Wii U ones

u/juaquin · 1 pointr/3DS

Hori already has a screen protector specifically for N3DS XL:

I got mine a few days ago, fits great.

u/lilithstorm · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

The galaxy one is beautiful. May I suggest this clear case for it?

The one that OP has is cute but it's hard immobile plastic which after having that on my n3DS XL for a year has scratched mine up through moving slightly and getting dirt and crumbs in it. This one ^^^ flexes and I haven't had any new scratches since. I love it.

u/CaptainOrnithopter · 1 pointr/3DS
u/paperjammed · 1 pointr/3DS

I guess I'm looking for a hard case (like this) but one that isn't bulky.

u/dom_8 · 1 pointr/3DS

Maybe get a Hori Clear protector case? It just clips on. I am not sure if this version dims the color of your 3DS a bit but it prevents scratches etc.

u/mrfaceroll · 1 pointr/3DS

Ah, thanks, for some reason I thought heat/steam might work. Although, I think you might either be mistaking my case for one of the regular stick on protectors or are thinking they might both have the same fixes, which they might, but it's hard to say so far. Just in case, I'm using something like this. Not the exact same one but the exact same type.

u/snydeguy · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought the galaxy version, and I got the hori protector:

but honestly, even before I bought that I wasn't having any problems, but I'm also very anal about wiping down my ds every 5 minutes with a microfiber lens cloth.

same as anything, treat it right and it will treat you right :)

u/Excellus · 1 pointr/3DS

This one?

It's made out of TPU.
TPU is kinda like a hard rubbery material, it feels really nice and won't scratch your 3DS at all.
The case you linked will fit the TPU case and your 3DS, I have a case like that and it fits perfectly.

u/Double_Backflip · 1 pointr/3DS

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL

Just so you know this one isnt nearly as clear as the hard plastic but it def wont scratch up your system.

u/pancakesandhyrup · 1 pointr/3DS

If it was sold by Amazon, you can contact them and get it replaced with this one.

u/HaydnintheHaus · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought this case for my o3DS XL and generally speaking really like it:

Does a similar type of case/protective gear exist for non XL New 3Dses? I couldn't find any.

u/suigetsu2951 · 1 pointr/3DS

I have the hori duraflex for the n3ds xl and it comes on and off pretty easily. I ordered the n3ds equivalent for when I pick up the pokemon edition because it does it's job very well.

u/DragonsYeah · 1 pointr/3DS

I got the Hori Duraflexi Protector from Best Buy and I love it. It's on Amazon too.

u/Hackerpcs · 1 pointr/3dshacks

Why though? You can use FTP for your every day needs. Also I think everybody should use this

HORI Duraflexi Clear Protector for Nintendo NEW 3DS XL

to be secure from falls etc, like we do on our phones.

u/ValorousVagabond · 1 pointr/3DS
u/gsmdev · 1 pointr/3DS

There is a video review on Amazon for this you can see here: the first 1star rated review by Jordan. He talks about how non-fitting it is (after very little to no play I'm assuming) and I decided not to buy after checking his review.

Edit: Link directly to review =

u/Digitalon · 1 pointr/3DS

OK genuine question here. Why are there so many glowing reviews for the Japan version( when compared to the US version, which pretty much everyone says is awful? (

u/AsmundGudrod · 1 pointr/3DS

You need to buy the new duraflex protector for the new 3ds. Old one won't fit.
Here's a video If you want to see what it looks like and how much bulk it adds.

Amazon is currently out of stock of them ATM, and no word of when it's getting them back in. I've heard as late as May.

u/PM_ME_YOUR_BEST_GIF · 1 pointr/3DS

I have the Hori clear case and if I'm taking the 3DS with me somewhere it goes into a Waterfield pouch.

u/OhEmGio · 1 pointr/3DS

Perdon, mi espanol no es perfecto pero tratare de responder tus preguntas. Este caso es el que yo y mucha jente aqui usa. Hori es muy bueno.

No se que es un partido, disculpas.

Guiones, que es eso, unos puntos negros en tu pantalla? Si es eso, puede ser un pixel muerto. Se pueden areglar, busca "dead pixel" o "pixel muerto" en google, o qualquier otro servicio para mas instruciones.

Ultimo, no se nada de eventos en Mexico come soy de los EE.UU, adamejor el sitio official de NIntendo tiene algo? O el sitio de GamePlanet.

Perdon por mi horible espanol, espero que to ayude un poco.

u/whygohomie · 1 pointr/3DS

Ah, gotcha. That makes sense.

One thing you might want to consider is a clear skin/case like this one

I throw my MM N3dsxl into my work bag all the time with the case, and its no worse for the wear. If you are more paranoid, putting it in any cloth satchel would keep it perfect.

Edit: linked a similar case for the regular sized new 3ds

u/RedditsApprentice · 1 pointr/3DS

Is getting a screen protector worth it? How many scratches have you guys gotten on your screens? My last nintendo handheld was the DSi, so I'm not really sure if I'll need one.

Also, what about the clear protector? I'm getting the MH4U edition, so obviously I'd like to preserve the nice painting, but I'm just not sure if it's necessary.

u/KiwiAraragi · 1 pointr/3DS
u/GalactusAteMyPlanet · 1 pointr/3DS

You should consider getting a protector for your N3DS in order to protect the art work.

u/iyva · 1 pointr/3DS

I think my HORI Duraflexi case for NEW N3DS XL is defective?

Here is a picture showing the issue I'm having. It just doesn't fit or lay right around the charging port. I have the Skinomi skin protector on my system, but I didn't think it would give it that much extra bulk!

I plan to send this back to since I prefer the Skinomi skin, but was curious if anyone else had similar problems?

u/ruemeridian · 1 pointr/3DS

HORI also makes a Duraflexi TPU case for the n3DS for what it's worth (which is also clear, but textured on the inside giving it an ever so slightly cloudy appearance), not just screen protectors.

And if you're the kind of person who is into pouches, this Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate pouch is pretty awesome I think.

u/MrBingleton · 1 pointr/3DS

I just bought this case for my 3ds. It's release date is the 3rd, which is tomorrow.

u/ScoopJr · 1 pointr/3DS

They do fit. I have these on them. You got the older version which means they might not fit. The newer ones that i have above actually fit. I can post pics iyw

u/TheGershon · 1 pointr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

As a fellow 3DS owner I highly recommend getting a grip accessory of some kind. I have a n3DSxl and got the official, Japan only monster Hunter grip and it's simply amazing. It's almost as good as any console controller, hopefully there's a good one for n2DSxl (I hate these acronyms). Also, I really like these circle pad covers:

Also also, I recommend installing cfw. It's easy to do and you get a lot of benefits that aren't just piracy like custom themes that can cycle, increasing the CPU clock speed which makes games like MGS3 3D much more playable, and installing game mods that even work with carts. No, you won't actually get banned from online unless you try to play a game online that hasn't officially been released yet (and it's still circumventable regardless)

u/VenusFurs · 1 pointr/3DS

If your circle pad actually still works and it's just the rubber cover that peeled off, i wouldn't risk opening up the console just to replace it.

Instead, you can grab one of these:

You basically just put it above your circle pad and you should have a pretty nice grip over it.

u/Tegakari · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

These are the ones that I bought a few months back.

Cyber ・Premium Slide Pad Cover New 3ds / New 3ds Ll / 3ds Ll /3ds Clear Black

The ones you linked were slightly more expensive than the ones I bought, so I avoided them. Ergo, I can't vouch for them :/. The ones I linked are pretty good though! Definitely an improvement, although the thumb slips will still happen after an hour or two of play. I highly recommend keeping some sort of small towel on standby just to wipe off the sticks and your hands in between hunts.

u/spiraleclipse · 1 pointr/gaming

Though, the price went up since I bought them at $4.

You get like 6 grips though, so give them to your friends! Or when they shamelessly beat you at Pokemon because they discovered EVs while you didn't, Jared.

u/Anyepi · 1 pointr/3DS

The grey cover of the circle pad of my n3ds xl is coming off, I saw this should I buy this?

u/mrhacksit · 1 pointr/smashbros

Don't buy a new controller, clean/ fix your existing one. It will cost a lot less (~15$) and you will be able to clean/fix all of your other controllers as well. May sound weird because I'm telling you to fix your existing one but don't buy replacement joysticks... the rubber will just fall off on those too... =[ Ive wasted some $ on shitty "replacement" joysticks that don't even last a day. Buy 1 pack of these and glue it to your joystick. I used an epoxy resin because i figured it would do the best gluing plastic on plastic but super glue would probably work too. You should still buy a tri-wing screwdriver and some wet-wipes to get inside the controller and clean up a bit. Mine works like brand new but even better because the joystick will never wear down. I'll never part with my original orange GC controller >.<

u/Artbreeze · 1 pointr/3DS

Is there any analog stick cover like this for the New 3DS XL but that I can close the 3DS completely?

u/amphrosdragon · 1 pointr/3DS

They actually sell replacements on Amazon for the rubber piece for those inclined

u/MUViT · 1 pointr/3DS

I ordered these pad covers shortly after I bought my 3DS -

Works like a charm, although some buyers are having issues with the covers themselves slipping off the pad. In that case try using super glue if you don't mind having a semi-permanent accessory.

u/JamesIsNotMyName · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought these, however they are a bit pricey for what they are, and I only really use one of them. But there isn't too much of a solution elsewhere from what I've found.

u/Kogaratsu · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

/u/ImpatientTurtle /u/eviloneinabox If you've got access to them, I've heard wonders about those cyber grips.
Sadly they aren't available in my country, so I'm using a cheap 5 bucks plastic one which - while not ideal - does the trick fine for me while I wait for the cybergrip to be available or until I find a cheap import.

u/kokomoman · 1 pointr/3DS

Cyber New 3Ds XL Grip: best money I ever spent. Feels like holding a console controller.

u/AnimageCGF · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought this one:

I don't remember paying nearly the cost of them now, but everything about it is pretty great. If the price is too much, just look for something with similar dimensions. I hardly play my 3dsXL without it now.

u/xboxonelosty · 1 pointr/3DS

Does this work with the Cyber Gadget grip?

u/momshotdad · 1 pointr/nintendo

I picked this up:

At first it was incredibly awkward, but now I can't play without it :)

As for games, I got Xenoblade Chronicles X and Star Fox Zero(Double Pack) for $23.99 each at the Best Buy sale and I got Warioware for GBA at a local used game store for $8.

u/garuga300 · 1 pointr/retrogaming

Cyber gadget. Yeh for new 3ds xl. All though mine cost waaaay less when I got it. Looks like they’ve gone up in price.

u/Chokaay · 1 pointr/3DS

Had the same issue as you. Bought several grips (including the DreamGear) but this is easily the best one (read the reviews and you'll see):

I bought the original version (before they came out with a smaller more compact version). Now I can play for hours without cramping. Worth every penny.

u/BearsFan11 · 1 pointr/3DS

If you find the system uncomfortable for longer amounts of time i highly recommend I personally love it and it has storage for 2 additional games. Very well worth the money

u/Important-Inquiries · 1 pointr/3DS

Actually this is the black version I didn't bother linking because I thought it was the easiest to find.

I don't think the n3DS XL Dream Gear grip comes in red. This is their n3DS XL products page.

u/LeonFeliz · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I haven't seen any grips made for the 2DSXL. My grip makes a huge difference when playing MH.

This is mine HERE

u/simonthm05 · 1 pointr/3DS

After doing some research, I bought this exact grip for my 3DS XL and it's a game changer for me. It's like plaything the 3ds with a modern controller.

Much cheaper than downgrading for less screen.

u/CDaKidd · 1 pointr/3DS

As someone that has tried many many grips for the N3DS. This One has been the best Ive used and still currently use. Its for the N3DS but they have the same grip for other models.

u/Shatterpoint887 · 1 pointr/gadgets

A grip is what you need.

Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

u/Saint-Baconator · 1 pointr/3DS

I just bought this one yesterday and got it in the mail today. I must says, I wish I would have bought this a long time ago. I have been playing Pokemon Sun for an hour or so and it is really comfortable. Usually an hour on game play starts to bother me. I now feel like i can play for extended periods now.

u/tonyjin · 1 pointr/3DS

Could try the brand new Cyber Gadget slim grip:

I'm currently deciding between that one, the monster hunter one (, and the wider cyber gadget one ( I bought all 3, going to return 2 of them. So far I'm probably sticking with the monster hunter one since I have large hands, but I wish I could stay with the new slim grip since it's super compact and can hold two games in the back.

u/Whirlspell · 1 pointr/3DS

This one is right on the front page of this sub. There's a couple more models on eBay but they tend to be pretty rough quality. That said. all they do is clip on, so it's not like they need to be very nice.

u/jonsonsama · 1 pointr/3DS

I have this one for both my n3ds and xl versions. Seems to work well

Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

u/Atomarc · 1 pointr/gameswap

I actually have the CPP. I'm looking for something like this (i.e., a controller grip)... I'm just having a really hard time finding anything as most places are selling for NEW or XL models only :/

u/Baras441 · 1 pointr/3DS

I thought about that, but I fear that the grip could break or stop holding 3ds properly because some grips like have a low amount of plastic on this parts

u/Pielord456 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 Black For Nintendo New 3DS LL XL

This is the one I personally use, they also have another model, that has thicker/bigger grips

u/byttle · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I ordered this one

Looked more comfortable than the dreamgear.

But it's going to take forever to ship.

u/garasensei · 1 pointr/3DS

Some additional items you may find interesting. Each item adds $2-5 in shipping depending on the weight but still comes out cheaper than most import sites.

Hori Hunting Gear grip

Cyber grip

Cyber extending charger cable

Cyber extending stylus in multiple colors. Fits in the N3DS XL stylus slot

Stylus pen with a built in screw driver for cover removal.

A lot of other neat stuff as well

u/VACRMH · 1 pointr/3DS

This one?

I just ordered one myself, not too pricey.

u/drktigger · 1 pointr/3DS

You can get the mugen battery from Amazon for $60. Seems a bit steep for a battery tbh.

Have you considered getting one of these grips?

Makes the n3ds xl much more comfortable to hold.

u/zaxtur64 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hi, I'm using the Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip. I should have clarified, it's for the NEW 3DS XL. It makes the system a lot more comfortable to hold. But if you're playing a game that uses the shoulder buttons a lot, it might not be ideal. Here's a link:

u/Alaharon123 · 1 pointr/EmulationOnAndroid

Hey, I just found out that there are grips made for the 3ds to make it more comfortable to use. I don't know if they work well, but after doing some research, I just bought

u/longfellowdaveeds · 1 pointr/3DS

Hey Guys Just wondering if anyone uses the Cyber Gadget Rubber Coating Grip 2 for the original 3Ds XL. Its advertised for the new 3Ds XL just curious if it would work.
This is the product I am referring to:

u/JershXL · 1 pointr/3DS

I know its not a grip, but buying an extended battery such as this one might help. If you're not interested in the extra battery life, I'd go with this one

u/CalSomers · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I can confirm Myth's statement, as I own this leather pouch. The 3DSXL takes up about half of the room, leaving room for a couple games in those DS pockets, your charger, and a few other small odds and ends. My MH4U card case fits right in there in addition to the charger. I just wish I could find a pouch large enough to fit my grip, too.

u/allysonoa · 1 pointr/3DS

I had the same issues, plus it had a funky rubbery smell that I didn't like. I ended up only using it for about a week before I bought this one. I like it a lot better gripwise, but it's not as protective as the dreamgear.

u/Dark-e- · 1 pointr/3DS

This changed everything for me.

u/argoncrystals · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I love using my New 3DS XL, don't think I could use any other 3DS model at this point. Though that's largely due to the fact that I replaced the c-stick with a PSP cap and use this grip.

u/cylindrical418 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I personally have tried one of these although I've heard it's very hard to get one these days. I only own an old 3DS and I use this all the time and it feels great.

u/OnePeace12 · 1 pointr/3DS

I've found this which seems to be of questionable quality, but accomplishes exactly what I need from the triggers with my small hands:

Apparently this model does the same thing and is of much better quality, but is at a ludicrous price now:

u/Jaximus_Decimus · 1 pointr/3DS

The grip you linked specifically says it will not fit the New 3ds. There is a MH grip that will fit the N3DS, but it's currently going for an absurd price:

u/SonicUndergroun · 1 pointr/Games

May I ask what it is that makes it uncomfortable? If it is the system itself, I don't know which model you play on, but if it is the New 3DS Xl there is an awesome (if pricey) grip that makes it much more comfortable, at least for me!

u/pramzam · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

This works just fine with new 3DS XL.

u/RHunterGN · 1 pointr/3DS

The Cybergrip /u/Whirlspell posted is good. I have that and the MHX one. The Cybergrip holds the 3DS a lot more steady. I found the MHX isn't a perfectly snug fit. However, the MHX one is much more comfortable. It's hard plastic, but fits the hand a whole lot better.

u/Zacharuni · 1 pointr/gameswap

Sure. Looking over your collection it seems like this might interest you as well? Can add pictures of that as well should you like.

I have interest in:

[Pikachu and Eevee Joycon Pair]

[Kingdom Hearts III]

[Katamari Demacy Reroll]

[Danganronpa 1 2 Reload]

[Odin Sphere]

[Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee Pokeball Bundle] <-- All I really want is the pokeball?

u/gkgreek · 1 pointr/gaming

Hopefully the Switch will have Virtual Console options that make sense, and that would be the obvious suggestion.

If a portable would interest him, then a New 3DS XL with the Hori Monster Hunter Grip-- only way to play the 3DS comfortably with man-sized hands.

I would expect eBay to have some used WiiU deals in March. But I would also recommend the Wii U Pro controller for hand comfort.

Lastly, an old Wii can be found for $50 on eBay. It would take years to exhaust the Virtual Console games (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Wii), but who knows how long they'll be supported.

u/BadEugoogolizer · 1 pointr/3DS

This one?

It's ridiculously overpriced from the Amazon 3rd party sellers, but amiami has it's second shipment for pre-order still, I think. I have one on order from them, myself.

u/I_Dark_Samus_l · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

where can i buy it / pre-order ?

i already have this

so what is the difference between MHX grip and MHXX Grip ?

u/nabit22 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I have used both the 2 ds and new 3ds extensively. It is much less crapped but you dont have the extra camera stick ( which i actually dont use.) Has slower loading times, and a smaller battery life. You have to be careful with your screens though probably pick up a protective carrying case to protect the two screens as this is why mine is dead. Your other and probably cheaper option is to buy a the monster hunter controller attachment thing for your existing ds.

This thing here:

Or something similar

u/MadMadHatter · 1 pointr/3DS

Hi there, you got me really interested in this. I live in Japan so I can probably just go down the street and find this tomorrow, but can you tell me the maker of the one you are using? Is it Hori? I found this link on Amazon Japan and was wondering if the pictures match the one you have...

u/Arctic172nd · 1 pointr/3DS
u/NoxInSocks · 1 pointr/pokemon

You Rang?

u/KairoPlays · 1 pointr/3DS

There's a steelbook dual pack for $90, exclusive to Amazon.

u/Hardyboy51 · 1 pointr/pokemon

Sorry, I'm not entirely sure myself, but the description makes it sound like it comes with both.

u/Neo_Techni · 1 pointr/3DS

I canceled from .com and reordered from .ca

u/pak970 gave me the url

u/benwalter7609 · 1 pointr/PokeMoonSun

This one: If you have Prime when you order and on November 18 when it comes out, you get Sun, Moon, and a steel container for $71.99. I don't care about the container personally, but I'm getting both games for less than the combined retail cost of both individually.

u/FunandFailure · 1 pointr/boardgames

I have the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Steelbook Dual Pack new in box for the 3ds.

u/x68zeppelin80x · 1 pointr/pokemon
u/illiriya · 1 pointr/pokemon

Amazon had an exclusive steelbook pre-order. It came win Sun and Moon and a steelbook case here

u/stdalex · 1 pointr/3dshacks

so buy this game, follow this guide to install a9lh and from there I should be good to go?


u/shadowdra126 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dec. 28th


$20: Link

u/rarelypost · 1 pointr/3DSdeals

That's just the mobile Amazon site. is the desktop site.

u/financialcues · 1 pointr/3DSdeals


Yes, I tried to add it to my cart and it kept disappearing. It's making me go insane.

u/cloggedDrain · 1 pointr/zelda

It is starting to become rare. Used copies are selling for higher than retail. it is still on amazon though.

u/Gardamis · 1 pointr/3DS

I just bought MK7 and OOT last week as my first two games, from Amazon where they're having a bit of a sale.

MK7 for $10 off

OoT for $7.50 off

Also, there's a promotion to get a $5 credit for orders over $25 going on right now. Be aware when you add the amazon app it can see stuff you post, etc. You can remove the app, though. US Only, must be used by the 22nd (onetime deal)

u/HackerLion · 1 pointr/3dshacks

On 10.2, oot runs at the cost of a normal game at this link:
So, if you are willing to buy a game, and go through the 30 minute process of transferring the hacked save file w/ power saves, then go for it. Hope I helped. You can also update to 10.3 to do this method. You get badges, and if you successfully homebrew Oot3d, you can get custom badges with a homebrew app I forget the name of, but I use it alot. I have 288 badges. XD

u/JordanTH · 1 pointr/pokemon

So to confirm, if I get one of the games, it has to be the physical cartridge (not eshop)? And then I also need a powersave as well? Is that another physical thing I have to buy, or it is just a download?

Additionally, if I go with the Ocarina of Time method (since it's the cheapest one and it's the only one I'd have any interest in as an actual game), does it matter if I have the "Nintendo Selects" version (which is cheaper), or do I need the one that doesn't say that? Is there even a difference?

u/MegaPower124 · 1 pointr/gaming

Two of those three games have sufficiently better remakes, perhaps he will have the same feeling of missing out on something growing up if you give him an almost 15 year old console, instead of the new and hip versions of the same experiences. Remember parents/future parents, there's a purpose to remakes.

(By the way, said remakes are here and here you might also want to see this and this )

u/Pogotross · 1 pointr/books

I think you're highly underestimating games.Many of our classics have been rereleased (gaming) generation after generation. Obviously they are no examples as old as LotR, but Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man are all considered "mandatory" playthroughs even today, nearly 30 years after their release, and show no signs of stopping, and are all still currently available for sale (via Nintendo's eShop.) Plenty of games have fallen by the wayside, of course, but so have many, many books.

Or, if you want a physical release, Ocarina of Time was just rereleased for 3DS with minimal changes (no more than a forward would add to a book, really, and one or two "grammatical" changes to make a level a bit more clear) in 2011, and it's still currently number 5 on Amazon's 3DS game list. OoT will be 15 this September.

In fact, as I linked before, GoG is covered in games 15 years+, and they are well known for updating games (bug fixing, mostly, and getting rid of hilarious "This game needs at least 256mb of ram, you only have 2gb" types of errors).

Still, all that is long tail (well, not the Zelda and other high profile re-releases, of course). What I'm getting at is Steam style sales can completely revitalize a game (or, I believe, a book) that has hit long tail sales. For instance, Dustforce, an indie game that sold okay but wasn't a super hit, posted up these stats. They followed a similar 90% rule (Video games tend to a have a one month initial window, however) but, if you'll take a look at the graph, they continued selling steadily (~30 copies a day, not terrible) then hit their first major sale...where their graph suddenly came back to life. Then they hit the pay-what-you-want humble indie bundle, where the game surged back to life again, making in two weeks roughly half of what they had made in the nine months before and increasing their base trickle rates.

u/jimbojones133 · 1 pointr/gaming
u/kvnmahan · 1 pointr/3DS

There sure is! They remade ocarina of time for 3ds. Here it is on Amazon.

u/Jenbag · 1 pointr/3DS

Complain - contact the seller and Amazon. I just went into the "Product details" on the page you linked:

You'll see that under languages it just says "English" so it is fair to assume that it is the American version, not any other.

Is it still in its original packaging?

u/HighMans · 1 pointr/GameSale

New leaf for 20? Amazon

u/imalittlepiggy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1: I've been trying to save up for more games for the new 3ds that my bf and I just bought to share, namely this game.

2: We don't have a lot of extra income so getting the 3ds was something we worked towards for a long time, and just because games are pretty expensive we don't have many. But we both love to play and it's something we love to share together. :)
Saving Private Ryan!

Thanks for the great contest! <3

u/Vylanius · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've always loveddddd the Animal Crossing series, and I would KILL to play New Leaf! I have so many fond memories of playing the other for hours on my Gamecube. My friends and I would have so much fun!

Luckily enough, New Leaf is on sale today for $26.59. Getting this would knock out half of my fund. :)

EDIT Just realized that the contest ends on the 1st. If the sale is over by then, I'd appreciate a gift card towards it! Thank you!

Eggplant Wizard!

u/4140730893 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

MMFFF. GET A 3DS. I JUST GOT ONE AND NOW I WANT EVERYONE TO GET ONE. (so i can feel closer to you shhhhh)

Maybe it's blasphemy, but do cheap ebay and craigslist first, hahaha. I got mine new, in box from ebay for about 100 bucks. IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME TODAY IN THE MAIL YEEEE.

Hahaha, I don't even have any games yet, so additionally you should get this for the both of us. Or really any game. I'm so excited.

OH and "deputydawg". I'm guessing you had watermelon for breakfast.

Also sorry you're feeling stressed. I throw my cyber affections at you.

u/3dsgeek333 · 1 pointr/AnimalCrossing
u/insomniatica · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome back!

Here's my list of suggestions, why, and links to where to get them. A few are only available on computer, but you'll see which ones:

  • Thomas Was Alone (Meta. A cute puzzle game about AIs, and their relationship to the game and developers. It's simple in graphics and big on heart. = computer - itunes - android
  • The Stanley Parable (another meta game. About the players role in games itself and their relationship to the developers. This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is really into games. It's fantastic, hilarious and oddly artsy) = computer -
  • Telltale's "The Walking Dead" seasons 1 & 2. (These are some of the best games I've played. Point and Click adventure games that everyone loves, even those who don't like point and click games. They are extremely emotional and heart-pounding. I recommend it highly, especially if you want a game that you can watch him play, or vice versa, and really get a fantastic story. Storyline continues based on your decisions in the previous game) = SEASON ONE: computer - PS3 - XBOX360 - PSVITA - iPhone/iPad (first episode free, others are in-game purchases, same with all the mobile games) - Android === SEASON 2: computer - PS3 - XBOX360 - iPhone/iPad - Android
  • To The Moon (sweet looking 16 bit game that is more of an interactive story. It routinely makes people cry because it's so darned sweet. Love is a central theme.) = computer
  • Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands the PreSequel (both fun and funny FPS games that you can run coop if you like) = BORDERLANDS 2: computer - XBOX360 - PS3 === BORDERLANDS PRESEQUEL: computer - XBOX360 - PS3
  • Portal (fun and funny puzzle game - but he MAY have already played this if the Half-Life 2 he got was the full "The Orange Box")
  • Portal 2 (also fun and funny, but with a coop mode as well) = computer - XBOX360 - PS3
  • Fallout 3 and/or Fallout: New Vegas (Post apocolypic games that are fun and often funny. They are open world RPGs with FPS playing style, although you can switch to 3rd person. Fallout 3 is more epic, grand and is more metropolitan, and Fallout New Vegas is more like a spaghetti western, intimate, and has better writing/storyline in my opinion) = FALLOUT 3: computer - XBOX360 - PS3 == FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS: computer - XBOX360 - PS3
  • Mass Effect 1, 2, & 3 (RPG/FPS set the future, in space, where the storyline continues, using your decisions from the previous games) = computer - XBOX360 - PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption (an open world RPG/FPS that takes pages from both spaghetti westerns and film noir. If you get this, be sure to get the add on called "Undead Nightmare", where you fight Zombies and meet mythical creatures. The base game is more artsy, and Undead Nightmare is just a squat load of fun.) The links that follow have both thenormal game, and Undead Nightmare in one. = XBOX360 - PS3

  • A different idea is to actually get him a wireless controller for his phone! If he has an Andriod, I would suggest the Power A Moga Hero Power It's portable, holds the phone, and I just am in love with mine. And because I have an Andriod, I can download ROMs to play older games like Zelda: Ocarina of Time, etc etc. But the controller works with SO many games! If he has an iPhone or iPad, or if you want another option for Android, I would go with the iPega. I don't have one, but it has the highest reviews.

    As for if you should give 1 or 2 gifts, I think 2 might be a lot of fun! But it might depend on what the "1st place" person has on their list and what you want to give them! I'd say make the decision based off of what you want to give the main winner! =)


    EDIT - 3DS Games to consider:

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening - it's one of the best RPGs out for the 3DS. It's immersive and epic. Top reviews across the board.
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf because everyone loves it so much and it's just adorable.
  • Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney because anything Phoenix Wright related is flipping amazing and totally fun.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance A great option if he's played other Kingdom Hearts games.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Especially if he's into Zelda, I agree with others that this is a nice option. Top-down action that returns to Zelda's roots.

    edit 2: P.S: I'm new. I'll be making an intro post hopefully tonight! So hopefully it's alright that I posted here first. I was just excited, as I'm a gamer and love helping people with what to play next. In any event... HI!!

    edit 3: I just made my [INTRO] post. It's here if you/anyone's interested.
u/doctorgames · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Its cheaper on amazon right now and I think it was down to 25 or cheaper recently.

u/Daughek1 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/mynthe deserves this because she is awesome and sweet and yay!

u/trashbarrels · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gimme some Tech Daddi!

My friend recently got a New 3DS XL after working hard as an animator. She's really excited to play with me now that she has a 3DS but the thing is she wants to play a game I don't have yet. So yeah it would really help me and my friend if I get Animal Crossing: New Leaf :')

You can find the game in this wishlist :D

Also thank you so much for another round of Techmas!!!

u/Waezel · 1 pointr/3DS

I cant wait for this to come outIn case you didnt know

u/bnyeeyore · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Shurmaster · 1 pointr/3DS

Heard Tales of Abyss is a GREAT Rpg, and so is Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei 4 (these are things I've heard.)Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing (I know you said you like RPG games more, but i really like these games.) Any of the DS Pokemon games are pretty darn good and Tomorrow Mario & Luigi Dream Team Is coming out!

u/Hannahrles · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I've been wanting Animal Crossing: New Leaf for a while, but I can't bring myself to buy it. I have other things to buy that I actually need so this keep taking a backseat.

  2. Fancy

    Thanks for hosting this!
u/Shade_demon2141 · 1 pointr/gaming

Glad I could be of assistance!
You can in fact pre-order it on Amazon

u/FuzzyMcLumkins · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Watching Tv
  2. Because I'm bored and I want to
  3. Go do errands with my family
  4. Become a Profiler
  5. Nothing, I have no desk
  6. "May I borrow one?"
  7. Horus Rising, by Dan Abnett
  8. Chicken Wraps
  9. A Game of Thrones, Yes.
  10. I haven't read any books this year :C
  11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf It hasn't come out yet, but a gift card would help very much! :)

    Zweihander Zweihander Zweihander Zweihander are AWESOME!
u/sharpbeer · 1 pointr/3DS

I just tried to buy it from USA and it said that it could not be shipped to my address. :( Maybe it will be on sale in 4 days on the eShop since the Sm4sh sale for week 4 includes villager.

Edit: BTW its $24.57 plus shipping on Amazon USA, so if there isn't a big sale on it from the eShop on Thursday you can get it here.

u/fromthepagesof · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A 3DS XL bundle with pokemon XY! I'm sure there will be bundle release! E3 got me so excited for future games! I can't wait to play Ace Attorney again. Saving Private Ryan.

u/GrammarNaziABC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Here you go.

Or maybe...

Seriously, they're good.

u/MrBison123 · 1 pointr/3DS
u/jbigboote · 1 pointr/3DS

these do:

u/mrgdnt · 1 pointr/3DS

Amazon started selling consoles themselves this week, actually! 3DS XLs, at least. And maybe Wiis, I'm not sure. They have a prime thing on them but $249 as a price...

u/Black_Abyss · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well a 3DS XL I suppose is my most wanted thing right now(that's incredibly expensive, total longshot lol) I'd love to be able to play it with my friends for the most part, and check out all of the great games they've been recommending that I can't play:

u/DerHelm · 1 pointr/amazon

I think it was ment for the US though.
Seller profiles says California US and it works on the .com site too.

u/OverlyApologeticGuy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want to play too! You know, without being gifted, haha. :) <3 Thanks for doing this contest and spreading some smiles! :D <3

Crazy Expensive Item

u/kdavous · 1 pointr/starfox

dreamGEAR Comfort Grip for your Old Nintendo 3DS XL

Here’s the one I had gotten; it’s two parts, but I found myself only using the bottom/grip half. And while it definitely helped, I almost feel like a 3D printed grip would be better.

I can’t think of the name of the product right now, but there’s this cool two-part rubber agent that’s moldable momentarily but then eventually hardens. I put some on a wiimote and nunchuck grips and basically molded my hand, which made gameplay super comfy.

u/Yodan · 1 pointr/smashbros

I was thinking of getting this actually...

DreamGEAR Nintendo 3DS XL Comfort Grip

u/Joggly · 1 pointr/smashbros

I recently got this one, it's pretty good for only $5 ish. If you look around on ebay you can find this one for $5 from the US, if that's closer to you.

EDIT: This one I saw looked pretty good, just wierd too, but I heard it was comfortable, just more expensive than I wanted to pay:

Here's a review of it, I think maybe the first one might be better.

u/sink_tsunami · 1 pointr/smashbros

Right, but the XL one is :(

u/SabinMoon · 1 pointr/3DS

I've used a few different cases in the past, but the Super Mario Transporter by PowerA is hands down the best one I've gotten.

It can hold 20 DS/3DS games.
And it holds my 3DS XL with the DreamGEAR ComfortGrip attached to it just fine And it still has room for the AC/Car chargers and styluses.

It also comes in Black, Red and Blue. I chose the black one because it still looks cool but is more discrete.

u/LuntiX · 1 pointr/xboxone

I've experienced it with PC Gaming and handheld gaming (3DS and whatnot). With PC Gaming I use to get a sore wrist, but now I buy mousepads with the wrist pad and now my wrist barely gets sore. For handheld gaming I have a double jointed thumb, if I hold a position too long it hurts like hell and cramps up, I had to buy a hand grip for my 3DS and now my thumb still hurts, just not as fast/often.

u/Lleland · 1 pointr/smashbros

DreamGear grip would probably still fit it if.

u/_SnesGuy · 1 pointr/tifu

> my hands are too big to play it for more than 10 minutes without getting cramps.

6'4 guy here. 3DS XL + Dream Gear

u/Dougy_Sampson · 1 pointr/3DS

I would recommend a NEW 3DS regardless, I just really like them

As for the old 3DS XL, buy this

It awkwardly covers the cart slot but it's suuuuper comfy.

u/Justwantsomelove25 · 1 pointr/3DS

I solved the problem of holding a 3ds XL for extended periods of time with this
incredibly comfortable and basically its own case. The covered interior of the unit allows no need for a cloth to separate the screens.

u/spekkio4321 · 1 pointr/Games

I bought this grip for my 3DS XL and its life changing - no more hand strain even after 8 hours straight of persona q

u/Surfsideryan · 1 pointr/pokemon

I highly recommend buying this if you are an adult with larger hands.. has made my hands go from cramping and hurting after an hour of use to being able to play for 8+ hours without any discomfort.

u/krunnky · 1 pointr/gaming
u/unicornbomb · 1 pointr/gaming

i love the xl. I have tiny hands but the form factor on the original 3ds is just awful. the XL is much nicer, and it doesnt hurt my eyes. I use one of these to make it even more comfy:

u/elguitarro · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fuzzy wuzzy. I wanted the 3DS handgrip but my 3DS recently broke ): so I'm not looking for a game accessory right now.

Thank you for the contest. (:

Edit: Here it is. (:

u/thesk8rguitarist · 1 pointr/3DS

I always keep mine in this case. It's seriously the most comfortable thing you can get to play your 3DS for any extended time (makes Smash WAY easier to play) plus, it protects it from my rambunctious toddler.

u/ChrisC1234 · 1 pointr/3DS

I use the DreamGear grip also ( It's got a good feel, and is very easy to install and remove.

An added benefit of this is that it covers up most of the blinking lights, so it doesn't light up an entire dark room. They can still be seen through the trip though. And the message light is not covered up at all.

u/Zensige · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Its more a soreness in the middle of my palms.
I have the WiiU so if it gives they same ergonomics it should be alright.

Anyone tried dreamGEAR 3ds XL comfort grips?

The silicone seems more appealing in terms of comfort.

u/Janamil · 1 pointr/3DS

I was thinking about getting this but not sure yet.

u/DoubleU12 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Uh yeah. I got it from amazon.

It's pretty poor quality, I hear there are better 1s but it is rubbery and soft and fits in my hand so it works good for me. : )

I also have a spring cord stylist. I kinda went crazy on my 3ds haha. But it's ok. Probably totally worth it in the long run. : )

u/BasedDoctorWorm · 1 pointr/3DS
u/Gulstab · 1 pointr/3DS

I'm looking into buying the dreamGEAR Comfort Grip or CYBER grip but I'm not sure which one will suit me better. I have fairly long and skinny fingers, and while playing the demo I've found my right pinky finger taking a lot of strain. I need to look into both a bit further but I can let you know if I decide on one.

u/shammikaze · 1 pointr/smashbros

I mean. Using the 3DS for an extended period of time hurts my hands anyways. The bumpers are hard to press while keeping it balanced in my hands.

Try something like this maybe?

u/Archnation · 1 pointr/3DS

I did the same but I REALLY didnt like how far you had to move your fingers up to use the shoulder buttons. Heres the one I bought. I ended up buying some Poly clay and making it more comfortable to put your index fingers on the shoulders, middle fingers on the black original cyber grip part and your ring fingers on the molded portion.

Heres a picture of what I did - Bonus picture of my cat & Ike in his white alt color in SSB4

Sorry for the potato picture.

I basically molded it to my liking then baked it attached to the grip at a lower-than-recommended temperature (about 170-185 for over an hour. I placed it on a few wine bottle corks that were placed on top of a glass cooking container thing I turned upside-down.

Then I sanded a little bit and remembered I hate sanding poly clay so I stopped and now it is lumpy but comfortable.

u/archzinno · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I use this (note I didn't buy it for that much)

As far as cramp relief it's great, but for the L, R, zL, and zR buttons it kind of digs into your hand. it's a minor inconvienience.

u/pyrocatheter · 1 pointr/smashbros

I've been using this for a while. I personally find it a little annoying when you have to use the triggers, but it's much more comfortable to hold and a lot of people like it. It also blocks the stylus, but that shouldn't be a problem for Smash.

u/zegmin · 1 pointr/smashbros

I would recommend this, or if you're looking to save money, this. There were some 3ds XL Trigger Grips on eBay, but it seems they no longer sell them.

u/ghostretch · 1 pointr/3DS
u/bensly · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought this grip for my NA unit. I have been pretty pleased with it for RPGs and Mario Kart.

The biggest problem with it is that you can not get to the stylus with this attached. I remedy that by either already having it out if I am going to need it, or just use my finger. I looked into getting a finger stylus, but haven't gotten around to it.

It is also sometimes awkward to use the shoulder buttons depending on the game. Overall though, I have enjoyed this purchase.

u/Abysssion · 1 pointr/3DS
u/SupaStaVince · 1 pointr/3DS

I get asked this a lot. Short answer, don't worry about CPP. I get by just fine without it, hell I don't even use the digital D-pad. The L button is all I need. CPP is overrated as a primary imput. If you need camera controls, the C-stick will work just fine. A lot of people don't even know how to use it properly which is where all the complaints arise from.

I normally tell people to get a Wii U instead of a NN3DS if they already have a 3DS and if they don't have a 3DS, to get the NN3DS. But if your main issue is simply holding the system rather than being a matter of deciding what to buy, get a NN3DS and get one of these.

I heard good things about em. Hope it helps.

u/EyePlay · 1 pointr/3DS

What's the difference between the new Cyber one running ~40 and the one I used to see recommended often? Did they fix the trigger intrusion?

Finally getting into Smash and it's destroying my hands. Just need some grip.

u/nayiro · 1 pointr/3DS

> New 3DS XL cyber grip

Is this it?

u/Skill3rwhale · 1 pointr/3DS

I bought these when they were much cheaper. I only paid $9.80 for them new. Sadly they're not in production anymore so that price has skyrocketed to $70.

u/_nderscore · 1 pointr/3DS

Non-mobile link:

And yeah, the only downsides are that the shoulder buttons are a little awkward and the stylus holder is blocked.

u/Minatox · 1 pointr/3DS

Looks good I ordered one so I hope I made a smart purchase.

I was gonna get this but i heard that access to the L & R buttons is bad.

u/Daberd · 1 pointr/3DS
u/j0nnyboy · 1 pointr/3DS

Hey. I HIGHLY recommend this. I experienced hand cramps often with the 3ds XL and the NN3DS XL until I got this. If you like the feel of the PS4 controller then this should have that same familiar, comfortable feel.

u/McLown · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I use the N3DS version of the Cyber Grips. This link is a older 3DS XL version

u/sunzenkashu · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Have a 3dsxl [old model] I use the circle pad pro for mh4u. I like the extra grip as I find the 3dsxl to be a bit of a hand cramp. Still looking forward to getting a n3dsxl tho.

I ordered a circle pad pro from japan fit the old 3dsxl,

Circle Pad Pro - Nintendo 3DS LL Accessory (3DS LL Console Not Included) Japan Inport

Works fine in my US 3dsxl. Uses 1 AAA battery, haven't had to change it much yet.

There's also a regular 3ds version if you go that route.

Something to add is that a lot of games get a load time decrease with the new 3ds (and xl) models. Usually a few seconds but kinda more noticeable in newer games.

u/orangetag001 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I would recommend investing in a circle pad pro. These cannot be used with the N3DS though just fyi.

Here is one for a normal-sized 3DS - Here (no referral link)

Here is one for a 3DS XL - Here

I loved being able to use the zl and zr to move the camera.

For N3DS I just got used to the nipple.

u/bkforyou · 1 pointr/3DS

just buy this.

bought mine from here to play MH.

u/Meimeisushi · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Not sure where you're located if Amazon/Gamestop/Ebay are good choices for you? I've found that using the lock on/button to center on the monster is immensely helpful, both for making sure I know where it is and for maintaining the critical distance.

I think practice is really the best thing! Sometimes I've taken quite a long time to take down a monster simply because I took time to watch its moves and dodged around until I felt comfortable with its attacks. I picked up adept style for a few fights because the dodge is much more forgiving once you know where to dodge (With a great free charge rank up/power shot!).

If you're having trouble with the weapon itself there are really great videos up on youtube and guides online (and here) for different approaches. Again, it really depends on your playstyle. At a glance and a quick search, this page seemed helpful!

It also might help to have a protection/healer palico that has taunt and some heals for you if you're struggling with item management or aggro from the monster. As someone that plays LS offline and LBG/bow online, sometimes its harder when you don't have other hunters keeping it busy lol. You do have a pretty large chunk of time to complete your hunts so don't feel rushed that you can't watch the monster.

u/MistahJuicyBoy · 1 pointr/smashbros
u/revtcblack · 1 pointr/BeardedDragons

That is called a Circle pad Pro (CPP). You can snag one on Amazon.

u/iDingo91 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I'm going to assume that it is this that I will want.

Also, is there a place you would recommend to purchase the game or a way to find it on sale?

u/ostrosco · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

You can solo with any weapon, in my opinion. With the ranged weapons, you have to take more care on how you place your shots since you're working with limited resources (ammo or coatings depending on if you go bowgun or bow,).

If you have the 3DS XL, I recommend the Circle Pad Pro for aiming. I like how it feels so much I haven't considered upgrading to the New 3DS. If you have the older, smaller 3DS I don't know if there's an option for you besides using the touchscreen to move the camera.

u/shankdog10 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

3DS (CPP) should be found in stores (GameStop?) no problem.

3DSXL (CPP LL) might be harder to find in stores, I got mine online (Japan Import) for $20.

u/kevinsyel · 1 pointr/gaming

there are circle pads for the 3DS XL too. my roommate just got one.

It works with the Japanese LL and the NA XL (same model)

u/memeticMutant · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Yes, but you have to import it. Here is a starting point. You may be able to find a better deal.

u/ThisEndsHere · 1 pointr/wiiu

Or you could get one of these like me.

Hey, they're cheap now. I had to pay $50. Ha

u/moustachesamurai · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

You could get this one.

Unsure of how much the shipping will be if you order from American Amazon to Brazil, though. Maybe you can find it on the Brazilian Amazon?

But it is definitely worth it at that price.

u/Deuterostome · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

Its Nintendo made circle pad pro for the 3ds xl (3ds LL in japan).

u/vtITguy · 1 pointr/smashbros

So I looked it up and found this:

What the fuck am I looking at? It moves the left circle pad to the right?

u/Tickleberry · 1 pointr/3DS

I would suggest amazon, it's imported from Japan but it's still from nintendo. $20

u/TrueNoob101 · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

look for a store near you:

also the total cost from Nintendo should be like 28 with avrg 2 week wait.

u/re_mix · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's been awhile since I've gifted >. I need to change that soon. But I HAVE gifted more than 5 people. Maybe I can gift new people a pickle. >.> Though most may not like that.

I hope it's not against the rules but I am linking two things that add up to between $40-$60 >.> If it is, I'll change it. Chrono Trigger and Fire Emblem should end up being $56.56 >.> <3


u/angry--napkin · 1 pointr/3DS

Sorry, the above is for Fire Emblem: Awakening, not Advance Wars!

Yes, there are Divine/Legendary Weapons!

u/bhy2pencil · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

December 2. Male.

Congratulations on your pregnancy :)

$20 and $40

u/rfry11 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

You can buy it for $40 right here, but of course that NA Amazon so your mileage might vary.

Also I bought it off a friend for $20, so eBay/friends are definitely cheaper than buying from a merchant.

u/sqrtoftwo · 1 pointr/gameswap

What is the condition? Bayonetta 2 is going for nearly $70 used on Amazon at the moment. Fire Emblem: Awakening goes for around $23 used, or $38 new. I want to do as even a trade as possible.

u/elcow · 1 pointr/fireemblem

Price matched by Amazon ($29.99 USD) (go to "More Buying Choices" on the right side to purchase from Amazon itself).

u/mrselkies · 1 pointr/casualnintendo
u/flameboi01 · 1 pointr/SanDiegoClassifieds


Hello, I accidentally ordered an extra copy of this game but I don't really want to deal with doing returns for online stores so i'll just pass the savings on to you!

u/lionhrt316 · 1 pointr/3DS

well ebay and craigslist are your best bet for a cheaper price than instore best thing is amazon

youre only saving about 5-10 dollars you might as well save your money and buy it new.

u/nicmckael · 1 pointr/3DS

You can buy grip type things that cover the circles. Makes the circle 100 x's better. I'll post a link from Amazon momentarily....

Edit: Circle Pad Cover - Nintendo (3DS LL/3DS) Black Accessory Japan Inport

u/kaylejoy · 1 pointr/3DS

It looks so sleek! Have you ever tried using a circle pad cover?

u/h_1995 · 1 pointr/3DS

i bought this item

as the circle pad silicone had begun to tore off i went to rip it from the circle pad housing. as i was thinking glue is a bad idea, i got this material

good thing is this adhesive is removable (though there are some traces but can be removed easily) so that you can adjust the thickness until it feels right. the way to apply it is like applying a thermal paste, but way smaller

edit: the circle pad silicone is glued to the housing but since the silicone is flimsy, the glue is somewhat flimsy as well. should be easy to rip the silicone apart

u/wizlx · 1 pointr/3DS

I've already damaged my 3DS XL analog stick to the point where it is almost unusable. The XL has a much shittier analog stick than the normal 3DS. But I've just ordered THIS so hopefully it will improve the shitty analog stick. Ive also noticed that the buttons are starting to cave in a bit :(

u/Srirachachacha · 1 pointr/gaming

Or get this if you have play like a primate

u/fenom · 1 pointr/3DS

They make some of those specifically for the 3DS. Why not just use one of those?

u/JindrakPrime · 1 pointr/CrazyHand

I'm thinking of investing in a set of these (or something similar):

u/OpenlyCray · 1 pointr/3DS You want these, trust me. They give me a sense of safety while I play, like my circle pad isn't going to get damaged, and the give you a better grip at the same time. Takes a little bit of force to get on and off at first, though.

u/lissie819 · 1 pointr/gaming

I bought these a while ago for my XL to protect the rubber. They work well and have good grips, but sometimes fall off which is how i lost my first one. The second one I chose seems to hold up better since it hasn't fallen off after intense ssb.

u/KoopaKlaw · 1 pointr/3DS

I'm pretty sure you can buy just the cover, but I've never seen the original ones going around.


u/Heavyminded · 1 pointr/SVExchange

I'm in the middle of doing a giveaway that has 19 boxes of eggs. I checked all them in about 3 minutes time. I use a Powersaves 3DS. It's honestly the best $15 I've spent in a long time.

I bought this one. In case you're wondering :)

u/atomic_winter · 1 pointr/3dshacks

Thank you :) Is this the right thing? If so, I can order it now and use OoTHax :) Cheaper than buying a game I'd never play ;)

u/Ho-ohsMeMoney · 1 pointr/pokemontrades

Cool, thanks! This looks really similar to the one I was thinking about buying here did you ever have any problems with it?

u/laturner92 · 1 pointr/SVExchange

You need to purchase PowerSaves to do this though. It's well worth the buy and can be bought on Amazon here

u/Polypropylen · 1 pointr/powersaves3ds

I didn't even know there are modules for single games. Why would you buy that if you can get a universal module for 18€?

u/er1c1996 · 1 pointr/3dshacks

This device, which allows you to put the oothax exploit onto an oot cart without any other hardware. It only works with oothax because all other exploits are for games that don't work with powersaves.

u/mainlylurkz · 1 pointr/SVExchange

Yes! They came back just a few weeks ago actually. KeySAV and Mass Dumper have made it all possible. If you have the digital copy it's all free. The retail copy needs a PowerSaves device. Those usually run for about $15 so it's not that bad.

EDIT: Cleaned up the links a little bit. The KeySAV and Mass Dumper links are from the Tools in the wiki. I found the cheapest PowerSaves on Amazon and it's apparently $18. The range seems more like $20~40 now. I'm sure you might be able to pick one up at your local gamestop for about 30 bucks.

u/satanftw · 1 pointr/CasualPokemonTrades

I've been using the 2 3DS method, but like you said, it's a bitch. I'm thinking very seriously about buying [this] ( Is this what you have?

u/SonicvMario · 1 pointr/3dshacks

If I just want to install unsigned cias and stream to my PC do I just need to downgrade to 9.2 and install Luma3DS and NTR? is this what I need to get for OOTHAX?

u/Umbreown · 1 pointr/SVExchange

Yup there is. Powersaves is a cheating device that works for the 3DS/3DS XL, just like the Action Replay works for a regular DS. Powersaves recently released Pokemon X and Y support. With this, people are able to get their savefiles onto their PCs, and using a program called KeySAV (made by /u/Kaphotics, the admin of Pokecheck) you can decrypt the data in your savefile and find out the SVs of your eggs :). I don't have powersaves yet but I managed to get someone to check this egg for me. You can buy powersaves here:

Also, if you own a digital copy of X/Y instead of the cartdrige one, you don't need powersaves, you can easily export the save file onto your computer from your SD card. I was probably not very clear on how these methods work, but check the recent updates on the subreddit and you'll understand everything better :).

u/RHeegaard · 1 pointr/pokemontrades

I've been thinking about getting a Powersaves device for a while now, and with Porybox out now, it seems like a good time to do it. But just to be sure, this is the correct device, right? If so, I'm just going to order it now!

u/craniallyCarbonic · 1 pointr/3dshacks

Your options are: Freakyforms Deluxe, a Powersaves with a physical copy of either OoT, SMD, or ORAS, or a Sky3DS.

With Freakyforms, how it works is you scan a QR code that crashes the game and loads the homebrew launcher. With the Powersaves exploits, you write a hacked save to the cart, load the save, and then initiate a similar crash that's game-specific (e.g., changing your secret team name in ORAS). In both cases, the homebrew launcher needs to be copy/pasted to your SD card, adding boot.3dsx and /3ds/ to the root.

Edit: More info on the homebrew launcher is here. The exploits listed above are, in order, freakyhax, OoThax, SMChax, and basehax.

u/redHHHood · 1 pointr/pokemon

Wow, Action Replay. It's been a long time, since I used one of those :P .

I assume this is what you're talking about though:

u/Yudowat · 1 pointr/3dshacks

Kinda, I guess? Here's a link

u/SlarkMyrl · 1 pointr/3dshacks

So this one, right ?

I'm reading the guide and it says

"This guide will work on New 3DS, Old 3DS, and 2DS in the EUR, JPN, or USA regions on firmware 11.0.0 or below."

Do I still need OOT+powersaves if it's on 10.6/.7 ?

u/Dafondo · 1 pointr/pokemon

IIRC, if you have a digital copy, the save files should be located on your SD card. You could copy those over and start a new game. (See Below)

If you have a physical cartridge, you'll have to purchase a Powersaves (here or here depending on your region).

If you're not worried about losing items, you can just transfer your Pokemon to Bank.

u/Lotusx21 · 1 pointr/PokemonPlaza

I think I wasn't clear posting this, I bought this thingy.

u/Willyhamz · 1 pointr/PokemonPlaza

Hey man, thinking about purchasing myself a powersave. COuld you point me in the right direction?? I've been doing some research and getting way to many mixed reviews. Which one do you use?
Is this the one I should get? Please help. Thanks in advance!!