So, I plan to buy a New 3DS XL tomorrow and I have five questions. For the record I spent hours searching things up, those questions are either things that I just want confirmation or questions I couldn't get answered:
a) Does the entire pirating thing work with the New 3DS, or is it exclusive to the standard 3DS?
b) Is it even possible to ask for a N3DSXL with the firmware of 9.2 or earlier in a Game Stop? Will they give me one if they have it?
c) I am completely afraid of bricking my game considering how it will be completely new and I'll also buy 4 games with it, is there any way to 100% ensure it won't brick while preparing it for piracy?
d) Any chances the Sky3DS bricks it? Does it work with new firmware? I just don't understand why people keep bricking their consoles instead of just buying a Sky3DS cartridge? Is there something I am missing here? I mean, sure, a Sky3DS is expensive, but bricking a console is way more expensive. The official website of that cartridge says it is the second coming of Jesus pretty much, so I just wanna confirm if it really "plays anything at any firmware without any chance of bricking"
e) If I just stay original until the end of the year will I still be able to go pirate? Or will Nintendo send out updates that will make piracy impossible? I know no one can predict that but is it possible at least?
I'm buying it because people say it's way more powerful than the 3DS, has an extra button used by some games and has a way better screen which is apparently one of the biggest complaints on the standard 3DS.
Anyway I did some research and holy shit is the Sky3DS expensive for something that might not even work at newer firmware. I'll just hope piracy gets better by the end of the year.
Piracy is already pretty good, at least on the old 3DS. If you really need an n3DS, get one now and install a few entrypoints in order to prepare for when the downgrade is more stable. There's no telling when a system update to fix the exploits will happen.
But anon I'm a pussy
I'm afraid that Nintendo will add an update that will check if I have those entrypoints and then brick my game
Even if I stop updating I'm afraid they will force me to update before going to the eShop thus making me unable to buy games
I'll just hope piracy gets based to the point that you can downgrade from any firmware version, and if that never happens I'll just deal with it while playing my 10 games I guess, or maybe buy a Sky3DS down the line, accordingly to youtube it works with the n3DS somehow (might be just shilling from the devs though)
you should be asking this in /hbg/ on /vg/
and they'll tell you to read the op which you should do before asking
if you're on firmware 9.2+ you'll need to downgrade which came out a few days ago and is currently unstable, especially on the n3ds. you risk brick at this point, but within a week it should be much better.
10.3 is the latest firmware, don't update past it or you'll lock yourself out of downgrading.
10.3 can also currently install legit cias without downloading (there are currently about 10 of these per region with a few games being region-exclusive but many shared between regions). the process is a pain in the ass though, i'd wait and see if the modified fbi gets an update to make it more stable.