Quick Guide:Which to buy for 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS XL/NDS?

If you want to learn more details about flashcarts, please read this post. Here I will give you a quick guide of the best flashcart for your console.

3ds firmware update or downgrade

For 3DS Games (Pokemon Sun&Moon,Monster Hunter4,Super Smash Bros....latest games for 2DS XL,3DS,2DS,New 3DS only)

If your 3DS firmware is within v4.1~v9.2:  the Gateway 3DS is the option.
If your 3DS firmware is out of the firmware range, you have 2 choices, Stargate 3DS and  SKY3DS+.

For old DS Games (the games for Dsi and DS,but can work on 3DS console)

The r4 card works on all the New 2DS XL, New 3DS,2DS,3DS,DSi,DS: R4i SDHC 3DS RTS

The r4 card supports NDS, GBA and SNES games on all the New 3DS,2DS,3DS,DSi,DS: DSTWO PLUS(out of productio for now, but you can buy R4 card with NTRboothax Compatibility to install CFW to play them too).

The R4 3DS flashcarts Brings Apps, Games, And More! Before you choose the card, you should find out your 3DS firmware number.

Check your 3DS firmware number like below picture:

At the system settings-> top right of the screen. You should see the Ver 4.x.x or 11.x.x.
That’s the 3DS system edition number.(2DS console use the same system as 3DS console)
There are two main type flashcarts. One for 3DS games,(3DS rom),another is for DS games(DS rom).

For 3DS firmware 4.1~4.5

Inlucde all the regions. 3DS,3DS XL,3DS LL.  Can use the 3DS game flashcart and Classical R4 flashcarts.
You can choose any flashcarts in our shop.

For 3DS (firmware out of range 4.1~4.5),2DS,DSi,DS consoles.

Inlcude the 3DS,3DS XL,3DS LL, NEW 3DS, NEW 3DS XL, NEW 2DS XL,2DS (out of range 4.1~4.5),DSi,xl, DS and DS Lite.
Can use the Classical R4 flashcarts(for DS games) and the Stargate 3DS/SKY3DS+(for 3DS Games).
For these consoles,don’t buy the MT Card,R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe.

All Game and CFW supported Card

stargate 3ds xl

Yes, the Stargate 3ds can really play ALL Games on your Nintendo 3DS family consoles. 3DS game, NDS game, GBA game, SNES game, NES game and more, they are all supported by a single flashcard which is called StarGate 3ds. Additionally, it works on any 3DS model and any firmware version. No matter which 3ds device you have, the Stargate 3ds card could work on it to hack ALL Games. In the mean time, it is a plug&play 3ds flashcart with better preformance and longer using time(very slow for consuming your handheld power). 

Last but not least, Stargate 3DS is liking the R4I GOLD 3DS/AK2I flashcard, it is compatible with NTRBOOTHAX/MAGNETHAX to install CFW/B9S on your NEW 3DS, 3DS, 2DS, 2DS XL machines. So in 2018 to future years, we will recommend you purchasing the Stargate 3ds to play free NDS/3DS games or install CFW. We, 3DS-Flashcard.com can send you it from USA and France, accept the Paypal payment, offer free Game Code and provide you the Coupon to buy it.

New 3DS Game flashcart

new sky3ds+ free 3ds game rom

The SKY3DS is a new 3DS flashcart which support playing 3DS games on any 3DS console. Highly recommended. And in year 2016, SKY3DS+ is out from the same team as well, solves Anti Piracy issue of new 3ds games so play ALL 3DS Games on 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles! Till to now, it supports more 3DS Games than Stargate 3DS.

Classical R4 card for DS games

We can play DS Games on your NEW 3DS/3DS(XL)/2DS/DSi/DS consoles via R4 flashcart, and do other more things too.
  1. With apps for Facebook, Twitter, Web Browsing, and more, you will never run out of things to do with your R4 3DS. 
  2. Everything from remakes of old classic games for old computer and video game systems, to being able to play some of your favorite consoles games of yesterday with emulators for the most popular game systems. 
  3. You'll be able to play NES games, SNES, TG16 games, NeoGeo games, Gameboy and Gameboy color games as well as run thousands and thousands of classic computer games for systems like the ZX Spectrum, the C64, BBC Mirco and others. 
  4. Imagine being able to take all of those old systems with you, all on your Nintendo hand held and having them all in one place - ready to play whenever you feel like it. 
  5. Use inexpensive micro SD and micro SDHC cards to both store and load your games and applications and enjoy them all on your 3DS system. 
best r4 2017
recommended list
       it’s better in game compatibility and stability.
  • Supercard DSTWO(not available to buy, but the team release new card Dstwo Plus for supporting all functions of DS2 and3ds games!)
       This is the best and almost the only choice if you want to play GBA games. built-in emulator. the most powerful r4 flashcart. The most expensive.
All the R4 flashcarts have almost the same functions. the biggest differences is the compatibility, stability and the kernel UI.some r4 flashcarts can’t support upgrade,like the ACE3DS PLUS.

3DS Game Flashcart of Gateway and it's clones 

The 3DS finally got hacked in 3DS mode, it took over 2 years. Now only Gateway can support 3ds v4.1 to v9.2 firmware range. The others like R4I gold deluxe edition, MT-Card, 3DSlink all are working from 4.1 to 4.5. If your console is on a firmware below 4.1 you can use an original game to update within that range (Do not connect it online it will update to the latest firmware and the card will be blocked) You can enjoy the ds games too. the 3ds game flashcard all have two cards.The Gateway 3DS and other 3DS flashcarts are more and more powerful, but all these 3ds flashcarts has firmware limitation. If your 3DS firmware number is higher than v9.3,don’t buy any of these 3DS flashcarts.

Gateway 3DS
(first 3ds flashcard v4.1 to v9.2) Gateway 3DS has the best team and technology of 3ds flashcarts. it’s the best 3DS game flashcart.
R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition(v4.1 to v4.5) This is a clone of Gateway 3DS,but it support play 3DS games,and much cheaper,why not to buy.

Why buy from 3ds-flashcard.com

  • USA&Europe Reseller,Shipping From USA and France. USA customers can receive the product within 2-5 days. French customers can receive the card within 1-3 days. Other European customers have the card within 3 to 5 days. As for other regions in the world, you are free to choose Free Shipping or DHL to send the card out. 
  • Professional flashcart reseller: we provide 100% original card, no fake,no clone!
  • Fast Delivery, We provide multiple choice,Free Shipping/USPS/La poste/FR-OVERSEAS/DHL/UPS etc.
  • Professional after-sale service. Online live support.
  • Free numerous Game rom source. Game download code will be sent to you with tracking number email.
  • The R4 card site supports Paypal Payment.

Learn more which to choose:


About mciro sd card

The classical r4 flashcarts support 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB and 32GB micro sd card. 3DS flashcart (Gateway 3DS,MT Card...) Support 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB micro sd card. 
8GB and 16GB are enought for R4 flashcart. Not if you buy for 3DS flashcart, you should choose 16GB,32GB. Because the 3DS games have very large size.

About the brand: 

According to our tests and experience, the sandisk is the best. Of course you can use other brand micro sd cards. But don't buy fake micro sd cards.

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