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#31 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 16:40

that is actually very Bizarre, I have a Red 3DS XL and it came with a charger, and it was a different charger than the one for the regular DS




#32 Lizardslap

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 17:06

European models did not come with chargers your in the states so you got one



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 17:52

Wow, I would have been pretty upset if the XL we purchased for my step-son didn't come with a charger.  It only came with about an hours worth of charge on it out-of-the-box.

 

Can the 3DSXL be charged with a USB cable?  The connector looked proprietary to me....

You can purchase USB 3DS chargers online.  At one time they actually had some at a dollarstore here in Canada - I got a few when I saw them.

 

But I'll clarify that the 3DS and 3DS XL uses the same proprietary connector.

 

Here's a picture showing the chargers and what they are used for:

 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 18:13

You can purchase USB 3DS chargers online.  At one time they actually had some at a dollarstore here in Canada - I got a few when I saw them.

 

But I'll clarify that the 3DS and 3DS XL uses the same proprietary connector.

 

Here's a picture showing the chargers and what they are used for:

 

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Kinda wish Nintendo would stop changing the chargers because there is no benefit of doing so and it means that chargers for certain Nintendo handhelds will be harder to find in future.  :/



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 18:20

Kinda wish Nintendo would stop changing the chargers because there is no benefit of doing so and it means that chargers for certain Nintendo handhelds will be harder to find in future.  :/

Not really.  They will be easy to order online for years to come.  But you have to glad that they at least changed the SP/original DS connector - it's huge!

 

On a random side note, I've seen mods online where people changed the Nintendo connector for a standard mini-USB.

http://hackaday.com/...-mini-usb-plug/

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 18:32

On a random side note, I've seen mods online where people changed the Nintendo connector for a standard mini-USB.

http://hackaday.com/...-mini-usb-plug/

 

It's a shame Nintendo had to be difficult and use something proprietary, most smartphones with the exception of the iPhone all use micro USB. If the Nintendo 3DS also did i don't think i would have been half as bothered about it not coming with a charger.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 18:44

Not really.  They will be easy to order online for years to come.  But you have to glad that they at least changed the SP/original DS connector - it's huge!

I have tons of GBA SP and orignal DS chargers, but only have one 3DS charger, so of course I'm going to prefer the SP's charger better as I won't have to purchase a replacement for it, if it breaks. :laugh:  Also, the 3DS charger is still larger than most chargers, the only thing they've shrunk is the connector. :/



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 19:01

You can purchase USB 3DS chargers online.  At one time they actually had some at a dollarstore here in Canada - I got a few when I saw them.

 

But I'll clarify that the 3DS and 3DS XL uses the same proprietary connector.

 

Here's a picture showing the chargers and what they are used for:

 

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Thank you for this!



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 21:21

I ordered an extra one of these bad boys before for an extra cable; it charges any Gameboy SP/DS/DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL/3DS/3DS XL system!

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 23:02

Got a black 3DS XL before Christmas and mine came with a charger. How could it possibly not? :|



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 23:08

I ordered an extra one of these bad boys before for an extra cable; it charges any Gameboy SP/DS/DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL/3DS/3DS XL system!

 

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Where'd you find one of those?



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 23:28

I ordered an extra one of these bad boys before for an extra cable; it charges any Gameboy SP/DS/DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL/3DS/3DS XL system!

 

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Oooh, that'd be REALLY useful.  Must try to find one.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 14:03

Just picked up the Mario & Luigi special edition 3DS XL for $150 and dig it so far. I needed my Nintendo fix since I sold my WiiU. Currently am renting Zelda Two Worlds, Mario Kart 7, & SMB 2 through GameFly (should have those last 2 today) so deciding which of those games I want to keep, if not all of them. 

I am with Matrix XII on this one, I am not sure how they could not include a charger, as that just does not seem right.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 15:30

Just picked up the Mario & Luigi special edition 3DS XL for $150 and dig it so far. I needed my Nintendo fix since I sold my WiiU. Currently am renting Zelda Two Worlds, Mario Kart 7, & SMB 2 through GameFly (should have those last 2 today) so deciding which of those games I want to keep, if not all of them. 

I am with Matrix XII on this one, I am not sure how they could not include a charger, as that just does not seem right.

 

I'd go with Mario Kart 7 and SMB 2.

 

Zelda is excellent but once you complete it. There is no incentive to play it again.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 15:35

ipods don't come with chargers either, don't see people up in arms about that ?