|3DS Flashcart comparison chart|
|3DS / XL||Yes (v4.1-v9.2)||Yes (all versions)|
|2DS||Yes (v6.0-v9.2)||Yes (all versions)|
|N3DS||Yes (with some extra requirements)||Yes (all versions)|
|Expandable Memory||Micro SD(XC)
|Spring loaded||Yes & No||No|
|Retail cartridge||Yes||Yes new packing|
|E-shop 3DS games||Yes||No|
|E-shop VC games (not GBA)||Yes||No|
|E-shop GBA VC games||No||No|
|Image written ROM mode||Yes||Yes|
|File system ROM mode (FAT32)||Yes
Split 4GB+ ROM
|File system ROM mode (exFAT)||Yes||No|
|Card2-type games (ROM)||Yes||Yes|
|Card2-type games (Retail Cartridge)||Yes||N/A|
|Card2 Converted to Card1-type games (ROM)||Yes||Unknown|
|EmuNAND||Yes (up to 9.9)||No|
|EmuNAND 9.6+ on New 3DS||No||N/A|
|Region free (ROM)||Yes||No|
|Region free (Retail Cartridge)||• 2.0b2 mod
• 2.0 Omega
|Update partition spoofing (ROM)||Yes||No|
|Update partition spoofing
|Manual Savegame Backup||Card1 type only||Unknown|
|Real Time Savegame Backup||•Card2 type only
•Save in the ROM
|Online (Retail Cartridge)||Yes||N/A|
|Dump Retail Cartridges||Yes||No|
|Cartridge Savegame backup/restore||Yes||No|
|Cartridge & ROM Savegame crossover||.3dz with the
same Unique ID
|NAND Dump support||Yes||No|
|NAND Restore support||Yes||No|
|Downgrade support||Yes (3DS only)||No|
|Is a clone or a re-brand||No||No|
|Possible Rip-off clones*||Yes||Yes|
|* Rip-off clones: Whether clones of this cart exist. This line doesn’t reflect if this cart is a clone of another one, but if you have chances to buy a cloned (rip-off) one instead of the expected product. For example if different manufacturers are selling a card with the same name.
* eShop access: Not working anymore since May 13th 2014 if your EmuNAND version is not updated to the latest system menu and eshop version. Online games are still working on old system menu version, but only if you don’t need to download an update.
* Cartridge support: Not possible to launch EmuNAND Classic with R4i/3DSLink/Orange3DS on latest version.
* EmuNAND: Not possible to create a new EmuNAND dump with R4i/3DSLink/Orange3DS on latest version. Existing emuNAND will still be used automatically at launch.
* Region Free: Possible on 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS XL with a system menu version lower than 9.4 using smealum’s RegionThree, Or on N3DS/3DS/2DS on 9.2 or 9.7 using smealum’s RegionFour.
Buy 3ds flashcard Sky3ds or Gateway 3ds from reliable legit store: 3dstown.com, it is the authorized reseller:
Some guys said :” I recently purchased Sky3ds and a 3DS XL running 9.4.0-21U, I have transfered couple of games following the guides posted online and even though they are detected by 3DS I am unable to play them. When I try to start the game I get an error , “The game card was removed “. Any help will be appreciated. ”
If you also met the game problems when you play Super Smash Bros, the follow content may help you to resolve the problem:
This is for those people having issue with the red button sky3ds card using eeprom=no.
I found that in order for super smash brother to work in eeprom=no, you need to hold the button of sky3ds card for 5 second 2 time. This is a workaround method. May work for me but may not work for you.
Once super smash brother game appear in your home screen, a blink will appear. Quickly hold the sky3ds button for 5 second and if done correctly, it will blink in a slow and steady way as in debug mode. The speed of the blinking light is not the same as the switching game fast blinking. Click button “A” to launch the game. While both screen turn black. The slow blinking light will off. Once both screen slowly lighted up without any image or word, the blinking light of the sky3ds card will light up. Quickly hold button of the card for a while and release button when both screen still lighted. If done correctly, the blinking light will blink in slow and steady way. Now just pray and if done correctly, the super smash brother loading screen icon will load on upper screen. Remember to be patience as super smash brother need a while for it to load even if you write as eeprom=yes. This method may work with game like kid Icarus and maybe those game that come out with error game card removed.
To prevent save corruption, remember to do a in game save and press home button to exit out. It normal for the smash brother to take some time to exit out, be patience.Then press button “x” to close the game. Press and enter setting and immediately exit out from setting to the home screen. Now press button of the card to switch to the next game. Once the next game appear, you can power off the 3ds.
Worth to take a shot, hope can help you.
Is Sky3DS the first card that can play 3DS ROMs on the Nintendo 3DS consoles – NO! So how does it compare to the earlier successful attempts of hacking N3DS , especially compare to the most powerful one 3DS card Gateway 3DS ?
Sky3ds still can be said as a new 3ds flashcard, it has been less than two months from it came out, it already been a hot topic on most game forums. What discussed most is the difference between sky3ds and gateway 3ds. Of course, most players are gateway fans cuz the card has already been 1 year, they always keep updating news, work hard to meet the player’s expectation, successfully get their trust, that’s all reasonable!
Back to comparison of Gateway and Sky3DS.
How is Sky3DS better than Gateway 3DS?
- Sky3DS works on the latest model 3DS consoles with the newest firmware update – V9.4.0-21U/E/J and above where as GW3DS requires an older 3DS that has not been updated passed firmware 4.5
- Support all New 3DS / 3DS LL & XL and the budget version 2DS where as GW3DS works only on the original 3DS
- Sky3DS flash cards support eShop game backups and online gameplay
How is Gateway 3DS better than Sky3DS
- Games can be selected from a nice menu on 3DS and you don’t have to cycle them via a physical button on the cartridge that can brake.
- There is no limit on the number or 3DS rom games that you can have on the Gateway 3DS – Sky3DS limits the games to just 10 per card.
- GW3DS has an established team or engineers and programmers that brings innovation to the scene and is known to update and support the flash cards so that they work with the latest games like Pokemon and Smash Bros when they come out.
- Gateway 3DS supports 3DS Homebrew and running 3rd party unsigned code on the N3DS.
And as a new 3ds flashcard, considering with its advantages , i summarize 5 reasons to get one sky3ds card if you want to play 3D games:
Reason 1: No Version Limitation Anymore
The first one also is the most important one, sky3ds card is the world first flashcard to crack 3DS 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x, no version issues at all. No matter what’s your console version is, it can support great. No need to operate complicated crack instructions, just plug and play. And it support the latest new 3DS console version 9.4.0-21, also the only one card in the world to support it. And we guess that when the 3DS v9.5.0-21 released, it is most likely to continue to support it.
Reason 2: No Game Limitation Anymore
We all know that the first batch of sky3ds card has the 10 game limit, after one month, the limit disappeared, all sky3ds card has no game limit anymore, means you can download N games to play as long as your SD card has enough capacity to put these 3ds game roms.
Reason 3: Supports Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire!
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the latest two famous 3D games, sky3ds card can support playing it greatly. It is also the first flashcard to support it!
Reason 4: Supports Multi-Roms
It can be easily to think, cuz sky3ds card has no game limit, so it definitely can support multi-roms. When you use the card to play games and want to change to other games, only just need to press the blue button on it, very simple !
Reason 5: Supports eShop and online game.
Sky3ds adopts a different way to crack compare to other 3ds flashcards, it works just like a genuine real 3d card to play 3D games, so it support eShop and online game.