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Can the New 3dsxl and New 2dsxl play GBA games?

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Old 26-12-2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Can the New 3dsxl and New 2dsxl play GBA games?

Hello, all I plan on buying a new 3ds xl or 2ds xl to play games on the go. It has been 4 years since I owned a console and I am quite excited.

I was wondering if the device supports GBA games so I can get a bit of that nostalgic gameplay again.

I want to know if I can legally download a couple of GBA games on to the device. I do see that they have this so-called "virtual console" which can play GBA games. But idk if it is exclusive for ambassadors or if I can also download and purchase it for myself.

As I want to remain legal and problem free by having an un-modded console I don't mind paying for the games.

I'm also not too keen on desktop emulation or the GPD XD emulator as I also want to play 3DS games and getting 2 separate and different consoles is too costly.

At most the only hacking I would do is simply using an R4 card. However, I am unsure how to install GBA games on an R4 and if anyone could explain it to me or link to a good source/video guide, that would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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No the cartridge size is totally different.
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