Here let us talking about Stargate 3DS, R4i gold and R4i sdhc, which is best to buy for your Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS consoles. If you still haven’t hear of Stargate 3ds, we will also tell you here. To be short, this is your newest 3ds card to buy for aplying free DS/3DS/GBA/SNES games on your 3DS family consoles. And at the same time, it is a plug&play 3ds flashcard to use too.

What’s the Stargate 3DS?

Stargate 3DS is also a 3ds game flash cartridge for your Nintendo 3DS family consoles. But it is not merely a 3ds game flashcard, it can play DS/GBA/SENS/NES and more other games on your v11.5 3ds system handhelds. Yes, that is the Stargate 3DS.

  • Its official site: A brand new site called www.stargate-3ds.com, the Stargate 3DS is developed and launched by them.
  • Its compatibility: For console, Support 3DS XL(LL)/NEW 3DS XL(LL)/2DS/NEW 2DS XL(LL) models. For system, Work on 3DS V11.5 to all lower versions. For games, Allow emulate DS/3DS/GBS/SNES/NES games on Nintendo 3ds.
  • Its functions: 1. Play 3DS/DS games natively and support GBA/SNES/NES/other games with emulators on any firmware version of 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS device. 2. Work with NTRBoothax/Magnethax to install CFW on your any 3DS console. 3. Support Ninjhax 2.9/Freakyhax/RPwnG to install Homebrews on O3DS/2DS FW V11.5.
  • Its firmware/kernel: Firmware or kernel of Stargate 3ds is not released yet, it is the place you can download once there is a new version be updated.
  • Its setup/installation: Stargate 3DS is plug & play as the R4 card according to the site, so this flashcart should be very easy to use fpr playing DS and 3DS games.
  • Its releasing date: The Stargate-3ds.com announces that the first bunch of the cards will be out in Spetember, but from now on, you already can pre order from many resellers too.
  • Its price: During the pre-order time, Stargate 3DS has a retail price of $95. The price may be more expensive in future, so catch your time to make a pre-order.
  • Its pros and cons: Pros, 1. One card to play All games, no need to buy a second flash card, if you have a Nintendo 3DS machine. 2. Work on any 3DS model and any firmware version to play 3DS/DS games, no flashcard can do that before. 3. Support plug&play, the easy setup are suitable for kids or newbies. 4. Hack your 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS XL console to install Homebrews and CFW with other 3ds exploits. 5. Better performace but lower power consuming. Cons, 1. New card, no one test it yet. 2. Not available to buy until September. 3. Price is still high not liking the cheap R4 3DS card.

Stargate 3DS VS R4I GOLD 3DS VS R4I SDHC 3DS

StarGate 3DS R4I GOLD 3DS R4I SDHC 3DS
Support All 3DS Machines and Firmwares Yes Yes Yes
Support All NDS Machines and Firmwares No Yes Yes
Support DS and 3DS games Yes No, only for DS games. No,only for DS games.
Support GBA/SNES/NES emulation Yes Yes Yes
Support region free No Yes Yes
Support Real-time save, User cheats No Yes Yes, with the most advanced RTS feature.
Support homebrews Yes, but should work with 3ds exploits. Yes, for DS homebrews. Yes,for DS homebrews.
Support CFW Yes, but should work with Ntrboothax. Yes,but should work with Ntrboothax. No
Support playing Multi-media files No Yes Yes
Plug&Play Yes Yes Yes
Price $86 $19 $17

Which is best to buy for 3DS/2DS, Stargate 3DS or R4I GOLD or R4I SDHC?

From the above comparison chart, you can see that each flashcart has it own advantage and disadvange. In fact, the best one to buy maybe not the most poweful one but should be the most suitable one for you. Here is my suggestion to tell you which one to choose amaong the 3 cards, Stargate 3ds, R4i gold 3ds and R4i sdhc 3ds. Every of them you can buy from 3DS-FLAHSCARD.COM with a good price.

  1. If you want to both play DS and 3DS games, you have no other choice but the Stargate 3ds, because the R4i gold and R4i sdhc 3ds can’t play 3ds games.
  2. If you only care about DS emulation and want to get a more simple to use R4 card to install CFW, R4i gold 3ds is the choice.
  3. If you want to choose the best R4 3DS card to buy, in terms of functions and price, R4i sdhc 3ds is the one.

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