QQ3DS vs Sky3ds

At beginning of the new year 2015 , QQ3DS team announced an amazing 3ds flashcard – QQ3DS (officially named “Quick Quality 3DS/DS card”, not the Chinese guys thought Tencent QQ ^@@^ ). This QQ3DS card can be used for playing backup 3DS/DS games directly on newest FW9.4.0-21, which defined as first dual-mode 3ds flashcard in the world. What’s exactly features of the QQ3DS on box?

QQ3DS Features

  • First Dual-mode 3DS card to support all versions of 3DS/3DS XL,2DS,New 3DS(xl/ll) (JP,US,EU)
  • Compatible with newest V9.4.0-21 (include lower versions)
  • 100% 3DS/DS Multi-rom compatibility,No game limit
  • Support eShop & online game playing
  • Plug & play , easy to setup
  • One price , two enjoys
  • Compatible with all of micro SD/SDHC/SDXC(2GB~64GB)It may be similar as another 3ds flashcard SKY3DS :

    Sky3DS Features:

    • Plug & Play, easy to use, Multi-rom support.
    • Support any 3DS system version(including the newest 9.4.0-21).
    •  Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP).
    • Support eShop and online game.
    • Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB SDHC/SDXC card.

    In functions, sky3ds seems has less features than QQ3DS (not only can play 3ds games but also ds games). It’s said that QQ3DS is created to meet personalized gaming needs. Is QQ3DS really so powerful as we expected ?
    Don’t worry , let’s watching the official video below:

Lastly, how about difference in price? As far as editor known, most of guys complaint sky3ds has high price, what’s about QQ3DS price ? The “one price , two enjoys” seems good, but will it really be cheaper price but more features included?  Let us focus on offcial news of QQ3DS

Sky3DS flashcard Review

Changed the 3DS world? Yes,they did! Sky3DS becames first break all 3DS/2DS consoles for any 3ds games in the world, hot discussing and hyping anywhere, covered many famous forums , blogs, and social media…
However,its attractive function has really attract too many people’s attention. In fact,as the world’s first card to be announced and confirmed can run 3ds games on N3DS V9.2.0-20 or on any 3ds console with all firmware versions, there is no wonder sky3ds flashcart was so popular and welcomed.

Editor has an opportunity to receive a sky3ds sample from USAHotStuff. And I’d like to make a short review about sky3ds,just for sharing which many 3DS users are eager to want to see…

The Sky3DS updated history
NEWS UPDATE (Oct. 27th): Sky3DS announce first break ANY 3DS/2DS versions 9.0.0
NEWS UPDATE (Oct. 27th): Sky3DS releases their Official FAQ
NEWS UPDATE (Oct. 28th): Sky3DS releases their NEW 3DS video for V9.1.0
NEWS UPDATE (Oct. 30th): Sky3DS confirms full working v9.2.0 support
NEWS UPDATE (Oct. 31th): Sky3DS adds the new features supporting eshop and online game
Not much else is known yet except for the ‘video’ but i heard the rumors that samples have already been shipped out to various people for reviews,and sky3ds is available next week. So stay focus on us and wait for the coming big shopping season.
NEWS UPDATE (Nov. 06th): Sky3DS announced the sky3ds flashcard finally released for public sales, and updated with DiskWriter download for writing 3ds roms to microsd card.
NEWS UPDATE (Nov. 07th): Sky3DS updated worldwide resellers.

SKY3DS Striking Functions
* Plug & Play, easy to use, Multi-rom support.
* Support any 3DS system version(including the newest V9.2.0-20J).
* Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP).
* Support eShop and online game.
* Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB SDHC cards.
* Play up to ten 3DS games maximum per Sky3ds card (any game but 10 in total only).

Sky3DS Shows

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SKY3DS’s exterior is the same as a normal 3DS cartridge with very little differences. At the top of the cart there is a TF cart slot, a small button and an indicator light. The TF card slot uses a TF card to load games. The button is used when selecting games, the indicator light sticks out of the cartridge, the flashing blue light points out that the game is being changed.

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System restrictions aside, after undergoing some testing, SKY3DS can really support the latest 9.2 firmware and every other firmware out there, furthermore there is no need to hack or do any work, it is plug-and-play. IMG_0010

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People paying close attention to this product know, SKY3DS at the present time cannot break through region locking. We took this card, with the contents containing “Super Smash Bros”,”Pokemon Y”, “Animal Crossing: New Leaf”, and more, but all were USA roms. A Japanese 3DS had no way to read or use this card. As for the region locking, if it is due to the card itself or the TF card’s content of games.

When switching games, you just need to press the button on the card, the blue light will begin to shine, it will flicker for awhile, and at the same time the game on the 3DS will begin to change, and you can start the game. Regarding save files all functionality is normal.

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At the present time SKY3DS games cannot be directly copy and pasted into the TF card just using a PC. But rather by means of a special computer program that puts the copied games into the TF card. A short while ago we connected the TF card used by the special program onto the PC, there was no way to look inside the card, and rather it said that the card needed to be formatted in order to work, because there were no programs that were compatible with it. Currently we have no way to get into the games input operations, no way to know how the games get written on to the card, as for the amount of the games that can be loaded, we aren’t sure if there is a way to replace the games and we are currently looking into this, in the future we will add more to this topic. Please keep tuned.

Features Comparision (Sky3DS VS. Gateway3DS)

SKY3DS PROS
*Work on any 3DS/2DS version 9.2.0-20 or lower
*Boot up in normal System mode
*Play any 3DS games and online eshop games
*Play 3DS game online as a genuine gamepad did, can also save,load,edit

CONS
Up to play 10 games
No homebrew, no cheat
Region locked

Gateway 3DS PROS
*Emunand 9.2.0-20 now with gateway 2.6
*Support HomeBrew, Cheat
*3DS Muti-Rom
*Region Free

CONS
*Must work on 3ds system version 4.1 ~4.5
*Must need preload exploit each power cycle

Prices Comparison

SKY3DS available $85~$120
Gateway 3DS price $75~$80

Maybe SKY3DS is a little expensive than gateway, but in editor’s eyes, it worth your money because Games cost anywhere from $29.99 to $49.99 in the United States, but sky3ds can play 10 free games as you wish. Further, it save you a great amount of money spent to buy a 3ds console version between 4.1 to 4.5. And what’s more, sky3ds has hacked new 3DS which announced last month , it’s At some points, Sky3ds is nice choice for 3ds games fans.

Sky3ds official user instructions updated! How to use sky3ds on 3ds v9.4.0-21?

Nintendo updated firmware to 9.4.0-21 for New 3DS(XL/LL)/3DS(XL/LL)/2DS. Sky3DS is approved to work on FW 9.4.0-21 directly!!

User Instructions

1. Please download the DiskWriter Tool to your PC, and you will get such a rar file;

2. Extract it into the same directory;

3. Run the “DiskWriterV100.exe” app as an administrator role;

4. To run this DiskWriter, you have to install the “.Net FrameWork V4.0+” , otherwise go to step 5 directly;

5. After you installed the Microsoft .NET Framework, reboot your PC and then re-open to run the “DiskWriterV100.exe” app as an administrator role;

6. Insert a Microsd card with an adapter into your PC , and the option will appear “USB2.0 CARD-READER USB Device (\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1)”, select it and then click the button “Go!” ;

7. There will be a warning “The selected drive is not currently formatted for this application”. Just click “Yes” to go on;

8. “DiskWriter V1.00” tool is running normally should like below; Choose “File” ->”Format”;

9. Again, there is a important warning to inform you that ” Formatting the dirve will destory ALL information on it! Are you sure you wish to processed? ” , click “Yes” to confirm, then another warning inform you once again, click “Yes” ,

10. Click “OK” after format complete;

11. Choose “File”->”Write” and choose your favorite 3DS roms and then your 3DS roms will be written into your microSD card in a few minutes;

12. After writing completed , insert Sky3ds with the microSD card into 3DS/2DS console to enjoy top 3ds games on your latest 3DS(XL)/2DS/NEW 3DS(XL) 9.4.0-21.