Comparison For Flashcarts Compatitble with DSi, DSi XL

The following lists down the key functions which can help you pick the right cart.

 

 Acekard 2i

iPlayer 

DSONEi Mini

DSTTi 

EZ 5i

iEDGE 

3DS V 4.5.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
3DS V 4.4.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
3DS V 4.3.0-10 / V4.3.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
DSi 1.4.5X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No No No
DSi 1.4.4X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSi 1.4.3X Firmware Compatible

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Firmware Upgrade

Yes, via console

Yes, via console

Yes, via ext USB & console

Yes, via console

Yes, via console

Yes,via console

Language Support

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

Real Time Save

 No

 No

 Yes

  No

  No

  No

 Skin DIY

  Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

Rumble Pack Support (DSL only)

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Direct Video & Audio Playback

 No

 Yes

  No

  No

  No

  No

Prices

 Medium

 High

 High

 Low

 Medium

 Medium

Build Quality

8

10

10

 6

 8

 9

GUI / Graphics

 9

 9

 9

 6

 8

 8

Updates By Manufacturers

9

 7

 8

 7

 7

 7

 

 

  R4i Gold 3DS (r4ids.cn) R4i Gold 3DS (r4i-gold.eu) R4i SDHC 3DS

R4i Gold1.4.1 (r4i-gold.eu) 

R4i Hyper 

 R4i RTS

3DS V 4.5.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes No Yes No No Yes
3DS V 4.4.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes  Yes No No Yes
3DS V 4.3.0-10 / V4.3.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
DSi 1.4.5X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
DSi 1.4.4X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
DSi 1.4.3X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Yes

Firmware Upgrade

Yes, via console Yes, via console Yes, via console

No

Yes, via console

No

Language Support Multi Multi Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

Real Time Save No No No

  No

  No

  Yes

 Skin DIY

Yes Yes Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

Rumble Pack Support (DSL only) Yes Yes Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Direct Video & Audio Playback No No No

  No

  No

  No

Prices Medium Medium Medium

 Low

 Medium

 Medium

Build Quality 9 8 8

7

 6

 7

GUI / Graphics 9 8 8

 7

 7

 7

Updates By Manufacturers 10 8 8

 7

 7

 7

 

 

 

 

M3i Zero DSTWO  R4i SDHC  
3DS V 4.5.0-10X Firmware Compatible No Yes Yes No
3DS V 4.4.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No
3DS V 4.3.0-10 / V4.5.0-10X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSi 1.4.5X Firmware Compatible No Yes Yes No
DSi 1.4.4X Firmware Compatible Yes Yes Yes No
DSi 1.4.3X Firmware Compatible

 Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Firmware Upgrade

Yes, via ext USB & console

Yes, via  console

Yes Yes, via  console
Language Support

 Multi

 Multi

Multi Multi
Real Time Save

  Yes

  Yes

No No

 Skin DIY

   Yes

   Yes

Yes Yes
Rumble Pack Support (DSL only)

 Yes

 Yes

Yes Yes
Direct Video & Audio Playback

  No

  Yes

No No
Prices

high

 High

Low Low
Build Quality

7

 10

8 7
GUI / Graphics

 9

 10

7 7
Updates By Manufacturers

9

 10

7 6

 

 

 

FAQs:

What is the DSi Firmware 1.4.5x?

It is the firmware released at the end of  Dec 2012  by Nintendo. X stands for a, e, u, & j.  The new functions in the firmware 1.4.5x:

  • This update provides behind-the-scenes improvements to system performance.

What is firmare upgrade for Flashcarts?

As the DSi can upgrade to new firmware which will block flashcarts, it is important for the flashcarts to be able to upgrade its firmware. Otherise, the flashcart will be rendered useless once the DSi has upgraded to the new firmware.

If you are looking for a long term investment on your flashcart, we strongly recommend you to choose one which can upgrade its firmware.

What is Real Time Save?

Real Time Save allows you to create a save of your game at any point, no need to wait for the games save points

What is Direct Video & Audio Playback ?

The conventional method of playing media files on the DS console is to use the software named moonshell player. That requires installing the software on the slot-1 card and converting the video files to the DPG format. Direct play back bypasses the file conversion and can play media files directly, namely  DivX, Xvid, Quicktime, Windows Media video, Realmedia, MPEG, ASF, VOB and Flash.

Build Quality

The higher the score, the better the build quality.  

GUI / Graphics

The higher the score, the better the graphics on the flashcart operating interface.

Updates By Manufacturers 

The higher the score, the higher the frequency of firmware and kernel updates by the manufacturers.



Acekard 2i
$US: 17.50

Nintendo DS games 260 in 1
$US: 28.00

R4i Gold Revolution for 3DS
$US: 18.20

M3i Zero Sakura for DSi
$US: 23.50

R4i-SDHC 3DS flash Card
$US: 16.12