R4 3DS isn’t one card only, there are many R4 3DS in the flashcards’ market and they are with very similar description, so you will feel very hard to choose for your Nintendo 3DS. But don’t worry, I will introduce you them one by one and suggest that which is the best R4 3DS for you.
The Full List of R4 3DS in 2019
R4 3ds plus
Full name is R4i gold 3ds plus, coming from r4ids.cn, its original version-R4i gold 3ds rts, is the first R4 card made for Nintendo 3ds system handhelds. The new R4i gold 3ds plus is made in 2017, mainly for users who want to still play DS games after installing CFW on 3DS via the NTRboot method. So the R4 3ds plus card with all fetures of R4i gold 3ds and updated with new addons, such as the pre-flashed NTRboothax exploit and a built-in button within the cartridge.
Once released, the R4i 3ds gold plus is the Most popular R4 3DS in all countries.
R4 sdhc 3ds
Full name is R4i sdhc 3ds rts, coming from r4i-sdhc.com, it’s releasing time is very near the date of R4i gold 3ds rts, so both of the 2 R4 3DS are very common to see in the market. This r4 3ds is well-known for the cheap price but full functions. It supports every R4 3ds feature and with the most advanced RTS features, can support up to 4 real-time save files.
R4 3ds b9s
Full names is R4i b9s sdhc 3ds, coming from r4i-sdhc.com too, the latest R4 3ds made by R4i-sdhc.com, it is released in 2017 too. As like the R4i gold 3ds plus, R4i b9s 3ds is developed for 3DS CFW as well. It has the preflashed NTRboothax, but different from R4 3ds gold plus, it hasn’t get a button on card to switch between NTR mode and DS mode.
In short, this card is just for installing custom firmware to 3DS, not for playing DS games.
R4 3ds gold pro/R4 3ds dual core/R4 3ds rts lite
The 3 R4 3DS cards are belonging to the same company, R4isdhc.com and in fact, except for their appearence, these R4 3DS are without any difference, they even work with the same Firmware, which is the core of any 3DS R4 card.
The R4 3ds gold pro, dual core, silver rts lite, they have new version in every year, 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 to the most recent 2019, I believe they will have the 2020 version too in the following months. Their advantage is the competitive price, can be as low as around $12. As an R4 card for Nintendo 3DS, they can support DS games and homebrews, support RTS, AR Cheats, Moonshell and other functions.
So if you would like to buy a cheap R4 3ds, the card is R4I GOLD PRO 3DS 2019 or 2020.
R4 3ds gold eu
Full name is R4i gold eu 3ds, coming from R4i-gold.eu, a not very common R4 3DS card, but it still keeps updating, so I mention it here too. It’s also a good and cheap R4 3DS, can be used to play free DS games and homebrews on 3DS&NDS consoles.
Which is the best R4 3DS to buy in 2019 and 2020?
In the current market, many R4 card has a Big Problem, that’s the Timebomb software, among the R4 card for 3DS I list in the above, only the R4 3ds gold plus Isn’t with the Timebomb, which means other R4 3DS will stop to work after a certain time, but the R4 3DS PLUS card won’t.
And, R4i gold 3ds plus, it with many pros other 3DS R4 can’t compare with, it with Wood OS, which allows you to set up subdirectories for games, rather than a linear list, which can be cumbersome when you have a lot of games. It can be easily switch from NTR to NDS mode, just push button you can play DS games with no need to remove the NTRboot. It supports the Best game compatibility, you can use it to play DS games which other R4 3ds can’t support.
So, all in all, in 2019 to 2020, if you want to buy the best R4 3DS for your 3DS consoles, just purchase the R4 3ds plus(R4i gold 3ds plus). You can buy from Italian seller Modswitchit.com or Italiamods sites.