New Leaf duping glitch discovered
I’m pretty sure I accidentally did this a month ago but never thought anything of it, and didn’t think too hard about how to replicate the bug, but Heatran posted instructions for duplicating an Animal Crossing: New Leaf item when you’re visiting a friend’s town (online, not local):
"What you do is, drop the items off, then the host ends the game. As it saves, [the visitor turns] off the wireless via switch on 3DS. Bam. Duplicated. Cloned."
Apparently the timing is a little tricky on when to hit the wireless switch (some believe it’s when the saving animation circles 1-1.5 times, others believe it’s even earlier), and there’s no guarantee that messing around with your game like this enough times won’t corrupt your save.
A number of people are concerned about how this trick might ruin the game’s “economy” or even it’s tone. I debated over whether we should post it at all, but ended up getting some great advice from Molly. All I know is, it will probably be a lot easier to get your hands on Japan’s 7-11 items, Sloppy furniture, and other items you can’t order from the catalog.
Thanks to MoxieCrossing for the pic.