Day one download?

#1 Posted by gerp (189 posts) -

Do we know if you will be able to download this on reaslease day?

#2 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

Yes.

#3 Posted by Ryanmgraef (190 posts) -

How many blocks maaaaaan?

#4 Posted by Bishna (334 posts) -

@Ryanmgraef said:

How many blocks maaaaaan?

8579

#5 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -

I heard it might even be available at midnight launch day due to the 3DS eShop being on a timer since it updates every Thursday. If so that's pretty cool.

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6941 posts) -

I hope so. It may be hard to find a physical copy if GameStop is any indicator. Really hope I'm wrong though.

#7 Posted by ripelivejam (2823 posts) -

@Bishna said:

@Ryanmgraef said:

How many blocks maaaaaan?

8579

is that true? can't afford a new SD card atm, and worried my work won't have it day one so i can get a few bucks off. :(

#8 Posted by Hailinel (22757 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

@Bishna said:

@Ryanmgraef said:

How many blocks maaaaaan?

8579

is that true? can't afford a new SD card atm, and worried my work won't have it day one so i can get a few bucks off. :(

It's a full-sized retail release, so it shouldn't be surprising that it's this large. And there's also the matter of the DLC.

#9 Posted by Bishna (334 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

@Bishna said:

@Ryanmgraef said:

How many blocks maaaaaan?

8579

is that true? can't afford a new SD card atm, and worried my work won't have it day one so i can get a few bucks off. :(

You could probably find a 4gb card for like 5 bucks. Probably won't ship to you on the 4th though.

#10 Edited by ripelivejam (2823 posts) -

*jury-rigs external hard drive to DS in slavering desire to get some fire emblem in meh*

e: lmao i've got 27000 blocks on my card left. stupid ninty memory size convention. <_<

#11 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

*jury-rigs external hard drive to DS in slavering desire to get some fire emblem in meh*

Sir. Are you a member of the robot race?

#12 Posted by ripelivejam (2823 posts) -

@OmegaChosen said:

@ripelivejam said:

*jury-rigs external hard drive to DS in slavering desire to get some fire emblem in meh*

Sir. Are you a member of the robot race?

01101110011011110000110100001010

#13 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

@OmegaChosen said:

@ripelivejam said:

*jury-rigs external hard drive to DS in slavering desire to get some fire emblem in meh*

Sir. Are you a member of the robot race?

01101110011011110000110100001010

My mother was a saint!

#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14326 posts) -

I have never bought anything off the E-shop before so this may be a dumb question, but is it hard to transfer the game to a new 3DS? I have my 3DS that i'm trying to sell off to upgrade to the XL but I'm worried that they may lock it to my 3DS that I have now or make it a nightmare to transfer. Would it be as easy as taking out the SD card and putting it in the new DS once I get it?

#15 Edited by Hailinel (22757 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

I have never bought anything off the E-shop before so this may be a dumb question, but is it hard to transfer the game to a new 3DS? I have my 3DS that i'm trying to sell off to upgrade to the XL but I'm worried that they may lock it to my 3DS that I have now or make it a nightmare to transfer. Would it be as easy as taking out the SD card and putting it in the new DS once I get it?

No, the process of transferring data from one 3DS to another is pretty easy. This video demonstrates the process of transferring data from 3DS to 3DS XL, but it the receiving unit doesn't need to be an XL:

#16 Posted by gerp (189 posts) -

I have a 2gb sd card, but it already has super mario 3d land and push mo on it, was wondering if you can redownload things onto a new sd card if i were to swap it out for a bigger one.

#17 Posted by Hailinel (22757 posts) -

@gerp said:

I have a 2gb sd card, but it already has super mario 3d land and push mo on it, was wondering if you can redownload things onto a new sd card if i were to swap it out for a bigger one.

You can actually just copy the data from one SD card to another, and then just use the new SD card. It's easy:

  1. Get a new larger SD card.
  2. Take the SD card out of your 3DS and insert it into a computer.
  3. Copy all of the files on the SD card onto the computer.
  4. Swap the old card for the new, and move all of the data you just copied onto the new card.
  5. Insert the new card into your 3DS.

Voila, it is done. I followed these exact steps in moving from the 2GB card included with the 3DS to a 32GB card, and I didn't have any problems.

#18 Posted by DeF (4695 posts) -

@gerp: all Nintendo first party titles are day 1 downloads on both Wii U and 3DS.

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#19 Posted by gerp (189 posts) -

@Hailinel: Thanks was afraid i would lose that game.

#20 Posted by JCGamer (655 posts) -

Wonder how many people will download vs buying at retail? I have a large SD card and would love all my games on it-bit not sure how I feel with the Nintedo download games being attached to a system instead of an account. I guess I'll have to see how hard it will be to get a physicial copy and decide then.

#21 Posted by StarvingGamer (7584 posts) -

@JCGamer: Given the manufacturing delays I imagine there will be a fair amount of people going to download route. I know I was planning on picking up the game retail until I was told that my reservation was on backorder.

#22 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (999 posts) -

Yeah, looks like I'll need to download it, I can't find a physical copy anywhere in Texas so far.

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