File Sizes For 3DS eShop Retail Downloads

#1 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

Nintendo have revealed the filesizes for eShop retail downloads in Japan.

I'm gonna need a bigger SD card...

#2 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Man, those are some big games.

#3 Posted by BisonHero (6453 posts) -

How is that they are exactly a gig, or exactly half a gig? I'm assuming those are the different sizes of flash memory available in 3DS carts, but does the download need to like emulate the size of the cart or something? I just refuse to believe that every 3DS game is using every single MB of space on each cart.

#4 Posted by AsperGamer (161 posts) -

I just purchased a 16Gb card, so that should take care of things for a while. Not that I plan to buy games digitally.

#5 Edited by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

I still have 2Gb in mine, despite having 49 VC games.

I'll be buying that DL version of Animal Crossing; JO.

#6 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

I don't see the point in paying so much more for digital games, it's completely anti-consumer.. But Animal Crossing is one I'll probably fork out the money for. That's a game that needs to be digital, as far as I'm concerned.

#7 Posted by Vextroid (1391 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

How is that they are exactly a gig, or exactly half a gig? I'm assuming those are the different sizes of flash memory available in 3DS carts, but does the download need to like emulate the size of the cart or something? I just refuse to believe that every 3DS game is using every single MB of space on each cart.

Seems weird. Did they just dump the roms and not bother to strip the junk files?

#8 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Animal Crossing is a game that makes sense to have on the device at all times. But a whole gigabyte. Damn, I'm not looking forward to downloading that.

#9 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I'd love to download AC but the whole if my 3DS gets broken/lost I lose everything part doesn't exactly entice me.

#10 Posted by Brad (2925 posts) -

I bought a 32GB SD card for my 3DS for a little over $20 recently, so this stuff ain't really a thang.

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#11 Edited by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

You can buy a 32 GB SD card for a fraction of what Sony is charging for their Vita cards.

#12 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

@MideonNViscera said:

I'd love to download AC but the whole if my 3DS gets broken/lost I lose everything part doesn't exactly entice me.

I think that's going to be addressed very soon with the launch of Nintendo Network, in the meantime keep ya 3DS safe and have your s/n written down safely.

Nintendo will never tell you this, but on some occasions they do make exceptions...

I have nearly 50 DL games, I'd be heart broken!. The current system cannot be right, Nintendo must know this.

#13 Posted by ripelivejam (3816 posts) -

i was actually surprised that my 3DS XL came with a memory card at all.

only got Pushmo, Kirby, and a couple demos on there so i don't think it's very full yet.

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