SD memory?

#1 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6082 posts) -

Stupid question, but I just bought one of these used and I don't have a proper manual. What kinds of SD cards can be used in the SD memory slot? I take it downloadable games are saved on it as well?

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#2 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Any SD card works, I commend Nintendo for not pulling a Sony and making a proprietary format for the system. Also yes, all eShop downloads will be saved to it I think, but you can also save it to the 3DS internal as well, I could be wrong.

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#3 Posted by Hailinel (23871 posts) -

It supports all standard SD card formats, as I understand it. They're used to store StreetPass/SpotPass data. Downloadable titles can be saved to either the 3DS itself or to the card.

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#4 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6082 posts) -

Great! Thanks for the advice.

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#5 Posted by Keen314 (72 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

Stupid question, but I just bought one of these used and I don't have a proper manual. What kinds of SD cards can be used in the SD memory slot? I take it downloadable games are saved on it as well?

For future reference, you can read the 3DS manual on Nintendo's site(Top right).
#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

It takes SCHC up to 32 GB so if you have some strange impulses regarding a 64GB SDHC card for the 3DS... don't.

#7 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6082 posts) -

@Keen314: That is incredibly useful! Thanks so much!

@MikkaQ: Thanks! It's good to know the size limit. There aren't a ton of games out yet that will fill the 2 GB card I ended up with, but I imagine if they release more Virtual Console games on there, I'll have it filled fast.

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