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Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Released, Adds Game Save Backup June 19, 2013

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

Nintendo has released a new firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL yesterday.  The update adds the ability to create a backup for any saves you may have created on any digital games you purchased from the Nintendo eShop and downloaded to your 3DS’s SD card.  This allows you to recover any game saves you may have made on digitally purchased games, even after you have deleted the game from your 3DS.

Once updated, the 3DS menu will offer a new option to select when you highlight a downloaded game.  Click the new arrow button on the lower left of the touch screen to bring up the backup menu, and from there you can perform a backup of the game’s save files.  By performing a backup, you will not lose any of your saves if you delete the game from your 3DS’s SD card.  You can read all the details on Nintendo’s Official Website.

This backup feature is only for games that have been downloaded through the Nintendo eShop.  Currently the backup does not support retail games or downloaded DSi games.

You can download the 3DS system update to your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL right now.  If you would like to know how to perform a manual update to your 3DS or 3DS XL, please watch this helpful video.



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