You Can Transfer Data to the New 3DS XL from an Older 3DS February 12, 2015Posted by Maniac in Game News.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL is getting released tomorrow and many current 3DS owners are seeing it as a logical upgrade. Players who have only used physical versions of 3DS games and kept all of their save games on retail game cards, are probably not concerned about losing any data when they upgrade their device. But you don’t need to buy all your 3DS games at retail anymore. Not only can many 3DS retail titles be downloaded digitally, a lot of great downloadable exclusive titles, including several short term exclusives have been released on 3DS systems. I’m happy to say you don’t have to worry if you have a large digital 3DS library and you want to upgrade to the New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo has you covered.
Here’s an official Nintendo video on how to perform a system transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems. To perform a system transfer you will need two 3DS handhelds, a USB adapter capable of compatible with SD and MicroSD cards, a size 0 screwdriver and wireless internet access.
If you’re like me and you’ve upgraded the memory capacity of your 3DS, I recommend buying a MicroSD card with equal to superior storage space than the card you are currently using. The New Nintendo 3DS XL only comes with a 4GB MicroSD card.