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System Update Brings Enhancements to Nintendo 3DS

System Update Brings Enhancements to Nintendo 3DS

by Steve CullumMarch 26, 2013

Nintendo just announced a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS. The update brings the ability to transfer data from a retail copy of the game to the downloadable version of the game. It also updates the “download later” option in the eShop to enable downloading while you are still in the eShop.



March 26, 2013 16:25 UTC

Nintendo News: System Update Brings Enhancements to Nintendo 3DS

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has released a downloadable update for Nintendo 3DS that will add new functionality to the hand-held system. Items featured in the update include:

  • A tool that allows Nintendo 3DS users to transfer save data from the packaged version of a game to the downloadable version. Players that originally purchased a physical version of a game will be able to pick up right where they left off with their save data if they decide to purchase the digital version of the same game. Save data that is transferred to a digital game cannot be moved back to the physical version.
  • An improvement to the feature that downloads items in the background when the Nintendo 3DS system is in Sleep Mode. Items will now download when the Nintendo eShop is running. Users can simply close the system cover to activate the “Download Later” feature and the game or application will begin to download.

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Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.

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