Using the 3DS Save Data Transfer Tool

The Save Data Transfer Tool for the Nintendo 3DS is out now on the 3DS eShop. It’s used to transfer save data from a retail 3DS Game Card to a downloadable version of the same game from the eShop. Mario Kart 7 is the type of game I can play for hours and I wanted to have that with me all the time, so I went ahead and downloaded it. I decided to put together a video showing how to transfer my save data from the 3DS cartridge to the downloaded version. It’s pretty quick and easy, as you can see. Take a look!

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In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan’s philosophy is very simple: “fun”. He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan’s focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009.

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  • Steve

    Thanks for the tutorial! Great idea!

  • http://twitter.com/gamer_greg Greg D

    Agreed! Wish I had some extra dough to rebuy a few titles.

    • Steve

      Same here. I’d at least like to own a digital copy of MK7. Others, I could go either way.

  • Adrian Marceau

    This would be amazing if I didn’t have to purchase the game at full price again. I really, really wish Nintendo would start including vouchers or a least coupons for the digital versions in their retail copies. :(

    • Steve

      I agree, except the only thing is that you could go out and sell your retail copy after downloading the digital one, and thus make them (and other devs/publishers) lose money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Maverick95678 Jeff Blanton

    do you have to transfer it BEFORE open the gift box of the downloaded game?

  • WiicardoBA

    Cool, But I need a tool to transfer data from my downloaded games to my retailer cards in case my 3DS breaks someday or get stolen.

    Thx.

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