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Jay3DS

1. Posted:

I'm a little confused about where things save or download to...

All 3DS games save to the cartridge - is this right? But DS games will save to the SD card or the consoles memory?

Do ALL eshop games download and install to the SD card? What about Stresspass, Nintendo Video, Photos?

What saves to the internal memory?

Thanks.

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Hokori

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DS games are on the DS card, all that saves on the SD card is VC/3DSWare and StreetPass and photos, DSi games save to the memory but you can transfer it to the SD card but if you wanna play the DSiWare titles you have to copy it to the console again, it's kinda annoying hope this helps

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3. Posted:

JAY81UK wrote:

What saves to the internal memory?

For me, the DS games that I buy from the eShop are the only things that save on the internal memory.
Everything else saves onto my card. Including the extra data from Nintendo Video. And so on.

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Jay3DS

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LordOtakWiiU wrote:

DS games are on the DS card, all that saves on the SD card is VC/3DSWare and StreetPass and photos, DSi games save to the memory but you can transfer it to the SD card but if you wanna play the DSiWare titles you have to copy it to the console again, it's kinda annoying hope this helps

What's a DSi game then? Do they take up much space on the internal memory?

How big is the internal memory?

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Hokori

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DSiWare are games that were available on the shop for the DSi but are now on the eShop, there tiny apps. Internal is over 1000 and most DSiWare titles are less then 100

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Activity Log - ???
3D Videos - SD Card
3DSWare (such as Pushmo, Mighty Switch Force) - SD Card
Add-On Content - SD Card
Colors 3D photos - SD Card
Credit Card Info - ???
DS games - DS Game Card
DSiWare - internal memory (can copy to SD card, but can't load from it.)
Game Boy -SD Card
Game Boy Advance (Ambassadors Only) - SD Card
Game Data Downloaded via Download Play - SD Card
Game Gear - SD Card
Miis - ???
NES - SD Card
Nintendo Video Content - SD Card
Photos and Videos - Internal Memory and SD Card (able to be used simultaneously )
Sound Clips (Nintendo 3DS Sound) - Internal Memory and SD Card (able to be used simultaneously)
Streetpass Mii Plaza data - ???
Swapnote Messages - SD Card

Some games saves progress via SD card (example: Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition).

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Firejonie

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Some games will save data on the SD card ( Retail 3DS games like Kid Icarus Uprising or Nintendogs). It's not your main save data, it's extra data. I'm not really sure what the extra data is for most games ( Nintendogs saves it's journal data for it, don't know for the other games).

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Lin1876

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I know Ridge Racer 3D saves to the SD card, but the majority seem to save to the cartridge. However, 3DS download games (except DSiWare) download and save to the SD card, while DSiWare games save to the internal memory.

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