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robchampa

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Hi everyone!
I bought a new 3DS XL that has the Mario Kart preinstalled in its memory, and I wanted to transfer my data from my old 3DS, that has the games from the ambassador program, and I was wondering if I do so, if I transfer my data from my 3DS to my 3DS XL, will I lose the Mario Kart that came with it?

Thanks in advance!

robchampa

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Einherjar

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I fear that you will lose it, since your old user account is still bound to your old system (with your made purchases) whyle the new XL system is viewed as a different "entity".
But, and i can be totally wrong here but its a chance, the game could simply be bound to the systems internal ID number, which doesnt change. It could be possible to extract it from the SD cart, store it on your PC, transfer your data over and insert MK to the proper folder on the newly linked SD cart. Since it came preinstalled, it cant be linked to a user profile, so the system ID is the only thing i can think of. That way, the system should except it as legal even on the new cart because the ID tags match up.
Like i said, it is a possibility, but dont take it for granted, in cant guarantee that the game isnt lost in the process.
I guess the safest way to find out would be to contact nintendo directly via phone or email and ask them what you should do, maybe ask them directly for this method and if its possible.

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bezerker99

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I feel you would lose your MK game as well. I wouldn't attempt it.

EDIT: According to here, it's possible.

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robchampa

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Thanks guys! If anyone knows more information about it I would really aprecciate it

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theblackdragon

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The preinstalled game is linked to the eShop account on the system it comes with (thus you can delete and redownload it at will). Since both systems' eShop accounts are linked during the transfer process into one account, you'll still have access to MK7 after transferring everything over from your 3DS. Same for your Ambassador status — since that's linked to the eShop account, you'll still have access to all the Ambassador titles in your new merged account after transferring everything over to your new XL.

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robchampa

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theblackdragon wrote:

The preinstalled game is linked to the eShop account on the system it comes with (thus you can delete and redownload it at will). Since both systems' eShop accounts are linked during the transfer process into one account, you'll still have access to MK7 after transferring everything over from your 3DS. Same for your Ambassador status — since that's linked to the eShop account, you'll still have access to all the Ambassador titles in your new merged account after transferring everything over to your new XL.

Thank you!!! It worked :D

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