3DS Game Cards Could Reach a Mighty 8GB

So expect huge games

The new-style cartridges used by 3DS may look similar to those you currently slot into your DS, but they're actually bigger, on the inside at least.

Manufacturer Macronix has confirmed that the game cartridges will start at 1GB capacity and run all the way up to a massive 8GB of storage, a huge increase over the DS, which currently offers 512MB as its largest available cartridge.

Of course, only exceptionally expansive games will fill an 8GB cartridge, considering the vast majority of Wii games fit onto standard 4.7GB DVDs.

What's your bet for the first game to hit the 8GB milestone on 3DS?

[via gonintendo.com]