File Sizes Revealed For 3DS eShop Retail Downloads
Posted by Orla Madden
Better stock up on those SD cards, this could get ugly
Last week, Nintendo of Japan confirmed during a Nintendo Direct presentation that a list of current 3DS titles would soon be available for download from the Nintendo eShop. It's good to see Nintendo pushing their retail games as digital downloads, but just how much space will they actually take up on your SD card?
As you can see below, Nintendo has revealed the file sizes for each of the games that will be made available to Japanese gamers on November 1st. Some are bigger than you might expect them to be, such as Animal Crossing: Jump Out and Mario Kart 7, which will each take up 8,192 of your precious blocks.
- Animal Crossing: Jump Out – 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics – 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Mario Kart 7 – 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
- Mario Tennis Open – 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Super Mario 3D Land – 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Pilotwings Resort – 1,024 blocks (128 MB)
- Hana to Ikimono no Rittai Zukan (3D Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna) – 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
- Star Fox 64 3D – 5,120 blocks (640 MB)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
Four of these games are already available for download in Europe, but now that we know the file size, will this have an impact on your decision to go digital?