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Nintendo details New 3DS system transfer process (and it's ridiculous)

Jonathan Lester
3DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, Nintendo

Upgrading from an old 3DS or 3DS XL to a New 3DS or New 3DS XL this week? Awesome. So are we.

But there's a good chance that you'll have to transfer your digital games and data over from the old model first. Since the New 3DS only supports MicroSD cards, you can't just swap your SD card over, meaning that you'll have to jump through a few hoops first. As explained in the helpful new video above.

If you're only planning on transferring a few games and files over, you can let the automated process sort everything out via Wi-Fi! Sadly its transfer rate is an abysmal 2GB/hour, so if like me you've got near enough 20GB of data to move, you'll need a Size Zero Phillips screwdriver at the ready!

At least pre-installed games will be available to re-download.

There's still time to get yourself a cheap New 3DS bundle deal or New 3DS XL bargain. Check out our last-minute New 3DS buyer's guide for all the smartest savings!

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