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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digital version is too big for the New 3DS - unless you upgrade your MicroSD card

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Jonathan Lester
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New 3DS games, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digital version is too big for the New 3DS - unless you upgrade your MicroSD card

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first game that takes full advantage of the New 3DS' enhanced processor. As a port of the best JRPG of recent years, it plans to cram an enormous open world, great combat and memorable characters all onto a handheld.

Which means that the digital version is going to be seriously fat. Too fat, in fact, for the standard New 3DS SD card bundled with the console!

Nintendo have officially warned gamers that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D weighs in at somewhere between 4-8GB, which is larger than the default card. "The download version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D does not fit on the microSD card included with New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems: an 8GB or larger microSD card is required to download this game from Nintendo eShop."

Not exactly ideal, but if you do plan on buying the digital version rather than a physical copy, changing your SD Card needn't be a hassle. If you already own a New 3DS or New 3DS XL, you'll simply need to remove the rear cover plate with a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the MicroSD card, copy the contents onto your PC and then back onto a new higher-capacity MicroSD card. Easy-peasy.

However, if you're planning to buy a New 3DS specifically for Xenoblade Chronicles, you can take advantage of our New 3DS easy system transfer guide!

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D launches next month. Make sure to read our New 3DS review and New 3DS XL review if you're thinking about upgrading to the new handhelds!

Add a comment4 comments
Quietus  Mar. 23, 2015 at 12:25

Oh dear. I was already having to give this a miss due to it being restricted to the new system. With this, it's now a definite no-go.:(

JonLester  Mar. 23, 2015 at 12:28

@Quietus: You could still buy the physical version? Will be cheaper too.

TBH we'd recommend upgrading to at least a 32GB MicroSD when buying a New 3DS anyway. It saves a lot of hassle in the long run.

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 23, 2015 at 12:29
roberttaylor8273  Mar. 23, 2015 at 12:34

I suspect this could of easily have worked on the older 3ds models, just seems that it's all a ploy on Nintendos part to get people to buy the new 3ds

Quietus  Mar. 23, 2015 at 13:42

@Quietus: You could still buy the physical version? Will be cheaper too.
It'd still mean buying a new system.:|

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