Digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D won’t fit onto the standard 3DS memory card

Ben Parfitt
Digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D won’t fit onto the standard 3DS memory card

There will be an added hurdle for New 3DS owners to navigate if they want to purchase the digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D.

Nintendo has admitted that those still using the SD card that shipped with their device won't actually have enough room to download the game in the first place.

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,” Nintendo says in a footnote on its official site. An 8GB or larger microSD card is required to download this game from Nintendo eShop.”

Users who don't want to buy the physical game, then, will need to get their hands on a new SD card and, as previously reported, a small screwdriver to remove the handheld's rear section to swap out the card.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first game to be released exclusively for the New 3DS and not be compatible with older versions of the hardware. The original version of the title was released for Wii in 2010.

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