Nintendo 3DS Cards News

3DS Compatibility for DS and DSi Cards

Since the announcement of Nintendo’s new 3DS console, there has been a lot of talk as to whether or not DS / DSi cards will be compatible on the 3DS. After speaking to several official manufacturers and many suppliers/shops, reports their findings here.

Compatibility with 3DS Console

Several manufacturers have already announced their cards will be playable on the 3DS console. These manufacturers include the R4i team, as well as Acekard, M3i Zero, EZFlash, and so on. It appears at this time that most cards will be available to play without issues.

As of 29/June/2011 the following genuine cards are compatible with the 3DS console:

  • R4i 3DS
  • M3i Zero
  • Acekard 2i
  • Supercard DSTWO
  • Cyclo DS iEvolution
  • EZFlash Vi

Compatibility with 3DS / 3D Games

At this time, it is important to note that all cards that say they can play on the 3DS, can indeed play – BUT only for existing DS / DS Lite / DSi games. As before, DSiWare games as well as new 3DS games cannot be played using backup cards such as the R4 SDHC v2.10T / R4i SDHC.

Therefore, we conclude that only regular games can be backed up as it currently stands, and new games in 3D cannot be backed up at this time.

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