Nintendo recently posted instructions to their YouTube channel on how to perform a system transfer between the standard 3DS and the soon-to-be-available New 3DS. It is a little complex, with a lot of menus and the use of a screwdriver, but overall it’s not overly difficult. The process will allow you to ensure your New 3DS is linked to your Nintendo Network ID and will transfer over all of the information saved on your SD card, so you don’t lose anything upon upgrading to the new system. The 3DS and its New successor have a menu option that will perform the main system transfer, after which point you will need to plug the SD cards into a computer to physically copy the data from one to the other.

That said, the video does briefly show a “wireless transfer” option in the 3DS system transfer menu, so perhaps a simpler, if slower method is available.

Source: Nintendo

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Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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