Tuesday, March 26, 2013

3DS system update

 Nintendo News: System Update Brings Enhancements to Nintendo 3DS
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo has released a downloadable update for Nintendo 3DS that will add new functionality to the hand-held system. Items featured in the update include:
A tool that allows Nintendo 3DS users to transfer save data from the packaged version of a game to the downloadable version. Players that originally purchased a physical version of a game will be able to pick up right where they left off with their save data if they decide to purchase the digital version of the same game. Save data that is transferred to a digital game cannot be moved back to the physical version.
An improvement to the feature that downloads items in the background when the Nintendo 3DS system is in Sleep Mode. Items will now download when the Nintendo eShop is running. Users can simply close the system cover to activate the “Download Later” feature and the game or application will begin to download.

Here's an issue with that, they say "Players that originally purchase a physical game will be able to continue from last save if they decide to purchase the digital version" the tool to move save data is fine, but you shouldn't have to pay for the digital version if you purchased the retail version. All 3DS games, when bought new, come with a registration code for Club Nintendo, why not let you enter that code on the eShop and let you download the game without needing to pay twice? It makes perfect sense.

Another thing, I can't tell if the software downloader "upgrade" is actually an improvement or not, the wording is ambiguous, I'll be able to tell if they messed it up or not after I update my 3DS tonight. Anyways, cya later!

Quote courtesy of Nintendo