Nintendo Explains How To Transfer Files from 3DS to New 3DS XL

The New 3DS XL hits store shelves on Friday February 13. Many will be upgrading from their current 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS to the New 3DS XL, and I’m willing to bet most users will want to carry over all their files to their new handheld. However, New 3DS XL uses microSD cards rather than standard SD cards, which complicates matters. Thankfully, Nintendo is here to guide you through the process.

To complete the transfer you’ll need your current 3DS model and it SD card, your New 3DS XL and a microSD card equal to or greater than your 3DS SD card, a size #0 Phillips screwdriver, wireless internet access, and a computer and adapter to connect the SD and microSD cards. Once you have all the necessitates you’ll follow a series of sixteen steps, after which all your files will be on your New 3DS XL.