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microSD card for New 3DS XL
Old 07-25-2015, 09:17 AM
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I have used the Search function to try to find an answer to my question but I haven't found an answer, so I'm asking it now. I apologize if my question has been answered and I just missed it in the search results.

I'm planning on buying a New 3DS XL in the next few weeks and have not been able to find clear information on which microSD cards will work. I did find a posting on a Nintendo site which listed two cards (16GB and 32GB) but when I searched for those model numbers on Amazon I got zero results. I would love to buy the largest microSD card which will work with the New 3DS XL unit but I also want to buy a specific model which others know will work with the unit.

Is there an upper limit to the size? Do any/all microSD cards of that upper limit (or smaller) size work?

Thanks in advance for any answers you all can give me -- my last handheld was a PS Portable and I got rid of that 4 years ago. Before that I was using a GameBoy (the model that was a clam-shell but had only one screen) and a lot has changed in the intervening years and I want to get the most out of this new system.
Old 07-25-2015, 10:11 AM
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The largest micro SD card you can use in a 3DS is 128 GB even though it's not officially supported. You just need to format it as a FAT32 filesystem and it will work.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Mobi.../dp/B007JTKLEK

This is what I've been using though and it has worked flawlessly. All SD cards will work but I don't know which is the most reliable. Make sure it is Class 10 speed though.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:20 PM
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Thank you!
Old 07-27-2015, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Joba View Post
The largest micro SD card you can use in a 3DS is 128 GB even though it's not officially supported. You just need to format it as a FAT32 filesystem and it will work.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Mobi.../dp/B007JTKLEK

This is what I've been using though and it has worked flawlessly. All SD cards will work but I don't know which is the most reliable. Make sure it is Class 10 speed though.
Has anyone ever tried the 200GB micro SD? I don't really see why it wouldn't work.
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