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New 3DS – official Q&A translated

Posted on August 29, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in New Nintendo 3DS, News

Q: What kind of applications are pre-installed to the device?

A: The below applications will be included from the start.

  • Health & Safety Information
  • Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Nintendo 3DS Sound
  • Mii Maker
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza
  • Nintendo eShop
  • AR Games
  • Face Raiders
  • Activity Log
  • Nintendo Zone
  • Download Play
  • System Settings

Q: Are there any changes to the applications?

A: The internet browser can now play videos. Media files can now be moved between the device and a computer without removing the microSD card. The Home Menu’s background, icons, folders, music and sound effects can now be changed. (This will also apply to Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL later.)

Q: Why will the Internet Browser’s filter function be effective from the start?

A: In order to prevent children from accessing harmful websites, it will be effective from the start.

Q: Since official Nintendo microSD cards are going to be released, are there any other microSD cards that can be used for New Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS XL?

A: The following microSD cards will be compatible:

  • SanDisk Extreme: 16GB (SDSDQX-016G-J35A)

  • SanDisk Extreme: 32GB (SDSDQX-032G-J35A)

[Nintendo also mentions that the above makers may make changes to their microSD cards in the future, which could result in them becoming inoperable, so please keep that in mind.]

Q: What kind of computer operating systems will work for accessing the microSD card via wireless LAN?

A: The confirmed operating systems are Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Q: Will you be able to move certain parts from the SD card like software or save data?

A: No, you won’t be able to.

Q: Can you transfer software data from the Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL?

A: Data can be transferred from the Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL to the New Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS XL. (However, data from the New Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS XL cannot be moved to the 3DS/3DS XL.)

Q: What will you need  in order to transfer data?

A: Internet connectivity. (Internet connectivity or a way to locally connect to the device.) You’ll also need enough battery or else it won’t transfer.

Since the SD card doesn’t fit the New Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS XL’s microSD slot, you’ll have to use either the wireless connectivity, or manually copy it from a computer.

Q: Is the wireless switch that was on the 3DS/3DS XL no longer available?

A: The physical switch is no longer there, but you can turn the wireless on/off at the Home Menu.

Q: Can the AC adapter for Nintendo 3DS/3DSXL/DSi/DSi XL be used for the New Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS XL?

A: Yes, it can.

Q: Is it compatible to the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?

A: Yes, it is.

Q: Can it play all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games?

A: As far as Nintendo DS/DSi software goes, it won’t be able to play game cartridges that require a specific connections to the cartridge slots, such as the ones that required the GBA cartridge slot on the DS Lite and DS.

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