3DS eShop File Limit is 2 GB, Large Enough for Retail Titles

on February 27, 2012 6:00 PM

Have you ever  browsed the Nintendo 3DS’ digital store only to be disappointed by the “Not available on eShop” disclaimer on certain titles? Well, the download limit for eShop games is comparable to that of retail titles, as confirmed by Team Meat’s Tommy Refenes in an interview with Nintendo Gamer.

He tells the magazine that he much prefers the Nintendo 3DS’ 2 GB download limit to the Wii’s 40 MB and that he’d like to see his next multi-plat game on the Wii U. Nintendo officials have expressed interest in providing retail titles through digital distribution, most recently during the company’s third-quarter earnings briefing. Does this mean it’ll happen? Who knows. But with Game Developers Conference just around the corner and E3 a stone’s throw away afterward, now’s the time to prepare for these kinds of announcements or disappointment at the lack thereof, right?

The handheld supports SDHC cards, which come in storage sizes of up to 32 GB, so the idea isn’t too far-fetched.

[Nintendo Everything]

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.