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SD Cards That Have Been Tested to Work with the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems work with SD Cards up to 2 GB in capacity, and SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB. You can use the SD Card included with your Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system, or the following Nintendo-authorised SDHC Cards:

8 GB [RVL-037]

16 GB [RVL-038]

Please contact Nintendo Customer Service for availability and purchasing information.

We have also conducted functionality tests on the following SD Cards:

SanDisk Extreme:

  • 4 GB [SDSDX-004G-XQ46]
  • 8 GB [SDSDX-008G-XQ46]
  • 16 GB [SDSDX-016G-XQ46]
  • 32 GB [SDSDX-032G-XQ46]

Lexar Platinum II:

  • 8 GB [LSD8GBBSBANZ200C10]
  • 16 GB [LSD16GBBANZ200]
  • 32 GB [LSD32GBBANZ200]

(Updated 21/05/2013)

The above SD Cards have been subjected to functionality tests. However, please note that we do not guarantee the performance of these products.

Please consult the instruction manual of the SD Card for information.

Specifications of these SD Cards are subject to change. There is a possibility that these devices may not function properly with the Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system due to such a specification change.

Before using one of these SD Cards with your system, it is recommended that you format the SD Card using the SD Formatter provided by the SD Association. You will need an SD Card slot on a PC or Mac or a commercially available SD Card reader/writer.

Download the SD Formatter

SanDisk Extreme is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.

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