Nintendo have released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS in North America that allows you to back up your save data for download versions of your 3DS games. Here’s what Nintendo’s patch notes say:

 

Save Data Backup Feature:

  • Users can now back up save data for downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games

Improved system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

 

Note that the update doesn’t include features that were made available in past system updates, so if you missed out on any, you’ll have to grab the appropriate update. Here are the specifics:

 

The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-4U:

  • New features for the Nintendo 3DS Camera
  • Content for StreetPass Mii Plaza
  • System Transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems

 

The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-1U:

  • Addition of Internet Browser
  • Addition of Nintendo eShop
  • System Transfer from a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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