These Nintendo DSiWare Games Won’t Transfer Over To Your Nintendo 3DS

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Come June 6th (7th if you’re in Europe), you’ll be able transfer your Nintendo DSiWare games over to your Nintendo 3DS after downloading a firmware update. Some games and apps, however, won’t be transferable. Here’s the complete list:


  • Art Academy First Semester
  • Art Academy Second Semester
  • Asphalt IV
  • Crash-Course Domo
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Flipnote Studio
  • Hard-Hat Domo
  • Let’s Golf
  • Nintendo DSi Browser
  • Oregon Trail
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon
  • Pro-Putt Domo
  • Real Soccer 2009
  • Real Soccer 2010
  • Rock-n-Roll Domo
  • Sudoku Student
  • White-Water Domo


Also note that, once you transfer games for your Nintendo DSi to your 3DS, you will not be able to transfer them back to your DSi.


Food for thought:


Update: Removed “Food for thought” as it made it sound like these apps wouldn’t work at all on a Nintendo 3DS, even if purchased directly on the system. This has not been confirmed.

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