3DS XL Preloaded with Mario Kart......

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Apr 27, 2013
  1. deltoin
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    I'm wondering how the Mario Kart that is "pre-loaded" on the 3DS XL works!

    MK7 comes loaded on the SD card. If you were to swap the SD card from the 3DS XL with Mario Kart and put it in another system before you ever turned on the 3DS XL/MK7 bundle unit, would Mario Kart then be bound to the second system instead - or is it tied to the system before it ever leaves the factory?
     
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    Tied to the system before it leaves the factory. The preloaded game is the same as if someone just bought it off the eShop. The game is linked to the single 3DS, and if you tried to swap SD cards it'd wouldn't run on another 3DS.
     
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    Thanks, appreciate the response!
     
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    Are preloaded games even stored on the SD card anyway? I'd assume they're put on some built in memory?
     
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    can you reload one such preloaded game if you deleted it?

    also, i'd generally advise to stay away from digital content for the moment. if you have friends with 3ds's or family or something, a physical cart is still a lot better than a downloaded game.
     
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    Internal storage can't store 3DS eShop games.
     
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    The downloaded data is on the SD, but the 3DS itself has the license info somewhere protected and tied to the 3DS itself.

    That's generally how DRM works...
     
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    The game is tied to your 3DS's eshop account, so if its deleted for some reason, you can just re-download it from your downloaded list.
     
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    so it gets tied the moment you create an eshop account?
    what if its deleted before one creates such an account?
     
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    You don't create the account, the account is there when you connect online, the moment you enter the eShop it recognizes your 3DS plus account as it's tied to your system. You don't need a user name, password, personal info or anything.
     
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    The eshop account is already created with the system, the game is preloaded into that existing account and if the account is deleted so is the 're-download-ability'of the game. Pretty crap compared to an proper email address oriented account system...
     
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    I am not sure if many games use it, but that special promotion LoZ Four Swords is actually stored on the system itself, I think.
     
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    That's not a 3DS game, it's DSiware. DSi stores on internal only.
     
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    Then I stand correct. Thanks for clarifying! ^_^
     
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    Got a newbie question. I have the 3ds with fire emblem preloaded. If I buy a new 3ds in the future, what should I do to get it on my newer 3ds?
     
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    Yes, do a system transfer and everything will transfer over to the new system including FC, settings, saves etc. Once the transfer is over just pop the SD with FE into the new 3DS.
    You can't transfer the game only if that's what you want.
     
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