Question(s) about SD card, what's saved on it, transfers etc

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by robromo, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. robromo

    robromo Newbie

    Nov 30, 2014
    United States
    Hey guys,
    I'm selling my 3DS and buying a refurbished 3DS XL from Nintendo.

    I'm wondering what to do with the 2GB SD card my 3DS Came with...

    I don't mind selling it with the system as a bonus - but I don't understand what is stored on the SD card/what I will lose:

    • Will I lose game saves
    My only games are Pokemon X and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire - they are physical cartridges - so is the save data saved on the game catridge?
    • What about personal info - like Nintendo ID/acccount?
    Do I need to wipe the SD card? Or factory reset/wipe the system?

    Essentially, if i'm selling my 3DS on eBay and buying a 3DS XL what do I need to do to ensure I don't lose my Pokemon game saves and make sure my nintendo id/any information I care about won't be still on there?
  2. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    The pokemon saves are on the cartridges. Yeah format the system to be safe.
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