should i get an SD card from Nintendo Store? overpriced?

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  1. superspudz2000
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    quote from the product page:

    $35 bucks for a 16Gb SD card! worth it?

    well it said it supposedly runs better on 3DS, and i had problems with a sandisk card i bought because it was an "ultra" and ran too fast and kept giving errors.

    but if they send me just a regular class 4 SD from lexar or samsung im gonna be pissed!
     
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    It's going to be an overpriced SD card of class between 4 and 8, at least that's my guess.

    Go to any electronics store instead and get a standard SD card instead - not the Ultra variety and you're set for a fraction of the price. Always go for the name brands too - no name equals no guarantees.
     
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    just buy it from any normal store their cards are overpriced just dont get a victim of their quotes their sd cards are as normal as any sd card.
    you can get a cheaper card for sure with no nintendo seal of quality and yet will work fine...
     
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    it's just a standard sandisk or samsung card in a different box spending the extra money is not worth it.
     
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    yes that over priced.

    32GB class 10: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 600006235 600082443&IsNodeId=1&name=Class 10
    price about 20 USD to 30 USD

    The US Nintendo store only ship within the continental US and Canada

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/orders.jsp#Topic06
    You wouldn't be able to order from the NA Nintendo store.
     
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    the only place around to buy memory cards locally is "the source" (formerly Radio Shack).
    ill probable buy one online but just for reference:

    and here are the prices:
    SANDISK 16gb - regular price 29.99, on sale 15.99

    SANDISK 32gb - regular price 64.99, on sale 29.99

    SANDISK 8gb - regular price 19.99, on sale 9.99

    Dane Elec 16gb - 19.99, save $50
     
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    also, does the class matter, i read that 3DS is limited to Max class 6.

    the stock SD seem to be really slow loading.
     
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    Anything above a class 4 will be needed if you get a game from the eshop like Mario Cart 7 etc.

    Class 2 is the slowest speed any SD will run in the SDHC spec, should be avoided if you get large downloadable games.


    I have a class 10 in mine. The class 6 limit you likely read means the top speed the 3DS is speced for will peak at. Anything class 6 or higher on the SDHC will just mean you will have no problems like slowdowns and the like.
     
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    Nah, no class limit, not 6 at least.

    People with class 10 cards have reported faster load times in certain games. The stock is class 4, yet even that has slightly faster load times then the actual cart based games.