What to do if a game requires a software update?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Crazilyhazy, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Crazilyhazy

    Crazilyhazy Member

    Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    Will I be unable to play games that are relatively new if they require a software update, what do I do in this situation?

    On a side note: How big is the average 3ds game?
  2. VerseHell

    VerseHell GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jun 29, 2014
    Are you talking about the game update or the console update?
  3. Typhin

    Typhin GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    Game updates can be obtained in .cia form and installed, so you can update the game without updating the System Version. Online play only requires the latest game update, so you can still play online. Certain games will require newer System Versions installed to be able to run, but as of right now, I believe there are only a couple titles that require anything past 9.5.

    The "Average size" depends on the game. Some are 512 MB, some are 2 GB, a few are 4 GB. Some are even smaller, at 128 MB or 256 MB.
    My current collection has 38 titles.
    4 GB - 2 titles
    2 GB - 6 titles
    1 GB - 10 titles
    512 MB - 4 titles
    256 MB - 3 titles
    128 MB - 13 titles

    So it seems that the "Average" game tends closer to 1 GB. I have a heavy representation of 128 MB titles because I have a preference for "retro" style games, which tend to be smaller. Your average might be different, based on your taste in games.