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3DS System Update Brings Save Data Backup and New Camera Features

by Justin Baker - June 18, 2013, 4:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: (3DBrew), http://3dbrew.org/wiki/SD_Savedata_Backups#Regular...

No word on when NA will receive the Mii Plaza games.

Nintendo has released system software version 6.0 worldwide, giving North American 3DS owners access to save data backup and new features for the 3DS camera app.

The save data backup feature allows users to backup save data for download titles to the SD card. The utility can be found in the System Settings, and allows users to backup one title at a time, for up to 30 titles.

Some of the software that are unable to be backed up:

  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
  • Cubic Ninja
  • Monster Hunter 3G
  • Reel Fishing 3D Paradise
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast
  • Freakyforms Deluxe
  • Pokemon Dream Radar
  • Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi
  • Sengoku Musou Chronicle 2nd
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In addition to these, all ten of the Game Boy Advance Ambassador games are also unable to be backed up.

The camera app now features various filters and manual focus, as well as the ability to manually adjust various settings such as contrast and saturation.

3DS owners in European and Japanese territories have also received additional games and features in the Mii Plaza; check out our coverage here.

Talkback

Jet PilotJune 19, 2013

The rest of the world get all sorts of new Mii Plaza games.  We get a camera filter. Thanks NOA.

RockD79June 19, 2013

I do believe that the Mii Plaza additions were cut from the NA build due to bugs currently crashing the Europe and Japan Mii Plazas.

pokepal148June 19, 2013

Quote from: RockD79

I do believe that the Mii Plaza additions were cut from the NA build due to bugs currently crashing the Europe and Japan Mii Plazas.

yeah most likely
THANKS IWATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArganosJune 19, 2013

I feel dumb... But can someone explain the backup a little more?  Does it do a  backup to the cloud (doubt it... But I can dream)  Or is it so you can remove the SD card and back it up to your PC from there?  (Kinda like the PSP?)

ShayminJune 19, 2013

The latter (SD card backup).

Mop it upJune 19, 2013

Save data backup is a nifty feature, though I wonder why it doesn't work for some titles...

JabsJune 19, 2013

Trust me you don't want this update yet. It doesn't crash occasionally, its practically guaranteed to crash within a few minutes of being opened, ends up force resetting the entire system.


I can totally see why they would not want to release is in NA just yet.

I'm a bit upset because Animal Crossing is the save I would want to backup the most and it doesn't work.

TheFleeceJune 19, 2013

Of all the ways to update the camera function Nintendo has taken baby steps in a baffling direction. What I really want is a way to share 3D video. If they add that to Swapnote and I would redownload it in a heart beat. Such a great feature silenced and sacked for mediocrity.

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

I'm a bit upset because Animal Crossing is the save I would want to backup the most and it doesn't work.

Yep, the ONE GAME that would be most important to back up your save data for, and of course you cannot. This has been a recurring theme with almost every Animal Crossing game. Why is Nintendo so concerned with keeping this save data safe and far away from the hands of the player? It was one of the few games where the save data couldn't be transferred between Wii consoles either (I got a new Wii and had to hack it to move the save data over).

If I lost months of Animal Crossing save data, I would be pissed and would probably never play the game again. So of course, I can't back it up. Good fucking job, Nintendo. Thanks for that. Glad to see that the security of this save data is somehow more important than all the progress the players have made in their towns.

ashlyquin123June 20, 2013

Hello everyone, does anyone know what the additions where to the camera? I looked in the app. and ut looks un-changed.

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