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Will a 3DS system transfer overwrite pre-installed games?
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:25:04 PM »
So I have plans to buy that Mario Maker 2DS since my old NSMB2 XL broke.  But it says the game is pre-installed rather than coming with a download code.  If I were to do a system transfer to it, would Mario Maker be overwritten?  And if so, will I be able to redownload it?  Thanks!

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Re: Will a 3DS system transfer overwrite pre-installed games?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 06:34:48 PM »
for this kind of specific details stuff, it's usually just best to look at nintendo's support website, since they know this stuff better than anyone:
https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14143/~/information-about-pre-installed-games-on-nintendo-3ds-family-systems
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Pre-installed games are stored on the SDHC Card or microSDHC Card included with the system. This means that a portion of the available space will be taken up by the pre-installed game. If you choose to delete the content off the SDHC Card or microSDHC card, such as during a system transfer, the pre-installed game will be available for redownload from the target system's Nintendo eShop after the transfer has been completed.

looks like it will be deleted but you can redownload it


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Re: Will a 3DS system transfer overwrite pre-installed games?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 06:37:17 PM »
Ah, thanks!  Good to know.