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In addition to adding a new layer of depth to its predecessor, the 3DS may be able to play games which are 16x larger. That's more storage space than on dual-layer Xbox 360 discs.
Above: Image from Kotaku
Storage capacity is the latest buzz around the 3DS and Nintendo manufacturing partner Macronix. Macronix makes solid-state memory products which can pack in a whole lot of data into a storage device without requiring a hard drive or optical media. The 8 GB limit is much higher than a previously rumored 2 GB cap on 3DS games.
Don't start popping the champagne yet, though. According to Taiwanese site Gamrade, Nintendo is still limiting 3DS games to a 2 GB file size, even though there's room for much more. There are no details as to why, and the 8 GB total storage space has not been verified by Nintendo.
Even so, a 2 GB file size limit is still four times more than what the current DS cartridges allow, and it's on par with the PSP's UMD media.
Dec 20, 2010
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