Existing DS/DSi flash cards (blank cartridges) works with the new Nintendo 3DS!
Nintendo's new 3DS handheld console is due out in March and there are rumors floating around that it works with existing flash cards. Someone managed to plug their AceKard RPG flash card into one of the Nintendo 3DS display units at the Tokyo Game Show 2010 - and it worked! This is good news for the homebrew community and for all you AceKard flash cards owners. Most homebrew developers will not fork up the cash for a 3DS Dev Kit from Nintendo, so this alternative rewritable 3DS blank flash cartridge would be great to test your homebrew software/games, play MP3s, videos and copy/consolidate your existing DS/DSi/3DS cartridges onto one cartridge. The AceKard flash card has been available for some time now and it works with the original DS, DS Lite, DSi and apparently it works on the soon to be released Nintendo 3DS. Joy!
Here's a handy AceKard flash card buyer's guide:
The AceKard and other flash cards like the R4, CycloDS and Supercard are usually sold from vendors in Hong Kong. We've ordered a few flash cards from these companies and even though the ship time could take up to 2 - 3 weeks to arrive - they always arrives and work perfectly in our DS/DSL/DSi and soon 3DS. If you'd like to pick up an AceKard, head over to this reputable AceKard vendor.
Here's a photo of an AceKard RPG working on the new Nintendo 3DS at the Tokyo Game Show 2010.