Nintendo DS Storage Devices
Nintendo 3DS owners rejoice! There's a flashcard on the horizon that'll allow you to play 3DS games (ROMs) on your Nintendo 3DS. Currently there are flashcards that can play DS games, but not 3DS. We will have more info on this device very soon. Stay tuned!
With Nintendo 3DS being at the height of popularity, many are searching for compatible flash cards - an R4 for 3DS. There is already an extensive list of r4 for 3DS cards that are compatible with Nintendo 3DS, however some can only be used to play the older games on your 3DS.
Crown 3DS flash card is currently making success with their work and the card can be used to play at least one 3DS game so far, however this card is not yet available to the public.
Nintendo has officially released their newest handheld console in the USA, the Nintendo 3DS! Currently the available colors are Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. We have both colors on order so they should be in our hands within a week, hopefully sooner! :) If you haven't had a chance to play with a 3DS yet, I suggest you run down to your local Walmart and wait in line to get your turn on the 3DS floor demo. The best feature is the impressive 3DS experience without the need for special 3D glasses. There's also a 3DS effect slider where it'll take and display 3D photos with the dual front and rear facing cameras. The 3DS comes with a bunch of software including a GBA Virtual Console (emulator) and Internet browser. There's also going to be Netflix available in May!
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:
Nintendo DS and DSi are both great gaming platforms made better by homebrew software. A common misconception is that homebrew software is only used by hackers and pirates to play illegal and pirated content. Despite the poor reputation, homebrew software continues to prevail on the DS and DSi as a legal and ethical way to expand the functionality of your Nintendo DS and DSi. Many different software solutions are released via homebrew that enable the DS and the DSi to complete more functions that are perfectly legal and ethical.
The DS homebrew community in the United Kingdom is bumming! London's high court has just made R4 flash cards illegal. The R4 flash card cannot be sold, advertised or imported into the United Kingdom. What will the UKers do without their R4 cards? Are all DS flash cards illegal or is it just the R4? R4s are so old, people should really be using a more modern flash card like the Supercard DSTWO anyways.
The R4 Nintendo DS flash carts have been changing the way gamers view their DS since 2007. With the aid of Micro SD cards for storage, the Nintendo DS finally lived up to its portable nature. Instead of carrying around dozens of cartridges, you could store all your games, software and media files onto one, tiny chip. As Micro SD cards progressed, so did flash cart technology.
The Nintendo DSi is now available in the USA and it seems like the flash cards didn't take much time to follow. There are now 4 flash cards that work with the Nintendo DSi: R4DSi, DSTTi, Ez Flash Vi and Acekard 2i.
The AceKard 2 is the newest Nintendo DS storage device by AceKard. Unlike the AceKard R.P.G, the AceKard 2 supports SDHC microSD with no memory limit! You can get a 32gb microSD if you want to drop that kind of cash -- Most of the time, a 2gb microSD will do the job as it'll hold around 50 games.
It seems every time we blink there's a new Nintendo DS storage device that emerges. This time the device is called the N5DS Revolution for DS. The N5DS site shares the same design as the R4DS, but we're not sure if they're the same company. The N5DS seems to also use the same firmware as the R4DS. We've put in an order just to see what this device is all about.