Can You Copy 3DS Games to SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you wondering if it is possible to copy 3DS games to an SD card? The answer is yes, it is possible. However, there are a few things you need to know before attempting to do so.

What You Need
First, you will need a few things before copying your 3DS games to an SD card. These include:

– A computer with an SD card reader
– An SD card with enough storage space for your games
– Homebrew software such as FBI or GodMode9

Is It Legal?
Before proceeding, it’s important to note that copying 3DS games to an SD card may not be legal in your country. In many countries, game piracy is illegal and can result in fines or even jail time. Be sure to research the laws in your country before attempting to copy any 3DS games.

Step-by-Step Guide

Assuming you have the necessary tools and have checked the legality in your country, here is a step-by-step guide on how to copy 3DS games to an SD card:

1. Insert your SD card into your computer’s SD card reader. 2. Download and install the homebrew software of your choice (FBI or GodMode9). 3. Launch the homebrew software on your Nintendo 3DS. 4. Navigate to the option that allows you to dump game files. 5.

Select the game you want to copy and follow the prompts. 6. Once the game has been dumped onto your Nintendo 3DS’s memory, turn off your device. 7. Remove the SD card from your Nintendo 3DS and insert it into your computer’s SD card reader. 8. Locate the file that was just dumped onto the memory of your Nintendo 3DS device. 9. Copy this file onto the root directory of your SD card.


In conclusion, it is possible to copy 3DS games to an SD card. However, before attempting to do so, it’s important to make sure that it’s legal in your country and that you have the necessary tools. If you do decide to proceed with copying games, be sure to follow the step-by-step guide carefully and always respect copyright laws.