How Do I Put Games on My DSi SD Card?

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By Monica Bates

Are you tired of carrying multiple game cartridges for your DSi? Do you want to have all your favorite games in one place?

Well, you can do that by putting games on your DSi SD card. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of putting games on your DSi SD card.

Step 1: Get an SD Card
The first thing you need is an SD card. Make sure it is compatible with your DSi.

You can find this information in the user manual or by checking the manufacturer’s website. Once you have a compatible SD card, insert it into your computer’s SD card slot or use an external card reader.

Step 2: Format the SD Card
Before putting games on the SD card, make sure to format it first. This will erase any existing data and prepare it for use with your DSi.

To format the SD card, right-click on it and select “Format.” Make sure to choose FAT32 or exFAT as the file system.

Step 3: Download Games
You can download DSi games from various websites online. Make sure to download them from a reputable source to avoid viruses or malware. Once downloaded, extract the game file if necessary.

Step 4: Transfer Games to the SD Card
Connect the SD card to your computer and create a folder named “Games” on it. Copy and paste the extracted game files into this folder.

Note: Some games may come with specific instructions for installation or placement of files. Make sure to follow those instructions carefully for optimal performance.

Step 5: Insert the SD Card into Your DSi
Once all game files are transferred, eject the SD card from your computer and insert it into your DSi’s SD card slot located on its side.

Step 6: Play the Games
Turn on your DSi and navigate to the “System Settings” menu. Scroll down and select “Data Management,” then choose “SD Card.”

You will see a list of all the games you have transferred to the SD card. Select a game and press “Play” to start playing.


Putting games on your DSi SD card is a convenient way to carry multiple games with you without having to lug around multiple cartridges. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll have all your favorite games in one place.

Remember to always download from reputable sources and follow any specific instructions that come with the game files. Happy gaming!