How Do I Transfer DSi Games to SD Card on 3DS?

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By Monica Bates

Are you tired of having to constantly switch out your DSi games on your 3DS? Luckily, there is a solution!

You can transfer your DSi games to an SD card on your 3DS for easy access and convenience. Here’s how:

What You’ll Need

Before we get started, you’ll need a few things:

  • A Nintendo 3DS system
  • A DSi with the games you want to transfer
  • An SD card (the bigger the better)

Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you have everything you need, let’s get started with the step-by-step guide:

1. Insert the SD Card

First, turn off your Nintendo 3DS and make sure it’s unplugged. Then, locate the SD card slot on your system and insert the SD card.

2. Transfer Games from DSi to SD Card

Next, turn on your Nintendo DSi and go to System Settings. From there, select Data Management and then select “Move Software to System Memory.”

Select the game(s) you want to transfer and choose “Move.” The game(s) will now be transferred from the DSi to the system memory.

Now, go back to System Settings and select “SD Card.” Choose “Nintendo DSiWare” and then select “Copy.” This will copy all of your transferred games onto the SD card.

3. Inserting the SD Card Back into Your 3DS

Once all of your games have been copied onto the SD card, turn off both systems and remove the SD card from the DSi. Insert it back into your 3DS system.

Turn on your 3DS and go to System Settings. Select “Data Management” and then select “Nintendo 3DS.” Choose “SD Card” and all of your transferred games should now appear on the screen.


Transferring DSi games to an SD card on your 3DS is a simple process that can save you time and hassle in the long run. With this step-by-step guide, you should be able to easily transfer all of your favorite DSi games to your 3DS for easy access and convenience.