Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D’s Download Size Is Enormous


The digital version of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D takes up a lot of blocks. If you’re planning to get the game from the Nintendo 3DS’ Nintendo eShop, make sure you have more than 2GB of free space on your SD Card, as it requires 17,693 of open blocks. For comparison’s sake, the downloadable version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is 14,284 blocks, and Fire Emblem Awakening from the Nintendo eShop is 8,577 blocks. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be released on May 24th.

Fire Emblem: Awakening Requires Over 8500 Blocks To Download From Nintendo eShop On 3DS

fire_emblem_awakening_nintendo_3dsIGN Executive Editor Rich George has confirmed that the downloadable version of Fire Emblem: Awakening requires 8579 blocks. George said it took him 45 minutes to download the strategy role-playing game. In North America, on February 4th, Fire Emblem: Awakening launches at retailers and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. A free demo of the game will hit the Nintendo eShop this Thursday, on January 17th.

Style Savvy: Trendsetters From Nintendo eShop Requires More Than 10 Thousand Blocks

If you want to download Style Savvy: Trendsetters from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, you’ll need at least 1.4GB of free space on your SD Card. The downloadable version of the fashion video game requires more than 10,500 blocks of space, which makes it the biggest download from the Nintendo eShop to date, outpacing other retail and downloadable games, such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the forthcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which requires 4,199 blocks.

Game Freak’s Harmo Knight Is The Most Expensive Nintendo eShop Exclusive Title

Developed by Game Freak, Harmo Knight can be purchased via the Japanese Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. And its download size is almost as big as the downloadable version of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Harmo Knight takes a little over 2000 blocks of memory from an SD card and costs roughly $18, which makes it the most expensive Nintendo eShop exclusive title to date.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Takes Almost An Hour To Download

Siliconera was curious to see how long it would take to download New Super Mario Bros. 2 onto a North American Nintendo 3DS. They downloaded the game from the Nintendo eShop and have concluded that it took 46 minutes and 23 seconds to complete the file transfer. New Super Mario Bros. 2 requires 2,725 blocks (or 340 MB) to download. The game will be released in Europe on August 17th, Australia on August 18th, and North America on August 19th.

Download Size For New Super Mario Bros. 2 Revealed

Starting this week, Japanese retailers will be selling download cards for two Nintendo 3DS games, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Demon Training, which will be released in Japan on July 28th. The cards reveal the download sizes of both titles. New Super Mario Bros. 2 needs 2,950 blocks, which is equivalent to 370 MB, and Demon Training requires 1,600 blocks (200 MB).