Anyone who wants to download a digital copy of the popular game Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon on the Nintendo 3DS is going to have to pay out for a bigger SD card. But perhaps the developer taken a step too far when it comes to the Nintendo 3DS?

We say this as the console comes with an SD card out of the box, however it is only 4GB. Pokemon Sun and Moon are way too big for that card and this means that you are going to have to buy another one. While they would fit onto the card, it wouldn’t leave room for many more games. If you have both games you wouldn’t be able to fit them onto the stock card.

Anyone who played the demo version of the game isn’t going to be able to transfer the data they saved to the game that they buy. This means you are going to have to play Pokemon Sun and Moon from the start. This is thanks to the standard card not being large enough to hold data from both the demo and the full version of the game.

Pokemon Sun and Moon takes more space on the SD card than the previous Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which come in at 1.8GB each.

So what do you think, has Pokemon Sun and Moon taken a step too far in size and storage for the Nintendo 3DS?

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Kevin · October 12, 2016 at 6:44 am

And No-one notes that The New 3DS Xenoblade also had this problem.

Jason · October 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

You can transfer the demo data to physical copies of Sun and Moon, just as you could with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

oscar · October 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

It looks like they made the game too big for the digital copy to be practical/easy to fit on a card and share space, but doesn’t this simply make the physical copy a more tempting option?

Assuming the game’s large size corresponds to improved features over past Pokemon games, what Pokemon fan would turn away that trade-off and say “please give me an inferior game that takes up less space”?

I appreciate that this article is an informative and detailed warning to Pokemon fans about the space issue, but I wonder if this will be a deal-breaker for anyone excited about the game.

Petey · October 12, 2016 at 6:50 pm

You can buy a 32GB micro/sd card for around $10 dollars on amazon, so what is the problem here again?

MD · October 13, 2016 at 5:03 am

Quite simply no

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