So How Much Of Your SD Card Will New Super Mario Bros. 2 Actually Take Up?
Nintendo of Japan reveals the size of NSMB2 and Demon Training downloads…
With the Japanese launches for Demon Training and New Super Mario Bros. 2 getting ever closer, download cards have begun to appear in stores giving us tantalising bits of new information! But most interesting out of the new revelations (if you can call them that) is the news of just how big the first two games to grace the big N’s retail title download service will be.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the heavier of the two coming in at 2950 blocks (or just under 370MB), whereas Demon Training will only take up 1600 of your precious blocks (bang on 200MB). To give you an idea of how that compares to other handheld titles past and present, here’s a handy little chart showing the sizes of some big releases in megabytes:
While it’s worth keeping in mind that for the four central titles this is just the size of cartridge the games were released on, it’s evident that NSMB2 and Demon Training are both relatively small for two of the biggest titles of the moment.
As far as the future is concerned however, bigger games could start to hurt the wallets of those who download them – assuming they isn’t a significant reduction relative to the physical versions. A 2GB SD card costs around £5 online – not an insignificant amount assuming a £30 price tag for the average 3DS game. Let’s just hope Nintendo make it worth our while to fork out for our own storage devices, and of course be thankful that they don’t seem inclined to extort us like Sony and their PS Vita memory cards…
Will you be buying a downloadable or physical copy of NSMB2?