A product allowing consumers to transfer save data from 3DS cartridges for use with digitally-purchased games was announced by Nintendo. According to IGN, it is called the 3DS Save Data Transfer Tool, and is slated for a March release in Japan only. Specific details about the tool have yet to be revealed, and there is no word about a US release at this time.
A tool such as this would allow someone to purchase a digital copy of a game they own, and transfer the data from the cart to the 3DS, thus allowing them to make use of the save data without the cart. Nintendo, which has recently made a significant effort to encourage digital sales with their Deluxe Digital Promotion and the newly announced Wii U Virtual Console, appears to be testing the idea of encouraging consumers to go all-digital. Whether they intend to push this idea further by encouraging more eShop purchases, or if they will offer this tool for 3DS owners outside Japan, it will be interesting to see.
Do you have plans to go all-digital? Are you looking forward to a global release of the Transfer Tool? Sound off in the comments!