With the number of R4 cards on the market now, you may be asking yourself “which one do I need for my console?” All R4 virtually look the same but they vary in their ability to work with particular consoles. If you need help picking the most suitable for your console please keep reading.
First and foremost the most important fact about buying a R4 card, is that it cannot work by itself. The R4 card needs to be coupled together with a suitable micro sd memory card for use as this is where the operational files for the R4 card are stored for it to function. No R4 card works without a memory card. For every console type we sell R4 cards on a individual basis, for those who have a spare micro sd card already, or we sell cards coupled together with various different capacity memory cards and the one you require will depend entirely on your own preference. The larger memory card you have, the more data you can store at any given time without the need delete and add further data at a later time if you get bored of the contents on it. For most users, 2GB memory cards will be sufficient but for the more hard core users a 4GB or massive 8GB micro sd card is recommended.
PS: in order for us to provide you preconfigured R4 cards, with the update software already on the memory card, you will need to purchase a R4 card with memory card as otherwise we have nothing to insert the software on. If a R4 card is purchased without a memory, you will need to refer to our downloads page to download and apply the latest software for your card. It’s simple to do
What console do you need a card for?
Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL: If you own this great console, there is only one type of card that is suitable for use with this console which is the R4i 3DS card. This card is made by the most reliable R4 manufacturer R4i-sdhc.com and was designed specifically for use with this console. This card can also be used with the Nintendo DSi or DSi XL consoles as well. Remember, you will need a memory card with it for it to function and if you want us to preinstall/configure it for immediate use.
Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL: if you own any of these great consoles, we recommend you buy the most popular R4 card on the market which is the R4i card. This card is made by the most reliable R4 manufacturer R4i-sdhc.com and was designed specifically for use with this console and is currently compatible with v1.43 DSi firmware. These cards support any firmware for DSi or DSi XL consoles. These cards are not suitable for use with the 3DS consoles. Remember, you will need a memory card with it for it to function and if you want us to preinstall/configure it for immediate use.
Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite: if you own the original and most popular Nintendo DS consoles, we recommend you buy either any of the following two cards. The R4 DS is the most reliable R4 card that exists but its limited to only allowing a 2GB memory card to be coupled with it. It cannot be coupled with any micro sd card greater than a 2GB. The alternative is the R4 SDHC card, which again is made by the most reliable R4 manufacturer R4i-sdhc.com and this card can take larger memory card capacity than the R4 DS. Remember, you will need a memory card with it for it to function and if you want us to preinstall/configure it for immediate use
If you are still unsure of which card is suitable for your console, please email us and we are happy to help you by clicking here