It's not often fans question Mario's size, but in the days of downloading Nintendo has confirmed just how much space he'll take by noting the file and block sizes for full retail games on the 3DS eShop.
From November 1st existing titles like Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land will become available for players in Japan to download directly onto their 3DS systems at the full retail price. Most of these will range from 512MB to around 1GB in size - so a pretty hefty SD(HC) card would be needed!
- Animal Crossing: Jump Out - 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
- Hana to Ikimono no Rittai Zukan - 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
- Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games - 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Mario Kart 7 - 8,192 blocks (1 GB)
- Mario Tennis Open - 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Pilotwings Resort - 1,024 blocks (128 MB)
- Super Mario 3D Land - 4,096 blocks (512 MB)
- Star Fox 64 3D - 5,120 blocks (640 MB)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 4,096 blocks (512 MB)