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Topic: Animal Crossing New Leaf: Retail or eShop Download?

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SCAR392

41. Posted:

bezerker99 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

I always go digital. I lost Super Mario 3D Land when it was still fairly new. I now only have the case, sooooo...
It really depends on your SD card space or how often you play it.
I have a 32GB SD card with 188,384 blocks left which has Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario Sticker Star, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Starfox 64 3D, tons of 3DS download games, GB games, and the ambassador games.
So ya, I would say digital.

EDIT: Oh ya, and I always have Tetris Axis in the card port, which isn't available on the eShop. It's the best Tetris game ever, IMO, BTW.

What if you broke or lost your 3DS? Wouldn't all your games be lost too? That's quite an investment to have just suddenly gone. Guard your handheld with your life!!!! :-P

Well, nothing is completely fool proof, but Nintendo will help you fix a problem if you communicate with them. I've heard people losing their games after a repair, and that's NOT supposed to happen. I've needed Nintendo to repair my Wii's memory unit, and I told them I wanted my Wiiware and VC games to be replaced. They can look at your Club Nintendo and fix alot of issues people complain about regularly.
I take care of my things, so there's like less than 0.01% chance of my devices being messed up or lost.
If I repair a console under warranty, it's free, out of warranty, $80.
My brother has dropped my 3DS XL on concrete above 3.5 feet 2 times, and once above 3.5 feet on hardwood floor. They don't break easy.

EDIT: Oh ya, my brother dropped my regular 3DS when I had it multiple times, too, along with every DS he's ever had. My regular 3DS had white plastic burns on the corners from being dropped at least 20 times on hard floor, and my brothers DSi is chipped past the first layer of casing on its corners. My 3DS charger even got accidentally put in 3 day old goopy drink, at it still worked after I washed it out and let it dry. These things are pretty hard ro break from my experience.

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Does anyone know how many blocks a clean 16 GB SD Card has on it?

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Ralizah

43. Posted:

ChrisT99 wrote:

Does anyone know how many blocks a clean 16 GB SD Card has on it?

Mine had around 100,000 blocks on it, I believe.

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Another question. Does anyone know how many blocks are equivalent to a Gigabyte?

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Well, if Nintendo life is right, 8,192 blocks = 1 GB.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/file_sizes_revealed_...

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I LOVE RETAIL. I love having the nice box and stuff :3 Its really your choice. If you feel that its going to be sold out, or you dont want to leave the house, purchase from the eShop. If you like collecting the boxes, and have time, get retail

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47. Posted:

Ralizah wrote:

Well, if Nintendo life is right, 8,192 blocks = 1 GB.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/file_sizes_revealed_...

So basically, if I go through 8,192 blocks of memory, I will find a shiny block? :)

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48. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

I take care of my things, so there's like less than 0.01% chance of my devices being messed up or lost.

SCAR392 wrote:

My brother has dropped my 3DS XL on concrete above 3.5 feet 2 times, and once above 3.5 feet on hardwood floor.

SCAR392 wrote:

my brother dropped my regular 3DS when I had it multiple times, too....My regular 3DS had white plastic burns on the corners from being dropped at least 20 times on hard floor....

SCAR392 wrote:

My 3DS charger even got accidentally put in 3 day old goopy drink, at it still worked after I washed it out and let it dry.

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SCAR392 wrote:

I take care of my things, so there's like less than 0.01% chance of my devices being messed up or lost.

SCAR392 wrote:

I take care of my things

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49. Posted:

Hello again Chris.

I will be going the digital route for this one. In my opinion this is one of those games I want to have on me all the time. Whereas a game cartridge may reside in the slot until I beat it, I never really beat an Animal Crossing game. I think it's worth it to go digital here.

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50. Posted:

@AbeVigoda
Those occurrences weren't my fault. I tell my brother to be careful, but stuff happens. The goopy drink thing was one of my friends fault. The charger was next to the drink and it got bumped in.
If I was the only person who handled my 3DS, it would never get dropped or misplaced. At least I know it won't break no matter what, unless I try to break it.

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51. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

@AbeVigoda
Those occurrences weren't my fault. I tell my brother to be careful, but stuff happens. The goopy drink thing was one of my friends fault. The charger was next to the drink and it got bumped in.
If I was the only person who handled my 3DS, it would never get dropped or misplaced. At least I know it won't break no matter what, unless I try to break it.

Time to tell your brother to get his own 3DS, methinks.

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Ralizah wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@AbeVigoda
Those occurrences weren't my fault. I tell my brother to be careful, but stuff happens. The goopy drink thing was one of my friends fault. The charger was next to the drink and it got bumped in.
If I was the only person who handled my 3DS, it would never get dropped or misplaced. At least I know it won't break no matter what, unless I try to break it.

Time to tell your brother to get his own 3DS, methinks.

Maybe. I should have just given him my regular 3DS when I still had it. I made a huge mistake and just traded it off for BS I don't care about now... I don't even see my brother that often, but he probably drops it more than just from what I've seen when I let him borrow it.

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53. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@AbeVigoda
Those occurrences weren't my fault. I tell my brother to be careful, but stuff happens. The goopy drink thing was one of my friends fault. The charger was next to the drink and it got bumped in.
If I was the only person who handled my 3DS, it would never get dropped or misplaced. At least I know it won't break no matter what, unless I try to break it.

Time to tell your brother to get his own 3DS, methinks.

Maybe. I should have just given him my regular 3DS when I still had it. I made a huge mistake and just traded it off for BS I don't care about now... I don't even see my brother that often, but he probably drops it more than just from what I've seen when I let him borrow it.

You're apparently more tolerant than I am. My view is that, if you have to use somebody else's console, you should make sure to take very good care of it. Dropping your 3DS constantly is NOT taking care of it.

When I got my XL, I gave my original 3DS to my nephew. Now I don't have to feel bad when I tell him he can't touch it. :)

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54. Posted:

What I'm still stuck on is this:

I could either:

  • Buy retail from GameStop for $34.99, plus 10% point thing with the card
    or
  • Download from Nintendo eShop for $34.99, plus the ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FACTOR!

Which way do you think I should go?

P.S. I only have about 5,000 blocks left on my 3DS SD Card, and I only have $0.13 left on my 3DS eShop.
I also have a $25 GameStop gift card, and as stated above I get 10% back in points with my dad's PowerUp Rewards Pro card.

The above info makes it a tough decision, does it not?

Any good help with decision making would be very much so appreciated, thanks!

Christopher.

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55. Posted:

ChrisT99 wrote:

What I'm still stuck on is this:

I could either:

  • Buy retail from GameStop for $34.99, plus 10% point thing with the card
    or
  • Download from Nintendo eShop for $34.99, plus the ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FACTOR!

Which way do you think I should go?

P.S. I only have about 5,000 blocks left on my 3DS SD Card, and I only have $0.13 left on my 3DS eShop.
I also have a $25 GameStop gift card, and as stated above I get 10% back in points with my dad's PowerUp Rewards Pro card.

The above info makes it a tough decision, does it not?

Any good help with decision making would be very much so appreciated, thanks!

Christopher.

Well, you could download this game if you think you're going to want to play it every day and save the Gamestop gift card for something you'll probably play less often. Of course, I don't know how your money situation is.

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Ralizah wrote:

ChrisT99 wrote:

What I'm still stuck on is this:

I could either:

  • Buy retail from GameStop for $34.99, plus 10% point thing with the card
    or
  • Download from Nintendo eShop for $34.99, plus the ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FACTOR!

Which way do you think I should go?

P.S. I only have about 5,000 blocks left on my 3DS SD Card, and I only have $0.13 left on my 3DS eShop.
I also have a $25 GameStop gift card, and as stated above I get 10% back in points with my dad's PowerUp Rewards Pro card.

The above info makes it a tough decision, does it not?

Any good help with decision making would be very much so appreciated, thanks!

Christopher.

Well, you could download this game if you think you're going to want to play it every day and save the Gamestop gift card for something you'll probably play less often. Of course, I don't know how your money situation is.

I'm actually in process of saving up money from the work I do around my house to buy this game. After my experience of pure joy when I bought my Wii U with 100% my money, I'm gonna buy as much as I can with MY money. Now that you know this, what do you think I should do? My dad was gonna make me use the gift card for this anyway, so what would you recommend?

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57. Posted:

ChrisT99 wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

ChrisT99 wrote:

What I'm still stuck on is this:

I could either:

  • Buy retail from GameStop for $34.99, plus 10% point thing with the card
    or
  • Download from Nintendo eShop for $34.99, plus the ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FACTOR!

Which way do you think I should go?

P.S. I only have about 5,000 blocks left on my 3DS SD Card, and I only have $0.13 left on my 3DS eShop.
I also have a $25 GameStop gift card, and as stated above I get 10% back in points with my dad's PowerUp Rewards Pro card.

The above info makes it a tough decision, does it not?

Any good help with decision making would be very much so appreciated, thanks!

Christopher.

Well, you could download this game if you think you're going to want to play it every day and save the Gamestop gift card for something you'll probably play less often. Of course, I don't know how your money situation is.

I'm actually in process of saving up money from the work I do around my house to buy this game. After my experience of pure joy when I bought my Wii U with 100% my money, I'm gonna buy as much as I can with MY money. Now that you know this, what do you think I should do? My dad was gonna make me use the gift card for this anyway, so what would you recommend?

How much does having it as a digital download mean to you? If it is extremely important to you, you might consider saving up the money to download it.

If you don't, then using the gift card will free up your money for something else.

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58. Posted:

Buy eshop cards at Gamestop and use them to download the game :P

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59. Posted:

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Buy eshop cards at Gamestop and use them to download the game :P

That's what I would do if I was to download it.

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Ralizah wrote:

ChrisT99 wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

ChrisT99 wrote:

What I'm still stuck on is this:

I could either:

  • Buy retail from GameStop for $34.99, plus 10% point thing with the card
    or
  • Download from Nintendo eShop for $34.99, plus the ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FACTOR!

Which way do you think I should go?

P.S. I only have about 5,000 blocks left on my 3DS SD Card, and I only have $0.13 left on my 3DS eShop.
I also have a $25 GameStop gift card, and as stated above I get 10% back in points with my dad's PowerUp Rewards Pro card.

The above info makes it a tough decision, does it not?

Any good help with decision making would be very much so appreciated, thanks!

Christopher.

Well, you could download this game if you think you're going to want to play it every day and save the Gamestop gift card for something you'll probably play less often. Of course, I don't know how your money situation is.

I'm actually in process of saving up money from the work I do around my house to buy this game. After my experience of pure joy when I bought my Wii U with 100% my money, I'm gonna buy as much as I can with MY money. Now that you know this, what do you think I should do? My dad was gonna make me use the gift card for this anyway, so what would you recommend?

How much does having it as a digital download mean to you? If it is extremely important to you, you might consider saving up the money to download it.

If you don't, then using the gift card will free up your money for something else.

I don't really care either way, I have SM3DL and MK7 on cartridge, and I those every single day.

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