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Hsadow

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So for those of y'all who have a 3DS, which method of purchasing a game do you prefer? Digitally downloading a game, or purchasing a physical copy of that game?

Personally I have recently prefered digitally downloading my games because i can carry it everywhere and feel it is more convenient for me?

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Physical all the way! unless there's a mad 50%(or more) discount like MH3U had for a small while, my only regret was no having a better SD card(2Gb is just enough for it, 2 VC games and swap note. not counting Backups and streetpass data, of course)

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Hsadow wrote:

So for those of y'all who have a 3DS, which method of purchasing a game do you prefer? Digitally downloading a game, or purchasing a physical copy of that game?

Personally I have recently prefered digitally downloading my games because i can carry it everywhere and feel it is more convenient for me?

The only thing that stops me from downloading all my games is that I don't want to run out of space on my 32gb SD Card. I already download a bunch of download only titles, adding retail to the list would eat up my memory fast. But to answer your question, mostly download.

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Hsadow

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Even with 32GB of space on the SD card, the standard 3DS game has like 6,000-8,000blocks of memory with it. I believe the only reason to upgrade to a 64GB later on is if you have like many upon many retail games digitally on the 3DS which i commend the Person to fill up that much space

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DefHalan

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Hsadow wrote:

Even with 32GB of space on the SD card, the standard 3DS game has like 6,000-8,000blocks of memory with it. I believe the only reason to upgrade to a 64GB later on is if you have like many upon many retail games digitally on the 3DS which i commend the Person to fill up that much space

I think Nintendo recommends not going higher than 32GB.

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AlGator

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Physical. I don't want to lose all my games if something happens to my 3DS.

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kingston589

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Psychical. Im a collector and i like to have boxes and manuals

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CM30

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Physical copies of games definitely. I like actually owning my games thank you very much. Including being able to sell them, use them on multiple systems, etc.

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AutumnShantel

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Depends on the game. Games I play daily, like Animal Crossing, I like having it downloaded on my 3DS. If something happened to my 3DS then I'll just buy it again. lol

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1337man1233

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i like to get retail games physically but download a lot of download titles because i only have a 4gb sd card plus i like the box and manual

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Tasuki

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I believe I have answered this before and this probably wont be the last time but for me

Physical FTW. For one thing I can trade my game in if I am done playing it or just didnt enjoy it, and in the same vain I am able to loan the game out to someone else without having to loan out my system as well.

Also I have my physical copy forever and ever if its digital I am at the company's mercy as to how long I can have it. If for some reason the company goes out of business I will still be able to find a physical copy somewhere out there like on a site like eBay.

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Chrono-Trigger

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For Nintendo games, I like having physical copies.

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Physical copy unless Nintendo ever goes crazy like Steam and selling games at such low prices that it makes up for buying more SD cards.

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Physical definitely. I like having the game cover and manuals.

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Physical unless I'm saving a good chunk of cash. You get a real copy that's not tied to servers and you can do what you want with them, and doesn't take up your space.

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Physical, unless that's the only way I can get it. If sales were greater and more frequent, I'd buy digital more often, though.

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Physical.

My 32 GB Wii U hard drive is already down to just 16 GB....and I haven't downloaded one retail game on it. It's just VC games and DuckTales and Trine 2.

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shingi_70

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Digital from now on, unless the physical comes with a bonus I want.

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KiwiPanda

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I actually enjoy digital copies. Most would already know the main influence towards this-- I have my own little gaming library in my 3DS.

That said, I almost always keep my 3DS at home, so I have no worries about losing it. :sweat:

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Kyloctopus

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Digital. I'm one to misplace game cartridges, and their box. But if I'm skeptical about a game, physical is always great, in case you want to trade it.

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