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I mean i got a 3ds with a 32gb sd card class 10 and got all available demo's and some purchased digital arcades and one full game and still only used 7gb, so i still got plenty of space left for digital games. But is it really worth it? to have games digitally?
Cause i see the benefit of having the cartridges to then being able to sell the games when you want other games instead, but then again, digital games can be pretty handy when you're traveling and such and not to bring a bunch of cartridges with you.

Cause i currently got ocarina of time 3d and heroes of ruin which also is available in digital download, and HoR is also on discount? so it's kinda cheap..

So what do you guys think?

Is digital purchases really worth it?
Edited by sonarctica - 6/2/13 at 1:41pm
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Except for Virtual Console games, no, not really.

They cost the same MSRP as the cart versions, but with the obvious drawbacks (no cart, no case, no manual, only a download stored on your SD card).

On the other hand, you don't have to worry about switching carts.
   
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If you play on the go alot, digital is good so you don't have to carry around a case for your games and won't have to worry about losing the cartridges.

I personally like the physical copy due to resale purposes.
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I don't care much about physical these days, but I think the benefits really vary based on the type of game it is. For example, Animal Crossing is something you might only want to play for 20 minutes every day--that's perfect to have on an SD card with a bunch of other games, rather than being a cartridge you swap in and out every day. It's a small thing, but that sense of immediacy is nice.
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I don't care much about physical these days, but I think the benefits really vary based on the type of game it is. For example, Animal Crossing is something you might only want to play for 20 minutes every day--that's perfect to have on an SD card with a bunch of other games, rather than being a cartridge you swap in and out every day. It's a small thing, but that sense of immediacy is nice.

That's what everyone says... In the end we all end up being sucked into it for hours biggrin.gif
   
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