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My 3DS broke, can I use my save file in a new system?

#1nathanmaxtroPosted 12/22/2013 6:59:50 PM
I really don't want to start all over again.

I have the game cartridge and my SD card.
#2ColtCababaPosted 12/22/2013 7:00:29 PM
As long as you have both, though I think you just need the cartridge, your save file is fine.
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#3ForgottenTimePosted 12/22/2013 7:01:17 PM(edited)
Well that's why you by a physical copy of the game and not a digital copy. As long as you have the physical copy, you should be fine.
#4CountPopeulaPosted 12/22/2013 7:01:33 PM
You'll lose all your friend safaris, but the game can be played if another system if it's a cartridge.
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#5nathanmaxtro(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 7:02:05 PM
Does anybody know for certain?

I'm going to buy a new 3DS XL tomorrow.

Can I just put in the SD card and game and everything will work?
#6GloryChaosPosted 12/22/2013 7:02:26 PM
The only thing you'll lose is your friend safari. Your replays and pictures get saved to the SD card. And everything else gets saved to the cartridge.
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#7nathanmaxtro(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 7:03:13 PM
GloryChaos posted...
The only thing you'll lose is your friend safari. Your replays and pictures get saved to the SD card. And everything else gets saved to the cartridge.


Cool, that's good to know. Thanks.
#8_Kuresuna_Posted 12/22/2013 7:04:39 PM
I never understood buying digital. So you can carry all your games with you, but if something happens, then what? No resale value, if that's what you like, and SD card corruption isn't uncommon.
#9gamemaster712Posted 12/22/2013 7:07:58 PM
Digital wouldn't suck so bad if ninty worked out an account system...
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#10tathraPosted 12/22/2013 7:09:17 PM
_Kuresuna_ posted...
I never understood buying digital. So you can carry all your games with you, but if something happens, then what? No resale value, if that's what you like, and SD card corruption isn't uncommon.


its kind of annoying to have to carry a case just for games, and having to switch them out when you want to play something different. that also leaves them vulnerable to theft, or simply losing them.

there are some good reasons for both physical and digital copies, though i personally prefer having cartridges.
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