The "Power Off" menu is the single best way to switch game cards safely.

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4 years ago#1
The power button shuts down your running software faster than any other input, and since your game card shouldn't be running when you take it out, this is the ideal way to change games.

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4 years ago#2
or you can just close the software and not press any buttons at all.
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4 years ago#3
Thanks. *still swaps games from the home menu*
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4 years ago#4
This man has TheGoddamn answers.
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4 years ago#5
Or you can just change it at the main menu ?
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JPN Black 3DS (Feb 27th, 2011)
4 years ago#6
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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4 years ago#7
Even though hot swapping the game carts seems to be Ok, I still always shut the system down first before switching games. It's habit I guess.
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4 years ago#8
TheGoddamn posted...
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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...but you have to start the new game from the main menu anyway. . .
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JPN Black 3DS (Feb 27th, 2011)
4 years ago#9
PokeMaster posted...
TheGoddamn posted...
I am talking about when you are playing a retail game.

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...but you have to start the new game from the main menu anyway. . .


You have missed the point. Have you ever heard of the terms "hot boot" or "cold boot" on a PC? The same principle applies to all electronics.
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4 years ago#10
TC is implying that you press the Power button to quickly close the game and quit to the main menu, but not going all the way and shutting off the 3DS. This is indeed probably the fastest way to safely change games.
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