Could the 3DS retail games be available to download in the future?

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5 years ago#1
I see StarFox in the eShop I'm just wondering if maybe a year from now instead of seeing "available now" at the bottom it will say "Tap here to Purchase".

It's in the eShop after all. But I'm not sure how they'd be able to keep pirates away from just placing the games on the SD card. The downloadable purchases do go to the SD card right?
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5 years ago#2
Not enough space
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5 years ago#3
I'd imagine they could be put onto the store in the future...
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5 years ago#4
Please no.
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5 years ago#5
A 2-4GB memory stick for PSP isn't enough for more than one or two games either, and it didn't stop Sony releasing games via download.

People that would want it would get a larger SD card, simple as.

I'd rather a system to store owned games on the SD card than a full download service. I prefer having physical media, but not having to carry around all the cards would be great.
5 years ago#6

From: chickenturkey10 | #004
Please no.


Why not if it was possible? You can just continue to buy them at the stores in physical form.
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5 years ago#7
yeah.. the Star Fox thing on the store is just for screen shots and possible trailers

edit: by the way anyone else wish we could use the 64 GB SDHC cards? or that the 3DS would force the DS games to use it's network settings?
5 years ago#8

From: General_Dodanna | #007
yeah.. the Star Fox thing on the store is just for screen shots and possible trailers


Well at the moment it's just that, just listed alongside other retail and downloadable games. I was just asking if it would be possible. I don't know how much memory a 3DS game cartridge can hold.
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5 years ago#9
Lol,no. That would be one of the dumbest things they could ever do.
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5 years ago#10
Why no offer more options?
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