Hypothetical question for whomever can answer

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3 years ago#1
If I download Mario Kart 7 from the eShop after having sold my game cart, will it access the same save data that I already have created, or would I have to start over?
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3 years ago#2
I believe you would have to start over, but don't quote me on that.
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3 years ago#3
Yes you will, save data for cartriges is stored on the cartrige itself, the case for every other nintendo handheld.
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3 years ago#4
Nintendo had mentioned an app that would be released to allow people to convert saves from cart to digital.
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3 years ago#5
JoeHigashi2000 posted...
Nintendo had mentioned an app that would be released to allow people to convert saves from cart to digital.


Only for select games.
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3 years ago#6
NewbieN00b posted...
JoeHigashi2000 posted...
Nintendo had mentioned an app that would be released to allow people to convert saves from cart to digital.


Only for select games.


I expect it would be for games which released in retail first then had an eShop release, maybe for succeeding games that release for both as well. Probably for first-party title first, then maybe third party.
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3 years ago#7
If you've sold the cart already, then you'll start again.
If you still have the cart, you'll be able to transfer it in future.
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3 years ago#8
Ah cool thanks for the replies. I still have the cart, and I don't imagine I'll sell it, but the idea of having a bunch of 3DS games already on the system is very appealing to me. Especially because I use a 32GB SD card.
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