Downloaded game vs physical copy?

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3 years ago#1
Any difference? What about speed and loading?
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3 years ago#2
The only game I've had experience with both versions is Etrian Odyssey 4 and the digital copy did spend less time saving and loading, but that will also depend on the quality of your SD card. The difference in that particular game was also fairly minor so it'd be up to you.
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3 years ago#3
Can't speak to the differences in speed and loading, but the main difference, as far as I'm concerned, is the fact a digital download is tied to your system, whereas a retail copy can be used on any system. If Nintendo ever goes the Steam route where your purchases are tied to an account, this won't be so much of an issue in the future.
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3 years ago#4
For that one game, how big were the differences in loading between physical and digital? one second? two seconds? Any hard numbers on your experience?
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3 years ago#5
I have the digital version of Fire Emblem Awakening and I know that the load times and saving times are somewhat faster. Not by much, but it's noticeable.
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3 years ago#6
I have mostly digital versions of games. I can't really comment on load times...they seem fast enough. What I like is the convenience of having all of my games in my system at one time. I haven't swapped out a cartridge in about 2 months!

It's really personal preference though. If you like having a physical copy, you won't get that "rush" of opening a new game with digital. Likewise if you like to keep your storage space clear, digital is the way to go.
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3 years ago#7
How many games can a 16gb sdhc hold?
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3 years ago#8
digital > physical
3 years ago#9
Juicii posted...
How many games can a 16gb sdhc hold?


Well.... That depends on what games you download as all of them have varying sizes.
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3 years ago#10
The only difference between the two is that when you get angry at your game and decide to chuck your game at a wall, you'll have to chuck your system with it.
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