Retail cart vs Digital download

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User Info: xLinkku

4 years ago#1
I have no problem downloading a retail 3DS game. But before I venture into that realm, my only concern is whether the digital version loads slower than the retail cart.

Does anyone have knowledge of whether Fire Emblem: Awakening, or 3DS games in general load slower when downloaded and played from the sd card?

This is really my only fear. Especially when it comes to loading a level or saving data or something like that because I plan to download Fire Emblem, and possibly Animal Crossing when that is released.

How do downloaded games fare performance-wise to their retail counterparts?
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User Info: mabber_III

4 years ago#2
that depends on the sd card you get

I got the class ten ultra card from sandisc, so games load super fast

User Info: kukingina2

4 years ago#3
i've played unchained blades for about 40 hours now and so far no loading problems at all
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User Info: minterwanny

4 years ago#4
I have New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Professor Layton digitally on the stock 4GB card that comes with the XL.

They load instantly as far as I can tell.

User Info: iusefebreze

4 years ago#5
I think they should be about at the same size. SD cards might be a bit faster though
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User Info: Denizen_Of_Dark

4 years ago#6
I never noticed a difference between the 2, but y pay 40 bucks full price for digital? Makes no sense
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User Info: Drac_Mazoku

4 years ago#7
At one point, I had both the physical and digital version of NSMB2 at the same time. I can confirm that there's no difference between the two at all. Go digital all the way :)
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User Info: Harie0

4 years ago#8
There really should be no speed difference.

User Info: DarkLink346

4 years ago#9
I've got both digital and retail MK7 and I agree there doesn't seem to be a difference.
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User Info: esoteric42

4 years ago#10
Go digital. It's the future.
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