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Should I download the game or pick up a physical copy?
Old 10-09-2013, 02:49 AM
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So normally I would always go with the physical version of the game but now that I am out of state and in college, it is a bit harder to find transportation to go to a place that sell this game. The closest gamestop to me is a 50 min walk so I could always just wake up early and do that very long walk. But then I thought about downloading it. What do you guys think I should do? Are there pros and cons to each?
Old 10-09-2013, 03:08 AM
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sweating or dealing with no account system

youre choice.couldn't you just go to your local supermarket
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:25 AM
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I wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity of having the game case with the artwork and all that. This is kind of historic for the world of Pokemon gaming. We have never had a Pokemon game on the go quite like this. It is very unique. I just couldn't miss out on having a physical copy. Can't a friend or someone drive you to the game store? I'm pretty lazy I guess, so if it was between walking an hour it downloading it I would probably download lol. Though I have had hour walks before and they aren't so bad. I would find a ride though, one way or another. Taxi!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:57 PM
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I wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity of having the game case with the artwork and all that. This is kind of historic for the world of Pokemon gaming. We have never had a Pokemon game on the go quite like this. It is very unique. I just couldn't miss out on having a physical copy. Can't a friend or someone drive you to the game store? I'm pretty lazy I guess, so if it was between walking an hour it downloading it I would probably download lol. Though I have had hour walks before and they aren't so bad. I would find a ride though, one way or another. Taxi!!!
I will try to find a ride down there. Maybe the bus...although the system is so confusing here.
Old 10-09-2013, 04:08 PM
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Physical. Pok?mon games maintain a lot of value. You kind of give that up when you buy a digital game.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:21 PM
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If it's like Animal Crossing you can't back up your save data... So unless you're gonna pay for the pokebank, physical is probably safer for storing your pokemon.
Old 10-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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sweating or dealing with no account system

youre choice.couldn't you just go to your local supermarket
What do you mean by no account system?
Old 10-09-2013, 08:11 PM
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What do you mean by no account system?
The games you've purchased on the Nintendo eShop aren't linked on some sort of online account. They are just there, in your SD card, linked to your 3DS. That means if you change your 3DS console for whatever reason, you'll have to purchase the game again.

I like to get some games digitally, but when it comes to the 3DS eShop, the only games I'd get are eShop exclusives, with the exception of Brain Age. That's just because of the way they've handled it.
Old 10-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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it would better phisical if you buy it digital and you have to reboot the system it could whipe the game
it happened to me with animal crossing
Old 10-09-2013, 08:15 PM
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it would better phisical if you buy it digital and you have to reboot the system it could whipe the game
it happened to me with animal crossing
I guess that would happen on both physical and digital copies, when you turn off the system while a game was being saved.
Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 PM
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Physical all the way. I always enjoy looking at the box/manual, even though they've been cutting the manual extremely short with the current gen.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 PM
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I'm going digital personally. Pokemon is just something I'd always want to have on my system in case someone wants to battle me. If you're only considering downloading because a physical copy is hard to get then I'd stick with the physical. It's definitely nice having resell value.
Old 10-10-2013, 12:15 AM
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I think I am going to go with the Physical now