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Tonton646
 
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11/20 11:19pm
I'm having a rough time deciding which one I'd rather get. I want the physical copy of the game with the cover but the digital one seems so convenient! PLUS, I want to get it at midnight, June 9. As soon as its avaliable! Digital would be quicker, but i'd have to make more room on my SD card and Dark Moon is already on it. Or I was just going to Gamestop or Walmart and get it at midnight...
WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
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WiivilleJori
 
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10/19 8:09pm
Well, the digital copy takes up a lot of space on the SD card. Personally, I'm getting the physical copy.. I already have it pre-ordered.
I guess it comes down to what you find works better for yourself.
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LilCarzy
 
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6/14 6:35am
I'd go with physical, it's always nicer knowing that your town is safe on it's own cartridge.

I'm also getting the physical copy, I have it pre-ordered too.
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craig18uk
 
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10/5 2:19pm
I'm getting physical, it's just that I have it in my hands and I love the sentiment of it.

However Nintendo UK are giving me the digital version for free so I will have both
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7/27/2013 6:03am
i'm preordering the bundle, so i have no choice but to have the digital. but i might buy the physical copy later, for collecting purposes. lol
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5/18/2013 10:30am
The digital copy is tiny compared to other games.
ACNL is 6,002 blocks on the English digital download
Fire Emblem: Awakening is 8,000+, can't remember exactly.
Monster hunter 3 is 13,000 blocks.

The game won't be available as a physical cart at midnight, unfortunately none of the stores in my area are having midnight releases, barely even knew what I was talking about. Digital is available from midnight and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home. Depending on the size if your SD Card, a digital copy isn't bad
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Jasonmii
 
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9/6 3:36pm
I'd suggest the physical copy. But I pre-ordered the Animal Crossing 3DS XL Bundle so I'm going to be getting the digital, but I would suggest getting physical because you aren't taking up SD Card space for other games from eShop.
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felicity1169
 
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10/19 8:39pm
I'm going with physical. Some bloggers on tumblr have been having some problems with digital copy and I don't want to use up all my sd card memory.
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4/28 5:11pm
LOL I'm going to have both! I'm getting the physical copy for my old aqua blue 3DS, then I'm also getting the AC:NL 3DS XL bundle so that's the digital copy. So I didn't really have to choose haha
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queeniefeathers
 
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11/24 11:58am
I'm getting the bundle, so it's digital for me. But if you want to play it at midnight, download it, it doesn't take up too many blocks on your SD card. If you prefer the physical version though, go with that.
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That64Kid
 
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11/27 10:10pm
I'm getting digital c:
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FairyDusttt
 
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9/25 7:59pm
I'm going with physical, mainly because I'm afraid I won't have enough memory for NL.
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erdogan44
 
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5/3 5:37am
I'm choosing physical since it'll cost me £23 for the game and a free pre-order bonus which is way better than paying £40 on eShop with zero physical items..
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Tessy
 
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9/17 9:49pm
Its wayyy better to get the physical copy of the game. Because if you get the digital one, you never know if your ds might break or something goes wrong and you lose all your memory. Plus I love going out and actually getting the game hahahah.
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Yacker
 
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10/21 2:12pm
"Because if you get the digital one, you never know if your ds might break or something goes wrong and you lose all your memory. "


Cartridges can break too...and carts save save files the exact same way an SD card does.

Anyways, I think you should get digital. Just make sure you have 751 megabytes on your SD or more.
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jennyetc
 
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2/19 12:27pm
I'm getting the bundle (the limited edition XL was too cute to ignore!) so I'm getting digital. I am a bit paranoid about losing data after what everyone's saying, and I'll miss not having the boxart, but it'll be nice to have the game with me at all times even when there's another cartridge in my DS, which makes up for it in my opinion ^-^
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xLollypopx
 
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I really don't know what to do!

I've had the game on Pre-Order with my local game store called 'GAME' and with them you don't get charged for payment until it has been dispatched. Which should be a few days before release date, as they said it would arrive on release day.. but I'm really worried in case it doesn't and I'll be dissapointed and sat waiting for it to arrive when it doesn't.

My other option is to cancel the Pre-Order, and put £40 on to my e-shop account (£40 should be enough, right?) and to buy the digital copy when it comes out on midnight on the 14th.
Having the digital copy would be more easier, and I won't even have to leave my bed to download it
But I like the box art, and think it's more rewarding when you actually open the packaging and see the game. Plus with the Pre-Order I get an Isabelle and Town Hall figurine set xD

Someone help me, what should I do?!
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Club444
 
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10/6/2013 7:53pm
I have both the physical and digital copies of the game, since I was unaware that the 3DS I ordered already had the digital version, and went ahead and bought the physical copy as well. I only play on the actual game cartridge version, so I can't attest to this personally, but there is a good amount of people on Tumblr and other websites who, after playing the digital copy for quite a while, have noticed some problems. Firstly, there's the issue that the save data is consistently becoming corrupt after several months of playing. Next, there's the fact that everyone who I've spoken to that has the digital copy has experienced fairly common game crashes, where the screen goes black and doesn't save. One person said that this issue had even rendered their game unplayable. There are several more issues involving the digital version, but to find out more about it, I'd suggest asking someone who has it and plays it regularly.

Nintendo sent out an update patch for both versions of the game fairly recently, but that hasn't stopped these problems. This is likely a good indication that they aren't able to fix it, at least not any time soon. I don't know if these problems will persist or not in the North American/European releases, but I'd just be wary about getting the digital copy if I were you.
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cobaltflames0
 
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Michael
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8/13 2:29pm
I'm going with digital just cus im getting the bundle plus its nice to know you always have it on your 3DS you can then have two games at once one on the cartridge and on the memory you dont have to face the hassle of changing cartriges
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Lisha
 
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7/25/2013 3:34pm
People, stop feeling so worried about losing data. With anything you use, there's a chance that it could get corrupted/break. I don't understand why so many people are trying to put down digital downloads. If the cart breaks, you're arguably in a worse situation because you will have to get another one. With the digital version, you can just redownload the game and go about your day. Consoles can be fixed by Nintendo and it's also very unlikely that your 3DS will be irreparably damaged.

With any game, especially complex ones, there will be glitches and bugs. (Very few, if any, games are bug free at release). They get patched.

I would also like to note that the people reporting bugs are playing a completely different version of the game. Chances are, Nintendo's addressed whatever was causing the game to bug in the Japanese/Korean (assuming that there is/was an inherent problem - I've only seen players with the JP version report issues but they might be present in the Korean one too) and has fixed them in the NA/EU versions of the game. No one except for the people who have received early copies of AC:NL early can possibly confirm that these issues exist within OUR versions of the game, so don't panic! These kind of fear-mongering posts really irritate me. :/
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Tonton646
 
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11/20 11:19pm
I emailed Nintendo about this matter and they told me that if your need to send your 3DS to them to fix it, they can "freeze" your e-shop account and data, so that you won't lose anything.
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I've decided I'm going to buy the cartridge I'll get up at 8am on the morning it is released and go straight to the shop for 9am!
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Leah
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7/31 12:45am
I'm thinking I'll get the digital, then I can have all the notifications properly... or something...
However if there's a pre-order bonus here in Australia then I'll get physical.
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nintendofan85
 
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Rodney
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11/27 8:18pm
I'm getting physical.
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Linoshi
 
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6/24/2013 3:38pm
Physical! Plus, you get nice pre-order incentives from Game with it.
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