Does 3DS game data save onto the game cartridge or the 3DS itself?
Games on game cartridges save data on the cartridge. This is proved when I switched systems 3 years after I broke my old one.. My pokemon game cartridges still have their save data after about 3 years of inactivity.
The exceptions I know are Smash Bros for 3DS, which always save on the SD card, and the Mario Kart Channel of Mario Kart 7. Richmountain112 - 1 year ago - report
That depends on the game. Some games exclusively save to the cartridge, while some exclusively save to the SD card (Fantasy Life). Many do both. You tell if a game saves to the SD card by checking Data Management in Settings. If the game has ExtData, at least part of the save is on the SD card. bungiefan - 1 year ago - report
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