Pokemon SuMo: cartridge vs digital,which is faster?

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  1. aos10
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    Hi
    I just got my physical version of Pokemon Moon,very happy with it.
    I already downloaded the digital version from the freeshop
    So I transferred my save from that version to the physical version.
    (PS,physical version is 0 not 0.0.0)

    First thing i found when saving in physical version it take double the time then then digital version.

    I am really shocked,there was no difference in time in Pokemon ORAS.

    did they used bad chip?

    System i am using : n3DS XL A9LH luma3ds 6.6 sysnand 11.2.
     
  2. Sorawind

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    I think its just your DS or maybe your Cartridge. Because my Moon saves within a Second or 2
     
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    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    it shouldn't really be noticably different, however, saving time in pokemon has always been a little different depending on how much you change stuff around.
    at least to me it always felt like it needed a second or two more when i moved stuff in the pc a lot
     
  4. aos10
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    Have you tried the digital version?
    I am not saying it take long time,maybe 1-2 Seconds.
    But comparing to digital version,it take half of that time.
     
  5. Jhnsn

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    First, is it really that important? Saving time of a mere half a second more? Nothing too much :P
    My suns cartridge saves in 1.5 seconds.
     
  6. Sorawind

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    My friends digital version saves in about 4 ish seconds and he has the newest 3DS
     
  7. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    My old 3ds digital takes half a second if that
     
  8. aos10
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    I just made a test
    Physical version on non modded and another modded n3ds : 2.7 seconds saving.

    Digital version on cfw n3ds: 1.7 second.
     
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  9. julialy

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    Maybe you have a really fast (µ)SD card
     
  10. aos10
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    Maybe,but i just compared ORAS with my physical copy,i can't see any difference.
     
  11. dimmidice

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    digital version here. 1.9seconds. Which seems like a long time but it's really lightning fast.
     
  12. icecreamcake

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    Any difference is not noticeable if you don't time it.
     
  13. aos10
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    Well,i noticed it the first time i fired my physical version and felt it takes long enough,it shouldn't take 1 second more because it save on the NAND of the game it self.
     
  14. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

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    I think that Nintendo uses slower flash memory to save costs.

    Most of the time, high-quality (µ)SD cards are faster than Nintendo's game carts (both read and write).
     
  15. ILSATS

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    New 3DS Digital here : It saves in an instant (probably less than 0.5 second).
     
  16. InsaneNutter

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    Go play Heart Gold on an original cartridge, then tell me Sun and Moon take a long time to save ;)
     
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  17. aos10
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    DS games always take ages to save,i was impressed about the save in Pokemon XY.
    However,if you playing them on DS flash cart it will be much faster.
     
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  18. InsaneNutter

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    To be honest on my Moon cart it only takes a second or so to save, i don't really ever remember thinking it's noticeably slower than X/Y, or my friends Eshop version of Sun.

    I mean i'd imaging the Eshop version would save quicker on a good quality SD card though.