So the only way I'm confused about what to decide is because Nintendo's eShop seems to be in the past... a past I didn't know existed. For me it's usually always Digital games because they're copies you can't break! Except in this weird situation. I'm thinking like - if my 3DS gets stolen or lost 1 day after my 1 year warranty expires, bye-bye 500$ + But I can kill a guy, be released from prison 25 years from now and be able to play Diablo 2, Diablo 3 and like 50 games I own on steam just by remembering my email and password. So this makes me wonder. Should I get hard copies? If a hard copy goes missing or ruined, bye bye game. But if the 3DS itself goes missing it's bye bye all the games. Does anyone know why shit's tied to console instead of the account? This is silliness. Please share your thoughts and opinions are welcome as well.