Last year, Nintendo came to the decision that some Nintendo 3DS games (mainly all first party titles, with some third party) will be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop as well as having them available at retail like before. Each method obviously has their own pros and cons, but I was wondering - which option will you take?
Personally, I will probably purchase the game at retail (still having a cartridge) because Pokémon games tend to always be in my 3DS anyway and in the UK, eShop games are actually priced higher than online retailers of physical copies (for example, the average full retail game costs £39.99 on the eShop, but £29.86 on some websites). I'm also concerned about how the new games will handle communicating between physical and retail copies. For example, if I own one version as a cartridge and the other as a download, would I be able to transfer Pokémon from one to the other using the same 3DS system (Which obviously becomes more important if I own both versions as a download)? If not, then I won't be buying them digitally, as although I have a younger brother with a 3DS, I'd like to be able to do things by myself if I can and it would be much more convenient.