It's getting to that time where cartridge based hardware such as Nintendo Gameboy cartridges are losing their saved data due to the internal batteries dying.

I was wondering if this applies to Gamecube memory cards too?

I have an Animal Crossing save where I managed to collect all the NES games and I really don't want to lose it.

  • I'm pretty sure there's no battery in a memory card, so you should be good to go until bit rot inevitably occurs after some decades - but I'm not sure of the exact techonology, and I'm not able to open one of my own memory cards right now. Find a way to run homebrew on a Wii or GameCube and make backups if you want to be absolutely certain you won't ever lose it. – Michael Madsen Apr 20 '14 at 12:27
  • Homebrewing a Wii is pretty easy--especially if, like me you got a Wii U so the Wii is just collecting dust. I managed to get all my GC saves off with little trouble – Ben Brocka Apr 20 '14 at 15:50

A GameCube memory card is nothing more than a modified SD card in nature. There is no battery built in, so it will not expire in a similar manner to old cartridge games.

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