A few days ago I bought Fantasy Life for my girlfriend, and I tried it a couple of times, and I also like it very much. I simply love it actually, and want to have my own cartridge, so that we can play together. However, I would like to continue with my own save game. I noticed that each other save games are not shown on our own 3DS-systems (we both have our own 3DS), so I assume something is stored on your internal SD-card, but I am not sure if there is a check if you are running from the same cartridge.

Can I just continue with my save game when I buy a new Fantasy Life game (digital or cartridge)?

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Physical cartridges store data to the cartridge; digital games store data to the SD card in the 3DS.


I believe Fantasy Life stores save to SD card even when using a cartridge. Maybe this is due to being a large game. But I think it's encrypted to that specific cartridge so even if you buy a new one it wont show the old save.

I think you can get around it though by doing a system transfer. I have looked through it all but hopefully this helps:


  • Can a savegame be transferred between them somehow? Maybe by connecting them to a computer? Your answer is technically correct but doesn't actually answer the question (and my 3DS knowledge is too limited to help) of whether or not there's a way to move the savegame. Mar 31, 2015 at 8:43
  • But why can't I see my girlfriends savegame when I resume my game (and vice versa)? If this is true, what is stored on the SD card that causes this behaviour?
    – Mathias711
    Mar 31, 2015 at 8:52
  • @Mathias711 So when you're playing on your 3DS you see your save and on her 3DS you see her save?
    – SaturnsEye
    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:12
  • Yep. For security, I saved in slot 2 (her game was on slot 1). So I cannot play her game on my 3ds.
    – Mathias711
    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:13
  • @Mathias711 check updated answer
    – SaturnsEye
    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:22

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