Noticed this w/ the switch

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    yesterday, I was renaming some xci games when I found groups of games the same size. I then checked nsps of the games. the sizes were all over the place. I believe xci dumps include padding while nsp's don't.
     
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    You can trim also XCI while dumping.
     
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    does trimming xci files make them as small as an nsp? I remember trimming nds games. and, you can do this with xbox 360 games. xgd2 were either 7.05 or 7.29. even games as small as shmup are padded.

    I've been dumping every game I own as both nsp and xci. I've read that nsp is superior though. I'm also going to make a backup of my micro sd (400GB). I have 35 games, and i have around 177GB left. ;)
     
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    @kozarovv okay, all games as nsp = 160GBs; all games as xci = 200GBs or so without trimming. now I'm dumping updates and dlc. I even bought dlc for games I haven't played yet like breath of the wild or splatoon 2. I've been busy with final fantasy ix. I was playing three or four games at the same time, but that just got confusing. I redownloaded yoshi. I'm not sure how that even got deleted. :)

    edit: btw, I bought zelda and all dlc digitally for $15 due to gold coins. that's what I've been doing. I just buy a game (hopefully on sale), then use the $3 rebate for each game.
     

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