Cartridges Vs Discs

#1SyntaxBananaZPosted 6/16/2010 2:41:21 PM
Carts - Pro: None or very small loading times. Cons: Costly?
Disc - Pro: Space, oh wait...Cons: loading times

Nintendo made smart move?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G5ESj5BzkQ
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#2GanonPwnagePosted 6/16/2010 2:42:53 PM
Not smart, just sensible.

Sony made a damn stupid move using discs for the PSP. Setup for disaster, that.
#3SAmapPosted 6/16/2010 2:45:43 PM
I think CDs are better for the space
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#4SragentThomPosted 6/16/2010 2:46:44 PM

From: GanonPwnage | #002
Not smart, just sensible.

Sony made a damn stupid move using discs for the PSP. Setup for disaster, that.




Psp owns downfall is Sony it self.
#5GanonPwnagePosted 6/16/2010 2:47:11 PM
True, but no one wants those loading times on a portable system. Nobody.
#6SragentThomPosted 6/16/2010 2:47:58 PM

From: SAmap | #003
I think CDs are better for the space




Just wait still blue ray gets cheaper it would probably finally replace the Cds and DVDs.
#7Storm101Posted 6/16/2010 2:48:01 PM
I also don't want moving parts to make the system less reliable...
#8plagamesforevaPosted 6/16/2010 2:57:23 PM
For a handheld, better to use cartridge or as Nintendo likes to call it, Game Cards versus CD type media until there is assurance that using CD type media will not cause load times.

Give SONY credit though. I thought they were brillant to release a handheld in a CD type format and still have it work on a mobile unit. I did not think it would work properly when the PSP first came out. Remember using a CD player to listen to music, but if you run, jump, or make sudden moves, the disk skips? Well, I thought that was the case with the PSP.
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#9SragentThomPosted 6/16/2010 3:09:11 PM

From: plagamesforeva | #008
For a handheld, better to use cartridge or as Nintendo likes to call it, Game Cards versus CD type media until there is assurance that using CD type media will not cause load times.

Give SONY credit though. I thought they were brillant to release a handheld in a CD type format and still have it work on a mobile unit. I did not think it would work properly when the PSP first came out. Remember using a CD player to listen to music, but if you run, jump, or make sudden moves, the disk skips? Well, I thought that was the case with the PSP.





Aren't the Disk used in the Psp are in a protective case.
#10SAmapPosted 6/16/2010 3:09:18 PM

From: SragentThom | #006
Just wait still blue ray gets cheaper it would probably finally replace the Cds and DVDs.


I was thinking about that. Portable blu-ray games would be freaking awesome. Especially since it can hold a lot more
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