How does Nintendo manage to still use cartridges for the 3DS?

#1KravPosted 6/20/2010 12:49:45 PM
3D games on a cartridge? How come they still aren't using discs for their new handheld?
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#2ThatPutzpieGuyPosted 6/20/2010 12:51:43 PM
If you can get 2GB (basically)SD cards, then why on earth would you use a 1.8GB UMD

Besides that, there's no load times with a cartridge. Also, no moving parts.
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#3ShadowTheHHFanPosted 6/20/2010 12:52:31 PM
Because discs is pretty much the worst idea ever for portables.
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#4protomole64Posted 6/20/2010 12:53:10 PM
Give me 2 reasons to use discs.

So far, this has a launch storage amount of 2GB, more than the PSP's UMD, and will probably follow the same trend as the DS's cartridges, and even double, triple, or quadruple in size.

Little-to-no loading times.

All around cooler, less breakable.

Why use discs?
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#5-EvilSoul-Posted 6/20/2010 12:57:37 PM
You can also save on a cartridge without a memory card. :D
#6VamphaeryPosted 6/20/2010 1:04:28 PM
*Saves on carts' eeproms or flash memory.
*No moving parts.
*Solid state has a high rate of data transfer.
*Less heat.
#7strife14467Posted 6/20/2010 1:04:39 PM
With the size of the game cards, they need to make a huge NES collection for the 3DS. If they leave the games in their original form, I'm sure they could fit a ton of NES games on a single 3DS card. Plus I'm sure they will at least double the card capacity in the future, so maybe they should release one giant NES collection.
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#8SragentThomPosted 6/20/2010 1:18:15 PM

From: strife14467 | #007
With the size of the game cards, they need to make a huge NES collection for the 3DS. If they leave the games in their original form, I'm sure they could fit a ton of NES games on a single 3DS card. Plus I'm sure they will at least double the card capacity in the future, so maybe they should release one giant NES collection.





All the nes roms counted to together is 698.3 MB.
#9SragentThomPosted 6/20/2010 1:19:19 PM

From: protomole64 | #004


Why use discs?




Cheaper per megabyte.
#10ChargrilledPosted 6/20/2010 1:22:47 PM
^^ doesnt seem to affect the costs of games in either direction. second hand market is just as low as the psp umds also.