Anyone who thinks they should've used a DISC based media...

#1MaximotheladPosted 6/21/2010 2:29:08 AM
You are a fool sir. Flash memory is so dirty cheap that there's no need for a Disc based system ever. It's pointless.

Plus they said they would start at 2GB (UMD 1.8 GB...lol) and they never said they couldn't use bigger cards ether. It's just a flash memory card really. I mean they could make a 32 GB one but that's a bit excessive for a handheld lol That's excessive for a 360 game! haha
#2MasterChef1121Posted 6/21/2010 2:39:15 AM
And ROM (which the carts use) is even more efficient than Flash-memory, since it throws-out the majority of the "write aspect" of flash

No/negligible load times for the win
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#4nonexistingheroPosted 6/21/2010 2:45:19 AM
On a disc a lot more data fits, but it's not very practical for a handheld (discs are prone to scratches, handhelds are designed for being played in short bursts.

It's still a lot cheaper though, but cartridges are much more consumer friendly. Just look at the 360 eating discs from slightly moving it (call it stupidity if you want, but it's an expensive device with expensive games... And wife, kids, etc... The console will be moved during play if you're living in a family, and it should be designed as such).
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#5Miki_SayakaPosted 6/21/2010 6:17:56 AM
Plus they said they would start at 2GB (UMD 1.8 GB...lol)

Compare HDD capacities and pricing from 4 years ago with modern SSDs. That's what you're doing right there. It makes no sense whatsoever.
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#6SragentThomPosted 6/21/2010 9:19:56 AM

From: nonexistinghero | #004
On a disc a lot more data fits, but it's not very practical for a handheld (discs are prone to scratches, handhelds are designed for being played in short bursts.

It's still a lot cheaper though, but cartridges are much more consumer friendly. Just look at the 360 eating discs from slightly moving it (call it stupidity if you want, but it's an expensive device with expensive games... And wife, kids, etc... The console will be moved during play if you're living in a family, and it should be designed as such).





Then don't have kids and stop over breeding.
#7Smokeybear18Posted 6/21/2010 9:21:22 AM

From: SragentThom | #006

From: nonexistinghero | #004
On a disc a lot more data fits, but it's not very practical for a handheld (discs are prone to scratches, handhelds are designed for being played in short bursts.

It's still a lot cheaper though, but cartridges are much more consumer friendly. Just look at the 360 eating discs from slightly moving it (call it stupidity if you want, but it's an expensive device with expensive games... And wife, kids, etc... The console will be moved during play if you're living in a family, and it should be designed as such).



Then don't have kids and stop over breeding.


Then we all DIE.
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#8WoopdudePosted 6/21/2010 9:48:10 AM
Disc readers heat the console more, and drain more battery life. Cartridge-based media is better for handhelds.
#9eli2112Posted 6/21/2010 9:57:56 AM
"On a disc a lot more data fits"

Not true. What's the highest capacity of a disc media you know? Cartidges can be over 32gb as has been said already. Besides it takes longer to read from disc media.

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#10Maximothelad(Topic Creator)Posted 6/22/2010 2:04:59 AM
lol