Is there any estimate on how long these 3DS carts will last?

#1Tengatoppen325Posted 6/18/2013 8:56:04 PM
Would like to keep them for as long as possible.
#2Zdm321Posted 6/18/2013 9:02:47 PM
Longer than every Xbox One game.
#3ChadawahPosted 6/18/2013 9:03:12 PM
I was just wondering the same thing. My Pokemon Silver and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow games, both that I got within a month of launch, just recently died on me. It was making me wonder about my DS games.
#4Tengatoppen325(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2013 9:06:11 PM
Yeah, serious answers needed, bc ill just buy digital if its only 10 years
#5Hardley_SmithPosted 6/18/2013 9:07:38 PM
8.145 years
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#6Tengatoppen325(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2013 9:11:26 PM
Chadawah posted...
I was just wondering the same thing. My Pokemon Silver and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow games, both that I got within a month of launch, just recently died on me. It was making me wonder about my DS games.


just found this on digitpress

"DS cards without a doubt use flash memory. It's small and very cheap these days.

Flash memory in general is rated for ten years data retention by most manufacturers. This is how long before the electric charge that holds the data starts to decay. But don't panic, because you can always 'recharge' this data by simply saving again. As well, I imagine the official estimate is a conservative one because there are eeproms out there with 20 to 30 year old data on them.

There is one small caveat to the use of flash memory- you can only write to it so many times. That number is rather astronomical though, somewhere in the range of several hundred thousand instances, so you'll probably never encounter the issue. And if you did, the game could always be repaired by replacing the faulty flash chip."
#7Darkstorm16Posted 6/18/2013 9:13:20 PM
basically really long time
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#8Tengatoppen325(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2013 9:17:39 PM
Darkstorm16 posted...
basically really long time


Pretty much, i gather
#9RPGNinja123Posted 6/18/2013 9:18:21 PM
Here is the problem though... I thought they eliminated this problem by getting rid of the batteries that used to be contained within the carts. Now flash memory will die out?
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#10Tengatoppen325(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2013 9:20:14 PM
RPGNinja123 posted...
Here is the problem though... I thought they eliminated this problem by getting rid of the batteries that used to be contained within the carts. Now flash memory will die out?


Thats what i thought too, i was told that flash has unlimited writes to it.