Is there a point to adding that little side-tab to the 3DS cartridge?

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User Info: BlueFlameBat

BlueFlameBat
5 years ago#1
I'm 99.99% certain that if you cut the tab off and tried to play the cartridge on a regular/Lite/DSi, you'd either get an error message or "There is no DS card insterted." Is there a risk of damage to the game or console?
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User Info: NinjaGamer_23

NinjaGamer_23
5 years ago#2
It is the way the company that made the cards show consumers that this is a 3ds card, not a ds card. They look pretty identical in size.
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User Info: keyblader1985

keyblader1985
5 years ago#3
You're asking two different questions, and you pretty much answered one of them.

As for the second... we'll know when some idiot tries it.
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User Info: NinjaGamer_23

NinjaGamer_23
5 years ago#4
actually seveal people on here and around the net has tried that.
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User Info: 1shadetail1

1shadetail1
5 years ago#5
The point is, first, to visually differentiate them from DS cards, and second, to make sure they can't fit into a DS. There might be other reasons also; for all we know, that little tab is packed with important components the 3DS card needs to work.
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User Info: curryandrice

curryandrice
5 years ago#6
People have filed down the tab so 3DS cartridges can fit in the old DS and the DS doesn't detect it at all saying there's nothing inserted. The 3DS cartridge still worked perfectly on a 3DS.
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User Info: 1shadetail1

1shadetail1
5 years ago#7
^^ Well, there you are, then. No reason other than different look and stopping you from putting it into a DS.
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User Info: shlaguedweir

shlaguedweir
5 years ago#8
Plus, 3DS carts have more connections, so also more little plastic ridges in between them. Maybe those ridges could squeese the connectors inside the DS if the cart could be pushed in.

User Info: Kilaybay

Kilaybay
5 years ago#9
It helps, a little bit, with people thinking the 3DS is just a DS with 3D added, and that if they buy 3DS games, they can play them in a DSi, just in 2D.

Which is apparently a common misconception.
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User Info: NinjaKitsune

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5 years ago#10

From: shlaguedweir | #008
Plus, 3DS carts have more connections, so also more little plastic ridges in between them. Maybe those ridges could squeese the connectors inside the DS if the cart could be pushed in.


No they don't. I've got a DS and 3DS game right here, and the connections line up perfectly.
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