Assuming a Flash Cart is made, what would the price be?

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  1. Aftcomet
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    Surely they would milk it as much as possible? Does anyone know how much DS carts were at the start?
     


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    Because we would know the future prices.
     
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    The Flashcart team would probably give it away for free. Cause they're nice like that.
     
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    Come on, I'm obviously talking about a guesstimate. You can go on historical data like when the DS was released.
     
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    My guesstimate, 100 BILLION...MILLION...SHABALABADOO...DOLLARS.

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    It'll be around $500.
     
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    I remember, when i bought my X-Rom in 2005 for the GBA it like $72 for 512 Mega- "BIT" (Aka 64MB) for GBA roms. My Fisrt NDS card was the G6 and I think it cost in 2007 around $50. So Guess would be about $60 for the first models to be out.
     
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    The first cart to run commercial DS roms (badly*) was the neoflash** and despite being something of a rebadged XG2 (which was in turn a tweaked EZ2) did cost a pretty penny (more than an equivalent XG/EZ2 and more than those nice carts like the EZ3) , but we already saw NAND-NOR-PSRAM carts like the EZ3 and the start of the memory cards stuff in supercard and GBA movie player as well as the M3 and such. However we already had DS homebrew on just about everything so people were somewhat apprehensive and mainly waited it out. You also have the PS3 USB hacks that cost a fortune at first for what they were (recall what the exploit eventually got ported to).
    So yes makers (and resellers) tend to milk it for all it is worth and frankly why not- a serious profit from fools/those with too much disposable income is nicer than scraping one from small margins on limited time devices (either through developer dropping support or devices not able to counter new security) and being left holding the ball (stock of old now useless devices) that current hacking devices seem to be about.
    Also has to be said- there are still those that can get it done but the DS flash card scene is pretty cut throat so many teams if they are still around are operating on a skeleton staff and I am not sure if there will be enough people out there to sustain a proper reverse engineering operation at first/really quickly (you could put one together but it would take a couple of weeks). Of course sometimes the teams can release an early beta of their product under another brand name (the most known examples being the likes of supercard with the iplayer and the GBA movie player and M3 team although I am not 100% sure what went there), EZFlash have done a bit of stuff like this, many more teams made R4 clones or used the R4 name to sell their devices and there is the whole story of Borden (the Americans have the story of Johnny Appleseed- this guy was like Johnny Flash cart company founder/designer).
    Equally it could be that it requires or uses a hefty device to run (some of the higher end CPLD and FPGA chips are not cheap to buy and get boards built for) which feeds back into the selling your rebadged prototype thing.

    Gun to head to get an idea of money. For a device with $30 of parts and assembly the price is usually around $70 to $120 and more pricey chips might reduce the margins a bit (any more than that and you start to leave the "screw it- it is only money" head space).

    *even compared to later GBA slot options the roms had to be extensively patched to work. Also caused a nice redump flood but we still do not mention that around jumpman17.

    **I actually found a couple the other day and seen as they are more or less marginally reworked EZ2s I wondered if I could turn them into good GBA carts (the EZ2 1 gig being one of those that gets snapped up seconds after they put it up for sale and in the eyes of some are more desirable than an EZ3).
     
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    Thanks for the quality posts Fast and ferret.
     
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    they can make charity =O
     
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    Well, price depends on the team that makes it, where it's located, and the material needed to make it. It'll probably be the cost of all that plus (give or take) about 15-30 USD.
     
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    Thats pretty spot on Fast6191 for price wise.According to the guy i get my carts through he has new carts in customs now for 3DS that play actual 3DS games. Only time will tell if the company he his dealing with is legit. But he said that all 120 games he had sent where aparently working with these new Carts fingers crossed :-D
     
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    Wouldn't there be something on the internet if this was true?
     
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    Bullshit.
     
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    Fucking hate that word IT MEANS THE SAME THING AS ESTIMATE!

    Anyway moving on...
     
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    Like i said only time will tell so be nice.
     
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    Bullcrap.

    If any kind of 3DS flashcard were released we would know about it before your "handler".
     
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    So you cant be nice then and you know every little thing that goes on in the world. I wish i was 17 again and knew "EVERYTHING".
     
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    lol butthurt.

    I'm being logical. Any flashcard team would advertise the hell out of the first 3DS card. Hence why Crown3DS and whatever that other one is were announced so early, to make a maximum prophet. However, both are either A). Fake or B) Had something but lost it.

    In this case, if any flashcard team did manage to make a 3DS flashcard there would already be announcements, other flashcard teams, and other fakes. But oh lets trust one guy who says he totally has some. :rolleyes:
     
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    "lol butthurt". Wow that was realy mature young man.I hope you feel better.
     

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