average rom size

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by bubblez, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. bubblez

    bubblez Newbie

    Jul 12, 2007
    United States
    How big is the average ds rom because i was wondering why mine are so big (64MB)
  2. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    Big in comparison to what? All roms are different sizes, up to 128megabytes at the moment.

    most recent roms are bigger. It all depends on the content of the cart.

    64megabytes isn't really strangely large. probably a good third of DS games are that size.
  3. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    Mine is bigger.
  4. loathsome

    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 11, 2007
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    First couple of hundred, 128Mbit (16 MByte) to 256Mbit (32Mbyte)
    It then got higher and had some more in the 512 range.
    Nowadays 512 is probably the usual, actually I just checked and 512Mbit games just took the lead in the last 4 releases.

    Bear in mind roms get trimmed (sometimes quite a lot) and you can also rip junk (intro movies, sound, other languages...) quite simply from a rom:

    Anyhow if you really want to dig into some maths here is an excel spreadsheet with most releases and their sizes on (in bytes so divide by 1024^2 if you want megabytes):
  6. NDSFreak

    NDSFreak GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 24, 2005
    From our database including the xxxx (Kiosk, Demo, Nintendo Club).

    64 Mbit 142 roms
    128 Mbit 297 roms
    256 Mbit 367 roms
    512 Mbit 369 roms
    1024 Mbit 83 roms
  7. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    So it's very popular to go beyond the GBA cart size limit of 128 Mbit. It's nice how developers are embracing all of the DS capabilities!

    I know, that's a lot of assumptions.
  8. sillypatterson

    sillypatterson GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    United States
    Actually, the GBA cart limit is 256Mb... see Yggdra Union and others [​IMG]
  9. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    oops. sorry. It's 32MB, like with the videos and whatnot.
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