i can't find any discussions about this on the interwebs so i thought i ought to start a discussion about this here, since this issue has bugged me for some time and i can't seem to find any answers about this anywhere. so apparently modern game console nowadays store their OS/firmware on flash NAND chips, does this mean that they will be susceptible to DATA-ROT which will eventually cause the console to develop data degradation or corruption in their OS/Firmware within a few decades time? i read that that flash memory can retain 100% of its original data for 10 years before some form of minor data degradation starts, actually a few years ago there was an article about how nasa lost one of their asset due to data rot, which glitched out the internal software and rendering it inoperable. (i can't seem to find the article anymore though) so i guess my question is, are modern game console susceptible to DATA-ROT in their OS/ firmware? i like how older game consoles stores their OS/firmware on a permanent MASKROM chip, meaning that as long as the console is well maintained, it practically could last for decades and decades along with those MASKROM game cartridges.