Yes, it's too early to really know what hackers/card manufacturers will be dealing with, but we do have some solid facts already available that should allow us to at least speculate on the matter. Perhaps the biggest piece of info we have to go on comes directly from Nintendo's official E3 2010 website: "A port that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack." So, we're still dealing with cartridge/card-based media. Perhaps the biggest variable to consider is the system's infrastructure as it pertains to online. From the sounds of it, the system is always online whenever there is an access point available. Questions to speculate on: 1. Will it be hack-able? 2. To what extent? 3. How long after the system's launch will it take flash-card manufacturers to present 3DS owners with viable products to back up their ROMs? 4. What can we expect to pay for 3DS-compatible flash cards within the first year or two of the system's life cycle? 5. What expectations do you have for Nintendo in response to piracy and how it relates to the 3DS?