Legend Of Zelda: BoTW trademark mentions cartridges

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  1. BurningDesire
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    Behind a screen reading news

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    A new trademark has been found saying:

    This could confirm that the NX will indeed use cartridges for it's form of physical media instead of the indrustry standard discs.


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  2. Deck of Noobs

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    Eh, it's probably there because of their relation to discs, but whatever LET THE RUMORS BEGIN
     
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    It sort of makes sense. Cartridges are tiny and nowadays flash storage is very cheap.
     
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    And none of dem loading times.
     
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  5. ploggy

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    Probably because it's going to be a handheld...
     
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    It sounds more like they are trying to cover their bases on every possible media format. Why else would they name every possible format in existence?
     
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    I KNEW IT! maybe
     
  8. SomeGamer

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    NX = 3SNESi U Color Advance Micro LL & Knuckles confirmed. Also plays DS™!
     
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  9. zoogie

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    It costs about 50c to print a 50GB disc, I can't imagine how the cost of even a 32GB ROM could compete with that.
     
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    That is true but there are other costs involved such as manufacturing a master for the press (not sure if I am using the right terminology here)
    It means a bit less profit from each sale but most games will probably not need all that space so they could save costs by using a smaller NAND size.
     
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    I'm actually really curious about what are they trying to do with the NX.
    (Don't tell anyone, but they're dealing with alien technology and that's why it is an ultra secret console, they're gonna make 4D games with holographic interaction and no batteries needed, it all feeds from your life force :ph34r:)

    I can't have any idea of why bother with carts., but oh well, how knows what is their next innovation or whatever.

    That sounds really interesting, and as they try to reduce costs the most makes sense.
     
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    They don't print disc. They press them. Also the blu ray alliance charges a ton in licensing fees to use official Blu ray disc.
     
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    that would be cool i know discs are supposedly cheaper but somehow they manage to sell 3ds games for $35 while console games are $60 so surely if they can sell them for $35 and make decent profit $60 wont hurt them.
     
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    There will probably be a New 3DS downgraded version just like Xenoblade Chronicles.
     
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    Not to mention that BluRays are proprietary Sony materials and that anyone who uses them has to pay royalties
     
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    I think Nintendo avoided those licensing fees by modifying the format, might not be true though.
     
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    I have always said for years, ever since ninty went to disc's, there systems became more and more shit! GO BACK TO CARTRIDGES!
     
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    A move back to cartridges does make some sense at this point. You can fit a lot of data into a small amount of space now. 200GB MicroSD cards are readily available at Best Buy. You get the added benefits of no load times and a sturdier design that will hold up for longer. Plus, they can be even smaller than discs. Now I know it is more costly, but when your producing in mass quantities, I have to imagine that ultimately its not significant. I'd hate to see game prices go up, but I think they could keep them where they're at. Ultimately I just love the design and durability more of cartridges, and there is a certain feeling that's been lost in disc based systems of satisfaction when you lock your cartridge into the slot. Stupid, I know, but you can't deny that there is something just so satisfying about that moment.
     
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    That is true, they use their own proprietary format.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U#Games

    Although the additional cost of a high capacity ROM may not be more than $5 (conservative guess), that takes a big chunk out of their per unit net revenue. About 15% if this data is to be believed: http://kotaku.com/5479698/what-your-60-really-buys
     
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    Cartridges were more reliable and more fun! :grog:
     
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