New "budget" slot-1 coming from M3 Team

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    [​IMG] New "budget" slot-1 coming from M3 Team
    Low on price, low on features
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    A new slot-1 card targeted toward the money-conscious buyer will be released soon from the team that have given us the M3 range of carts. The new card will not fall under the M3 branding and will not use the new beta OS 'Sakura'. This one-trick card will supposedly be low on extra features but will offer "100% ROM compatibility" and fast "support and updates". It will retail for a low price to compete with the other budget carts on the market such as the recently released 'Acekard 2'.

    Do we really need more flash carts? Is piracy getting too convenient? Are budget carts that don't bring anything new to the table a good idea? Let us hear your thoughts!

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  2. tjas

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    Hmm which features will the lose?
     
  3. azotyp

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    Copetition on the market is good thing for customers [​IMG]
     
  4. Fat D

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    except that this doesn't increase competition. Two of the most affordable cards are already under the M3 brand.
     
  5. Renegade_R

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    $15-20, compatibility of the other M3 reals, EPIC WIN.

    But I find it kind of ironic, a budget cart for the pirate. Why does piracy have to suddenly be so easy in every aspect. Oh what a shame.
     
  6. azotyp

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    If someone does not support piracy, wont buy that. So every body is happy. [​IMG]
     
  7. tjas

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    Totally true.. when do we get the ''platinum editions?'' or the ''players choice'' range [​IMG] no.. then it would be ''Pirates choice award!''
     
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    If this kind of cart is 'low on the features'...I have a feeling something like DLDI would not even come standard on a cart like this. If homebrewers don't buy it, then this cart is PRIMARILY for piracy such as the R4...
     
  9. Sinkhead

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    Piracy is becoming too mainstream [​IMG]
     
  10. Shinji

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    Heres the official Feature List for the Simply...what can they afford to drop?!
    Maybe they'll just make it even cheaper (FEELING) [​IMG]
     
  11. yuyuyup

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    I couldn't imagine this would spark any kind of some massive influx of piracy. People already invested $90-150 for the DS, they already took the friggin plunge, $20 extra aint gonna break the bank
     
  12. fryguy

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    Hope this doesn't mean less updates for R4/M3S, not that there has been many lately anyway but..
     
  13. Neko

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    Hm. Now they have made M3 , R4 and G6. How many cards do they want to make ? [​IMG]
     
  14. bulgarion

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    Piracy has *always* been "convenient". I've had a GBA, then a GBA SP and now a NDSL, and NEVER purchased and original game. It's not flash cards that are inexpensive, it's games that cost too much.
     
  15. Extreme Coder

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    Atleast you can buy them.. Piracy here is the ONLY way to get NDS/GBA/PSP games :/

    Posts merged

    Also, I'm not sure if I missed this, but what is this beta OS named Sakura?
     
  16. Joey Ravn

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    Well, I don't think flashcarts nowadays are what you may call expensive. Unless this is really, really cheap, at about $15-20, I see no reason to release yet another flashcart. Even less reasons being from the M3 Team, which already hast TWO flashcarts in the market...
     
  17. Kyosys

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    Maybe it won't be homebrew compatible?

    I really can't imagine how they would cut down the production costs...
     
  18. 754boy

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    Thats what I'm saying lol, not like these things are too expensive right now anymore. Unless its sub $20US with shipping included then I don't see the point lol. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah - if this card has the same compatibility as the M3 carts and is fairly cheap - I'll probably get one.

    I mean, sure, they won't have as much features - but who needs ot watch movies or listen to music on DS?

    Woot [​IMG]