Ninjahax is the first step to creating a homebrew scene that is entirely open source with no need for supplementary hardware (well, not counting Cubic Ninja). It is a direct counter to the way Gateway operates, being closed-source and requiring expensive extra hardware as well as requiring users to be on a 3DS with a specific old firmware installed. Ninjahax works on all firmwares from 4.1-9.X. But it's very likely that the exploit will be patched, as smealum himself stated. The prices for the game are skyrocketing with no chance of getting a copy for less than $30. Nintendo is aware of the exploit as shown by their removal of Cubic Ninja from the Japanese eShop. A simple patch could likely put Ninjahax in the same position as Gateway. Would it be worth it to stay on a firmware which allows less access than Gateway while still blocking online features? There is also no option for "emuNAND" as Gateway has done allowing online features using injected headers. Ninjahax may not even be worth it anymore once a patch is released. Due to the nature of the exploit, I find it unlikely that a fix will be created by smealum for Ninjahax on higher firmwares. It's very specific, unlike DS card exploits. WHat do you think will happen to the users using Ninjahax? Will they remain on old firmware, or will Ninjahax be forgotten?