Why are R4s preferred?

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Touko White, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Touko White
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    Touko White (not)Banned

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    I'm aware that R4s are the most popular type of DS flashcard you can get (and they're banned in this country because Nintendo thinks homebrew is 100% pirating and everything not licenced is evil).

    Why is this? I've read up (or should I say, browsed a few threads on some board before I was even known as my 2012 - 1st half of 2015 name), and came to a conclusion that the SuperCard DSTWO cards are far better than R4s, despite the fact they drain the battery more quickly than a normal one due to some chip or whatever.

    There's no specific forum for general flash cards so I might as well post it here.
    Thanks for support.
     
  2. mashers

    mashers Stubborn ape

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    SC DSTWO is more expensive because it has many more features compared to the R4, such as its built-in co-processor to make emuators run more smoothly. For simply playing DS ROMs, R4 is a better choice because it's cheaper. It's a matter of economics - most people just want to play DS ROMs, so the R4 is more popular.
     
  3. Sumsquat

    Sumsquat Advanced Member

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    I guess that's because they cost like 5 bucks and you get them everywhere (even though they are banned from sale in many countries)
     
  4. Daggot

    Daggot GBAtemp Fan

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    They do what they're made to do and are really cheap.(got mine for 7 bucks)
     
  5. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Because they are dirt cheap and at least the R4i Gold supports official Wood kernel, which is the best one. Also they work on (N)3DS.