Why are R4s preferred?

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

  1. Touko White

    Touko White (not)Banned

    Jan 12, 2016
    United Kingdom
    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

    Jun 10, 2015
    Kongo Jungle
    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

    Jan 15, 2016
    Gambia, The
    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 Advanced Fan

    Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    They do what they're made to do and are really cheap.(got mine for 7 bucks)
  5. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole Proud TX supporter

    Nov 19, 2015
    Gambia, The
    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.
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