Would you still own a DS if the Flash carts or ROMs didn't exist?

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  1. SleepingDragon
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    Would you still own a DS or DS Lite if the following things didn't exist?:

    1. slot 1 and slot 2 Flash carts
    2. homebrew games or apps
    3. downloadable roms

    So, if all you could get for your DS were games from Wal-Mart, Gamestop, or wherever, would you still spend $130 usd to own one?
     


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    Member B4rtj4h Gaming addict #2 and some

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    Need something on the toilet haha [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah,but i doubt id use it much.

    I mean,i bought a GBA and i didn't even know about flash carts then,same with the DS(i only discovered 'em a couple of months back)
     
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    yup of course i would. i actually bought like 18 games before i got a flashcard!
     
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    No way - wouldn't have bought it if there were such an easy thing like a flashcart... I love playing homebrew games, watch videos and play emulators on the DS + having multiple games on one cart. And I would never pay € 50 for a single game when half the games are not worth buying and others are not appearing in shops.

    I'll only buy games I consider innovating on the DS - Metroid Prime was one... and if the Scfi rpg thing announced here recently looks interesting enough and gets published in English, I will consider buying it.
     
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    It's impossible for ROMS not to exist to be honest, but in any case...

    Yes, as I had one previous to. I've spent too much money to bother though, so heh.
     
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    I dont know. And i dont care because: THEY DO [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I had three DSes (and Gameboys and Gameboy Colors and GBAs) for my sons and myself long before I knew about flash carts. We have many commercial carts for all of those.
     
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    Of course I would. DS just really has a superb library and I couldn't imagine NOT owning one. It's just really a fantastic system.
     
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    Yeah, I already bought my DS, DS Lite, about 8 games before I realized flashcards weren't too difficult to use
     
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    Uh, YES! Are you kidding or something?

    I plan to still buy the games I really want for my DS anyway.
     
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    Probably not - but then again maybe "yes"

    I don't know - it's such a hard question [​IMG]
     
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    I bought it before I knew about DS roms so yes.
     
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    Yes, of course. The power of the DS is its games. As you can also buy games (which I do, by the way), the DS would be worth its money without a flashcart.

    I wouldn't like it as much though; I wouldn't have discovered the Ace Attorney series without a flashcart [​IMG]
     
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    Yes.
    MK DS was reason enough for me.
     
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    Why would anyone buy a console specifically for piracy/homebrew (unless you count the gp32/2x)? The fact that there are millions of people who don't have flash carts and probably don't even know that they are, would suggest than 99.9% of people would buy them for store bought commercial carts only.
     
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    yes
    i had one before i even knew they exist
     
  19. KaliKot

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    me? no.

    In asia, most of the game population only buys the console if its feasible for pirating/downloading/whatever

    its just not feasible unless you are one of the upper class

    Like today for example, its not feasible for me to own a ps3 since i can't afford to buy 60 dollar games. Im looking to sell my wii to buy a 360 though since I want to move on to nextgen graphics and I can flash the thing and just buy/download backups for it
     
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    Yeah, I bought a DS before I knew about flashcarts for DS.
     

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