Optical disks are becoming antiquated, that’s why they’re going up in price. The market is shrinking and price adjustments need to be made to account for revenue and profit loss to avoid a stock collapse during the transitional phase.
Also, it’s not fair to call Switch game cards “cartridges.” It’s the same as when people called NES cartridges “tapes.”
Cartridges are an obsolete form of technology. They’re a different sort of media utilizing different technology and form factors than Switch game cards.
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