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So how long is it going to take before a R4 card for the Switch?

Before the first year end... 3 13.04%
 
During the second year th... 10 43.48%
 
It will take more than two years. 4 17.39%
 
There won't be a R4 card... 6 26.09%
 
Total:23

Since the DS days, Nintendo has fought a rather intense fight against R4 cartridges and other means of piracy. The DS was incredibly easy to hack and play pirated games through this system, and the 3DS continued with the same issues, albeit less obvious due to frequent system updates. With the Switch confirmed as a cartridge based system, and possibly unifying the hardware bussiness of Nintendo, how long do you think it's going to take for these hardware manufacturers to come up with a new R4 cartridge for the Switch?

And will it be worth it this time around? The DS games were minuscule, so you could have 20-30 on a 16 gb SD card without problem, and a symilar number with 3DS games. But Switch games are going to be even bigger, so you might find yourself spending more money on the SD cards than on the games.



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No discussion, really? Come on, I know you have R4 cards and the like, people.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Would be cool to have one cartridge with multiple games on it. Price point isn't really an issue. Remember what 16GB SD cards cost in the time of the DS?

Even a 128GB card should be enough for plenty games of the Switch. You can get those for less than the price of a game.



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1 year is too fast to break the encryption on the games I would assume. maybe after 2 or so years though



didnt that company have to cease production because Nintendo sued them?



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AnmolRed said:
didnt that company have to cease production because Nintendo sued them?

I'm sure there will be others. if there is profit involved, someone will at least try. 



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No discussion, really? Come on, I know you have R4 cards and the like, people.

*shaddy-eyes*

"how do you know that?"

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A year or 2, but Nintendo will release stability like for the 3DS to patch them up



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With all the anti-piracy measures nowadays I wouldnt hope for much.



Maybe Nintendo will make their own.

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