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twintail said:
Mar1217 said:

This is ironically another point in favor of not having any achievments/trophy system on Nintendo systems

And what exactly makes you think this isnt patched for an EoL firmware update?

Like right now, this is just fear mongering until it actually does happen.

It's funny how the word Nintendo never fails to trigger you



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Why would Sony patch that out after 8 years of not doing that? They want you to just buy a PS5.



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IcaroRibeiro said:
twintail said:

And what exactly makes you think this isnt patched for an EoL firmware update?

Like right now, this is just fear mongering until it actually does happen.

It's funny how the word Nintendo never fails to trigger you

Are you confusing me with someone else who actually doesn't like/ play Nintendo games?

I wasn't actually talking about Nintendo, granted that may not have seemed obvious. 

Leynos said:

Why would Sony patch that out after 8 years of not doing that? They want you to just buy a PS5.

Well the servers are still clearly up. An EoL update us literally for EoL.

Maybe it doesn't happen. But no one really knows until it does or doesn't.

And the PS3 isn't randomly holding ppl  back from not buying a console that Sony can't even get onto shelves.



This is why physical is always the way to go. Sad to see this happen, hopefully there are enough game repositories on the internet to preserve all of those games. Especially the PS3 and the Vita, their emulation scene isn't that advanced as of yet.



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OTBWY said:

haxxiy said:

A bit much my dude. CDs and DVDs can go up to about a 100 years. As well as tapes, which are known to have exceptionally long lifespans... but it all depends on use, wear and such. So it is up to an individual to how long something can last. And if you ask me, 100 years is a long time and i'll be dead before any of my games are I reckon.

Also, transistors and such can always be replaced. They can still make the electronic parts you need to fix your cartridges (and put the rom back on the cart pretty much). Cartridges from decades ago still work as well, but again, it depends on use. Lastly, the 15 to 20 year number for Switch cartridges is based on nothing. 

The first generation of CDs is already rotting and dying.

Also, I'm not sure if we are talking about the same thing in your second paragraph? The data is physically encoded into the chip in mask ROM, the layout of the gates themselves is how the data is stored. As soon as the first bits are lost when the transistors fail, the software is corrupted and rendered useless. I'm not addressing an element on the board visible to the naked eye like a replaceable capacitor.

We also know for a fact that the Switch cartridges won't last as long as the ROM type described above because they use a proprietary kind of flash memory developed by Macronix instead of software masks. So, eventually, it will lose its charge, as it happens to flash memory, and all the 1s inside the cartridge will revert to 0s, resulting in complete data loss.



 

 

 

 

 

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Keep in mind, this is just the stores closing, it doesnt remove already brought games and access to redownload them.



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Last edited by Azzanation - on 26 March 2021

Azzanation said:

Keep in mind, this is just the stores closing, it doesnt remove already brought games and access to redownload them.

It does when the Cmos battery dies.



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Leynos said:
Azzanation said:

Keep in mind, this is just the stores closing, it doesnt remove already brought games and access to redownload them.

It does when the Cmos battery dies.

I dont understand what you mean.. Cmos battery? What's an internal battery got to do with downloading games from a store?



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