Some say cartridge-based technology is outdated, well this is where you’re wrong, current phone technology only uses a proprietary memory card or internal memory which in some ways are considered a cartridge.
What I consider a cartridge is anything that does not use a laser or a disc technology.
So now why can’t video game companies use the memory cards/cartridges in their consoles? Yes, the disc format is cheaper to make, but having a laser format and a heat sink inside the system causes the system to be hotter and a higher failure rate. How many Red rings/Yellow lights of deaths have you seen? I’ve seen too many. Now don’t sit here and say that the cartridge technology is outdated these days. You have cards ranging from 16 to 32 to 64 & 128gb Of storage. Current generation Blu-Ray discs are only up to 25 to 50gb. With next-gen, there’s no telling what size of Blu-ray will be able to handle. If video game companies were to make a system cartridge-based, they would be able to get rid of all the heat issues that causes the system to either melt overheat or come apart from the inside, Using a memory card/cartridge as its format.
Yes, you can say it’s a stupid idea, but it’s also a good one. You can say it won’t work due to the bootlegs of cartridge games. That’s where you take a page out of Sony’s book and make a proprietary card/cartridge like the Vita has, which forces you to buy the games.
Disc technology, or cartridge, what does the future hold for us when it comes to gaming?
This is my rant.