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Will 8th generation consoles reverse the optical media trend?
We saw it years ago, how cartridge based games,despite superior load times, were phased out in favor of optical mediums due to increased storage capacity
First CDs, theen DVDs, and now Blu-Ray media being used to ship our precious games to us.
But with the falling prices of non-volatile memory at ever increasing capacities, Will we see a return to high access speed cartridge based gaming in thee 8th generation of console gaming?
Granted, even as cheap as flash memory is, its probably still cheaper to stamp out optical discs, but if they went back to cartridge games wouldn't the economy of scale help narrow that gap?
In the next console generation, What, if anything, is stopping a return to the classic cartridge, considering that the next console generation is still quite a ways away and allows enough room for them to work on any potential issues with using flash memory or a similar non-volatile storage medium?