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90% of ds owners in USA use the r4ds!!!

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  1. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    source:http://computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=181131

    holy cow, i knew a lot of people had the r4 but this is crazy. :lol:
     
  2. darksamus

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    I personally have never used it. I prefer owning legal copies of all my games

    I have nothing against people who use it though
     
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    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    Ninety percent?

    Wow. Talk about blowing things out of proportion.

    I'd say maybe 5 percent AT THE VERY MOST use a slot-1 device.

    Because, you have to think about who buys a DS.
    95% of the people that have them are under the age of 16 (But my facts may be as accurate as theirs!).

    The very few people that aren't so young, more than likely won't find out info on how to use a chip.

    Most who do find out, usually don't follow through because they're bored of their DS and don't want to shell out that kind of money when they'll at most buy 2-3 more games in the future.


    It's not that the DS economy in games has gone down because of piracy.
    It's more so of the same with wii.

    Crap companies come out with crap games.
    When those sell poor, crap companies come up with crap theories.
     
  4. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    i read that article lol
     
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    biased article
     
  6. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    care to explain.
     
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    a30993 WiiChat?!!?! WHERE?!

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    That can't be true.. If it was, most of the people that go to my school would have it, and most of them have never even HEARD of the R4. I bet that this is just another of those fake statistic things.
     
  8. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    first of all its a belief. and second of all its a belief of the ESA. the feaken ESA. they make ani piracy programs for every type of software and they even close down piracy websites. they are like overlords. trust me if you knew about them like i did, you wouldn't doubt their beliefs.:crazy:
     
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    There is no way that 90% stat is honestly correct
     
  10. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    oh yeah shut down piracy sites for giving out free music which costs too much, or tv series that tv companies wont release on dvd? 95%? i would go so far as to say 35% of DS owners have the know how to install the thing and 25% actually do, although its prbably much lower. 95% is b/s.b/c that would mean 95% have the knowledge and know how to even know that the DS can play those carts. wrong.
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    almost everyone where i live, has a r4ds. i actually for one believe this estimate. i also think its lower. maybe around 65%.
     
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    Sorry, dude, but this article is bias. I'm 100% sure that only a small percentage of people even know about an R4DS, and even a lower number of people even having one (I'm guessing 3-5%). Majority of DS owners are under the age of 16, the only access they have to getting one, is by the parent. If you really believe 7.5-10 million are using a R4DS, then I have no clue what's going through your mind. If 65% of people use the R4DS, Nintendo would take immediate action and create a whole new DS. There not numb-headed enough to not do so.

    -Person must find out about it
    -Person must be able to buy it
    -Person must be able to know how to use the thing
    -Person must be able to invest $60-$100 on the hardware
    -Person must be interested in the product

    Most DS owners don't even know the R4DS exists.
     
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    ELSPA have got to be bulls**ting. 90% of American DS owners probably don't know what R4 means.
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    ^ actually its called the ESA.

    @RivalDestiny
    first of all i dont think the entertainment software association is biased. its stupid to say that they are. nintendo has taken action against this by creating a protection file in the game called the arm7. nintendo would never make another ds just because 65% of americans used the r4ds. it would make the other percent mad and it would criple the market.
     
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    There is no way that 90% of DS owners in the USA have a R4DS. LOL bullshit

    I bet the number is less than 10%

    also where do you find this crap? WTF
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    ive even said myself that i dont believe its 90%. that is just the ESA's estimate. id say its 65% at most from what ive seen. this crap can be found in many malls. when i was part of the nintendo official Nsider forum, someone told me that they bought it at bestbuy. you know that company called Datel that made that mii to computer program and the 3rd party lan adpater for the wii, well they are the ones that made the r4ds.
     
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    There is no way that a R4DS has ever been purchased at a BEST BUY keep dreaming my friend. 65% WTF are you smoking? :yikes: you seriously think that if you asked 100 people who owned a Nintendo DS 65 out of the 100 would own a R4DS or R3? LOL LOL LOL you are a comedian aren't you? :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
     
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    where i live, if you ask 100 people if they use an r4 or m3 98 will say yes. i said at most 65%. im trying to be more realistic than 90% but this is the ESA we are talking about not some small anlyst we are talking about here. im pretty sure that the ESA is not pulling number out of no where. these numbers must come from some sort of research that the ESA has conducted.
     
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    there is no way you know or could ask 98 people who owned an R4DS or R3 let alone get 98% out of 100 give it a break man.







    Did you just flip flop? STFU man you question every reply in here if they do not agree with you!:mad5:
     
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    ESA, FCC, CIA, FBI, Terrorist, Fast Food, ESRB, Tobacco Industry, Biased Media.

    These are all things that rule the world and are all corrupt and I hope they all burn in hell.

    As for the article. Bias. I'm on the cutting edge of game news and have never heard of this chip, heard of and own moonshell, but not this. Nobody in my school and tech class has heard of this chip. I know one kid who pirates DS games and he does it in Hong Kong.
     

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