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The Evolution Of Nintendo's Cartridges

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Every generation of video game consoles brings on new challenges and new ideas. Out of all the major video game companies in the market today, none have gone through such drastic changes as Nintendo. As one of the longest running gaming companies in the world, Nintendo didn’t start with video games. In fact, their very first product ever was a line of hanafuda playing cards back in the 1890s. Now firmly in the video game industry, they have had a long list of consoles, each with unique designs and features. However, for today’s video we will be looking at something smaller, but just as iconic; the video game cartridge. From the Nintendo Entertainment System to the recent Switch, NIntendo has always had something for players to click in or insert to get the game started, and their history and evolution is an interesting tale. So we will be starting with the earliest example of cartridges, the Nintendo Entertainment. From there we will hit on other Nintendo gems like the Nintendo 64. We’ll even look into the development of some odder cartridges like the unique design of the DS and 3DS cartridges for their handheld systems. Lastly, we will take a look at the Nintendo switch and how this tiny tablet and console has taken the cartridge game a step further. Will Nintendo continue their tradition of cartridges in the future? Who’s to say, but sit back and relax and enjoy this dive into gaming history.
00:00 Intro
00:27 #1 Nintendo Entertainment System
01:37 #2 Gameboy
02:46 #3 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
03:51 #4 Nintendo 64
04:54 #5 Gameboy Color
05:56 #6 Gameboy Advanced
07:10 #7 Gamecube
08:14 #8 Nintendo DS
09:17 #9 Wii
10:00 #10 Switch
10:57 Outro
Written by: Zack Latino
Narrated by: Antony W.
Edited by: Jean Bernard

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  1. Alex Pogers

    Alex Pogers

    8 soat oldin

    Me why the ## you lying my switch card didn't work then I just blow on it and the game holder thing then it worked

  2. Japh urtecho

    Japh urtecho

    23 soat oldin

    0:24 “cartridges” Shows a cd disc for a sec

  3. Gaming with Zion

    Gaming with Zion

    Kun oldin

    Why do cartridges still exist

  4. Khang Lê Stefano

    Khang Lê Stefano

    Kun oldin

    How about Wii U??

  5. potato

    potato

    Kun oldin

    So he is not going to talk about the 2ds

  6. jr bugg441 hated channel

    jr bugg441 hated channel

    Kun oldin

    7:22 is my favorite

  7. Wittle Sloth

    Wittle Sloth

    2 kun oldin

    I had the snes as my first console because my dad had one in the garage I mean we had a Wii and Wii U but that was my very own first console only mine

  8. ToonKusatsu HTF Puffy

    ToonKusatsu HTF Puffy

    2 kun oldin

    *PlayStation & XBOX* only disc.

  9. Joseph Wells Among Us Fan

    Joseph Wells Among Us Fan

    2 kun oldin

    7:23 never gonna give you up

  10. Christian caffell

    Christian caffell

    2 kun oldin

    Hey did you know when he said the 2021 cartridge it's wrong because that console cartridge yous showing us was made in 2017 change it to 2017?

  11. MVP_Tigergamer

    MVP_Tigergamer

    2 kun oldin

    i have the nintendo DSi and all the mario and luigi cards i love nintendo

  12. b b

    b b

    2 kun oldin

    Its not only japan its also hungary i got it in hungary a few weeks ago

  13. TheONLYONE

    TheONLYONE

    2 kun oldin

    You know this is a bad video when they dont talk about the storage size of the carts/cds and when they said "nothing substantial changed between the wii and wiiu discs" uuhm hello? The rounded edges?

  14. Geperd Geperd

    Geperd Geperd

    2 kun oldin

    Talking about nintendo cartridges and they have a psvita cartridge in the line up at the end before the switch cartridge.

  15. Geperd Geperd

    Geperd Geperd

    2 kun oldin

    That notch on the sides of that fake 3ds game are not on any 3ds games. Those are on fake 3ds games.

  16. Geperd Geperd

    Geperd Geperd

    2 kun oldin

    Funny how they have a 208 in 1 ds game cartridge when they have pics of other official ds games in the video.

  17. Alicia French

    Alicia French

    2 kun oldin

    Nintendo is Cool

  18. FaZe Recon

    FaZe Recon

    3 kun oldin

    I still blow on the cards or disc to this day 🥺

  19. Tchitchouan Inouane

    Tchitchouan Inouane

    3 kun oldin

    misleading title, a disc is not a cartridge

  20. TheDoodlingGamer

    TheDoodlingGamer

    3 kun oldin

    This big, plastic brick that is the size of your hand can’t save 90% of games, but a bitter and thin LEGO brick can save all games

  21. War of the Idiots

    War of the Idiots

    3 kun oldin

    They get easier to consume every few years

  22. Purima Purima

    Purima Purima

    3 kun oldin

    7:38 "n64dd was gonna have a CD reader" n64dd is not even play cd, as far as i know the disk is magnetic storage (resemble more like floppy disc). and the second pic you show is non official add on for piracy 9:02 i'm not even gonna explain what's wrong on this one

  23. MrCreeperPS4

    MrCreeperPS4

    3 kun oldin

    He rick rolled me

  24. Connor Gow

    Connor Gow

    3 kun oldin

    0:35 actually there were multiple game consoles released in Japan called the TV-Color game

  25. Fernando Álvarez Murillo

    Fernando Álvarez Murillo

    3 kun oldin

    The fact that they forgot the wii u Wii U: 😭😭😭😭

  26. Trickster Zorua

    Trickster Zorua

    3 kun oldin

    Quite a few mistakes in this video: - The shown GBA 'white cloth cartridge' is a GB cartridge, not to mention it's an unofficial third party tool that came years later after the GBA - The N64DD was a *zip drive*, not CD drive. Zip drives were a whole another beast of a memory storage method. - GameCubes didn't use mini DVDs but a different type of format, that had 1/4th of a DVD's memory, so calling them DVDs at all is misleading for multiple reasons. - The 3DS cartridge with its 'notches' is a bootleg cartridge, not an actual official cartridge. I'm a bit baffled at these mistakes as a simple glance at Wikipedia would show those mistakes. Has there been any research done for this video?

  27. Chris Stokes

    Chris Stokes

    3 kun oldin

    Everything is better with a little colour: shows wandavision. No it's its still shite after episode 3 .

  28. Nintendude

    Nintendude

    3 kun oldin

    "This was before Nintendo got creative with their console names" Meanwhile: PlayStation 1, 2, 3, 4....

    • Ultimum

      Ultimum

      3 kun oldin

      @CHAN WINGKWAN r/woooosh He means PlayStation 1.. 2.. and so on, are not creative names

    • CHAN WINGKWAN

      CHAN WINGKWAN

      3 kun oldin

      PlayStation isn’t even from Nintendo

  29. Gxhbro

    Gxhbro

    3 kun oldin

    I ahve Gameboy color :)

  30. MVCPremiumGamer

    MVCPremiumGamer

    3 kun oldin

    And that led to Tyrone Magnus to hate Nintendo forever and ever. XD As for me I prefer the cartridges more than CD because it's very compact, convenient, much easier to store and able to mod it when software support is dead. Which is why both PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS are the perfect example of it, the Nintendo Switch is still strong for X amount of years to come.

  31. Pineapple God

    Pineapple God

    3 kun oldin

    7:22 is the best part.

    • Pineapple God

      Pineapple God

      3 kun oldin

      Gotcha

  32. TylerGamerPro

    TylerGamerPro

    3 kun oldin

    Why does ur thumbnail say 2021, switch cartridges came out in 2017

  33. TheChillGamer

    TheChillGamer

    3 kun oldin

    When you said the switch cartridge tasted bad i got my odyssey cartridge because I'm not doing it to 3d world or smash and licked it and I regret everything

  34. Finn McCool

    Finn McCool

    3 kun oldin

    The switch uses cards

  35. Robb vb

    Robb vb

    3 kun oldin

    I eat Nintendo switch games they taste like sushi 😻 this is fake news 🙀

  36. Bluejack 22

    Bluejack 22

    3 kun oldin

    I like the GameCube disc because it was very unique mini CDs now that's something that you don't see everyday

  37. SurgicalPine 165

    SurgicalPine 165

    3 kun oldin

    That Breath Of The Wild cart at the end has the same serial number as mine same region too

  38. Gregory Cotton

    Gregory Cotton

    4 kun oldin

    7:25 Over 77K people got rick rolled.

  39. whale killer

    whale killer

    4 kun oldin

    I watched till the end and had a PlayStation ad

  40. Kusogaki

    Kusogaki

    4 kun oldin

    I mean, even the PS Vita uses cartriges instead of discs like the PSP did.

  41. Bonsterthebunn 448

    Bonsterthebunn 448

    4 kun oldin

    8:39 is literally my my childhood games

  42. Cory Steed

    Cory Steed

    4 kun oldin

    I had both

  43. tim hogg

    tim hogg

    4 kun oldin

    Watched this video only to see if you talk about how good wii u disks feel, only to learn the wii u is skipped completely. Press 1

  44. Uneducated Gamer

    Uneducated Gamer

    4 kun oldin

    Bigger is better right?

  45. BlueBraviary

    BlueBraviary

    4 kun oldin

    Nintendo had a console before the nes though the Color TV Game wasn’t cartridge based The GBC title thing showed GB games and that Jigglypudf game wasn’t official

  46. Joshua Cagle

    Joshua Cagle

    4 kun oldin

    Ok one correction with the gameboy Nintendo already had control of the handheld market with their game and watch line all the gameboy was take the cheap technology that kept cost down and give the ability to play carts as the creator of both consoles saw how intuitive the cart was for the famicom and nes for Nintendo so his next console he worked on was going to use what he made with the game and watch with some of the ideas of the nes and bam the Gameboy is born. So to say the Gameboy was made to take control over a new market is not true as Nintendo had controlled the handheld market for almost 10 years before the Gameboy came out. Also the DSi did away with the GBA port first not the 3DS

  47. James Plays Games.

    James Plays Games.

    4 kun oldin

    Strange how when you said the disc size of the game cube means it requires memory cards. Maybe I heard that wrong. Those optical disc are all read only regardless of size .

  48. Matmat Channel

    Matmat Channel

    4 kun oldin

    That N64 cartridges is the rival of Sony PS1 Disc.

  49. Toopienator

    Toopienator

    4 kun oldin

    Virtual Boy: *cries in headache*

  50. Acerblade25

    Acerblade25

    4 kun oldin

    Didn’t you already do this

    • Scaredy-Alex

      Scaredy-Alex

      4 kun oldin

      No

  51. Justin W

    Justin W

    5 kun oldin

    2021 and above digital copies will take place everything just calling it now

  52. Julian Tomaszewski

    Julian Tomaszewski

    5 kun oldin

    WHAT ABOUT 3DS XL AND 2DS XL

  53. The Dawsons Memes

    The Dawsons Memes

    5 kun oldin

    Gameboy SP I am not happy with him

  54. Josh Steckel

    Josh Steckel

    5 kun oldin

    Wow okay, way to gloss over the Virtual Boy in a video about Nintendo cartridges. Yet you feature a whole section on the GameCube and Wii and omit the WiiU's bluray like discs... what even is this video...?

  55. The carpet Cheeseburger

    The carpet Cheeseburger

    5 kun oldin

    How didn’t I see that cube roll coming? I’m so stupid lmfao

  56. Krimzøn06

    Krimzøn06

    5 kun oldin

    "This was before nintendo got creative with their console names" Gamecube:

    • Stand Arrow

      Stand Arrow

      3 kun oldin

      @Krimzøn06 i personally think the 2 i's in Wii are 2 people. I mean they sorta look that way

    • Krimzøn06

      Krimzøn06

      3 kun oldin

      @Stand Arrow i think the 2 i's in wii were supposed to stand for 2 wii remotes, which would kinda mean why it sounds like we, because the 2 are supposed to be like people playing with each other, but idk.

    • Fernando Álvarez Murillo

      Fernando Álvarez Murillo

      3 kun oldin

      @Stand Arrow oh O O F

    • Stand Arrow

      Stand Arrow

      3 kun oldin

      @Fernando Álvarez Murillo The Wii is based of the word We

    • Fernando Álvarez Murillo

      Fernando Álvarez Murillo

      3 kun oldin

      @Archaayyy wait then what comes from wii?

  57. Derek Brown

    Derek Brown

    5 kun oldin

    The original wii dose not have game cube ports ):

  58. Sinn0100

    Sinn0100

    5 kun oldin

    There are quite a few mistakes in this video. For starters the Super Famicom released one year before the American Snes. The N64 never had a CD Rom attachment in any region. The picture you show is of the N64DD or N64 Disk Drive (Dynamic Drive). It's basically a magnetic disk drive that allows rewritable disks to be used extending the machines memory. Moving along... The Snes and Gameboy Advance are not the same. The Snes is powered by a 16-bit Ricoh 5A22 running at 3.58Mhz, 128K of RAM, 64K of video RAM, 256 simultaneous colors on screen from a palette of 32,768 colors. The Gameboy Advance had a 16.8MHz 32-bit Arm7-TDMI RISC processor coupled with a Zilog Z-80 8-bit co/processor. The Advance has 128k of VRAM, 256k of DRAM producing 512 colors on screen at once in character mode and an unbelievable 32,768 colors at once in bitmap mode. Look at the FX2 powered version of Doom and compare it with what the GBA is able to do without any helper chips. The Snes runs in sub 15FPS while not being able to render both the ceilings and floors. The GBA version runs at a solid 35FPS (normal for Doom) and is able to render everything on screen albeit at a smuch smaller resolution and mirrored. Addendum- No way is the GameCube Nintendo's best built console. That honor goes to the Nintendo Switch for combining both home and handheld into one unit. The GameCube doesn't even make Nintendo's top three in my eyes. Nintendo's best are the 1. Switch, 2. Snes, and 3. Nes.

  59. Davina Pond

    Davina Pond

    5 kun oldin

    i licked one of my switch carts to see what it tastes like. i wouldnt have done it if not for the rumors of the bitter taste.

  60. TD Vlogs

    TD Vlogs

    5 kun oldin

    That’s why my I super Mario party cartridge tasted like crap 10:20

  61. Today Tomorrow

    Today Tomorrow

    5 kun oldin

    I actually own a couple of those consoles even though they are old has my parents

  62. USBprism

    USBprism

    5 kun oldin

    Yes, The gameboy *advanced*

  63. Luciano Zaccaria

    Luciano Zaccaria

    5 kun oldin

    1983: IM GIANT AS HECK 2021: i Think i Have Lost A Lot Of pounds

  64. SquallyCoin 5664

    SquallyCoin 5664

    5 kun oldin

    I see people complaining about him talking about Switch Game Cards saying they’re not cartridges. Yes that is true, they are game cards, not cartridges, but at least it’s better than talking about the GameCube and Wii.

  65. Colin GZ Network Plus

    Colin GZ Network Plus

    5 kun oldin

    Cue the DS battery memes, and Playing the DS while in bed memes

    • Blockstacker561

      Blockstacker561

      5 kun oldin

      i am sad the hinge on my glorious red DS Lite is slightly broken so the top screen flops around.

  66. aniJaytionYT YT

    aniJaytionYT YT

    5 kun oldin

    7:23 skip here to see the gamecube!

    • SquallyCoin 5664

      SquallyCoin 5664

      5 kun oldin

      Fool. You could’ve gotten someone if you put the time stamp a little earlier. Anyone who paused the video could press it, see Rick Astley, and be save from the rolling of the Rick.

  67. Colin GZ Network Plus

    Colin GZ Network Plus

    5 kun oldin

    We all know that the switch is better, but the GameCube is good too

  68. KIDcre8

    KIDcre8

    5 kun oldin

    It’s funny how they could barely fit anything on a big cartridge but now they can fit HUGE games on such a small cartridge

    • DCT

      DCT

      2 kun oldin

      Storage tech changes plus the DS- switch carts aren't the same as the carts used in the Nes-N64 and GB-GBA eras those were Rom carts and were more akin to arcade boards, DS-Switch carts are more like SD cards just flash memory no special boards, no custom chips, nothing. Just a one size fits all little cart that can fit up to 35 gigs or so depending on the flash storage chip used.

    • Simple Inverso

      Simple Inverso

      3 kun oldin

      @Joshua Cagle give it some time

    • Joshua Cagle

      Joshua Cagle

      3 kun oldin

      @Simple Inverso that would be amazing if they ever made games like that

    • Simple Inverso

      Simple Inverso

      4 kun oldin

      @Joshua Cagle a 10 Terabyte hard drive fits there

    • Joshua Cagle

      Joshua Cagle

      4 kun oldin

      Imagine if they still used the massive carts how big those games would be

  69. Bman2007

    Bman2007

    5 kun oldin

    The thumbnail is wrong. The NES version of Duck Hunt came out in 1985, and Super Mario Odyssey came out in 2017

  70. Colin GZ Network Plus

    Colin GZ Network Plus

    5 kun oldin

    And yet people still don’t know what the game and watch is and that existed around the same time, like, you never hear anyone reminisce or talk about it like the game boy.

    • Joshua Cagle

      Joshua Cagle

      4 kun oldin

      Most people don’t even call it a console line or acknowledge the fact that it gave Nintendo control of the handheld market 9 years before the Gameboy or that for a time it was the bestselling console of all time

  71. C JS

    C JS

    5 kun oldin

    Nintendo: Made cartridge bitter to keep kids from eating it. Adult: IM GONNA LICK IT.

    • Chiler Haha

      Chiler Haha

      10 soat oldin

      Neow

    • Chiler Haha

      Chiler Haha

      10 soat oldin

      @Alex buzbee yes

    • - ClashFilms -

      - ClashFilms -

      4 kun oldin

      sCoTt ThE wOz ReFeReNcE

    • Alex buzbee

      Alex buzbee

      4 kun oldin

      Kids to like me

    • Acerblade25

      Acerblade25

      4 kun oldin

      Gotta make it adult proof

  72. KunSun Sweeley

    KunSun Sweeley

    5 kun oldin

    A correction with regards to the GameCube, a Japan only GameCube actually COULD read CDs and DVDs along with the GameCube discs, look up the Panasonic Q game console.

  73. BlueWolves

    BlueWolves

    5 kun oldin

    Man I remember my ds lol

  74. BlueWolves

    BlueWolves

    5 kun oldin

    My nephew has one of the earliest Nintendo and IM JUST SITTING HERE WITH MY NINTENDO SWITCH! I’m just kidding

  75. Sweating alex

    Sweating alex

    5 kun oldin

    the switch cartridge are amazing

  76. Charlie Hart

    Charlie Hart

    5 kun oldin

    you forgot the virtual boy

  77. Luigimario // Guyif

    Luigimario // Guyif

    5 kun oldin

    **Big Boy is now Tiny Boy**

  78. Will Cordell

    Will Cordell

    5 kun oldin

    Totally skipped the Wii U! So significant to the development of the switch!

  79. HaniThePokemon

    HaniThePokemon

    5 kun oldin

    TheGaner: The Evolution Of Nintendo's Cartridges Nintendo 3ds: Did you forget me you faka?

  80. Lucas Carlson

    Lucas Carlson

    5 kun oldin

    The Switch uses cards. Not cartridges. The slot cover is labeled "game card".

  81. THISTHINGMINT

    THISTHINGMINT

    5 kun oldin

    Gba can play original games

  82. Mikayla Faith Parteli

    Mikayla Faith Parteli

    5 kun oldin

    my first game console was n64 and it was my older brothers

  83. Carly McManus

    Carly McManus

    5 kun oldin

    Why 3:16 a virtual boy

  84. Nadine Brown

    Nadine Brown

    5 kun oldin

    Wait in the thumbnail it says 2021 above the Nintendo switch cartridge but the switch came out in 2017

    • DeroPlayz

      DeroPlayz

      5 kun oldin

      They're saying what cartridges Nintendo us producing in that year (I think)

  85. Martin Sonnleitner

    Martin Sonnleitner

    6 kun oldin

    I still miss the smell when you unbox a brandnew game for the first time 🙁

  86. TheUniformGamer

    TheUniformGamer

    6 kun oldin

    Why does it say 1983? The NES didn't come out in 1983 😑 Why does it say 2021? The switch didn't come out in 2021 😑 Misleading video! 🤥

  87. Antonio Voinea

    Antonio Voinea

    6 kun oldin

    i got rickrolled

  88. copy paste

    copy paste

    6 kun oldin

    Why did they make the nes cartridges for the nes so much bigger?

    • DeroPlayz

      DeroPlayz

      5 kun oldin

      To make it more toy like iirc

  89. Stanleysmall

    Stanleysmall

    6 kun oldin

    The old cartridges aren’t called cartridges they are carfridges

  90. DjStiv3

    DjStiv3

    6 kun oldin

    the switch carts are so damn close to the vita carts its not funny. and the cases are so close to that of a psp game. Kinda funny.

  91. Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows 7 Ultimate

    6 kun oldin

    Correction: the game boy micro came after the ds

  92. DS9TREK

    DS9TREK

    6 kun oldin

    I feel like you spent more time talking about the consoles than the cartridges. The title made me think it'd be about the cartridges.

  93. Joe Fell

    Joe Fell

    6 kun oldin

    Um i think you are inaccurate in saying N64 was going to read disc's. It ended up getting the 64DD which basically was a zip drive. You also left out the Nintendo Virtual Boy.

    • Joe Fell

      Joe Fell

      6 kun oldin

      @DS9TREK my point was they were referencing CD discs.

    • DS9TREK

      DS9TREK

      6 kun oldin

      The zip drive was a disc, basically. It's was based on floppy disc technology

  94. Ricardo de Alba

    Ricardo de Alba

    7 kun oldin

    The dsi cant play gba games

  95. Jean Pérez

    Jean Pérez

    7 kun oldin

    Whoever said blowing on the cartridges doesn't work, is a liar. I blow on my Switch cartridges and they work.

    • Lucas Carlson

      Lucas Carlson

      5 kun oldin

      You do realize that the moisture in your breath will eventually corrode the metal contacts, right? Don't do it.

  96. Gardevoir Trainer

    Gardevoir Trainer

    7 kun oldin

    I still find it crazy that such games can be put on such tiny 3ds and Switch cartridges.

  97. Anthony Puga

    Anthony Puga

    7 kun oldin

    Always have nintendo from beginning to today

  98. Tom Nook

    Tom Nook

    7 kun oldin

    FUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKCKKKKKKKKKK

  99. Nicko hira

    Nicko hira

    7 kun oldin

    Do playstation disc and xbox disc next

  100. ConSha2!

    ConSha2!

    7 kun oldin

    You missed 3ds