Nintendo plans to absolution its new system with a format many of us anticipation was dead — the cartridge.

Ultimately alone after the Nintendo 64, the armament was long feared dead until chip-based cartridges started accumulation new attention. Flash memory can pack a ton of data onto a single cartridge, and with fierce antagonism among semiconductor makers like Samsung and Toshiba, the price is hoped to reach parity with the disc at some point in the near future. When this happens, the armament may become accordant again — or we could be arena on consoles that crave us to download new titles and forego concrete formats entirely.

For now though, we know that after months of rumors that the Nintendo NX may be cartridge-based — it is.

Those with small accouchement — a huge allocation of Nintendo’s fan-base — will acknowledge the new format as grubby little child paws will no longer be all over your big-ticket discs. Nor will we find them in odd places, like the DVD player.

Cartridges also offer faster loading times, make games harder to copy and can be banal faster than discs, according to industry insiders.