2020-01-04, 10:56 AM (ISO 8601)
Colossus in the Playground
Re: Professionals Annoyed By Entertainment
Gold plated contacts on a console game? Absolutely not, that would be hugely expensive, and the gold would get worn off quite quickly by the action of inserting and removing the cartridge anyway--gold-plated contacts make (some) sense for a HDMI or audio connection that's likely to be plugged in once and left be, but not for something you're *anticipating* will be inserted and removed a lot. AFAIK all consoles that took cartridges used regular copper connectors.
Originally Posted by gomipile