TkSilver wrote:zelda's ocarina wrote:wow why not just go and purchase a real 3DS? you want to play right? it's so cheap.
Price is not always the reason people emulate systems. For me I prefer to use an emulate version of ps1 on my tablet then even using my psp which has the psn store version. The reason is not cost since I already paid For the pspgo and the game on psn. The reason is emulator have savestates which for mobility sake should be a requirement on any portable format. The psp has a hacked semi working version of a savestates systems thanks to cfw (custom firmware) developers but even that is no where close to an emulator's savestate ability. Other people prefer to see if they can enhance the looks of an emulated game by use of either resolution enhancement or shaders.
There are many reasons people use emulators besides just trying to run downloaded (stolen) game. Just like not everyone who mods a console or phone or device is not a pirate either. And yes sometimes money has absolutely nothing to do with it at all.
And my reason is convenience. With emulators I can play my games whenever I want and don't have to lug around my systems and cartridges/discs (I threw my arms out carrying my Nintendo 64 alone, so I know what i'm talking about).