Ok, to comment to the person who started this: you make no sense! Cartridge based systems are not by defininition slower than CD based systems! CPU speed determines how fast your system is. Actually, cartidges load almost instantaneously as they work like RAM does in your computer, with direct contact. CD's however, require high amounts of read time, which can be very annoying... a major flaw of the PSX. The only reason everybody doesn't still use cartridges is the high cost and limited capacity. They are a much better media.