Why do consumers spend thirty dollars on a cheating device? Because consumers like to win.
I remember what I felt when all my weeds on Animal Crossing: Wild World were replaced with money bags: power.
The first thing I want to do in any Sims game is type in motherlode for a huge whopping amount of Simoleons. This makes the game more fun because you can screw around and get fifty flat screens in every bathroom if you please.
That cheat code only gives you extra stuff, and doesn't actually help you complete the game. A game like Zelda or Pokémon would require you to put forth some effort to defeat bosses. To my knowledge there's no cheat that says “beat the Elite 4 leader.” Gaining extra stuff will help you beat the game easier and faster, but is not needed.
Cheating devices are amazing because they're convenient. You insert the game cartridge into the cheat cartridge and, voila, you’re a cheater! These little cartridges were very helpful in advancing me through any game that was based on money, which was a lot. It also saved me time from going to cheatcc.com.
The Action Replay was convenient and dandy, but there were two upsetting things with the device. Sometimes, it did not work properly. I always feared it would make the game lag or mess up - it is hacking into it, after all. The other drawback was that you could not add games to it. Whatever games you used with the Action Replay were the only ones you could actually hack into. Big titles like Mario and Pokémon would be on there, but I got it for Animal Crossing. Finding cheats for smaller titles such as Bratz was harder, and it was more difficult for those games' younger audience to enter cheat codes.
Any cheating device will cause some lagging or performance change to the game you hack into, but it makes the game more enjoyable. The Game Shark did this for Pokémon: Leaf Green - imagine ninety-nine master balls and a Mew in your PC box in the Pokémon center. Quite a performance changer.
Cheating is helpful if you are trying to test the abilities of a game and try everything that you can in it without having to invest gobs of time in playing it.
Think about it this way: you’re spending thirty dollars to spare time in a game or earn impossible things in it. That's on top of the money you spent on the base game. I would only do this for worthwhile games.
Cheating is frowned upon in the gaming industry, but if you're just goofing around, testing the glitches, then cheat on.