3DS contains impressive piracy protection

THQ’s VP of global publishing, Ian Curran, made mention in a recent interview that he is impressed and excited with the anti-piracy capabilities of Nintendo’s new handheld.

“What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there’s technology built in that device to really combat piracy,” said Curran.

“The problem with the DS market in the last few years, particularly with the DS Lite, is that it’s just been attacked by piracy. It’s made it almost impossible to shift any significant volume. The DSi combated it a little bit, but the 3DS has taken that a step further.”

That’s nice and all, but the one thing you should never do is tempt the modding community.  These type of interviews always persuade hackers to try even harder to defeat the system.  Not that I’m complaining because personally I think there is a ton of use for being able to mod these systems such as all the awesome homebrew stuff that is created for it.  It isn’t always about pirated games, folks.  Anyway, I’m sure Nintendo has looked a lot into the mistakes of the DS to create a better protection scheme, but like anything, don’t expect it to be uncrackable.



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