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Nintendo to ramp up security for upcoming 3DS handheld

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 May 2010 19:18 User comments (10)

Nintendo to ramp up security for upcoming 3DS handheld Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said this weekend that anti-piracy measures will be increased substantially for the upcoming 3DS handheld, with the company hoping to stop the widespread software piracy that has plagued the DS and DSi.
The console, which is set for launch at the E3 event next month, will include "3D" displays without the need for special glasses.

There is little other known about the console except that it will be released sometime before March 2011.

While he admitted that piracy is not as bad in the United States, in Europe and Asia it is rampant and has led to strong declines in software sales, especially in Europe.

Adds the president: "We fear a kind of thinking is become widespread that paying for software is meaningless. We have a strong sense of crisis about this problem."

Additionally, Iwata added that the 3D functions of the device could be "easily" turned off, so any worries that continued exposure to the 3D would have adverse effects on people's eyes are off base.

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10 user comments

19.5.2010 6:33

{While he admitted that piracy is not as bad in the United States}
HAHAHAHA YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME thats a huge joke right i mean common? really?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 May 2010 @ 6:34

29.5.2010 12:07

Well he could've easily gave an unrealistic number like the RIAA and say you have to be connected to wifi 100% of the time just to play the game like Ubi did. At least he is being modest about it.

39.5.2010 15:41

Games haven't sold well because 90% of them are CRAP!

49.5.2010 16:29

Correction, about 96-98% of them are crap

59.5.2010 20:02

Also $40 for those games is far too much for games like that on PC you pay $10 or $15.

69.5.2010 21:03
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i for 1 like zelda, mario, mariokart, and pokemon games.what the ds needs is better gfx like and sound like the psp, compare the burnout raceing games on each system, and the psp wins, the ds has hard-ly any music with that game, which i know they could have added it.but still i liked the ds due to the gb, and gbc, gba support.

79.5.2010 22:10

They can do whatever they want as long as it isn't intrusive to the paying customer. It won't be for pirates either way, as the likes of EA and Ubi have proven again and again.

810.5.2010 10:09

How can you claim lost sales over intangible goods and numbers?


910.5.2010 19:47

Sheeya, nice one buddy. Doesn't matter if you give the 3DS the most advanced security device, someone somewhere will crack it. It has happened it the past, and it will happen again. It's just a question of when.

1018.5.2010 12:53

"what the ds needs is better gfx like and sound like the psp, compare the burnout raceing games on each system, and the psp wins, the ds has hard-ly any music with that game, which i know they could have added it.but still "
HOLD IT
its just bad port, sine many other ds games has music, and so on.
And who cares about gfx' anyways? music>gameplay>>>>>>>gfx

"i liked the ds due to the gb, and gbc, gba support. "
OBJECTION
ds's solt 2 ONLY supports gba games

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