"Nintendo has urged the U.S. Trade Representative to put pressure on countries where pirating of its video games are rife. Nintendo says that its suffering huge losses due to the increasing amount of online piracy. The company also says that it wants certain file sharing websites to be blocked so that consumers can’t get hold of the downloadable games so easily. Nintendo will also pursue criminal prosecution against those who pirate games or facilitate copyright infringement."
Remember last year when Nintendo announced the large amount of pirated copies of Xenoblade Chronicles? Wii and DS games are the easiest systems in their categories to hack, and piracy runs rampant across both consoles. With infamous Wii and DS emulators like NO$GBA and Dolphin that allow users to play DS and Wii games on their PC, and console hacks such as R4 cards and the Homebrew Channel - it's no wonder why the Big N wants to crack down on pirates.