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Nintendo Issues Mod Chip Warning

A new post warning about the consequences of modding has emerged on Nintendo's official UK site.

The post begins by explaining the nature of modification chips before stating that the effects can be detrimental to hardware and lead to criminal prosecutions.

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ITR3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

Nintendo sounds worried.

I wonder if it has to do with graphics. Rumor is a 720p lurks within the Wii..but is only software blocked.

Nintendo should've just went regionless like it did with the DS games. That would've stopped some modding.

zantetsuken3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

Out of the 3 consoles, the Wii has he worst protection. There's 3 great paysites up with wii games for d/l. I'd be extremely worried too. Look at gamecube. 5 good titles the rest are crap and Wii is following that same path.

Diselage3865d ago

In a few countries not very many how laws against modding YOUR hardware. Japan, USA, and England all say it's ok to do as long as your not using it for copyright infringment.

cuco333865d ago

one of the reasons why nintendo stayed with cartridges so long was because they knew how easy it would be for the future to copy disks and modify the systems to read burnt games. they are smart to know this is an issue all over (USA, JAPAN, EUROPE), but how many wii owners would they lose out on $ for doing so?
i agree with ITR on region blocking... some will mod ONLY to play region blocked titles, but in all seriousness... almost everyone who mods a system did so to play copied games

gta_cb3865d ago

i wounder how there going to go about this problem then

artman3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

they sell pirated game here for US1.2-$1.5 here in my country...

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