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Nintendo: Fighting Pirates (and winning)

Ex: Nintendo has won a major victory in the Netherlands against retailers that sold R4 cards for the DS and Wii mod chips.

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Queasy2987d ago

Yarrrr! 'Twas a good run matey but alas the law be all over me booty.

GrieverSoul2987d ago

lol! Nice one! Bb

On topic:
I cant find a valid theory for this but I actually think that piracy helps a console to succeed! I mean, every major console that can be hacked or modded always enjoys the top spots in either hardware and software charts. Look at the PS2! Every store and every person I know knew that it was possible to mod it in order to play pirate games. And look where it took the PS2! The most pirated console ever!

pimpmaster2987d ago

im pretty shure piracy doesnt help it, just look at the psp.

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Neco5122987d ago

Good to see Nintendo winning against illegal copiers, I pay so should they

DaRockSays2987d ago

seriously, it's lame that some people get games for free

Drjft2987d ago

It's not really. I nearly can 100% assure you you'd be doing it if you had the ability too.

Matthew942987d ago

no its great. why pay when i can get every goo ds game on my micro sd card for free??

and dont sayabout supporting publishers they still make their billions

Lf_sIcKmAn2987d ago

And still i dont do it... i find it morally wrong... and since gamemakers work their asses off (except for activision maybe) i find it unfair to STEAL something they put so many hours working on...

LastDance2987d ago

Matthew lol...you live in your own little world dont you.

jjesso19932987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

Lf_sIcKmAn another person comparing stealing to piracy When you steal a car that person is without car when you download anything music,games,movies no one is left without this not stealing. most pirates will not buy most of the games they download so publisher are not losing money most of time. No one can justify piracy because its wrong but it's not stealing.

Lf_sIcKmAn2987d ago

you wouldnt mind if you spent 4 years of your life working on something and then people just DOWNLOAD it for free and you wouldnt get a single cent? I don't know about you but most of those people have families to attend to... it is STEALING your hard work... nothing else to it...

In a perfect world there would be no money and everything would be free...
I wouldnt mind still playing old little NES but in HD...

Message here is dont be selfish... and truly support the games you like by PAYING for them...

Uncharted 2 and Infamous 2 and Gran Turismo 5 are perfect examples of what happens when you do support companies by buying their games...

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kraze072987d ago

Nintendo didn't win against the illegal copiers, they beat the guys who supply the means for the pirates to do what they do. This just cut down the sales of R4 cards, but probably wont have any affect on those that pirate and play DS games on their PCs.

RageAgainstTheMShine2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

This is called victory?
What a laugh.

Prevention is better than cure.

DaRockSays2987d ago

why were companies allowed to sell products like that to begin with?

Drjft2987d ago

Because Nintendo can't dictate what products can and can't be sold on the global market.

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PSjesus2987d ago

With out it,DS well never reach 60m sale,and yes i had one like most of people i know.

rumplstilts2987d ago

I am pretty sure DS sold more than 60 mil. But take that with a grain of salt.

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