The 3DS can now officially play pirated games

Nintendo has been fighting a long hard war with pirates. It's DS and Wii consoles were huge victims to it and with the 3DS and Wii U the company wanted to make sure that history wouldn't repeat itself, and for a while it seemed that way. Well, now it looks like pirates have finally won their first battle.

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linkenski1970d ago

It IS news. It came out of nowhere.

isarai1970d ago

well it's not really news, these cards have been out for the longest, as far back as the original DS

Blackdeath_6631970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

@isarai true pirated games on the DS has been a thing for a long time. not sure about 3DS but i remember seeing a friends DS lite running pirated games. i think piracy hurts handhelds the most out of any platform i remember the original psp being absolutely destroyed by piracy

linkenski1969d ago

You haven't been able to play pirated 3DS games up until now. I own one of those cards you're talking about at it's only for playing regular DS games.

Trunkz Jr1970d ago

Will LoL at everyone if Nintendo releases a patch that detects this cart and bricks your 3DS.

kma2k1970d ago

i know quite a few people who bought a wii just because it could play pirated games, so this is a big deal to some people

Giru0171970d ago

"Hell yes. I'll keep buying US 3DS games but this is just perfect for pirating Capcom games and playing Jap imports."
Pretty much this... Yay for a R4 for the 3DS!

XabiDaChosenOne1970d ago

Nintendo can say bye bye to those already pitiful attach rates for the 3ds

jcnba281970d ago

Not sure if serious...

SilentNegotiator1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

~3 isn't exactly fantastic. Not TOO far off of being normal enough, but still not good.

After 2 or two and halfish years:
3DS - 3.1 (2013, Forbes)
DS - 3.9 (2006, videogamesblogger via Nintendo press release)
Ps3 - 4.6 (2008, joystiq)
360 - 6.9 (2007, Gamesutra)

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