DS Piracy Causes A 50% Software Sales Drop In Europe

According to the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's second-largest newspaper, piracy is hitting the Nintendo DS hard. Rising flash card use is beginning to hurt Nintendo's handheld.

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KiraxYamato3154d ago

Now you will experience how PSP suffer!

NSG3154d ago

ROFL didn't think about that. iphone will rule the handheld world LOL who would've thought that a few years ago...

IdleLeeSiuLung3154d ago

Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata said he wishes to "enhance the ability to combat piracy in Europe through both legal and technological means." He plans to achieve that by developing consoles that won't play illegal software.

darkmurder3154d ago

Yeah because the iphone isn't jailbroken...

Baka-akaB3154d ago

It's not a "now" thing . Piracy has always been more present and far easier to do on DS than psp or iphone .

kraze073154d ago

The truth. Funny how some people are just now catching on to this.

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MastermindPS3603154d ago

Nintendo need to be slapped with 85% of the sh!t on the ds is Sh!t.

go Europe go go go!

Baliw3154d ago (Edited 3154d ago )

Since when 200.000 downloads means money lost?
Don't try to fool us, Nintendo. 80% of NDS are CRAP.

Speak2theHand3154d ago

There is only a handful of really good games to buy on the DS anyways, kinda like the wii.

Raypture3154d ago

How many of those were downloaded and played on emulators by people who don't have a DS though, how many people would have bought them if they couldn't have gotten them for free, how many pirated it just to try it? it's impossible to put concrete numbers on piracy kids. The fact that worldwide sales are down doesn't help either, sure some if it may be due to piracy, but not all of it. European people are also the last people I think about when it comes to handhelds, not being racists but most of them I know only play on consoles/pc

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