THQ: 3DS will “really combat piracy”

Monday, 12th July 2010 16:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen


THQ publishing boss Ian Curran has told CVG that 3DS will help “combat piracy,” making it more attractive than previous DS iterations.

“What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there’s technology built in that device to really combat piracy,” Curran told the site.

“The problem with the DS market in the last few years, particularly with the DS Lite, is that it’s just been attacked by piracy. It’s made it almost impossible to shift any significant volume. The DSi combated it a little bit, but the 3DS has taken that a step further.”

Previous DS models have seen a massive uptake of piracy, with European software sales battered as a result.

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata had said previously that there would be tools in place for 3DS to fight the problem.

Thanks, Pocket Gamer.



  1. Blerk

    For about three weeks, until it’s cracked.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. subversus

    yeah, like PS3

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Nintendo’s track record at preventing piracy isn’t exactly great though, is it?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    Well I hope they do something, and Sony for that matter.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Does the 3DS still use the same type of cartridges as the DS?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Bloodyghost

    @5 no its a bigger type of cartridge. more thicker so that the 3DS carts can not go into the DS. Both DS and 3DS games go in the same slot. 3DS thicker though.

    Nintendo at least your not like Microsoft right now battling every 11 to 14 year old with j tagged xboxs. God I am really starting to hate popular FPS games right about now because of it.

    Nintendo can not really say there Piracy proof, kinda like Sony said that no one can crack a PS3, yet someone did and in minutes.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    ^ The PS3 was ‘cracked in minutes’? Not to my knowlege.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DarkElfa

    @2, nobody’s pirating PS3 for the same reason nobody writes viruses for Mac. Few people have them and nobody cares.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. deanimate

    Millions of PS3′s translates to “few people” eh?
    Interesting interpretation.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Mike Honcho

    What a stupid post by DarkElfa …. lay of the peyote dude.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. MushroomStamp

    nobody is pirating PS3 because it’s not cost effective. To get a BR burner and BR blanks and download 50GB is not cost effective.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. artanis

    The PS3 _is_ hacked in theory but to my knowledge no one has used it to launch a game backup? Someone correct me if I’m wrong. As MustroomStamp said, it just doesn’t make sense to pirate on that system since 95% of the games you want to play are available on PC or 360 where it is easier and cheaper to pirate.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Bloodyghost

    @12 your correct. PS3 has been a target from more infamous hackers because Sony releases firmware updates to fix issues plaqued by the last, making it harder to get into. I forgot the name of the hacker but he has hacked the PS3 a few times after more recent firmware updates. Sony to this day still thinks that he is bluffing however.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. artanis

    Geohot- george hotz, and I’m confident they know he’s not bluffing hence the firmware update to remove OtherOS. The code to exploit the hypervisor is freely available.

    #14 5 years ago

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