Nintendo: 3DS will spell the end of piracy

3DS will not have a repeat of the R4 cartridge

Nintendo's UK general manager, David Yarnton, and marketing manager, James Honeywell, have said that the 3DS will spell the end of the reign of software piracy.

Without giving any technical details of the 3DS's anti-piracy system, both men told CVG that their new handheld would be more resistant to piracy than anything Nintendo has made before.

Yarnton began: "We can't divulge any technical details on that but needless to say this is probably one of our best pieces of equipment in that respect. There are a lot of things we've learnt over time to try and improve the security and protection not only of our IP but of our third-party publishers' IP as well."

"There's definitely a step change coming and you see it in various countries around the world. People are aware that video games, music and movies make massive contributions to the economies of countries. They need to make sure they start protecting those things. I think perhaps there's been a 'heyday of piracy' and we've now seen a lot of rules come in to stop it," added Honeywell.

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