Thursday, 31 January 2008

Nintendo DS Suffering From Pirated Software

It's common knowledge that the Nintendo DS practically prints money for Nintendo at the moment, but if the hardware is shifting so many units, then why are software sales so low...?

ELSPA claims that around 90% of North American gamers are playing illegally pirated games via the well known R4 cartidge. John Hillier, manager of ELSPA's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, states:
"That's the real danger – you may think you're getting a good deal but using the R4 is risking the future of the games industry. Crucially, the R4 has shifted balance of power in the piracy industry to the consumer – and that is hugely worrying"

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