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3DS piracy has started to become a hot topic as of late. With rumors circulating that hackers are coming to close to breaking the system open, such a result could impact the market significantly.
Piracy was a monstrous problem on the DS. It eventually became so troublesome that publishers were hesitant to release games for the portable, and would sometimes pass on titles completely - like original IP.
DreamRift co-founder Peter Ong discussed the negative impacts of DS piracy on both his studio and publishers' mindsets while speaking with Gamasutra: