Nintendo starts banning certain Switch game cards as it attempts to go after piracy
Nintendo’s longstanding battle with piracy has been well documented. Piracy was a huge issue in particular on DS, but also continued with its subsequent systems.
With Switch, Nintendo is taking serious anti-piracy measures. Reports in the modding and hacking scene indicate that the company has started banning particular gamecart certificates. In other words, Nintendo can go after games that have been illegally obtained by conducting a check between certificates and game cards.
Some folks are naturally wondering what may happen with the pre-owned market and pre-owned games. Since we only have early information and the situation is developing, not everything is clear at the moment.