Ubisoft: Piracy caused DS software market to collapse, 3DS less easy to exploit/copy
“Nintendo understands that it has lost so much money with piracy on the current DS that it is working on something to prevent that on future hardware. On the DS it was really the very first time that Nintendo software was pirated, so it took us all by surprise very quickly. The new hardware will be less easy to exploit and copy. In the last 24 months the market for DS has collapsed for software but people are still buying the hardware.” – Ubisoft EMEA MD Alain Corre
We’ve heard a lot of developers weigh in about the 3DS’ improved functionality of preventing piracy, and most companies seem pleased with what Nintendo will be implementing. Still, it’ll be pretty tough to prevent pirates from finding workarounds.