According to ComputerAndVideoGames.com, “Nintendo believes that all-new anti-piracy tech in 3DS will be foolproof to cracks from illegal downloaders.” They spoke to THQ’s VP of Global Publishing, Ian Curran who had the following to say, “What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there's technology built in that device to really combat piracy.” When it comes to piracy, Nintendo has been trying for a long time to find a solution to combat it.
The Nintendo DS platform has become a target of rampant piracy ever since it was introduced. With the introduction of the DSi, Nintendo has addressed this problem to some degree. However, they intend to take it one step farther on the Nintendo 3DS. When Ian asked Nintendo to explain this new Anti-Piracy technology, he received the following response, “It's very difficult to do so because it's so sophisticated.”
The piracy that has taken place on the Nintendo DS has hurt the bottom lines of the many developers that develop for the platform. The loss of profits that has occurred has meant that these developers haven’t been able to release as many games for the platform as they had hoped according to a statement by Ian Curren. They are now hoping that the 3DS can truly combat this problem and allow them to do what they wanted to do on the DS, release great games. With the release of the 3DS coming before the end of March 2011, we will soon see if Nintendo's new Anti-Piracy technology can do what it was intended to do.