Nintendo 3DS piracy fears as Gateway 3DS flash card emerges
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Published on May 30th, 2013

After two years on the market, it would appear that the Nintendo 3DS has now become the latest victim of piracy.

Gateway 3DS claim to have created a flash card that enables handheld owners to load backed up ROMS to the device, without needing to legitimately purchase software.

“The Gateway 3DS Team proudly presents the first ever video proof that many thought impossible,” they write on their website. “Below we show an unedited video of the device booting 3 different backed up 3DS ROMS consecutively which are loaded on the Gateway 3DS device via microSD cards. We hope you are as excited as we are!”

The unedited video sees the user making use of Micro SD Memory Cards to load the recently released Luigi’s Mansion 2 on the handheld, as well as Resident Evil Revelations and Super Mario 3D Land.

Well, we’re not excited at all. Piracy will undoubtedly threaten the future of the platform, and Nintendo will be keen to address this attempt as soon as they can.



[Thanks NeoGAF]

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Comments
  1. “Well, we’re not excited at all. Piracy will undoubtedly threaten the future of the platform, and Nintendo will be keen to address this attempt as soon as they can.”

    – Oh boo hoo, won’t somebody PLEEEASE think of the poor multi-billion dollar corporation :(

    Comment by Toof on August 13, 2013 at 1:20 am
  2. I live in Japan, but own an American 3DS, because I prefer to play text-heavy games in English, which I import from the US. However, I don’t mind buying racers, fighting games, or other non-story driven games from the local stores, in Japanese.

    Unfortunately, Nintendo has made the terrible decision to region-lock their latest console, which makes it impossible for me to just go out and buy games. If I want to get legit copies, I have no choice but to order everything online, and wait 1 or 2 weeks for my games to be delivered.

    For this reason, I’ll definitely be getting this “Gateway” card. I’m not sorry, Nintendo. If your console wasn’t restricted based on territories, I wouldn’t bother with a thing like this, but since you insist on making things difficult, you can blame yourself for the lost sales.

    Comment by EpicWarriorofTruth on August 30, 2013 at 11:35 am
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