Piracy strikes Wii U as USB Loader hack appears

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The Wii was undoubtedly a runaway success for Nintendo, yet third-party support for the console diminished after it became subject to piracy.

Now the console’s successor appears to be facing similar threats, a group that created the first Wii mod chip claiming that they have now hacked the Wii U.

“Yes, its real,” the hackers confirmed through their Wiikey site. “We have now completely reversed the WiiU drive authentification, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation K3y. Stay tuned for updates!”

The hack, which the group have named the WiikeÜ, therefore enables users to play games without physical discs, opening the console to illegality.

If indeed real this will be of immediate concern to Nintendo, although they are yet to share any evidence of their reported “success.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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