THQ: Nintendo 3DS Fixes Piracy Issue

By Colin Tan on July 12, 2010, 3:06PM EDT

Speaking with CVG, THQ's VP of global publishing believes that Nintendo's latest handheld platform will help combat the dreadful piracy issue that has plagued sales since the release of the DS and the infamours R4 cart.

"What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there's technology built in that device to really combat piracy," said Curran.

"The problem with the DS market in the last few years, particularly with the DS Lite, is that it's just been attacked by piracy. It's made it almost impossible to shift any significant volume. The DSi combated it a little bit, but the 3DS has taken that a step further."

When questioned about the technology, Nintendo found it difficult to explain in words and simply stated that it's really "sophisticated." The DSi fared a bit better against the pirates and apparently the 3DS is taking it to a whole new level. Hopefully it really is as sophisticated as they say it is as piracy has negatively affected sales and revenue for publishers worldwide.

Source: CVG

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