Nintendo has done it. The 3DS is now the most sophisticated anti-piracy technology in their history, as David Yarnton declares to CVG.
Last week in Amsterdam an event about 3DS was held by Yarnton and James Honeywell – the UK marketing manager. Here they declared that thanks to the new and improved security system, backed-up by international laws, piracy is now in the past.
As a response for Ian Curran’s (THQ boss) comments on 3DS, Yarnton replied:
“It’s always like a red rag to a bull isn’t it? I almost don’t want to comment on that sort of thing,”
“We can’t divulge any technical details on that but needless to say this is probably one of our best pieces of equipment in that respect. There are a lot of things we’ve learnt over time to try and improve the security and protection – not only of our IP but of our third-party publishers’ IP as well.”
Honeywell seconded Yarnton’s comments by telling to CVG that the era of game piracy will not be viable anymore.
“People are aware that video games, music and movies make massive contributions to the economies of countries. They need to make sure they start protecting those things.”
“Recently there’s been some quite significant cases where there were some grey areas as far as IP protection goes. Recently there have been a couple of rulings with R4s where people have been found guilty and had quite significant sentences against them.”
The dynamic duo, in the same interview given to CVG, closed up by guaranteeing that 3DS is definitely worth the money.