Nintendo 3DS Launches, Already Hacked for R4

Nintendo has expended a considerable amount of energy trying to secure the 3DS against piracy. However, it would appear early adopters are already making headway when it comes to hacking the device for pirated games. Since the handheld went on sale on Saturday, videos have popped up on YouTube of hackers demonstrating the use of an R4 card.

Sure, there has yet to be a mention of a hack involving 3D games, so this is really just ensuring us the same R4 compatibility for DS games that we had with previous models of the console, but it’s definitely a start.

In other 3DS launch news, Japan has already ploughed through the initial shipment of 400,000 units. Will you be rushing out to buy one when it launches at the end of March? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • prunestida
    No, it's just more money than I am willing to spend right now. I may purchase one in the future however right now I have no plans to.
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  • wribbs
    I already have a DSL I never use. I just find the games to be too crappy to spend my time on and certainly not my money.

    If I had money to burn and an annoying kid to entertain then the 3DS would be interesting.