Can Nintendo do anything to prevent NTAG215 amiibo cards from working?

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  1. SilverClock
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    I was wondering if anyone familiar with the technology behind it knew the answer to this. I find it strange that after all this time I have not noticed any effort on Nintendo's part to deter amiibo cards from being made. The stock of amiibos continues to be scarce, and the popularity of making cards continues to rise.
     
  2. Jay1Gamer

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    they can't do anything for ones that are already out, the best they could do is change encryption on the new amiibo, but that would mean that everything that used them would need to be on the latest system version to work
     
  3. SilverClock
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    So there's no way for them to require existing amiibos to be patched before being used? That's not possible?
     
  4. TheCyberQuake

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    No. You can't rewrite the data on already existing amiibo.
     
  5. SilverClock
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    Ok thank you both for the info! :)
     
  6. leafeon34

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    Good thing too. Locking a game's content into an expensive toy with a limited production cycle is a terrible thing for customers. How much will we have to pay to scalpers to play the extra dungeons in FE: Shadows of Valentia in 5 years time?
     
  7. Kleyon

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    For what I heard, there's no way Nintendo can see that NTAG215 aren't real amiibos, no matter if a 540b or a 572b dump is used ! N2Elite users could (theoretically) be detected if they're using 540b dumps, that's why they are now using safer 572b dump that shouldn't be detected.

    All of this is still a theory, Nintendo never did anything against amiibos this far, it's just in case one day they'll do it. So for NTAG215 users, the only known risk could be spoofed amiibo (like Fierce Deity Link for example).