Do console manufacturers care about privacy outside their existing market?

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Just this gen and last gen, my country (Indonesia) finally recognized as one of Sony's market (reg 3). Which means we are finally able to buy video games legally, from the last gen and onward.

I am not sure about Xbox, but in the case of Nintendo, it seems we are not recognized as a market, thus when we bought a hardware or software, it came without warranty other than the retailers' warranty. I think Indonesia region is not even available on the eShop. Of course, there are people who buy original software *just* because they love nintendo, but then this love is one-sided.

However, I noticed that Nintendo or other console manufacturers haven't really issued statement of the rampant piracy they experienced outside their traditional market.

Maybe they don't really care about piracy if they don't have a legal representative in that region?
 

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I'm.... Really not sure what you're trying to say here. But i do think that you meant to write piracy instead of privacy in the title. :)

Then... You talk about console makers and live, but that's not really true. They're a business, and they are after a profit. There can be all sorts of reasons why obtaining a console was hard before, and chances are high it had to do with legislation as much of not more than with logistics (as cruic as it sounds: why would they ship a bunch of consoles to Indonesia if they can ship them elsewhere with a higher chance of them selling?).

The statements about piracy are international, as far as i know. I've certainly never heard anyone in charge specifically forbid it for Belgium, for example, but that doesn't make it legal.
However, console manufacturers aren't above the law. If a country isn't recognizing copyright law for software, the manufacturers simply aren't allowed to make statements for your country. All they can do is -you guessed it- not ship any consoles over there.
 
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I noticed that Nintendo or other console manufacturers haven't really issued statement of the rampant piracy they experienced outside their traditional market.
this piece of piracy q&a from nintendo may help
Q: Isn't it Okay to Download Nintendo ROMs for Games that are No Longer Distributed in the Stores or Commercially Exploited? Aren't They Considered "Public Domain"?

A: No, the current availability of a game in stores is irrelevant as to its copyright status. Copyrights do not enter the public domain just because they are no longer commercially exploited or widely available. Therefore, the copyrights of games are valid even if the games are not found on store shelves, and using, copying and/or distributing those games is a copyright infringement.
 
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