Look how long it's taken to get some of these systems hacked through software though.anybody that says its unhackable are the same pests that infest every sngle console hack scene. they are ALWAYS proven wrong every single time.
The Wii Mini was released in 2012. It wasn't hacked until last year. that's roughly NINE YEARS to finally manage to hack a hardware revision of a console that is notoriously easy to hack. There is STILL no software hacks for the Xbox 360 after the King Kong exploit was fixed fairly early on. You want to hack your 360, you're soldering some shit onto the motherboard or drilling a hole in a chip. It took about 4 years before a free software based hacking method was released for the 3DS. Until then it was R4's for DS mode ONLY, and when we finally broke into 3DS mode, it was all about Gateway cards and such, which yes, did exploit a software vulnerability, but still needed HARDWARE to run anything worth running.
The PS4 STILL isn't fully hacked. Yeah we have untethered "jailbreaks" that allow us to run homebrew and such until we power down, but we are still a ways a way from having a full hack.
The only reason why the Switch is hackable AT ALL without a modchip right now, is because Nintendo got lazy and used off shelf parts from Nvidia instead of collaborating to make a custom chip or something, so they ended up going with a chip that was vulnerable to an exploit that basically nobody knew about at the time and effects in some capacity or another MANY more devices that use the Tegra X1, as opposed to JUST the Switch, but that's Nvidia's failure, not Nintendo's. And they then ordered Nvidia to create a revision of the chip with the vulnerability removed. Any software hacks that have been discovered independent of the RCM exploit was patched with a quickness by Nintendo.
These hardware manufacturers are getting smarter. The more we break into their systems the more they learn in order to prevent us from doing so. It's only going to get worse from here too.
It's not that these consoles are completely infallible and will never be broken, it's that the difficulty to do so is steadily increasing with every console generation, hardware revision, and firmware update. It's taking longer and longer to develop these hacks that don't require buying a device and physically modifying the hardware. Waiting for a free software hack is becoming more and more impractical as time passes by, to the point that if there is an alternative in the form of a slightly inferior model of the same system or a modchip, you're better served going that route and enjoying the console while it's in it's prime instead of waiting for what could be another 6-10 years when the console is EOL and bordering on being classed as Retro, all so you can be stubborn and say "HA! See I TOLD you it would be hacked for free. Bet all those fools that paid a little more for an unpatched unit or put a chip in theirs feel silly now!" And having to play catch up on a console that the rest of us have endlessly enjoyed and moved on from and return to more for nostalgia than to experience new things.
When he say it's unhackable, we aren't saying it will NEVER be broken. We're simply saying that it's unhackable as of now and is likely to stay that way until the console is way past relevance and being actively developed for and maintained by it's manufacturer.
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