Just an idea of how many Wii U owners could be pirates

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  1. CeeDee
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    I was on the "have I been pwned" website, and I noticed that a certain Wii U site with "ISO" on it was breached in 2015. It claims that 458k accounts were leaked from it, which is, surprisingly, a LOT.

    Just to compare, the Wii U has sold 13.36 million. This would mean that about 3.4% of Wii U owners have signed up for the site, and are likely pirating games. This would also exclude users who use other methods, like USB Helper or Chaos, or non-pirating users with hacked Wii Us.
     
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  3. sunnaryt

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    i wonder if it's the real reason nintendo changed its tune of respecting people who bought the wii u and is being harsh now
    i wonder if it's impossible to fix the exploits at this point so people could just buy a wii u instead and get all their upcoming games for free and it would grow
    because it seemed like, not too long ago they intended on supporting the wii u still
    but if it's basically a non-mobile switch with the same library that enables piracy it would be a terrible business decision

    i'm personally looking forward to when the wii u is collectable, since they pulled it from shelves now too
     
  4. CLOUD9RED

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    Because you have an account doesn't mean you're necessarily pirating... just saying.
     
  5. Kourin

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    Which isn't a good source.
    People have multiple accounts since they forgot their password/just wanted to make a new account
    As post above me said, some aren't interested in pirating.
    Robot accounts
    Sock puppets

    It's really not accurate.
     
  6. kingsora831

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    Thats not really an accurate figure for Wii u hackers because that iso site was originally an iso site for the wii during the days of wii hacking.
    The url was changed from wii to wii u later on.
    So all accounts from the wii days are still in use even after the change in url.

    Plus it wouldnt make sense to consider 400,000+ accounts as potential pirates for the wiiu in 2015 (when the breach happened) because the wii u was barely hacked, if at all, during that time frame to pirate games.

    I would say the majority of those users were created during the wii era and probably pre-2010.
     
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  7. Marko76

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    Well to be accurate it was actually two different Wii sites that merged together to become the wiiu site the problem with the figure the op gave is that many people had accounts for both sites not to mention people with multiple accounts on one site plus as has been mentioned not everyone uses the site we are discussing for piracy in the first place so the figure by the op means absolutely fu#k all.
     
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  8. CLOUD9RED

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    #spicerfacts
     
  9. CreAtor135

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    Don't forget that some of them could potentially be there for CEMU.
     
  10. Marko76

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    which is an emulator which plays games illegally which then makes it piracy so your argument does not count.
     
  11. leonmagnus99

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    damn that is an insane number :l
    in a way.
     
  12. CreAtor135

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    The argument is that they may not own Wii Us.
     
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  13. dragon_from_iso

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    No it wasn't two sites merged in to one. It was wii and now the domain has been changed to Wii U.
     
  14. Marko76

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    Yes but a large portion of CEMU users will also own a wiiu as well.

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    it was two sites it even tells you at the top of the current site the two sites were wii iso and sos a Spanish site.
     
  15. WiiUBricker

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    Why is this important?
     
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  16. dragon_from_iso

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    We have no ties to the sos site. It's still up it's name was wiii sos.
     
  17. Marko76

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    Why at the top of the site does it then say wiiiso and wiisos???
     
  18. dragon_from_iso

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    It doesn't I'm the root admin for the iso sites. So share a screen shot.
     
  19. Marko76

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    clearly says ios and sos top of screen next to my second horrible edit. had to crudely edit out any other site info to remain in the rules of this site. plus the current sos site has zero to do with the old one which was exactly like your site but in Spanish.
     

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  20. NeroAngelo

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    as opposed to the people that use GBATemp and pretend NOT to pirate ?