Nintendo confirms 3DS content locked to single system

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  1. heartgold
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    Either this man is bullshiting or Nintendo are lying on their website..... [​IMG]

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    EDIT: Looks like 3DSware is locked to a single system for sure.
     
  2. RupeeClock

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    I just realised something.
    This means DSi firmware update 1.5
     
  3. muckers

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    Perhaps in the instance of upgrading to a future 3DS Lite or whatever there'll be an option to re-download content you've purchased already, similar to buying MP3s online - usually you can download the files multiple times from your account after buying.

    Here's hoping anyway, otherwise they'll inadvertently screwing over genuine use of the store while implementing OTT piracy controls.
     
  4. Heran Bago

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    It is more similar to the system the Wii uses than the DSi's.
     
  5. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I don't buy anything on the Virtual Shops anyways, but you have to admit, this is a great way to combat piracy is it not?

    The system is already pretty much the same size as the DS Lite.
     
  6. xist

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    Doesn't work on the PSP so it's not the best way to stop piracy...
     
  7. TheDarkSeed

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    I think that man is talking out of his ass. I don't see why Nintendo would do such a thing. locking the games to a single system doesn't seem to benefit anyone and there's no real reason for them to do so. It would only be a waste of time on their part.
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    Yeah because have been able to download DSiWare games without buying them already right?
     
  9. Vigilante

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    Well not really a problem because almost all jap games have a North American release
     
  10. Snailface

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    Yup, and I think they'll throw it at us right before the US Poke'launch (mar. 6) to protect their most lucrative cash crop. The 3DS launches later that month so they kill two birds with one rock.

    I wonder what they mean by "some software"?
     
  11. indask8

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    DSi 1.5 will probably be the last DSi firmware and only add this feature (+ one last attempt to block flashcards, which will fail).

    I guess this transfer feature will be like the pokemon games transfer feature, once your game is on the 3DS you can't get it back (and no, you can't re-download it for free from your DSi since this will very likely connect to wifi and disable this game from your DSiware account).

    EDIT: Looks like I was wrong was can send the game several times, interesting.
     
  12. heartgold
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    More like it'll remove the key or whatever from you DSi for that software so it'll no longer work [​IMG]
     
  13. Maikel Steneker

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    If this is true I won't buy anything in the eStore. I'm sick of buying stuff that's only usable on a single hardware unit. Nintendo needs to learn something from PSN, or at least allow us to transfer stuff from old to new consoles.
     
  14. 8BitWalugi

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    That's not such a big problem. I've been fine with my DSi.
     
  15. rashef

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    I think he didn't understand what you're asking. I mean... what would be the point if game bought on one console would work from SD on all the others ? Software transfers on the other hand should be an easy feat, just connect the consoles, remove keys from one account and add them to the other. Expecting mr. Trinen's restatement in 3... 2... 1...
     
  16. darkriku2000

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    Because we've had a trillion people trying to pirate DSiWare right?
     
  17. Windaga

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    Sounds fine to me. I'd rather have it locked onto my account, but it makes sense.

    I wonder if this will change the value of traded in 3DS'? I mean, if you trade in a 3DS with nothing on it, you might get x amount of money. But what if you trade in a 3DS with like, 10 games on it?
     
  18. RupeeClock

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    Games stores have to format every used system that comes in, your downloaded games are not only worthless to them, but cease to exist.

    But it does make me wonder...does this open up the possibility, of a used market for downloaded software?

    You transfer your unwanted downloads to the store, and get a little cash for it.
    They transfer those downloads to someone who wants them in exchange for a payment.

    Of course, limited transfers and all.
     
  19. Arwen20

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    Playstation, Xbox, Ipod....why can't nintendo learn. This is very disappointing. I bought a dsi at launch, purchased several games and I lost them when I traded in my dsi for a dsi XL. I have not bought any dsi shop games since. I refuse to buy content I will lose if I upgrade. Nintendo is discouraging people from purchasing another system.
     
  20. Windaga

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking though - I know that they wipe it clean for policy reasons, but I've never traded in anything with downloaded games or content on it. Do you get more on the initial trade? I mean, I know it doesn't really matter to them in the end, but it sucks that you'd trade something that you payed $250 for, upped the value with downloaded games, and still get the same price as the next guy who's trading it in without the DLC.

    Still in yet, though, it doesn't really bother me. I'm sure it'll get some people pissed (see above), but I've never had a problem with this in the past. I wasn't even aware I could do it on my 360 until a friend told me, and even now, I haven't done it. I guess if I REALLY wanted to play Castle Crashers again I'd do it, but there's no need for me to.