90% of gamers use pirated content on Nintendo DS

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The Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association reported that 90 percent of Nintendo DS users in the North American market play pirated content, downloaded from the Internet and applied to the handheld.

John Hillier, responsible for the ELSPA’s anti-piracy fight, says that one of the factors that has been driving this trend is the fact that slot R4 allow to load copies of games via a memory card. This «facility» is hurting Nintendo’s sales and reducing the company’s profit margins.

Finally, the official stresses that a similar impact will soon be felt on the European market, «which represents a danger […] if we think that the use of R4 puts the future of the gaming industry at risk «.

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