Nintendo: The 3DS is Unhackable.

Posted by Daeity On Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Here we go again..

Nintendo has made the bold statement that the new 3DS is unhackable, foolproof, and that piracy is now a thing of the past.

Where have we heard this before?

Microsoft made the same claim about the original XBOX, however it was broken within a week. Microsoft also said that NTFS and Windows 2000 were uncrackable. Regarding their XBOX 360, they simply said that it would be "as difficult as possible to hack." Smart choice of words.

Infineon's chip was proclaimed to be "unhackable". The Laserlock STAR DRM was also claimed to have been "uncrackable" by the manufacturer.

Did you know that Blizzard once made that "unhackable" claim too? On May 30th, 2000 when speaking about Diablo 2, Blizzard stated that "The game can basically be considered unhackable." =]

The PS3 and PSP have been (historically) described as "unhackable" only by users, and I haven't been able to find any evidence of Sony making the claim themselves. A very wise decision.