Can the 3DS Track Flash Carts?
Posted on Wednesday, March 9 @ 12:01:43 Eastern by Daniel BischoffPart of what made piracy so rampant on this last generation of handhelds was how unbelievably easy it was to boot your own software. Anyone can look at the Nintendo DS's software library and recognize how flash carts like the R4 affected the way publishers viewed the system. It appears Nintendo learned a few lessons from their previous hardware generation and are employing new techniques to combat the rampant handheld piracy.
Extremely unofficial reports state that the 3DS can be bricked through a firmware update if illegal tampering or software has been used with the device. A Japanese video game shop which buys back hardware like the 3DS posted this letter, roughly translated by Go Nintendo:
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