The World of Pirates – According to Nintendo

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World of Piracy

Nintendo have come out and asked the American Trade Representative to help them in combating the rampant piracy on their hugely popular DS and Wii systems.

While this is a normal annual process for them, this year they have decided to name and shame certain countries where piracy has become rampant.

Some of them are expected and some I have to say took me by surprise…

The countries of this world which should be utterly ashamed of themselves for not doing more to combat piracy are

China – the manufacturing hub of virtually all the mod chips in the world.

Republic of Korea – The worlds most connected country proves that the Internet is to blame for a lot of piracy at the moment. But really they should be setting a better example

Spain – Who have no excuse, they are part of the EU and as such benefit from the huge buying power and good prices

Brazil – Who are now notorious for virtually making no effort to curb Brazil

Paraguay – Paraguay are apparently making an effort to curb rampant piracy but for now they still have a long way to go

Mexico – The Mexican government are being blamed for not taking piracy seriously but when you hear that over 1000 people have already been killed this year alone due to the drug problem you can see why piracy is low on the list of issues.

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Source: Nintendo

Last Updated: February 26, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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  • janrik

    What, we need to try harder to get on that list! :ninja:

  • Aaaah! We’re left out AGAIN?! It’s like no-one
    knows we exist 😆

  • I have been hearing a lot of stories of how many locals are turning to console piracy and it really is sad to be honest.

  • Bboy

    The only thing I want to pirate is some fricken decent affordable net access… man I wish, telkom blows.

  • Macethy

    Oh it’s Nintendo showing the contries that pirate their games the most. . .well if the above picture was for pirated PC games we would have been nuked off the map already :happy:

  • easy

    use of pirated software is rampant where ever you find computers and consoles. the problem is not so much the users but rather the people producing counterfeit copies of software and retailers which are selling the said pirated material.
    so south africa may have a lot of people utilising the pirated material, we just not producing as much as the countries on this list.

  • I still say that they have to attack the source
    instead of p*ssing off the consumers with,
    more often than not, ridiculous drm. I don’t
    mind it, but some of them are really a pain.
    The leaked copies can only come from the inside and
    from game reviewers. Once it’s out there then
    it’s obviously gonna be a free-for-all.

  • WitWolfyZA

    I seriously think Every single one of those continents should be red. This how i see it for every prostitute in a country multiply that by 10 and thats how many pirates there are in a 100 km raduis lol

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