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This argument is getting old.
The truth never gets old.

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A small percentage of $1billion still is a lot of money.
No doubt.

However, where the bottom line is concerned, I would be astounded if piracy was more costly than DRM.

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It's sad but I guess the only way to avoid illegal downloads is to adapt and either make up the money with ads in game or to put it on a format that is hard to get on the DSi like the downloads or something.
No. There is no way to avoid illegal downloads. If you can distribute it, it can be pirated.

Best you can hope for is to slow things down, and even this is rare.
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man, pokemon will always be a game for me to go back to in my book... fun to play.
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Not surprised at all, I'm sure nintendo doesnt care TOO much since it sells well still.
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Sorry, but how do they tell the people doing it illegally from the people who actually bought the game, but then want another copy to put it on our DS carts? I know I much prefer my one cart to having all of my game cartridges with me.
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Ya this forum censors any talk about "piracy"
Well maybe one day when you grow up you'll be responsible for something other than making sure your underwear is on straight and you'll start to realize that certain things must be done for the well being of yourself and others.

In case you don't know or realize this, somewhere down the line OCN.net is owned by someone who pays for the domain and server and they are accountable for what is on their site despite the fact it is a forum, if they let piracy talk start, it would eventually lead to links and then the forum can be shut down and the owner held accountable for what certain people were posting, that's why it's not allowed.

I guess that doesn't matter when you're 12 and can't be trialed as an adult anyways.

Also, the fact that Hong Kong companies are being forced even now in 2010 to remove their products that allow this piracy would leave me to believe they didn't miss out on a pathetic "500,000" sales as someone stupidly through out there. It's probably actually really hurting Nintendo due to the simplicity of it all.

I love these news threads, shows you how unintelligent some members actually are and has sadly discouraged me from sales before, since I was worried they'd be unable to fill out the paperwork and customs forms.
    
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The truth never gets old.



No doubt.

However, where the bottom line is concerned, I would be astounded if piracy was more costly than DRM.



No. There is no way to avoid illegal downloads. If you can distribute it, it can be pirated.

Best you can hope for is to slow things down, and even this is rare.
Wow... DRM?
Do you realize we are in a freaking Nintendo DS thread about piracy? What DRM? You put it on a god damn cartridge with micro sd or in an emulator and off you go.... That is the problem... there is no DRM right now and everyone is happy but they are going to introduce some kind of measure to prevent this.
You and others defend these illegal downloads, but these downloads are the cause of some of the most annoying things in the gaming industry.
DRM, Dedicated servers being removed, Multiplayer being focused on more then single player

And there are ways to avoid illegal downloads...
PS3 has virtually zero piracy, eventually Onlive when it improves.

Basically, stop posting. The truth is we gamers are our own worst enemies because we have the power to influence the industry. We can purchase good games and support them, or we can not purchase bad games. But the worst thing we can do is not buy either and download them. Your just a statistic, a part of the problem, and the gaming industry sees that and then does the inevitable... something we DON'T want them to do.

Buy games you like, support the developers. This applies to ALL gaming systems.
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By "buy games you like", I'm assuming that's referring to someone already having played the game since that's the only way they would know they like it before buying it to support good developers. So if someone buys a game they downloaded and liked, that doesn't stop their download from being used in the RIAA's and game developers' statistics saying it was a lost sale.

I do believe they lose money from lost sales due to piracy. That much is obvious. But we have to keep in mind that they're going to squeeze every bit out of statistics and spin info to make it seem as bad as possible, then hope for the best after litigation with that info.

I bet less than 20% of game downloads are reflective of lost sales if piracy weren't an option, probably much less than.
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I think this is a completely different beast to PC game piracy. Why? Because (as some have pointed out) the people who pirate these games don't even own the console in question. This is important because someone is a LOT less likely to go out and buy a console and the game as opposed to just the game. Therefore an even smaller % (of the already small %) of gamers would have purchased this game anyway and so i highly doubt much money was 'lost' in this case.

On a side note, Nintendo is so ridiculously profitable at this stage that i think they should worry much more about producing semi-decent games (and hiring accountants/economists that know something) than going after fictitious losses. Just my 2c.
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Pokemon for lyfe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bah, I went out and bought the real Pokemon games when they were released.
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