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Nintendo: We Can’t Blame Piracy For Poor Software Sales

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that the company can’t solely blame poor software sales on rampant piracy.

“I do not think we should attribute bad software sales solely to piracy”

“It is true there is always the influence of piracy, but it is important for us to increase the number of our consumers who are willing to shell out their money to purchase our products. So, we do not intend to think that slower sales are solely due to piracy.”

– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata


4 thoughts on “Nintendo: We Can’t Blame Piracy For Poor Software Sales”

  1. They have to put in perspective that, either the game is crap and no wants to waste their money. If they had a demo system then they wouldn’t really have slow sales on good games. I think that’s whats hurting the games on the system with out a way to the try the games, and to see what it is like its just the fact that people don’t want to risk it.

    As for piracy then they should think of it as someone buying used and deal with it cause people are still going to download them games no matter how hard you try to stop it.

    1. I’m not really sure where you’re getting at with your second paragraph. It sounds like your attacking Nintendo for blaming piracy for poor sales when in reality the article quotes Iwata by saying, “I do not think we should attribute bad software sales solely to piracy.”

  2. They should blame piracy when it comes to DS. The flashcarts made it the easiest system to ‘hack’. With virtually no hacking involved, anyone can pick up a flashcart and go. The Nintendo DS is easily the most pirated system ever.

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