Nintendo takes piracy seriously. In fact, they take it so seriously that they’ve launched a campaign to encourage 3DS owners to uncover hacks and exploits in the 3DS system so that the company can shut them down.
‘Nintendo is offering an incentive to the world’s finest researchers to find and report security vulnerabilities for the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld game systems. In coordination with HackerOne, Nintendo will pay up to U.S. $20,000 for the discovery of critical security vulnerabilities.
Nintendo is dedicated to providing video game fans worldwide premium entertainment in a welcoming and secure environment. To that end, Nintendo invites highly skilled researchers to find and address vulnerabilities on the Nintendo 3DS handheld system that could jeopardize that environment. Nintendo is committed to creating a better game-play experience for all through those actions.’
Considering that piracy was highly rampant on the old DS systems with illegal cartridges containing downloaded games, it’s little surprise to see that the company would want to stamp them out on their latest handheld system.