Nintendo Ships 400,000 3DS Units In Japan, System May Already Be Hacked

It would appear that the Nintendo 3DS is a hit. Nintendo has shipped some 400,000 units since its launch last Saturday in Japan, with reports of the system being sold out throughout the country. (The system will be released in North America on March 27.) That’s the good news for Nintendo. The bad news is that it’s already been hacked. Oh dear.

It’s emerged that the system had been partially hacked within 24 hours of its release, making use of a DSi R4 flash chart, the same type of cart that Nintendo has been fighting for some time now.

It’s important to note that, so far, this is only a partial hack as only original DS games are playable; you can’t play pirated 3DS games with this hack.

Here’s a video of the alleged hack in action:


Leading up to the system’s release, Nintendo has said that it’s redoubled its efforts to eliminate 3DS piracy, but we all know that’s eventually a losing battle. Sony says hi.