Yeah I would say keeping consumer trust is pretty important considering that losing consumer trust can also lead to less sales in the future as well.
Yes. I understand that
And you do know that literally almost every game gets pirated right?
I don't see PS4 and XBOne games pirated (except that one PS4 exploit found by a Brazilian game site but surely Sony sent C&D letters to them and surely patch the exploit out). It'll take a few years to crack them open. Maybe long enough until Sony and Microsoft announce their successors but with better encryption security.
Does that mean Nintendo shouldn't have released for the Switch?
They should especially with the Wii U's sales dropping yearly, being main reason why many third-party developers abandoned it (and that makes me real sad. Maybe it being hacked is the final nail to the coffin). New start, new security measures hopefully improved from 3DS, Wii U (lmao no Internet Browser) and especially the Wii. Get most of the game sales until that time... eventually... comes... hopefully never (let me dream).
Does that mean all game developers should stop making games because they might get pirated?
Hmph. You got me there, especially when there's still games coming to PC despite it being so easy to hack and pirate. Hopefully the sales on PS4 and XBO, the systems yet to be cracked wide open, make up for the loss on PC. But if they do, they should port them to the newer PlayStation and Xbox systems. No Nintendo because they suck at encrypting and not leaving security holes. I sure hope they prove me wrong with how secured the Switch is (wishful thinking, I know). But that would probably won't matter if the Switch is as successful as the PS4... that is, if Nintendo can keep up with the demand.
I just hope most of the userbase don't know about the hopefully-never-happening hax
In the end, most people want consoles hacked for free gamez. People wanting to **** the game up with their replacements or modified game files are far outnumbered.
I thank smealum that I can play pirated 3DS games without buying those stupid flash cards. Or hell, I should also thank the emulator developer because I don't even need to buy a 3DS system to play the ISOs though I need a strong computer to use it. Ohhh... just thinking about makes the 3DS and the Wii U lose value to me