My bad, Viper do you think Nintendo has been upgrading its security on 3DS Shop since the PSN crash? I'm sure Nintendo has noticed and it is probably causing Nintendo to upgrade its security. I assume from your response that you don't think it is playing any role in the delay, but do you think Nintendo's upping the anti on its security now that PSN crashed?
I don't think the PSN hacks had either any influence on the announcement delay or put pressure on Nintendo to enhance sucurity.
If you recall, making the system as secure as possible was one of the goals and even THQ came out and stated the system security was so advanced they couldn't speak of it in common terms. More likely Nintendo looked at the PSN hacks and felt vindicated in their complex security intentions. Piracy on the DS was actually one of the leading reasons the 3DS is released at all so as you can imagine, security took a very high priority from the start for the 3DS. PSN problems would not be looked upon as a danger they need to protect from but rather a situation that validates the extra security efforts they've already subscribed to.
Yah I guess when you put it that way. However Nintendo's main focus was on hardware and anti-piracy protection. I'm talking the Nintendo network, to my knowledge its never been hacked but I never hear about it and what Nintendo is doing to protect it. Microsoft commented about Live's security but Nintendo hasn't made a comment about their networks security.
As you say Nintendo has focused on software protection. But look at the PS3 it had some of the best software and hardware protection to date. It took like 4 years to jail break and Sony fixed that pretty fast. Yet the PlayStation Network was hacked.
Not to say your wrong, the security for software is supposed to be the best. Piracy shouldn't be an issue. However the Nintendo online Network is an entirely seperate entity. Just because the console isn't easily hacked doesn't mean the network isn't.
I think that Nintendo might be influenced by the PSN crash. Mainly because the network hasn't been Nintendo's strongest feature.
But its cool to hear your opinion. Nintendo seems to be doing a good job as hackers have yet to down their network or websites!