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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Uh oh... Switch can now run backups via CFW.

 

Should Nintendo/Game Developers Be Concerned?

Yes 7 36.84%
 
No 12 63.16%
 
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The fact that it works on any firmware is pretty effective so patching this won't work, hopefully Nintendo doesn't fuck it up when they introduce cheaper SKUs since citizens from poorer countries have more reasons to pirate ...

$30 is a small price to pay if you can read a few small instructions to get nearly the whole retail library ... 



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It might increase hardware sales of the Switch and Nintendo makes very good profits on hardware compared to Sony and Microsoft and perhaps those who buy a Switch to mainly use pirate games will buy the occasional retail title. Besides ongoing with the next revision the problem will likely be sorted with a new custom version of Tegra without this exploit so future consoles may be ok. I must admit I had a ps1 and original xbox with modchip and loved the freedom to obtain games that I couldn't normally play back then. The original xbox was great as you could install a larger hard drive and install your games to it so never had to find the original disc. The emulator scene for it was fantastic and just really enjoyed the original xbox.

The issue for me personally with the Switch as a wii u owner is there are few games I actually want on the system as many are wii u ports and only Mario Odyssey really appeals currently so for me it seems fairly pointless to buy a Switch and hack it to run backups when there are few games I actually want to play. I don't know how many must have titles there are for other people but would of thought the library quite small especially if you have come from wii u with a decent library on that. I guess if its a hacked system anyway and the wii u ports are effectively free you can play them but I'm personally not interested in revisiting them that much. Portability isn't a big thing for me and when I need it I need a slightly smaller console than the current Switch and perhaps when they bring out the revised smaller Switch you won't be able to hack it anyway.

The one thing that is bad about the current Switch situation is a fully hacked system means the firmware will be ripped apart and understood in a year or so, so even future Switches without the hardware exploit maybe hackable with all they find out. It will still be much more difficult though on later Switches I would of thought and still may not be possible.



Yes, Switch is now dead, just like the Xbox 360 was when it got hacked just 4 months after its release. Remember?

Seriously, this won't affect you at all. Piracy doesn't hurt the industry. Most people who do it would have never bought the games anyway, a lot of pirates can't even afford them. No one gets hurt, just chill and enjoy all the goodness of emulators and free apps that is about to come. Custom Firmwares are a good thing for the consumer. Don't worry about Nintendo, they're fine.



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This version of Switch will sell some more than it normally would. Nintendo were probably planning to release a Switch revision in the near future anyway, so the timing of this may even be more convenient than if it happened when they weren't planning any more hardware revisions.
As for online play, I don't think there's cause for concern. Devices that are hacked will likely not be able to go online, without risking a ban, so online play shouldn't be an issue.

Last edited by Hiku - on 15 May 2018

I thought this was about Save Game data......
nope its about it running "backed up" games (which potentially could mean piracy).

Im surprised this happend so quickly too OP.



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This is the virtual Console that Nintendo didnt want to give you: Emulation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVgePkLy79M



You have to buy a product with this though, a complete softmod with no purchases required will be out within a couple of months.



Nvidia has version of Tegra that had patched that Tegra vulnerability and code of that revision is already found in Switch data mining, so its just matter of time when Nintendo will start shipping Switch units that has patched Tegra exploit.



Miyamotoo said:
Nvidia has version of Tegra that had patched that Tegra vulnerability and code of that revision is already found in Switch data mining, so its just matter of time when Nintendo will start shipping Switch units that has patched Tegra exploit.

Probably sometime next year.
Im guessing by then theres over 30m that have the exploit though.



JRPGfan said:

This is the virtual Console that Nintendo didnt want to give you: Emulation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVgePkLy79M

I do have to agree with that, old Nintendo classics so far that Nintendo isn't making available are fair game at this point. Nor do they allow you to transfer said games so as far as VC is concerned if Nintendo doesn't care, I don't either. 

It's the new games that I'm a little concerned about, as others on the thread noted Nintendo will be fine for sure, but once this thing really takes off I wonder how it will end up affecting the development community as a whole. The two examples of rampant Piracy I recall is on PSP and DS, and while DS games still sold extremely well, PSP games did not. An install base of over 80 Million and the highest selling game didn't get past 6M units. With Nintendo of course their software is so resilient, I just don't know if the same will be true for other developers.

And to play devils advocate against myself, this only currently works for physical games so, there's that. But yeah I'm probably overacting, but this just screams PSP to me.