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EU court says Nintendo can’t stop users from hacking its consoles

24
Jan
2014

There has been plenty of discussion lately on how Nintendo can recover from its downward spiral, but none of the potential solutions have included allowing users to hack their consoles. Nevertheless, this might be a future Nintendo has to face if a recent European Union court ruling is upheld. Europe Online Magazine reports that the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday that “Nintendo cannot prevent its consoles from being tampered with to play multimedia from other providers, except in the case of illegally copied video games.” The issue went to the EU court after Italian company PC Box argued that its hardware, which allows Wii owners to play games from any region (a feature which is prohibited by default on Nintendo’s

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