Nintendo ships new mod-proof Wiis

Looks like Nintendo is wasting no time on fighting piracy with it’s console. From now on, if you purchase a Nintendo Wii in Japan, the model with be much harder, if impossible to mod, due to the removal of some circuitry pins which the modchip needed in order to work.

Right now, unless you have really good modding skills and equipment, there is no way to alter the console’s innards to enable it to run pirated games.

Although it’s a bit weird to see this sort of move coming from Nintendo, at least they’re not taking the Microsoft approach and render the modified consoles almost useless.

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