Delusional Nintendo believes video game piracy is dying

A video game trade group recently published a report saying four games are pirated for every one that’s sold, and Sony has a veritable task force working to combat what it feels is the continued increase in video game privacy.

Lucky for Nintendo, it’s living on a cloud somewhere.

“I think perhaps there’s been a ‘heyday of piracy’ and we’ve now seen a lot of rules come in to stop it,” said Nintendo UK product manager James Honeywell in an interview with UK gaming site CVG.

“People are aware that video games, music and movies make massive contributions to the economies of countries. They need to make sure they start protecting those things,” added Honeywell.

I’m sure Sony would like to see these people, as every single time it updates its PS3 firmware to prevent hacking and piracy, swaths of gamers come forth to break those protections.

And also, the UK’s trade group UKIE has just released a report claiming that out of every five video games out there, only one is legitimately obtained.

Of course, the heyday of piracy is over, right Honeywell?

Either Nintendo is completely out of touch, or it’s trying to arrogantly tout the built-in piracy-protection features of its impending 3DS system. Unlike the DS, which had rampant piracy problems early on, the 3DS will make playing pirated games a veritable impossibility.

Nintendo has shown a lot of oblivion to the world around it. The company has said gamers don’t care about HD, there’s not a lot of people playing games online, and now that there are less video game pirates. Yet none of these assertions is true. [[Nintendo]]