Nintendo Fights Piracy; Smash Bros. won't play on Modded Wii
According to reports, people are unable to play retail copies of Super Smash Bros. Brawl on modded consoles.
However, some have downloaded and burned a copy of the game on a black dual-layer DVD and found that this works fine. There is speculation that this is an attempt by Nintendo to fight piracy.
To quote: Nintendo has reported that some Nintendo Wii consoles will not read the dual-layer Super Smash Bros. Brawl due to the system having dust and dirt on the laser.
What they have yet to announce though is that they are also fighting piracy with the release of the game on the Wii, as it will not play if a mod-chip is installed.
Many who own modded Nintendo Wii consoles were not happy at all on Sunday when they brought home their retail copies of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and popped them into their Wii systems.
They were presented with a disk read error message, stating that the system could not read the disk.
Even those who were able to get past this screen ended up having the game freeze before they were able to start a match on the Wii.
So, many were wondering, is it a bad Wii that needs repair, or something else?
According to sources, those who have mod chips in their Nintendo Wii consoles are not able to load up Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as the game will simply not load.
An interesting thing to note though, is that people who were able to download and burn a copy of the game on a black dual-laver DVD, were able to load up the game fine.
So Nintendo has fought piracy in a sense with Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii, but did so in reverse. It seems that a retail copy of the game will not play in the modded console, but the free copy the hackers download will.