Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Supply and Demand
The reason is very simple. It is incredibly easy to acquire pirated games for the DS Lite, whereas the newer models do not have this "capability". In fact, blocking the piracy option was the main reason behind Nintendo releasing the DSi in the first place.
I would like to look at this phenomenon from a different perspective. Instead of fighting piracy with a model that is obviously not as welcomed by the market, why doesn't Nintendo capitalize on the fact its console is so sought after because of the virtually endless supply of cheap games (cheap, and not free, because piracy still has its costs)?
While I let Nintendo ponder this question I will ponder the way piracy is so openly obvious in Australia.