Video: R4 cards running on 3DS

3ds-thumb2Nintendo's 3DS officially launched in Japan just yesterday, and already, we're hearing word of hackers already diving deep into it. They even have YouTube videos to prove it!

 

 

 

Nintendo's 3DS officially launched in Japan just yesterday, and already, we're hearing word of hackers already diving deep into it. They even have YouTube videos to prove it!





 

These guys must have it their mission to have a crack at the 3DS considering that the handheld has been tweaked over and over by Nintendo just to make sure that it will be hack-proof. Day one wasn't even done yet, and already, that hack-proofness of the handheld had been blown to smithereens.

 

 

 

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At this early point in the article, by the way, I'd like to concede that other people will argue that it's just the R4 anyway, so technically, it's not a hack per se. Just so we can all agree on a term to be used for the rest of this post that we can all identify with, we're sticking with the hack label. I don't think Nintendo intended for the R4 cards to be working on the 3DS too, might I add. So that being a hack is as clear as a fine crack on a pristine white egg (plus, it rhymes!).






Anyhow, the hack, involves the use of R4 cards. Remember them? They were the cards we used to have for the original Nintendo DS  so we can store our games. Now, since it's the R4 utilized for this hacking adventure, it goes to follow that "only the DS side" of things are affected.






 

In case you have other grand plans in mind, it's best to note as early as now that this hack will not allow you to gain access to your 3DS games. So at best, you can revisit your old stash of your DS games on the brand new 3DS, but not put your 3DS games on the R4.




 

 

We don't know what will come of this, but it's safe to say that there will be more of these to come, for sure. Definitely, this is very encouraging for those people who'd like to take a swing at Nintendo's security systems.





 

While that is yet to happen, though, check out these videos of the Nintendo 3DS running on R4 cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via [VG247]