Following Nintendo’s “gigaleak” in 2020, which saw a large amount of stolen data leaking onto the internet, including prototype versions of classic Nintendo titles and N64 games, Nintendo suggested increasing its security measures to prevent something similar from happening in the future.
The massive data breach saw headlines such as Pokemon FireRed and Leaf Green, Super Mario WorldThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Yoshi’s Island and even some unreleased titles have leaked onto the Internet.
It also reportedly contains confidential internal documentation regarding the China-exclusive Nintendo DS, Wii, and iQue, among other consoles, showing the systems’ work processes and the development processes that led to their creation and maintenance.
According to Video Games Chronicle, the leak was suspected to come from iQue, the Chinese brand created to stream Nintendo content, as well as BroadOn, a third-party company contracted by Nintendo to develop hardware and software for the Wii console.
Until now, Nintendo hadn’t issued an official statement or response regarding the massive leak, but on Tuesday, June 28, they brought up the incident in response to a question posed at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. in Japan.
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Nintendo used the IQue brand, but recently partnered with Tencent.
There is also an opinion that IQue may have been the source of information leaks.
I would like to ask the question to the information leak risk management.
— Arex (@NStyles) June 29, 2022
Twitter user NStyles kindly transcribed the meeting and when using the social media platform’s built-in Japanese to English translation feature, we can see that Nintendo was interviewed during the meeting on its stance on iQue, particularly when considering that “some people I think iQue may have been the source of information leaks”.
In response, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said, “The market for PC and mobile games in China is large, but dedicated game consoles are not that big. With Tencent, we want to continue to popularize them. We work with experts on information leaks. We have also introduced new security management.
Given that Nintendo is one of the most aggressive in protecting its intellectual property, it was surprising at the time that a data leak of such magnitude had occurred, without public repercussions.
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