Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip


It's the biggest game in the world right now, and last week launched on the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has released an official trailer commemorating the monumental occasion, and it's glorious in both its inclusiveness and the way it subtly digs at Sony for not being part of the partnership.

Nintendo is promoting the new cross platform update for Minecraft on the Switch by highlighting the Xbox One.

The issue which infuriated players for its lack of inclusiveness and blocking of a feature that is prevalent on every other platform sent fans into a frenzy on social media, Xbox and Nintendo's new Better Together video seems to add fuel to that fire.

For now, Sony remains elusive about its plans for cross-play - if it has any at all.

The move puts more pressure on Sony, which has remained mum on the possibility of further opening up cross network play.

Check out the trailer for yourself below! Some recent user reports show that Nintendo is punishing Switch piracy by banning the individual game cartridge itself if the player tries to play the game online.

Sony's stubbornness about crossplay made headlines during E3 when Fortnite fans discovered they couldn't use their Epic Games accounts with the newly-released Switch version of the game if they'd ever played the game on PS4. However, if you're tempted to download and play pirate copies of Switch games online, think again, as Nintendo can "perfectly detect" illegal copies of Switch titles.

At this point, Sony has no real motivation or desire to change course, even with angry gamers holding up their digital pitchforks.

"Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch all achieved all-time unit sales highs for a May month", NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said (viaVentureBeat). It's a clever, nearly subtle dig at Sony's cross-play restrictions.