Edge reports that Sony and Nintendo are both expanding their anti-piracy operations
in an effort to reduce piracy rates on the PSP
and the DS
respectively. Nintendo has hired Neil Boyd, who handled anti-piracy operations for Warner Brothers, to help them demonstrate their "willingness to take action against criminals who are making money out of the infringement of games developers' copyright." Sony has taken a more direct approach, choosing to alter the hardware used in the PSP Go
so that things like the Pandora battery can no longer be used to alter the firmware.