Reddit pulled the plug on the popular subreddit r/NewYuzuPiracy, a hub for Nintendo Switch piracy and emulation discussions. Boasting over 70,000 members since its inception in 2020, the subreddit facilitated conversations and information-sharing regarding pirated Nintendo Switch games and software.
The ban hammer came down after r/NewYuzuPiracy was implicated in the recent leak of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a highly anticipated action-adventure game by Nintendo. The leak surfaced online in early May, with r/NewYuzuPiracy rumored to be the origin.
For the Nintendo Switch piracy community, this closure deals a significant blow. As one of the largest and most active forums in this space, r/NewYuzuPiracy’s disappearance makes it harder for users to locate and share pirated content.
While the exact reason for Reddit’s ban remains uncertain, it’s likely that the platform wanted to distance itself from piracy-related activities. The subreddit itself did not breach any of Reddit’s terms of service, but its association with piracy probably raised red flags.
Ultimately, the shutdown of r/NewYuzuPiracy serves as a stark reminder of the serious implications piracy has on the gaming industry. Nintendo, in particular, has suffered substantial revenue losses due to pirated games and software in recent years.
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