Nintendo Responds To 'Accidental Hack' Of The Miiverse

Yesterday NeoGaf user Trike posted visual proof that he 'accidentally hacked' the Miiverse, unveiling the possible existence of 'Yoshi's Land'. It was one of the low points of a troublesome Wii U launch, but now Nintendo has responded to the situation, claiming that the user had accessed a 'mock-up' of a back end system, not the actual system itself. According to Nintendo, that 'mock-up' has now been disabled.

"It has come to our attention that some people were able to access a mock up menu on Miiverse following the launch of Wii U in the US," said the statement, sent to GamesIndustry International. "Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is not accessible."

Regardless of whether the menu was a mock-up or not, the whole situation has been a little embarrassing for Nintendo, particularly in the context of the Wii U's troubled launch.

Hopefully the litany of issues will be fixed for the Wii U's launch in Australia.

Nintendo allays Wii U 'hacking' fears [GamesIndustry International]


    Ah yes, you know, the mock up pages that for some reason still exist months after the final version is ready and being distributed to the public. What a half assed excuse

    Of course it was a mock-up they would never ever ever make a mistake like that, they're professionals you know.

      Professionals make mistakes too, they're only human

        Sarcasm is hard to portray in words unfortunately. I thought the extra ever might help :|

          Oh, oops, I read over that, In that case, you get a +1 xD

    If it really is only mock-up data and not PR-speak for "Ooops, you shouldn't have seen that", it's not really as big a deal as people seem to be making it out to be. As someone in the software industry, I have heard many stories about releases going out, only to have people find dialogues with profanities or at the very least unprofessional language because it wasn't removed from the final release build.

      You should know that discontinued lines of dialogue and a back door into admin systems are two hugely different things. This is like leaving the debug menu available if you put in the right profile name when you start the game.

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