According to a Youtube video uploaded on September the 14th by ‘Eric from the Crown3DS team’, the 3DS has been hacked with a flash cart that can run 3DS software.

the Crown3DS, a large and obviously not for retail device is seen plugged into the 3DS’ cartridge slot and loading Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D.

No other details are available right now but this does come as bad news for Nintendo, who have been struggling with poor 3DS sales and disenchanted and rapidly bailing stockholders.

Nintendo DS piracy was facilitated through similar, albeit commercial flashcarts, and has affected both the sale of software on the system and stock price.

Nintendo will likely patch any vulnerabilities through a system update before the Crown3DS is fully functional and ready for commercial – read illegal – sale.