Industry sources are reporting that Nintendo might include automatic update into their upcoming 3DS gaming console.

The device could feature a technology that would connect to any open wireless internet hotspot and download updates.

Sources say that the official reason might be to enable passive downloads of gaming and other content on the device.

But the fact remains, it could become a major problem for gamers who download and play pirated media on the device as Nintendo could disable them over the air without alerting them first.

It remains to be seen how Nintendo can make this system foolproof so that the device does not end up installing malware updates.