Nintendo wins huge piracy case

11 retailers convicted of unlawfully selling R4 carts and mod chips

Nintendo will be chinking wine glasses after its recent victory in a huge piracy case in the Netherlands.

11 online retailers were convicted of unlawfully selling DS R4 flash carts and Wii mod chips, which allow purchasers to circumvent security measures in the Nintendo consoles to play illegal pirated games and software.

"Nintendo protects its intellectual property rights globally and takes action to prevent the distribution of pirated software and devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played," Nintendo said in a statement to MCV.

"Nintendo takes this action not only for the company's sake, but in the interests of its partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo video game consoles and systems, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name."

The Hague District Court rejected the retailers' claims that Nintendo's objections were an act of unfair competition.

Nintendo's ongoing effort to aggressively pursue sellers of the outlawed R4 cart saw the firm sue online retailer NXPGAME for the sale of the "illegal videogame copiers".