Nintendo has just issued a press release stating that they have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against the owner of HackYourConsole.com. They state that the site “blatantly promotes and sells unauthorized Nintendo games along with devices and services that circumvent the security in the Nintendo DS system and the Wii console.”
HackYourConsole.com sells unauthorized copies of Nintendo games and game-copying devices such as the R4. The website operator, for a fee, also provides services to hack and mod the Wii console to allow the play of illegal software.
“Piracy on the Nintendo DS system has a huge impact on games sales,” said Jools Watsham, co-founder and director of Renegade Kid. “It can affect everyone involved, including the many honest players out there. If independent studios, like ours, are unable to recoup the money they invest into game development, through the sales of their games, we will unfortunately see fewer independent games developed in the future.”
For more information about Nintendo’s fight against piracy you can visit http://ap.nintendo.com.