Nintendo of America today commented on the "Special 301" filing by the ESA with the U.S. Trade Representative. The console manufacturer wants to see a crackdown on piracy, specifically in certain parts of the world. China, Korea, Brazil, Hong Kong, Paraguay, and Mexico were all named as being hotbeds for piracy of Nintendo systems.
"The unprecedented momentum enjoyed by Nintendo DS and Wii makes Nintendo an attractive target for counterfeiters," said Jodi Daugherty, Nintendo of America's senior director of anti-piracy. "We estimate that in 2007, Nintendo, together with its publishers and developers, suffered nearly $975 million USD worldwide in lost sales as a result of piracy. Nintendo will continue to work with governments around the world to aggressively curtail this illegal activity."
Nintendo claims it lost almost $1 billion to piracy in 2007
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 19 2008 @ 06:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck