Japanese Man Arrested for Selling Modded Wiis and Games

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  1. LightyKD
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    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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  2. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

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    Doesnt Ninty have anything better to do? punishing innocent people with no reason [​IMG]
     
  3. DarkWay

    DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

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    You spelt Japanese wrong....[​IMG]
     
  4. LightyKD
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    Technically the guy isn't innocent he was selling modded consoles on eBay with a free backup for each but still... The fact that Nintendo is wasting time hunting pirates is getting silly.
     
  5. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There's a big difference between pirating for you own use, and pirating for profit. Many of those who pirate probably wouldn't buy the games anyway, meaning it doesn't hurt Nintendo that much. Those that sell fake/ bootleg/ pirate copies do hurt Nintendo, because those that brought them would otherwise have brought the genuine game.

    As far as i'm concerned he got what he deserved.
     
  6. ZeroTm

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    It is stupid to say that nintendo should give up protecting their games.
     
  7. Bently

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    Wow, he only made $32000 (CAD) after those few years. Not that much compared to as having a real job :/.
     
  8. Ritsuki

    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    I donit think that selling modded wiis is a problem since as soon as you buy it, you can do whatever you want with it. But the backups are another story...
     
  9. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Well this is why you should only pirate for yourself. [​IMG]
     
  10. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    he also have to buy new Wiis just to mod them to!
     
  11. JinTrigger

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    He is an idiot...Never pirate for profit. Then on Ebay no doubt....are you kidding me. But I think Nintendo isn't totally wasting there time in hunting P4P (Pirate for Profit) for the reason tk_saturn posted. If I pirate then thats just me not buying the game, but if I sell the stuff then thats branches out for more people to do it and that loses more money. Stop the problem at its source.