Physical Copies of Game Software

Counterfeit copies of authentic Nintendo game software are offered by unscrupulous traders.

Hints for consumers to spot counterfeit game software:

  • The origin of the product may be China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or South East Asia. These are territories where a substantial number of counterfeits have previously been identified.
  • The pricing is often well below average wholesale or retail prices. If “it seems too good to be true” – it probably is
  • It may be missing packaging or manuals
  • The printing on the packaging is blurred, faded, discoloured or of poor quality
  • May include a compilation of games on one disc or memory card from a number of different publishers

A further list of tips can be found under the How to Detect section.

If you suspect that you are being offered counterfeit software then please contact: piracyscene@noa.nintendo.com.